…Santa Claus…embraces a Zebra shark as he* swims with fish inside the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo…
Gawker / 2013dec11
*Note that the Santa who is embracing the shark is a female staff member (3Yen / 2007-12-17) of Sunshine Aquarium wearing heavy waterproof makeup.
She is cross-dressing as Santa Claus in the true spirit of Japanese Christmas (3Yen / 2013-12-05) as you can see in the close-ups of her.
Cookie Monster as The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai*. :p
All bow down to his Great Waviness…
–Tip of the hat to Den4 for this post.
With commenters 10 times more moronic than Youtube, Japan’s Nico Nico Douga video service (Wiki) has decided to tap into the stupidity of its users. Nico Nico Douga’s parent company, Dwango, has started charging their retarded job applicants a $25 USD fee in their requests for employment with them.
Popular Dwango to charge job applicant fee to narrow field
Dec. 10, 2013
Internet firm Dwango Co. has announced that it will charge a fee of 2,525 yen for students applying for entry-level jobs at the company.
The move, announced last week, is intended to narrow the pool of applicants to “only those who are serious about working with the firm,” Dwango says on its website.
The firm, which runs the popular video-sharing site Niko Niko Douga [sic] ...more...
Why use Nico Nico Douga when Youtube offers the same video service? The Japanese advantage is that you can add to the endless scrolling “comments” across the screen such as:
wwwwwコハハハゥゥゥゥゥゥ wwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ハハハ wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ワロタｗｗｗ wwwwゥゥゥゥゥゥ ハハハ 下手ｗｗｗ wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ハハハ ワロタｗｗｗ wwww ….
All those wwwww mean ‘laughter’ in Japanese netspeak.
Visit the Japanese and worthless engrish website at: www.nicovideo.jp
The evil grip of Japanese tentacle sex* (3Yen 2006-04-13) is reaching across the world and is appearing in the oddest places…
You can learn more details about the National Reconnaissance Office’s new tentacle-sex* logo (L) at:
NROL-39 Logo Nothing Beyond Our Reach – Business Insider (Dec. 7, 2013)
Let me introduce you the pornstar of the Japan’s southernmost seas—the Choriaster granulatus. Thanks to the wonders of goofy Google Translate:
“Kawatebukuro” — Doughboy starfish
(diameter about 20cm)
()starfish that live in coral reefs and sandy tropical waters.
Difference (coral food often) and starfish other, it seems mainly eat the microorganisms of the seabed.
It is the starfish still when viewed from the back side.
改札の情報量が多い—Information overload at the ticket gate in Tokyo
@nomolk on Twitter December 7, 2013
← Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree* has nothing compared to the pure pathos of many the decorated “trees” I’ve seen here in Japan—such this half-assed approach to a holiday illumination shown below.
For more Christmas tree fun in Japan, refer to the previous 3Yen posts…
• Monster/kaiju Christmas cumguts (3Yen / 2008-12-05)
• Kaiju ‘Deck the Halls…’ (3Yen / 2010-12-08)
• Spinning Squid Christmas Tree (3Yen / 2008-12-06 — See right.)
Mo’ betta than Thanksgivukkah*…
…is a Japanese Shinto mashup with Xmas.
From a “theological” perspective, it’s perfectly alright for a neighborhood Shrine shrine to decked out in Christmas lights, but it does look odd, doesn’t it?
Click to play video.
My Little Pony Fan in Japan Dominates the Crane Game
WTVY TV / Morning Show / Thu 7:16 AM, Dec 05, 2013
…Osaka Jack” tweeted to the Morning Show that there are Japanese-exclusive plushies of each of the “Mane 6” characters from the show…more…
“Osaka Jack” went on to say that he’s “pretty good” at the Catcher/Crane arcade games and the morning show reported that:
He has won over two hundred of them in total and
he even sales [sic] them to Bronies* all across the w0rld.
Is it a bustier/bustiere* top, or is it a Japanese eye mask?
You make the call (no fair reading the Japanese description or translation).
【アイマスクwhite】 清楚なイメージのwhiteです！ 女の子らしいのが好きなあなたにおすすめです★ ラスト一個！！！hanamizz.fashionstore.jp/items pic.twitter.com/m06wthKkKs— せきやゆりえ (@gonhanamizz) November 24, 2013