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11/29/2014

Ten years and 1,920,372 blog comments ago…

Ten years and 1,920,372 blog comments* ago, the news.3Yen officially started in 2004 with the following post below.
Let’s anniversary happy, wo0T!

*About those 1,920,372 blog spam comments:
I guess we really understand our “readership” very well to have garnered so many spambot comments, right? ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)
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11/29/2014

Japan’s Santa-san or Santa Kurosu is No.1!

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is №1/Ichiban in the whole world!

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Japanese man crowned World’s Best Santa at 2014 Santa Winter Games
RocketNews24 | 2014/11/28
In the mining town of Gällivare, located in the Swedish section of Lapland…[contestants gathered] to determine who was the World’s Best Santa
Japan’s very own Kohei Yamashita who emerged victorious bringing his nation its first ever World’s Best Santa title....more

Why a skinny, 35 year old, unemployed, Japanese guy is the said-openWorld’s Best Santa,said-closed is beyond me, but it’s interesting, ain’t it?


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11/28/2014

In Japan Santa sleeps with the fishes

In Japan Santa sleeps with the fishes…

            …and it’s ok.

 

 

What’s more, Santa’s Christmas tree can get a little wet

            …and its lighting might be a bit fishy.

 



Previous “fishy” reports on the 3Yen about J-Christmas include:


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11/27/2014

Thanksgiving in Japan

Q; Is today Thanksgiving Day in Japan?
A: Saaaarest-of-the-story

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Check out the previous 3Yen reports on Japanese Thanksgiving including:

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11/26/2014

​Honda’s 300 millionth motorcycle ain’t the one I want

​Honda’s 300 Millionth Bike Couldn’t Be More Different From Its First
jalopnik.com | 2014 Nov. 24
…blah, blah, blah…
the first Honda—the “Dream Type-D”
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​Honda’s 300 millionth motorcycle—900-pound, 1,832cc behemoth Goldwing (R) with Phone connectivity—is not the one I want.

Just give me the first Honda—the “Dream Type-D“—with a modern, robust-but-detuned, 125-to-250cc engine at a super low 1950s price, damn it!
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All anyone should want is a Dream Type-D: retro-styled, pinstriped with a slightly more powerful engine, a high-grade but stamped, power-coated steel frame, state-of-art shocks, modern tires, disk brakes and have it last forever (like the Honda Cubs of old).

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11/26/2014

Butt-ugly Buddha bust

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Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue
The Japan Times | Nov. 25, 2014
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Continues

Ok, ok, what’s the-rest-of-the-story?
Was this butt-ugly statuette really a “gift” from Silla Korean kingdom?
Or, was the statuette of Buddha “presented” to Nagasaki Prefecture’s Bairinji temple in the 9th century as forced tribute?
The previous times Koreans stole Buddha statues from Japanese temples the statues were tribute or war prizes that were being repatriated—Stealing back stolen stuff.


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11/25/2014

The myth of ’safe’ Japan in Tokyo funtown, Roppongi

Yakuza clubs and the Nigerians working this spiked-drink scam have been doing this for decades in so-called “safe” Japan. The Japanese police in Tokyo’s Roppongi district are often the ones who drag/dump/dispose of the drugged victims for the gangs.
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U.S. Embassy in Tokyo issues "drink spiking" warning for Roppongi, Kabukicho
The Tokyo Reporter | 2014nov25
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The warning also indicated that U.S. citizens have said they have been threatened with violence, including the brandishing of guns, or "beaten when they have refused to pay or hand over money."
News reports in February indicated that club Tunnel in Roppongi was the scene of successive incidents in which customers have been confined until they pay large sums of money.
More…


Nigerians: They’ll ruin your life by NateVenture, on Flickr

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American Citizen Services | Embassy of the United States Tokyo, Japan | November 25, 2014

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Drink Spiking in Roppongi
As reported in the crime section of our Country Specific Information for Japan, the Embassy continues to receive reports of drink spiking incidents in Tokyo’s Roppongi district, particularly near the Roppongi Crossing area.
We remind U.S. citizens to exercise caution and maintain security awareness in entertainment districts like Roppongi and Shinjuku’s Kabuki-cho, as drink spiking incidents over the years have routinely led to robbery and occasionally resulted in physical and sexual assaults. In most drink-spiking reports, the victim unknowingly drinks a beverage that has been mixed with a drug, rendering the victim unconscious or dazed for several hours, during which time the victim’s credit card is stolen or used for large purchases. Some victims regain consciousness in the bar or club; other victims may awaken on the street or in other unknown locations.
U.S. citizens have also reported being charged exorbitant bar tabs in some bars and clubs in Roppongi, Kabuki-cho, and other entertainment and nightlife districts. Although firearms and brandishing knives in public are illegal in Japan, U.S. citizens have reported being threatened with gun or knife violence in such venues to pay bar tabs or withdraw money. U.S. citizens have also reported being beaten when they have refused to pay or hand over money.

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11/25/2014

Sexual harassment for cross-dressing in Nagoya Japan

Japan’s biggest model pantsed in Nagoya Station!
More sexual harassment* for Nana-chan. She was pantsed while she was cross-dressing as Naruto Uzumaki to promote the upcoming movie, The Last: Naruto the Movie [Wiki].

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The giant statue typically changes outfits to mark different occasions and is currently being dressed as Naruto. But recently when Nana-chan was standing tall in her Naruto outfit, someone came by and fully pulled down the mannequin's pants
dramafever.com | 2014nov21:
Japan’s most famous mannequin gets depantsed

*Poor “Nana-chan,” Japan’s biggest model and symbol of Nagoya Station—When we last mentioned her in, said-openSexual harassment is big in Japansaid-closed (news.3Yen / 2014-07-27), Godizilla was getting grabby with her.


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11/24/2014

24/7 softball tournament … only in Japan

With Japan’s problem of negative population growth along with the aging and depopulation of rural areas, has resulted in empty school districts and a lot of excess equipment.
However, Japan’s tradition of imaginative scarecrows* still is going strong. The Japanese sign and tents shown below proclaim that this is a, said-open24-hour Softball Tournament.said-closed
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昨日の夜はBBQをやってるのかなーと、今日の昼はこんなとこでソフトボールやってるのかなーと、昼2回目に通ったときはカカシがまじっとるなーと、3回目通ったときに全部カカシやないかい!!!と — がっちゃん ‏@gattyann21 16 Nov 2013

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近所の畑のカカシがすごいことになってた。深夜にたまたま見つけたんで死ぬほどビックリした。これは怖い。怖すぎる。カラスとか来ねえ。もっというと人間ですら近づきたくねえ。なんだこのセンス。すごいぞマイタウン — 青木潤太朗 (@aokijuntarou) 2014, 11月 23

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Other fun Japanese Kakashi/scarecrow reports on the 3Yen include:


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11/23/2014

Otaku rave!

Here’s a geeky Otaku rave in Nakano, Tokyo …


In case you were wondering, the raving otaku are doing the ‘Hot Dog Dance’ from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the Disney Channel.

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