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10/2/2014

If you meet the Buddha in the road…

Another Lost in Translation moment of zen in Harajuku, Tokyo:

You Buff, We Paint street art.

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If you meet the Buddha in the road, kill him.
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10/2/2014

It’s beginning to look a lot like ‘Crapmas’…

Down the the street from me here in the dregs of Denenchofu* Tokyo, a large-scale bakery has been cranking out sponge and angel food cakes since July to freeze to meet the demands for the said-opentraditionalsaid-closed Japanese Christmas Cake rush.
♬It’s beginning to look a lot like Crapmas♬ aka the CrappyChristmas of Japan…

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Previous 3Yen reports of Japanese Crapmas include:

Posted by Taro in Business News, General | 2 Comments »

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10/1/2014

nubot! —a video chat doll, from Japan of course

Let’s ‘nubot’ happy! Creepy love video chat and granny monitoring—only in Japan.

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The Video Chat Doll as if you are there—people are using video-chat services more often such as skype and google hang out in business and everyday life…nubot presents the new style using video-chat servicemore….

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10/1/2014

Sushi! Eat me!

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From Food Photography: Jonathan Icher’s ‘Fat Flag’ Series
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Sushi!

Posted by Taro in Arts/Culture, General | 2 Comments »

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9/30/2014

Monkeys and goats, oh my!

This month’s subway manners poster for the Tokyo Metro features sheep, monkeys and an old goat—Go figure.

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9/29/2014

Separated at birth?

Japanese concrete policemen vs the UK’s "traffic stoppers" in Leicester — Separated at birth?


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Concrete policeman are still a favorite in the countryside of Japan, although most of the statues sadly are slowly being switched to stylized, reflective police silhouettes shown in the bottom photo.

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9/29/2014

RUN AWAY!!

On September 27th, Mount Ontake in northern Japan blew its top killing more than 30 people. To quote the masters*,: “RUN AWAY!!

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9/28/2014

HELLO KITTY MEN?

Sanrio has started their new men’s Hello Kitty line of fashion for those not said-openbound by such stereotypessaid-closed as spelling and grammar.

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HELLO KITTY MEN Project Start!
Sanrio Company | Press Release, 2014 Sept 08, Tokyo
Kitty-chan, because it was something of a girl.
For men and humorous afford to be able to without being bound by such stereotypes, while having a sense of fun, and dress in fashionable Hello Kitty, Hello Kitty for men's, its name is also the birth of the “HELLO KITTY MEN” more...

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9/27/2014

Finally, Japan invents *useful* robots . . . NOT

Oh just great—Murata Corporation’s new said-openCheerleader Robotssaid-closed balance on their balls while preparing to suck your soul…

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Previous posts about Japan’s continued efforts in making useless wanking robots include:
   • Finally, Japan invents a *useful* robot, Part 2
3Yen / 2013-07-09
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   • Japan’s useless anthropomorphic robots
3Yen / 2010-10-15
   • 3Yen quoted by BBC & The Independent
3Yen / 2010-07-17
   • Wanking automation
3Yen / 2007-08-01 | See right. ↗


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9/21/2014

Funny phobia — weirdo weenie worries of the Japanese

One of the strangest Japanese neurosis is “Phimosis“—non-retracting or tight foreskin. Phimosis phobia cuts across all of society. Every Japanese mens magazine and manga has advertisements for phimosis treatments. New Japanese mothers are instructed on how to repeatedly “retract” the foreskin of their young boys* so they will not suffer the horrors genital binding and phimosis-induced insanity, ha, ha.

Foreskin clip joints take unwary males for a ride
Japan Today /2014Sep19
More males in Japan are undergoing esthetic surgical procedures to improve their appearance or boost their self esteem…{Japanese males} turned to legal help after undergoing {unneeded adult} circumcisions.
Only in a small number of cases are circumcisions necessary for medical reasons, and such individuals can make use of their national health insurance to have the procedure done inexpensively. But rather than provide such explanations, unethical dealers in the foreskin removal trade might tell them, “Your circulation is being constricted” or “There’s a chance you’ll develop cancer”
More uncut…

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More about these silly phobic fears refer to the Mainichi Daily News, Japan (September 21, 2005):
Peeling back the facts on the cruelest cut of all

Also see the previous 3Yen post Japan (August 2005): Japan’s Puberty Hotline


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