Japan’s Miss Condom is a real character

As I have reported here on the 3Yen many times, Japan is in the throes of a mascot boom—of Yuru-kyara (yuru-kyara japanese loose character mascot), which literally translates as “loose characters.”
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Dressed in a Furry costume, we now we have the best “loose character” mascot of all time thanks to the wacky Hamster subgroup of Japan’s largest Net forum, 2-channel (24 June 2013).
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According to 2-channel hamsters (Google Translate), said-open“Com-chan” is in the motif of a condom who is the official loose-character mascot of Kanagawa Prefecture.”

Com-chan represents the home prefecture of Yokohama in their anti-AIDS public health campaigns. What could be more fitting than Scumbag-chan representing Japan’s second largest city?
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UPDATE!
Japan has two competing condom mascots. There is another non-furry one in Sapporo. Read more…
festa-costume-condom-chan..

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8 thoughts on “Japan’s Miss Condom is a real character”

  1. I am not sure but …
    Isn’t that last thing you want in a condom is a loose(fitting)character???

  2. Coligny wrote:
    A condom outfit… Brought to you by people who never saw a condom IRL…

    What, you are saying there are condoms without happy smiley faces on them?

  3. What’s with a “Furry” condom?

    What happened to the “Ribbed” or “Spiked” models of Com-chan?

  4. Japanese author launches Condom Cookbook to promote safe sex
    tomonews.net | 2014/09/24
    The book, which launched this Monday, aims to promote safe sex and awareness that condoms are not just to be used for birth control, but also for STD prevention.
    A new cookbook published in Japan by author Kyosuke Kagami is causing a stir on the internet because of its title, Condom Meals I Want to Make for You.

    The book, which launched this Monday, aims to promote promote safe sex and awareness that condoms are not just to be used for birth control, but also for STD prevention. It features 11 recipes that use condoms as tools for food preparation.
    More…

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