Cool Japan flops — bust in Malaysia

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The Japanese government’s “Cool Japan” initiative seeking to exploit the commercial capital of the country’s culture industry (Wiki) seems to be a bust in Malaysia.

Mall selling sexy dolls bust-ed
thestar.com / April 9, 2015
In a successful bust, the [Malaysian] Home Ministry’s Al-Quran Text and Publishing Control Division seized RM14,234.20 worth of prohibited and obscene [Japanese] material from a popular shopping mall in Petaling Jaya.busted-sexy-doll-text         More…

culture-japan photo credit: dannychoo.com

Previous reports of the government’s “Cool Japan” initiative on the 3Yen include:
   • Cool Japan Expo in Paris is full of K-pop! (3Yen / 2014-07-24)
   • Is Japan Cool? Toilets! (3Yen / 2012-03-07)
   • ‘Gross National Cool’ as Japan’s foreign policy (3Yen / 2004-12-14)
 


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6 thoughts on “Cool Japan flops — bust in Malaysia”

  1. sidebar-quote long Y wrote:
    Which is moa sadder? The items themselves, or the fact that they were banned?

     
    C. The Japanese government uses our taxes to promote wanking dolls, ‘to exploit the commercial capital of the country’s culture industry’*.

  2. Is that a stock photo, or was Danny Choo’s company’s mascot goods actually busted?

  3. sidebar-quote long havill wrote:
    Is that a stock photo, or was Danny Choo’s company’s mascot goods actually busted?

    That’s just a representative photo of a Japanese “squeezable mousepad.” However Danny Choo’s wanking dolls were a big seller in Malaysia and this crack down will hurt his bottom line.
    A few of the actual Cool Japan items that were confiscated are shown at: thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/04/08/Crime-Raid-sex-store-dolls
    dollsSEX_DOLLS

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