Domo-kun Ver. 2.0?

This is the twentieth birthday of the NHK TV character Domo-kun and there’s speculation here in Japan about:
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‵‵Whatever happened to Domo-kun, the furry brown monster with the jagged maw?′′
 

Could Domo-kun at 20 mean 2.0?
japantimes.co.jp | 2018/09/13
Domo-kun has been largely absent from social media. Today’s mascots, on the other hand, use everything at their disposal to win you over it isn’t so much that Domo-kun has disappeared; it’s more that the mascot field he helped push into popularity has become more crowded.
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icon_domokunJust a few of our many past stories about Domo-kun include:

 



 


Parallel Cultural Development?

Mizudome-no-Mai VS The Hay Baler Man

Parallel Cultural Development? Separated-at-Birth?

Fukushima nuke statue apology

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Criticism of the Fukushima City art installation of “Sun Child” statue wearing radiation protective suit
sankei.com | 2018.8.12 (funky Google Translate)
“Fighting rumor damage of Fukushima nuclear accident”: Amid criticism of the statue installed near JR Fukushima Station, a public apology was issued on the 12th.
Created by the artist, Kenji Yanobe, the “Sun Child” statue is about 6.2 meters high and depicts a child with its protective helmet removed and a chest-mounted radiation dosimeter indicating “000.”
At the statue’s unveiling ceremony held on May 3, Mayor Hiroshi Kibata said, “Contemporary art is abstractly expressed unlike science” and asked for understanding…blah, blah, blah…
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In a way the criticism of the statue by people of Fukushima City is understandable since the level of background radiation in Fukushima City and most Fukushima prefecture is the same as anywhere else in Japan.
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Our previous reports of the FukushimaFuckup include:

 



 


‘Kancho’ with prejudice

The Real Japan story on the six o’clock news right now is:

A man died because someone pumped compressed air up his anus.
kancho-playvia @nomikamura (2018 July 16)

UPDATE:
Man arrested for killing friend by blasting compressed air up rectum
—Workmate dies from dastardly indignity. Could cheeky Japanese childhood practice be behind spate of anal prank deaths?—
atimes.com | The Asian Times | July 16, 2018

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Our previous reports of Japanese kancho play-with-prejudice include:

 



 


Rain

Here in Tokyo we’re in the peak of Japan’s rainy season. Japanese folks always ask me* where’s my umbrella and answer with the haiku of the poet Santoka Taneda (Wiki):

降るままぬれるままで歩く
furu mama nureru mama de aruku
Japanese block print by Hasui Kawase(image: Hasui Kawase)

”kyō mo nurete shiranai michi o yuku”
today again, soaking wet, / I walk on an unknown road
 


 

*I don’t and can’t use an umbrella since I walk on crutches, so asking me is, “duh.”

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Learn more at Japan-guide.com about Japan’s Tsuyu, the Rainy Season. Our previous reports include:

 


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God-of-Things-As-They-Ought-to-Be smashed

The 3Yen’s favorite deity of Japan, Billiken -“The God of Things As They Ought to Be”-copyrighted Billiken doll shrine has been brutally assaulted and robbed!

“Billiken” statue overturned, its stone face smashed, collection box stolen
Yomiuri.co.jp |April 05, 2018
Chiba Prefecture, the “Tone Tower Billiken Statue” (height about 40 cm) on the Tone River…at the Tone Transportation Center discovered that the statue was shoved from its pedestal around 8 pm and that part of the face and the back were damaged. It was also confirmed that the money box was gonemore

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April Fools!

 

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I am not religious, but funny shirt…
— The Goat (@Mr_Jitters) March 28, 2018
 

More Easter fun on the 3Yen:

 





Kinky and sacred…Japan’s well-protected National Tree

That steel obi/kimono belt isn’t “近畿 s**t?” (Translation: Kinky as s**t?)

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TEPCO
(Tokyo Electric Power Company)just needs to protect Japan’s national tree, the Sacred Concrete Utility Pole®.

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For more about the hideous charms of Japan’s well-protected National Tree” refer to a few of our many reports including:

 



 


♪ Let’s start WW3 ♫~

‵Let’s start WW3‵ by the Japanese group WORLD ORDER

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Previous appearances on the 3Yen of the group WORLD ORDER include: