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8/9/2014

Charged up in Tokyo


An important thing to notice is that when its available, electric charging is free at parking lots in Kanto/the Greater Tokyo Area. It just to much hassle to meter the electricity delivered and add that tiny cost to already substantial parking fees in Tokyo.

With judicious planning—there’s an app for that—a person with a plug-compatible electric car could avoid ever having to buy “fuel.”

For example, my local IKEA and my ward office offer free charging stations in their parking lots as do most of the larger expressway rest stops. Refer to the charging station information at: ev.gogo.gs

free-parking

When I buy a new car, it would be stupid not buy a full EV/Electric Vehicle since I could charge up an EV with my carport’s rooftop solar cells—ZERO “fuel” costs, W0ot!


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8/7/2014

Truly olympic shoes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

With the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics just around the corner (and none of the venues’ construction has started yet*) Tokyo has started critical preparations such as …

oIympic-shoes
oIympic-shoes-close-up

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*Good luck with building anything on time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The average age of a Japanese construction worker is well over 40 years old and a third of the workforce is over age 55 with many of them are expected to retire soon. And of course, foreign labor is out of the question for pure Japan.


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8/4/2014

‘POO Nuggets’ … I’m lovin’ it Japan.

Poor McD’s Japan just can’t get break. China poisons their the exported meat (CNN 2014/07/30) and now the replacement, Tofu fauxChicken Nuggets, is suffering editorializing by Bing Translate
Tofu-POO-nuggets_combo
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メニュー情報

Tofu POO nuggets期間限定
豆腐しんじょナゲット
Tofu POO nuggets made tofu, Edamame, carrots, onions to make a Japan dish from minced white fish, such as the ‘POO’ is introduced. In vivid color, flavor of the material fresh and tender taste. Ginger Sauce and dip, outside Cali., enjoy fluffy texture inside.


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7/29/2014

Tokyo–Construction jobs for all, even wild Africans!

Here’s an African expat who has found a lucrative job in Tokyo’s labor-starved* construction industry!

giraffe heavy equipment
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Translation: Giraffe-darling heavy equipment found ♪ (@tang40 Jul 22 キリンさん重機発見♪ )

*Tokyo is starting to suffer from severe labor shortages in the construction industry because everyone is over 60 years old. The upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics may fall apart because there is nobody young enough to build the new sports venues. Refer to:

Japanese firms near crisis point as labor shortage deepens

The Japan Times | 2014/07/11
labour-shortage
Continues…


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7/29/2014

GET STUFFED Godzilla!

Get a Godzilla stuffed!…For just a little more than $500 you can own a Steiff©, limited-edition Teddy Godzilla.

Germany’s High-End Teddy Bear Maker Tackles Godzilla
Japan Real Time – Wall Street Journal | July 28, 2014
Germany-based teddy bear maker Margarete Steiff GmbH began taking orders for a limited edition of stuffed Godzilla dolls to celebrate the 60th year …the stuffed doll still carries a hefty price tag of 51,300 yen ($503 USD)...more...
stuffed gozilla

Steiff’s Japan website, said-openadvises that families with children should keep the doll under adult supervision made of mohair fabric. Fangs will be made of felt cloth.said-closed
stuffed_godzilla_ani_


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7/20/2014

July 20 is traditional Japanese HAMBURGER DAY!

It’s July 20th—traditional Japanese HAMBURGER DAY!

So, here’s Hello Kitty’s burger buttbudies at Sanrio Corporation
Dokidoki Yummychums™”…
SANRIO_hello-kitty-burger
Sanrio dokidoki yummychums

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Our previous years’ reports of Japan’s traditional Hamburger Day include:
   • Wo0t! It’s Hamburger Day, again (3Yen / 2013-07-20) Part II
   • Japan’s HAMBURGER-DAY is July 20 (3Yen / 2012-07-20)
   • HAMBURGER DAY in Japan (3Yen / 2011-07-2)

Also, check out the Infinite Burger Generator website
burgers_ani
Click
to play/eat!

Posted by Taro in Business News, General | 15 Comments »

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7/12/2014

Japan prepares with the ‘Gundam gRobal challenge’

real-g-project

For the past few days, the newswires have been in a tither about Japan’s “REAL G Next Project“—Japan’s plans build a real moving GUNDAN by the year 2019.
    • StraitsTimes.com.
    • rocketnews24.com
The moving GUNDAM will be ready just in time to protect against the foreign hoards coming for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

left_long quotebar 24x260pxGUNDAM GLOBAL CHALLENGE
gundam-challenge.com
Press Release of July 8, 2014
Take up the challenge of the ultimate dream and make the full-scale GUNDAM move
moving gundam by 2019 description
More….
gundam-logo..

You can just just bet that China and Best Korea are shaking in their boots about this “real” GUNDAM, ha, ha.


Some of the many previous GUNDAM reports here on the 3Yen include:


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7/10/2014

Dateline Japan: BIG RACCOON IS COMING!

The big wind, Typhoon NEOGURI (aka “Raccoon”), will be attacking Tokyo in the next 12-to-24 hours!

NEOGURI
Japan Meteorological Agency, Tropical Cyclone Information

UPDATED MAP…


TETRAPODS TO THE RESCUE (not)!

hand tetrapods
Auctions.Yahoo.co.jp / goofy Google Translate
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• Realistic wave-dissipating block tetrapods
The safe even if you put it in your bath since it has a glass coating on the concrete.
Big-wave-dissipating concrete block tetrapods of the sea can now be in the palm of your hand. Its charmingIro-gata /ultra-smooth concrete texture…is clean and safe for use in the aquariums with aquatic plants and saltwater or freshwater fish…
People say that ardent fans of tetrapods feel healed by them somehow.
Who could not notice the charm of tetrapods?!
Here are plenty to enjoy, please try to experience by all means now!

 
 


Check out our previous reports about the useless concrete tetrapods that despoil Japan’s shores including:


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7/7/2014

Best way to move books and stuff out of Japan

Question:
“Can anyone recommend a moving service in Tokyo to mover from Japan to the US? ….books, but not a lot of stuff.”

Answer:
For books–the “M-BAG

The cheapest method for shipping books and “media” is the “M-bag”— Printed Materials Postage, Surface Mail. Go to the counter of a Japanese district post office and ask for the the biggest capacity “M-Bag.” If they look at you like you’re from another planet, use the Japanese name for M-Bag, Tokubetsu Yutai/特別郵袋, or just go to a larger post office.

m-bag-japan-post

An M-Bag is a fairly big, heavy duty canvas bag with a drawstring. You can stuff it absolutely full of books, printer-created material, media such as CDs/DVDs/BR and software counts as “printed matter” also. The bag is big enough to put a dead spouse into, if need be. :)

Learn more about the cost of shipping of “Printed Matter (Books / Magazines), Mailing large quantity, printed matter in special mailbags) at the official Japan Post website:
  •http://www.post.japanpost.jp/cgi-charge/index.php?lang=_en

I recommend putting materials in a longish box, then putting the box inside the official M-Bag. The M-Bag will take about 4-6 weeks to get to Western part of the US, and the rate is significantly lower than shipping the books by any other means…less than 5,000yen.

M-Bag Shipment: When shipped in an M-Bag, first pack the books in a box with an address label. The box is then placed in a separate mail bag addressed to the addressee on a tag attached to the bag. The postage is the same if the box weights anywhere between 4 and 11 pounds and then increases with weights beyond 11 pounds. M-Bags may be either standard (surface mail) or Air Mail M-Bags.


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6/30/2014

Free toilet maps for all!

Unknown
MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON offers the best in OMOTENASHI
(gracious welcome)
Free toilet map! Free water!

But no access map* with the locations or addresses of the "Information Space" visitor centers.
http://moshimoshi-nippon.jp/en/

*Maybe the moshimoshi-nippon.jp website
can only viewed with Explorer 6 and
Windows Media Player version 6.4.

These places will be open at undisclosed locations in Harajuku and Okinawa as well as a top-secret facility in Akihabara
free-everything..


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