1,000 Ninja Wanted

Help wanted:
ninja 1,000 Ninja Wanted by the Hilton Odawara Hotel
HiltonOdawara.jp | 2015Feb22
We will recruit 1,000 ninja who can join us for an event for both adults and children—Take part in a ninja experience on April 25 (Saturday) in Odawara”

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Bitter green pretzels … only in Japan

The newest Pocky was released on February 10th: the Pocky Kasane Maccha. This pretzel has layered dark chocolate and bitter green tea, and it will only be available for a limited time.

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(More details at the official Pocky Street website.)

Previous pervy puerile Pocky posts on the 3Yen include:
   • Get POCKYed! (3Yen / 2011-11-12)
   • Getting poked, Japanese style (3Yen / 2009-07-25)
   • Pocky dance (3Yen / 2007-11-03)

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Glow-in-dark LEAFs — Must be from Fukushima ;-)

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radioactive-fishStraight from the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown (3Yen 2015-01-25) is a prototype of the new Nissan LEAF electric car with radiation-energised* paint that glows in the dark!

*Sunlight is “radiation” so this paint glows in the dark because it’s ultraviolet-energised by the sun’s rays, ha, ha.

Learn more about this UV absorbing glowing paint at Auto Express(2015Feb12): Nissan Leaf goes glow-in-the-dark with luminous paint upgrade

 

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Chocolate Valentine bath, yum

AFP|2/8/2015 (wacky Google Translate)
Chocolate spa in Japan for Valentine’s Day
The Yunessun Hakone hot spring resort filled their baths with chocolate, yum, and dozens of Japanese enjoyed hot-tubbing in chocolate for Valentine’s Day.
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Previous reports of Japanese fun spas on the 3Yen include:
   • Chocolate-covered bathing at hot spring resort
          (3Yen / 2008-02-15)
   • Cup Ramen spa—Pastafarian Baptism
         (3Yen / 2008-04-19)
   • ‘living in a kimono, sitting in primordial waters…’
          (3Yen / 2007-11-18)

A japanese girl soaks nakes at the at onsen/hot spings

 

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Now ‘dat’s cola’ … Japanese garlic cola that is

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Way, wa-a-ay up in the north of Japan in Aomori Prefecture, the Takko area is a famous place for growing garlic—and now for GARLIC COLA!.

Read more about the cola at garlic.shop-pro.jp (in Japanese, Google Translate).
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YUM-COLA

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Other quoter leftcreativequoter right  soft drink flavors in Japan include:
   • Pepsi Baobab Cola! (3Yen / 2010-04-29)
   • Soy sauce soda (3Yen / 2009-10-02)
   • ‘Surging Eel soda’ beats the summer heat (3Yen / 2008-07-29)
   • cucumber cola (3Yen / 2007-06-05)
   • Octopus-dumpling soft drink (3Yen / 2007-05-05)
 

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New Japanese ‘smart hotel’ to offer lower rates with stupid robots

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Japanese theme park ‘Huis Ten Bosch’ to open ‘smart hotel’ with low rates — and robots
Nikkei Asian Review / January 28, 2015
at a planned hotel at Huis Ten Bosch, where robots will greet guests, clean up and even serve coffee… as a way to slash personnel costs… equipped with three customer-service robots handling check-ins, at least one “service robot” tasked with serving coffee to customers and other duties, and several cleaning robots. Instead of room keys, guests will use a facial recognitionmore

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left_quoter_14x24WELCOME TO THE FUTURE. WE ARE HERE TO REPLACE YOU.right_quoter_13x24
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The idea of a robot-assisted hotel is all fine and good. Check-in at an automated kiosk rather than with a clerk at the front desk is perfectly ok. Even a robot bellboy (3Yen / 2006-02-24 to carry my bags to my room would be sort of fun. However, claiming that this amounts to a “robot-run” hotel is just a gimmick.
UPDATE: The name of the hotel is “Henn na Hotel” {Strange Hotel}…a play on words: “Henn” is also part of the Japanese word for change. —The Japan Times.

Previous reports of Japanese gimmick-bots on the 3Yen include:

Japan Railways Kyushu to make stations staffless

jrJapan Railways (JR) Kyushu operating in the most southwesterly of Japan’s four main islands is suffering from depopulation and stagnation, which has resulted in drastic economic measures such as…

left_long quotebar 24x260pxJR Kyushu to make stations staffless
The Tokyo Reporter | January 18, 2015 — JR Kyushu will by 2016 operate its 100 biggest stations without any staff. The company, which plans to go public next year, is looking for ways to cut costs and improve efficiency. The first 50 or so stations will go staffless this spring{big snip}So without staff, what happens to stations? One has solved the problem by making a goat stationmaster. Full story…
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yagi ekicho by breakingjp3

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Other “goaty” 3Yen posts include:
   • Monkeys and goats, oh my! (3Yen / 2014-09-30)
   • Robo-goat for Tokyo losers (3Yen / 2007-11-02/)
   • Sony’s Silence of the Goats (3Yen / 2007-04-29)
   • Goats. Sex. Harajuku Girls. (3Yen / 2006-12-02)
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One hundred sizzling Japanese maids in action: ‘Good job.’

Check out the one hundred sizzling Japanese maids in action…


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The cast of maids is from the Maidreamin chain headquartered in Akihabara that claims to be the “No.1″ maid café having about 500 maids in 18 cafés around the world. The choreography is provided be the “new generation” girl’s dance unit, Chu-z. The helium-infused singing is by the “idol” group amorecarina of 15 girls.

Learn how they made the commercial in the following video:

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