A pawn shop ad seen on the back of bus in Kyoto Japan….
Google Translate of fukuyou78.com:
Please bring your precious metals, expensive brand goods, home appliances, antique musical instruments, etc. as pawn, or you can purchase them at the Fukuyou Pawn shops of Kyoto. We give the highest assessments, and offer the best prices.
Previous fuckqued reports include:
Even in relatively vandalism-free Japan, it is going to take a large support staff →
to keep the ‘mystery touch’ from getting to be too much of a “GET SURPRISE!”
Learn more about the time and exact location of the event at the official Japanese website of Puré Gummy™: kanro.co.jp/jurepure
Our previous gummy/mouthy news includes:
Hey, did you see the new Japanese TV commerical featuring me as a foreign, big-snouted, male chauvinist pig?
I’m especially proud of my big kabe-don scene where the young housewife working as an abused supermarket stock clerk eats me! …
Also check out the second commerial with the same “Iberian pig” (イベリコ豚) playing a foreign exercise instructor who gets eaten by a housewife.
 Ok, ok, the commerical does not star me. I look much more pig-like. I have a much more pink piggy complexion, I sport a bigger snout, and I am more sparsely bristled than the Japanese actor just pretending to be a foreign pig.
Kabe-don (壁ドン)—loosely meaning, “hitting a wall”—is a “romantic” way Japanese in manga/comics proclaim their affection (and is a form of Japanese sexual harrassment). You can learn more details about kabe-don at:
Kotaku.com: Manga trope appears–confuses some
Our previous piggy reports include:
Not an April Fool’s story…
Japan Lipstick Industry Is Projected to Reach a Significant Height in Its Market Growth as the 2016 Consumer Demands Are Evolving
…a detailed analysis of this industry on the basis of the ongoing market trends, in addition to the market drivers, demand inhibitors, resource utilization, market challenges…
SBWIRE — 04/01/2016 blah, blah, blah…
YVE-style.com/makeup/japanese-makeup-style: The above photo was labled “traditional” Japanese makeup, ha, ha.
Our previous lipstick reports include:
Longtime 3Yen reader, Lou Minatti, writes:
Oh My Buddha!
It’s a Sunday here in ‘Merica and during a commercial TV break for “Face The Nation” they suddenly show a new 90 second commercial for this fairly new 2020 Non Stop Tokyo Orympic Tentacle Pr0n campaign:
And this is only the beginning FOUR YEARS IN ADVANCE!!!!!
And if you go to the bottom of the above page, you’ll see that it is all part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government! Awwww Yeeeaaahhhhh!!!!! :D
I can imagine the various monstrosities that you are already starting to see inside ground zero. :)
Mayu Matsuoka and a PR tie-in is featured the Lotte commercial below for “NO THINK”. However, it is hard to tell where where the promotion of the seemingly-real, lower-calorie, “NO THINK” product ends and the April Fools’ joke starts (lotte.co.jp/products/brand/soh/aprilfool/).
Actually, the product’s name is “爽” (Chinese shuang3 or Japanese shoso) meaning ‘refreshing’, and “NO THINK” is just the slogan.
Previous engRish reports of frozen Japanese confectionaries include:
Japan is the Land of Mayonnaise and Kewpie™ is king.
That is, most Japanese food comes slathered with mayo snot, and most use Kewpie™ brand mayonnaise (which has become a fetish item for mayonnaise-for-brains weeaboos*).
Worst case: Japanese Mayo & corn pizza. ⬇
To a mayo hater like me, I have to really wonder if whether the following is Kewpie’s “Mayo Terrace” or “Mayo Terrorist”?
MAYO TERRACE is a, Museum meets factory tour and a whole lot more. You would need a full day for this truly unique and educational learning experience.
You can learn more details about the museum’s location and times of operation at:
Previous reports of Japanese mayonnaise madness include:
Today’s CHINDOGU—those wacky “unuseless inventions” made popular by Japan the late 1980s are still going (crazy) after all these years.
Potted plants usually are in the way, this “POT” can be used as a helmet in case of emergency.
rbbtoday.com | March 14, 2016 (in Japanese)
the +MET PROJECT plusmet.jp/en/
Normally, it is a stylish plant pot.
But in an emergency, take out the plant,
it immediately turns into a helmet.
Wikipedia: Chindogu — unuseless inventions of Japan.
For a further overview, refer to jackthreads.com: Get to know chindogu the Japanese art of unuselessness
Our previous mentions the Japanese art of unuselessness include:
Remember the Japanese drink sensation SLUSHO™ (3Yen 2007-08-02) made of toxic waste?
Well, it’s back.
SLUSHO™ was part of the J.J. Abrams’ hype machine for his 2008 monster movie Cloverfield.
The upcoming sequel to that film is called 10 Cloverfield Lane (IMDb.com).
The premise of the film is that the Japanese parent company of SLUSHO™, TAGRUATO Corp., has released a deep-ocean, toxic spill that has created or stirred up the Cloverfield Monster(s).
Cracking the ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Puzzle
inverse.com | Feb. 22, 2016
…The Japanese drilling company Tagruato (which has been spotted as an Easter egg in other J.J. Abrams films like Star Trek) is an investor in Slusho, a candy soft drink that had a major presence in the original 2008 movie’s marketing. Many fans, to this day, believe for sure that Slusho’s toxic waste birthed the monster. In Cloverfield, Rob [Cloverfield’s main character] was on his way to Japan to work for Slusho until the monster attacked.
TAGRUATO Corporation was the former employer of the main character of 10 Cloverfield Lane, Howard—RadioMan70 (John Goodman), who is living in a survivalist bunker hiding from world calamity/eco-disaster/Monster/own paranoia. Howard built a survival simulator that is like a crappy, retro DOS game and in this text-based survival game you can learn all the skills you will need to survive rationing of food, water, and gear to keep from various deaths living underground at 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Play the game to learn more at: funandprettythings.com/survival_sim/latest/
Audi Japan debuts
special edition A8 5.5 featuring a rice cooker
Exclusive only to Japan, Audi’s new A8 5.5 (www.audi.jp/rice)……The special model name “5.5” was inspired from the Japanese word gohan, which means rice—5 (go) and 0.5 or half (han) …
…In honor of the Japanese rice-eating culture, the Audi A8 5.5 features the world’s first rice cooker in the rear seat console…
…with Audi’s refined, innovative technology, each and every owner can now customize their rice to their own taste of preference…
…the interior is designed with tatami made out of the finest rush grass that is suitable for the high temperatures and the humidity of Japan. Enjoy the aesthetic features of Japanese culture with the new Audi A8 5.5.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this is Audi’s “April Fools’ Day gift” campaign (2015)
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