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Japanese man crowned World’s Best Santa at 2014 Santa Winter Games
RocketNews24 | 2014/11/28
In the mining town of Gällivare, located in the Swedish section of Lapland…[contestants gathered] to determine who was the World’s Best Santa…
… Japan’s very own Kohei Yamashita who emerged victorious bringing his nation its first ever World’s Best Santa title....more…
Why a skinny, 35 year old, unemployed, Japanese guy is the World’s Best Santa, is beyond me, but it’s interesting, ain’t it?
With Japan’s problem of negative population growth along with the aging and depopulation of rural areas, has resulted in empty school districts and a lot of excess equipment.
However, Japan’s tradition of imaginative scarecrows* still is going strong. The Japanese sign and tents shown below proclaim that this is a, 24-hour Softball Tournament.
昨日の夜はBBQをやってるのかなーと、今日の昼はこんなとこでソフトボールやってるのかなーと、昼2回目に通ったときはカカシがまじっとるなーと、3回目通ったときに全部カカシやないかい！！！と — がっちゃん @gattyann21 16 Nov 2013
近所の畑のカカシがすごいことになってた。深夜にたまたま見つけたんで死ぬほどビックリした。これは怖い。怖すぎる。カラスとか来ねえ。もっというと人間ですら近づきたくねえ。なんだこのセンス。すごいぞマイタウン — 青木潤太朗 (@aokijuntarou) 2014, 11月 23
Other fun Japanese Kakashi/scarecrow reports on the 3Yen include:
It’s that time of the year again for the Miss International bimbo-beauty pageant, which this year is being held on November 11th in Tokyo.
See the official photo gallery at: http://miss-international.org/eng/photo-gallery
Thanks to wonders of the International Dateline, today is already Halloween in Japan and the cross-cultural shenanigans and miscues are scaring everyone.
Not sure my local pasta place quite understands how this "Halloween" thing works. pic.twitter.com/8FTdPxManb
— Friend in Dark (@beforethesneeze) October 27, 2014
Every Halloween for the past 30 years or so, the gaijin/aliens (foreigners) of Tokyo have had a tradition of getting roaring drunk in costume and then turning a couple of cars of the Yamanote commuter line into a “party train” much to the chagrin of sad-sack salarymen.
Please party on the train!
(3Yen / 2008-11-01) →
And, what’s the quickest way to ruin kinky fun? Legalize it…
— Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) October 26, 2014
–On the Tokyu Line between Yokohama’s Chinatown and Tokyo’s Shibuya districts, Tokyu Corporation chartered their own official Halloween Party Train and ruined a lot of the clandestine fun, meh.
To learn more about the original, evil-alien, Halloween Party Train refer to:
• Japan’s Halloween (3Yen / 2014-10-30) Not posted yet
Halloween is still a couple of weeks away but in Harajuku: Everyday is Halloween™.
In the über-trendy fashion district of Tokyo, Shibuya/Harajuku, the Headless Horsemen are enjoying themselves before their big ride on Halloween.
Facewaver Exercise Mask
Beauty skin sag face stretcher via the Japan Trend Shop…
The 3Yen has reported on several of these amazing Japanese facial exercisers many times before including:
• Japanese in your face—Sucks and Blows (3Yen / 2014-01-29)
• Whore-ray faceLift Bra™ (3Yen / 2013-10-09)
• Japanese face tune-up (3Yen / 2012-07-07)
• Japanese WTF goods (3Yen / 2012-02-01)
An interest in cosplay should be a key no-no for any job prospect evaluation by human resources, as I have said countless times* here on the 3Yen.
Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the economy
—Dressing up like Wolverine … is probably more fun than scouring the classifieds for menial jobs—
The Week | October 9, 2014