Of course all of this makes complete Japanese sense since everything here needs a cute Yuru-Chara, that is a yurui-character (lit. loose character)—the mascots that populate Japan the land of HAPPY (3Yen / 2010-10-20).
Japanese fembots, tentacle sex, dancing purple kaiju/monsters, Tyrannosaurus rex eating go-go girls on top of neon tanks, with Kate Hudson, as a gold-masked ninja destroying the world largest city*—Watch the Tokyo-made, official music video of MUSE, “Panic Station.”
So you might ask, “What is it like to teach English in Japan?” Rather than just referring to teach.3yen.com and work.3yen.com to learn about the getting a job in Japan, why not check out the fun of teaching Teddy Bear English —a six part Youtube series?
In Japan everything has to have a mascot.
And, Japan’s #1 mascot, “Kumamon,” a bear who represents Kumamoto prefecture* and all his yuru-kyara† butt-buddies set a Guinness world record for synchronized dork dancing.
Japan sets Guinness record for synchronized mascot dancing …This week, 141 “yuru-kyara” from 25 prefectures across the country gathered in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, to make their mark on history by becoming the largest group of mascots ever to do the same dance together…
… [slacker] Kumamon, the bear-like mascot for Kumamoto, was heard to say, “I’m a little tired, mon”…more…
And for fun, here is Kyodo News’ description of the above video thanks to goofy Google Translate…
141 Characters in loose body do the Beard Dance to challenge the Guinness Record — YouTube Kyodo News – Jan 27, 2013
One hundred and one “loose characters’ went for a Guinness record at the Huis Ten Bosch Resort in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan on January 27th. Attaining the record, these 141 mascot characters from across Japan continued to dance in perfect in unison for five minutes doing the “Beard Dance.” More…
The above Poké Brassiere is an off-shoot of the Pokémon game’s Poké Ball (AKA in Japanese: “Monster Ball”).
Pokémon Trainers use Poké Balls to capture wild Pokémon and store them when not active—sort of like the Japan’s thermonuclearly-resistant padded underwire bras are needed to harness the put-your-eye-out perkiness of Japanese ninja nipples (3Yen/2010-12-03—Pokébra ).
Such Poké Balls are ubiquitous in the Realm of Pokémon. (via Wikipedia)
← In this poster at my train station, the J-pop girly group, AKB48, is exhorting everyone to vote in the upcoming Japanese elections on the 16th.
I think I have found the best political party to provide good governance for us aliens/gaijin: The No-Party party shown cosplay-campaigning below.