The Tokyo subway anti-cosplay campaign?

July’s new “manner” poster on the Tokyo Metro seems to be either directed against:
   • Anti-cosplay on the trains, or
   • Prohibiting French aristocracy from using public transport

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Previous 3Yen reports Toyko train manners on the 3Yen include:

 



Kyushu’s choo-choo cheer

The Sankei News (Google Translate) is reporting that Japan Railways (JR) Kyushu cheerleaders, the “Sakura/Swallow Corps” (mascot below), at the YOSAKOI Soran Festival in Sapporo this week. Sakuratsubame-Corps-character_200xThe Sakuratsubame (Sakura/Swallow) Corps is composed of JR Kyushu shinkansen (Bullet Train) station attendants, conductors, motormen, and train staff. The Corps won a “U-40″ grand prize at the the festival for their “choo-choo cheer” (you can hear the stream locomoive in the music of their performance).

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Vote for “GOT OTER UKI”!

“GOT OTER UKI’ aka Goto Teruki is obviously the best candidate running for the upcoming elections in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. W0oT~!

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This year’s poster where he writes his name Goto Teruki in proper Japanese characters “goto-teruki-big” across his privates is actually a big improvement over the romanization of his name “GOT OTER UKI” on Goto Teruki’s 2013 campaign poster.
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Check out Goto’s official website (in Japanese).
Information in English about his previous campaign platform at: tokyodesu.com


The 3Yen has covered silliness about the more wacky political candidates in Japan includes:

 


Does Tokyo Disneyland’s Alice in Wonderland have a secret?

The Japanese Internet is all a titter about the secret of Tokyo Disneyland’s Alice…

Translated from Japanese by BingThis Alice in Wonderland–I just still see only man? See the arms…Is it not a man? Hey???
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Dollers for dollars—Yen for yen

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…taking on web subculture
GOOD magazine | 2015Mar05
I understand the appeal of a costume-masked self, although I’ve put on the Kigurumi masks and found them uncomfortable. The people who wear the masks that model for me, it’s a real variety—male and female. But at the end of the shoot they seem disappointed when they have to unmask. They like being that character and acting out that character.more….

As I reported before  (3Yen / 2013-08-29) , these “Dollers” are into wearing a full bodysuit, usually in a flesh-tone color, combined with clothing and girlie accessories of a manga or anime character. Or, in the words of Admiral Ackbar

 


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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Japan’s Santa-san or Santa Kurosu is No.1!

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is №1/Ichiban in the whole world!

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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 said-openWorld’s Best Santa,said-closed is beyond me, but it’s interesting, ain’t it?