Cool Coal Japan?

The government’s Cool Japan* program has taken a new odd twist with the land of of the Kyoto Protocol is now making a big push to become Coal Japan.

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Coal is the new cool, because it’s a little known fact that unlike its G7 partners, Japan is in the process of building 49 new coal-fired power stations — whilst also being by far and away the largest financial backer of coal infrastructure in the region. From 2007 to 2014, Japan provided over US$20 billion in coal financing abroad
Japan is the odd one out as only country in the G7 building new coal-fired power stations, despite promising the rest of the world to do the opposite
Huffingtonpost.com | 2016-May-23
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Cool Japan or Coal Japan?

 

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Read more of Mr. Happy Coal’s polemics at: coaljapan.org
 

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Our previous reports the Cool Japan‘s GNP—Gross National Propaganda program include:

Wikipedia
*Cool Japan (クールジャパン), along with “Gross National Cool” are propaganda concepts coined in 2002 as an expression of Japan hyping its status as a cultural superpower. First gaining broad exposure in the media and academia, the government of Japan adopted the national brand of “Cool Japan” to exploit the commercial capital of the country’s culture-vulture industry. It has been described as a form of soft power, “the ability to indirectly influence behavior or interests through cultural or ideological means.”

 



 

Japan to double the refugees it accepts!

Japan has become infamous for rejecting refugees.
The new plan is accept "30 Syrian students" per yer, which added to last year’s acceptance rate of 27 refugees equals a GRAND total of 57 refugees per year—A massive double the number of refuges!

Japan to take in 150 Syrians as exchange students after criticism of harsh refugee policy
japantimes.co.jp | 2016/05/20
Every year, 30 Syrian students who are either in Syria or who have fled to other countries will be selected to attend Japanese universities in the five-year period. Japan will receive them students through the government-sponsored exchange program and a program of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the nation’s aid agency
More…

—In 2015, Japan rejected 99 per cent of asylum applications, accepting only 27 refugees—

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When you figure that many Japanese universities are running at half capacity because of Japan’s negative population growth, accepting more refugee foreign students on academic scholarship might be a good way of killing two birds with one stone.syrian-coed

That Japan could solve two problems at once.
   1) Filling Japan’s half empty universities, and
   2) Increasing the educated and fertile population base.

 

Our previous reports on refugees and immigration include:

 


 


Japan scans the world’s biggest pile of rocks

Like an SF B-movie…The Japanese are putting portable muon detectors below the base of the pyramids to measure “muon flux” to map unknown tunnels and chambers.

ScanPyramids Mission from HIP Institute on Vimeo.

Muons Detectors plates installed at Bent Pyramid and under sensitivity calibration in Khufu’s Pyramid
Press Release — 17 December 2015 by Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering and the H.I.P. Institute (Heritage, Innovation and Preservation Institute)PDF
Dr Kunihiro Morishima and his team from Nagoya University have just completed the installation of the Muons detector plates in the lower chamber of Bent Pyramid in Dahshour. They are composed of 40 “regular” plates representing a surface of 3m2 containing 2 emulsion films that are sensitive to Muons. Those emulsion films will allow the detection of various types of muons naturally penetrating the pyramidMuon-test-Khufu-Pyramid
Muon detectors, placed at appropriate places (e.g. inside the pyramid, under a possible yet undetected chamber) allow, by accumulation of muons over time, to discern the void areas (that muons crossed without problem) from denser areas where some of them were absorbed or deflected Muons radiography is now frequently used for the observation of volcanoes, including research teams from the University of Nagoya…more…(PDF)

 

Our previous reports Japanese finds in Egypt include:

 

 



 

VR pee-pee pants simulator, from Japan of course

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College students, let’s incontinence experience!
—Nursing & medical care “Super-VR Attraction” at the “Nico Nico Super Conference 2016″—
KAI-YOU.net | 2016.04.29 (Google Translate)
… We asked Nyan Shibata, currently in her fourth year of university, to have a VR (virtual realty) incontinence experience…
At the moment air is fed in, it reproduces the state of incontinence state with subtle warmth and feeling of pressure.
“Wow, oh, oh!” Miss Shibata’s to voice and facial expression indescribably changed as they started the incontinence device.
“Actually it was like taking a leak—Rather than discomfort, embarrassment has won,” she said, a little dazed.
…the “Incontinence Study Group” wants to this “incontinence experience” to help in training for nursing and medical fields…The group is not part any laboratory of the University of Electro-Communications. It’s only a club activity and has not applied yet for corporate support for further research.
More…

 
You can also view a less fun Japanese explanation of the Urine Incontinence Experience…

 
Previous puerile pee-pee posts include:

 



 

Get on Tokyo’s Happy Hanukkah bus!

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah. However, the last thing I expect to see when I am stuck in traffic behind a Tokyo bus was a menorah to celebrate the Jewish holiday (Wiki)

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The bus advertisement featuring the menorah also has hinkiness throughout such as a fisting, Hitleresque* “schoolgirl” spokesperson for the ad’s sponsor, Toshin, the huge private high school group with more than 120,000 students.

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*The Hitleresque mustache on the schoolgirl is actually a handle to one of the fuel compartments of the bus.
 

*Ok, ok, I know that the Hanukkah menorah
drawings above are not a proper menorah since
they do not have one taller candle, the shamash.

 
 
In preparation for Hanukkah, which is December 6 to 14 this year, check out the other hinky holiday reports on the 3Yen including:

 


The shit is back.

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The shit is back.
Last year’s* special exhibition of Tokyo’s The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, “Toilet the Future” now is traveling to the Sendai International Center Exhibition Hall.

 
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The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) toilet-characters_logo

 
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Last year exhibition made a big splash as you can see in the video below and our report:
(3Yen 2014-07-08): 1st, you must become a poop-head. 2nd, you get flushed.

Learn more poop on the upcoming Sendai exhibit that runs from December 11, 2015 to January 11, 2016 from the news report at: ox-tv.jp (Google Translate)

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A few of the previous poop posts include:

 


Magnet Day in Japan?

Yesterday was Magnet Day in Japan.
October 1st = 10/1 = /, which is like the “plus” and “minus” signs found on batteries.

That is, the Japanese kanji for the number 10 is “(ju) and the number 1 is “(ichi).
 

More on Japanese numbers at: omniglot.com/language/numbers/japanese

Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force’s new bipedal armored combat robot

little-gsf-robot_ani left_super long-quotebar 24x360Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force has unveiled its new, autonomous, bipedal walking-type armored combat robot that has been under development for some time.
The unveiling took place at the High Technical School (HTS) of Camp Takeyama. The grabbing the interest of students and for recruiting future candidates for Japan Self-Defense Forces was assured by the use of high-fashion camouflage patterns.
—goofy Google Translate


4_shot_gsf-robot武山駐屯地高等工科学校にて、陸上自衛隊が開発中の二足歩行式装甲戦闘車両がお披露目された。 子供達の心をがっしり鷲掴みで、自衛隊志願希望者も確保した模様. — イチロー・D・羽田@宿毛湾泊地 (@RJTT_HND_Tokyo) September 27, 2015

 

A few of the many other reports about J-bots on the 3Yen include:

 


Fall is a bitch

Today, September 23rd, is the Fall Equinox. However, Fall in Japanese—aki/あき—is a bitch…when it is written as an old traditional kanji character.
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Spiderman’s secret daughter in Japan

Spiderman’s secret 17 year old daughter is late to class in Japan.

via 高校生の話題の動画☆ ‏@kokosei_douga — 遅刻しそうなJKヤバい

Previous 3Yen reports about Spiderman in Japan include: