Yesterday was Magnet Day in Japan.
October 1st = 10/1 = 十/一, which is like the “plus” and “minus” signs found on batteries.
That is, the Japanese kanji for the number 10 is “十” (ju) and the number 1 is “一 ” (ichi).
More on Japanese numbers at: omniglot.com/language/numbers/japanese
Japan’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
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:
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.
Spiderman’s secret 17 year old daughter is late to class in Japan.
Previous 3Yen reports about Spiderman in Japan include:
A Tokyo university lives up to its limp dick logo and maybe its motto*.
*FEEL and GROW
Other Tokyo logos and slogans with an unfortunate “bend” include:
• Penis vs Anus (Yokohama’s logo vs Tokyo’s)
(3Yen / 2006-11-14)
• Tokyo Tower’s Pink Penis mascot, “Noppon”
(3Yen / 2009-04-05)
• Tokyo, MY CITY — MY GAS™
(3Yen / 2008-09-24)
One of our longtime readers, Mike Armstrong, just sent in this educational link for Japanese who need to need to improve their FuckShitDamnHellScrew et al …
Japan Learns the Correct Way To Use “F**k”
One of the things I’ve noticed about living in Japan is that the country’s non-native speakers are fμck all at using the fμcking f-word…
….a new English instruction book called How to Use Fμck (正しいFЦCKの使い方 or Tadashii Fμck no Tsukaikata). The book gives examples and explanations so people in Japan can improve their f-bomb abilities.
Find more examples on the blog of the illustrator, Naijel Graph.
Poor Kinki University—The Japanese word Kinki (Kinky) used in the name of the university means the surrounding area of the Japan’s old capital city of Kyoto in the southern-central region (Wiki)
For more information refer to:
Previous Kinky reports here on the 3yen include:
Author Probes Oddities of World War II Life in Japan
Wall Street Journal blog, 2014/05/13
When author Tadanori Hayakawa looks at life in Japan during World War II, his eye is drawn to the bizarre.
Take the case of nudism: At some schools, both the pupils and teachers wore only underpants or trousers to become physically stronger. A photo from 1943 shows that even a principal was working almost naked at his desk.
A magazine for homemakers gave advice on how to grow opium poppies for use as anesthetics during a medicine shortage. Readers were told to go to government health offices for free seeds…
…Hayakawa said he was genuinely interested in the ideas and ways of life shown in his unique collection of materials. “Most readers enjoy them. Many have said, ‘Oh, this is just like North Korea,’ ” he said.
Japanese links (Bing Translate) to Tadanori Hayakawa’s books are:
“Show Your Love for the Nation”
“Gods’ Japan battle life”
Previous 3Yen reports of naked education in Japan include:
Talk about a Wild-n-Crazy New Idea: Japanese research papers now need to be reviewed! Wow!
NHK WORLD English | May 4, 2014
Japan’s RIKEN institute has instructed all its researchers to review their papers following the revelation of controversial papers on stem cell research by one of its researchers.
RIKEN President Ryoji Noyori issued the order on April 25th. He asked researchers to check voluntarily whether plagiarism is involved in their papers…
…a panel investigating the controversial papers written by Haruko Obokata resigned over allegations that one of his articles contained manipulated images. Obokata led high-profile studies on a new type of stem cell, the so-called STAP...more...
"The eikaiwa school that gets you closer… To pimps.." via
pic.twitter.com/IdmrruOxL9 Matt Alt (@Matt_Alt) April 22, 2014
And remember, learning engrish and …
Previous easy-peasy-japanesey pimping on the 3Yen includes:
• Pimpbot 5000 recruits Japanese kindergarteners!
(3Yen / 2013-10-14)
• Pimpin’ is a gas (3Yen / 2006-09-06)
• Japanese Police Pimpmobiles on Parade! ↓ (3Yen / 2006-03-27)