Heads will roll…

Ahhh, the strange and wondrous finds on the streets of Japan that you can happen across. This tweet shows the grim aftermath of beginning beauty school students: Heads will roll…

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学校の帰りに首落ちてたこともあった pic.twitter.com/y4MLtIKtwh— なぽみ(仮) (@Napomi_)’s twitterDecember 29, 2013

I have covered photos of Japanese practice mannequins many times before here on the 3Yen. By law, Japanese beauty school students must practice several months on dummy heads before attempting to cut a person’s hair. This law leads to a huge number practice heads being thrown out as well as a lot of creative “repurposing” of creepy heads in Japan such as:
News on Japan – We Cut Heads
. . . We Cut Heads
. . . . . (3Yen / 2011-04-20)

. . . Haircut heads turn into ‘grow heads’
. . . . . (3Yen / 2011-02-03)

. . . Let’s kakashi/scarecrow!
. . . . . (3Yen / 2007-08-16)
Mannequin heads as a japanese scarecrows..

Wait a minute…Barber snowmen are too, too real and scary, hee, hee, hee.

ちょっと待って、床屋の雪だるまあまりにリアル過ぎて怖いんですけどwwww pic.twitter.com/1W51jQCXCl — おだしゅん@LINE吹き飛びました (@yamanote1390) February 14, 2014

Pornstarfish … in Japan of course

Let me introduce you the pornstar of the Japan’s southernmost seas—the Choriaster granulatus. Thanks to the wonders of goofy Google Translate:

“Kawatebukuro” — Doughboy starfish
(diameter about 20cm)
The Kawatebukuro
(Kawatebukuro)starfish that live in coral reefs and sandy tropical waters.
Difference (coral food often) and starfish other, it seems mainly eat the microorganisms of the seabed.
It is the starfish still when viewed from the back side.
doughboy starfish  Granular Sea Star cushion seastar

Students perfect skills for the Japanese job market

All spiffed out in pretty pink blazers, the boys of Nippon Sports Science University show off their skills for working in the mid-20th Century. Wo0t!

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University Festival promotes synchronized walking in Japan
CBS News | Nov 15, 2013
….students at Nippon Sports Science University have taken walking to a whole new level …
…3 days per week the exercises to get them in shape for the dazzling performances. Their practice forced them to walking up to 1,200 kilometers (720 miles) in total – roughly the distance from Paris to Rome.
The captain of the team…23-year-old Keiko Suzuki said…
“We all mastered this highly disciplined training and made it our habit to stick to strict rules. I believe this experience will be an asset as we enter into the job market

This impressive performance of synchronized walking is called Shudankodo (集団行動), which in Japanese means “Collective Action” …sort of like the Borg Collective (Wiki).

Shortest Japanese schoolgirl…

The shortest skirts worn by Japanese schoolgirl are found in Kyoto—averaging 27 cm (10½ iinches) above the knee according to this “scientific” study that was broadcast recently on Japanese TV.

Japanese schoolgirl short skirts

When the always-delightful friend of the 3Yen, Yuumi-chan, sent the above TV screenshot to me this morning. She added that the survey was wrong because, “Typically, this is the shortest.” ↓


Other 3Yen reports of short skirts include:
  • Short skirts shown in an effort to make them longer
     (3Yen 2009-02-28)
  • Schoolgirls + snow + short skirts = JAPAN!
     (3Yen 2006-01-14)

No more monkeying around — foreigners & Japan’s nuke meltdown blamed

Nikko Monkey Corps disbands
—Foreign monkey men have returned home, nuclear accident blamed—
Mainichi Newspaper / August 16, 2013 (goofy Google Translate)

The final curtain is dropping on the Nikko Monkey Corps (nikko saru gundan), the famous monkey school in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture at the end of the year because lack of foreign trainers. Nikko Monkey Corps had been highly visited theme park…but after Fukushima nuclear accident the foreign trainers abruptly ran back to their homeland. In addition, the Monkey Corps was aging thus making training difficult
< snip >
after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, there was a shortage foreign trainers since they all returned home. To teach the monkey tricks difficult and monkeys can be gay, was aging [sic]. (loose Google Translation)
nikko monkey corps school

As I have said many times before here on the 3Yen: “Saru mo ki kara ochiru!”….


Previous monkeying around on the 3Yen include such fun as:
   • Shaft up her monkey’s butt… (3Yen / 2012-03-15)
   • Swinging Shibuya Monkey Girls! (3Yen / 2007-02-17)
   • Panky, Panky, Panky… (3Yen / 2007-09-09)

Japanese exchange student is a robot!

Not only does this robot claim to have quoter leftthe conversational skills of a five-year-oldquoter right, its nose grows better than Mastro Geppetto’s brainchild*.

Japanese elementary school enrolls robot exchange student
gizmag.com | Feb.9, 2012
A new research program is underway in Japan which will introduce fifth graders to a 1.2 meter tall communication robot called Robovie over a period of 14 months. Researchers at the International Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR) say Robovie has the conversational skills of a five-year-old, which they hope to improve through daily interactions with the children…more…
Japanese elementary school robot exchange student

japanese wanking-bots animated
For years here on the 3Yen and in the regular press (BBC and The Independent), I have railed against Japan’s useless anthropomorphic robots (3Yen / 2010-10-15) and wanking automation (3Yen / 2007-08-01 | See right. →).
Also check out our report: JPN robots fail to help in the nuclear Meltdown (3Yen / 2011-04-05)

Teach Teddy Bear English in Japan

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?


To learn more about the fun that can be had teaching engrish in Japan, refer to the following news.3Yen reports:
   • Thousands of foreign engrish teachers hit Japan’s streets (3Yen / 2010-04-22)
   • Good riddens to bad engRish (3Yen / 2010-12-03)
   • A bad case of engRish lessons (3Yen / 2007-12-12)
   • “Thinking of teaching in Japan? Don’t bother” (Amen!) (3Yen / 2006-03-02)
   • 90% of engRish teachers in Japanese schools are incompetent (3Yen / 2005-07-18)
dead Nova rabbit