Oh the horror! Japanese researchers must review their papers!

Talk about a Wild-n-Crazy New Idea: Japanese research papers now need to be reviewed! Wow!

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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...

Pimpin’ ain’t easy-peasy japanesey

"The eikaiwa school that gets you closer… To pimps.." via
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pic.twitter.com/IdmrruOxL9 Matt Alt (@Matt_Alt) April 22, 2014

And remember, learning engrish and …pimp

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)

The only Japanese word you need to understand is ‘UNKO’

One of our long-time readers, “Johnny Yen” thoughtfully writes to us:

said-openOne will benefit from carefully studying this website on how to take a poop in Japanese.said-closed*

The only Japanese word you need to understand this video is UNKO (poop)!

Official Japanese website (machine translation)
The short video above is a promo for the launch of Japanese children’s’ book “Shiritori Unko (Endless Poop)”:
quoter leftShiritori Shit that follows shit ♪ …… endless poop ♪ Confucius puppy. Let Dashikiro this shit to get! quoter right

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Book title: “Shiritori Unko” ISBN: 9784592761662 Price: 838 yen + tax
Official Japanese website: kodomoe.net/unko (Google Translate)

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Also check out the previous 3Yen report:

How to poop Japanese. (3Yen / 2010-07-12 )
how to poop in Japan

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.

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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

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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
wikipedia.org/wiki/Choriaster_granulatus

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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http://youtu.be/s0WQkiDFsvA

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
More…

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.

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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.” ↓

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twitter.com/shimashima108

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)