Softbank Japan’s contractual obligations for ROBO-SEX

Since Softbank “Pepper” robot costs* 198,000 yen ($1,654 USD) to purchase and then the owner has to then pay another 24,600 yen ($206 USD) per month for the service contract, the bitchin’ bot better do a lot more than just, “shaking its hips and moan.”


No sex please, we’re robots!
Buyers of hit new ‘emotional robot’ Pepper to sign contract vowing it won’t be used for sex

DAILY MAIL | 22 September 2015
Japan-based SoftBank included a clause in the ownership contract which said using the robot for ‘the purpose of sexual or indecent behavior’ breaks this rental agreement…Computer pranksters have already reprogrammed the iPad hanging from its neck to give Pepper ‘virtual breasts’ which makes it shake its hips and moan when touched..more


Previously the 3Yen has reported on Japanese robosex including:



Question posed on reddit:

I was wondering automation and its effects on the workforce. Given that Hitachi has now introduced the first AI managers. Will automation change “employment” as we know it in the coming years?

My answer:
┏[-_-]┛ WELCOME TO OUR ROBOT OVERLOADS …not. ┗[-_-]┓

The AI [artificial intelligence] of those “AI managers” does not mean they are bosses. The so-called “AI managers” are just software schedulers of logistics tasks using some AI. All major shipping companies have been using such software for years—the same for taxi companies, auto parts warehouses, and gambling casino management.

According to Hitachi’s press release (2015-09-15), the company is just trying to smooth out allocation production resources using better scheduling and prediction of factory job orders. These are not robot “managers” bossing humans around—just fancy computer calendars tied into Excel spreadsheets, <yawn>.

By integrating artificial intelligence technology into Hitachi’s automation for logistics tasks, they were able to verify an 8% improvement in efficiency. Cool! However, that’s what, UPS, Walmart, and every supermarket chain has been doing for the past 20 years.

The key point is that Hitachi’s AI technology is trying predict glitches in their production and figure out whether improvements/keizen actually work together to boast production. For example, a 200% improvement in the Widget bolt tightening also must have a 200% improvement in the Widget locking washer placement and picking/fitting of bolts before they’re tightened.

Bottom line: Move along folks—Nothing to see here, yet.

Previous 3Yen reports on the myths of Japanese robotics include:


Jamming Gem-of-Japan

“Wanky,” long-time reader of the 3Yen, just sent in this jammin’ gem of Japan…

[Japanese] Fellow enjoys VR sex simulation so much he won’t stop when asked to | Aug 28, 2015

Previous “jamming” Japan reports on the 3Yen include:


First robo-wedding in Japan, of course


left_long quotebar 24x260pxThe bride wore white and the groom wore out his batteries: First robot wedding in Japan takes place and even ends with a kiss
  • Frois and Yukirin wore traditional outfits for the event in Tokyo on Saturday
  • Ceremony was organised by Maywa Denki*, who designed the groom Frois
Daily Mail Online | 28 June 2015

*The “Parallel-world electricians,” Maywa Denki, is Japan’s best “art unit” and they have been a favorite of the for many years:


Otamatone Touch-Sensitive Electronic Musical Instrument by Maywa Denki (

Tourism in cash-based Japan

3Yen correspondent Rob Pongi reports of the upcoming plans of Japan for 2020 Olympics and Japanese robot suits for making mega money moves.

To the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Tourists,
Welcome to Japan.
The land where both the future and the past exist together in a beautiful harmony.
We understand that you do not like the fact that you cannot use your foreign bank or credit card since we don’t have bank and credit card machines for payment of our goods and everything is paid by cash. And, even if we do have some card readers, we don’t trust foreign banks anyway. Sorry about that.
So for your upcoming trip we have invented another solution. bank-cash-mover
Please enjoy your wonderful stay in Japan!
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee


‘Hello, I want to suck your soul.’

Hokazono-Masayleft_quoter_14x24Hello, I’m Aiko Chihara and I want to suck your soul.right_quoter_13x24

Robotic Customer Service? In This Japanese Store, That’s the Point
Wall Street Journal / JRT blog / April 16, 2015
Toshiba Corp. will debut its humanoid robot at the information desk of an upscale department store in Tokyoto provide audio guidance to customersThe robot’s appearance wasn’t modeled on any specific person but was designed to give a friendly impression at the Mitsukoshi department store in Nihonbashi, on Monday and Tuesday…more..

Previous reports of robot working girls on the 3Yen include:


Japan, always at the forefront of innovation…


Always at the forefront of innovation, the beat-off brainiacs at Tenga are now offering the:
quoter leftNew Tenga “Vacuum Controller” fleshlight features converter for international sizes.quoter right

New Tenga "Vacuum Controller" fleshlight features converter for international sizes. tenga-tokyoscum— Ceiling Gallery (@tokyoscum) March 20, 2015

Previous reports of Japan’s high-tech Tenga on the 3Yen include:masterbateathon choke a chicken
   • Tenga temptations are in the pocket
          (3Yen / 2014-04-29)
   • Japan beats off all to win the
          ‘Red Dot Award: Product Design 2012′

             (3Yen / 2012-03-18)
   • Japan ‘relief’ (3Yen / 2011-06-21)
   • Transformer TENGA twisto (3Yen / 2011-09-21)
   • Danny Choo waxes his dolphin (3Yen / 2010-07-17)
   • Japan beats (off) all! ( / 2008-05-30)


Japan invents the Segway yet again

Japan’s new Segway-like electric tricycle, the “Ily-A,” has been unveiled this week. According to the Ily-A can take several forms: a three-wheel seated scooter, a stand-up transporter, or a carrying basket for shopping in its minimized-mode.

Previous reports on the 3Yen of Japan reinventing the Segway include:
   • Japan invents the Segway! (again) (3Yen / 2015-01-14)
   • They see em rollin, they hatin’… (3Yen / 2010-05-16)
   • Toyota invents the Segway! (3Yen / 2008-08-06)
   • Toshiba invents the Segway (3Yen / 2006-11-14)
   • Better than the Segway or ‘Jegway’ (3Yen / 2006-11-29)
   • Time Magazine names Toyota’s i-unit™ ‘coolest’
        (3Yen / 2005-11-17)
 i-unit ev by toyota


Japan Fappy™

fappy-catalog quoter leftRemember you're in Japan. Everyone here still faps by fax.quoter right
—The Hopeful Monster (@SublightMonster) March 18, 2015

Be sure not to miss the previous 3Yen reports on Japanese fapping technology:
. . Japan’s ‘W-FAP’ for waxing your banana (3Yen / 2014-10-24
. . ‘Talk to the hand’ (3Yen / 2012-04-14)
. . Handroid — robo-hand (3Yen / 2011-09-03)
. . Fist of Japan ( / 2009-06-30)
And the all-time favorite…
. . Wanker Expo ( /2007-08-01 )
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WANKERING MACHINES IN ACTION at the Adult Treasure Expo AET 2007

Pedo-Bear is back, and now he wants granny!

bear-bot in japan robot Look out granny!
Japanese scientists of the RIKEN research institute have released a new experimental nursing care robot, “ROBEAR.”

According to RIKEN’s press release of February 23rd, the ROBEAR can performing tasks such as lifting a patient from a bed or wheelchair and, left_quoter_14x24will provide impetus for research on the creation of robots that can supplement Japan’s need for new approaches to care-givingright_quoter_13x24
Ri-i-i-ight—Granny is gonna love this. ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ

Sadly, these nursing care robots of the RIKEN Institute have been around forever. RIBA-II, the care-giving Teddy Bear ( / 2011-08-03) shown above has been in development for a long time without any the bear-bots going into practical use in nursing homes and hospitals.

The 3Yen first reported years ago about the predecessor of the RIBA, the RI-MAN robot in: Stroke my soft machine (3Yen / 2006-03-01)
Other Bear-bot reports on the 3Yen have included:
. . . Care-bots for elderly…again ( / 2013-06-22)
. . . Bear-bot that reads your tweets ( / 2011-01-26)
. . . Robo-teddy vs Alzheimer’s ( / 2010-10-08 )