Audi Japan debuts
special edition A8 5.5 featuring a rice cooker
Exclusive only to Japan, Audi’s new A8 5.5 (www.audi.jp/rice)……The special model name “5.5” was inspired from the Japanese word gohan, which means rice—5 (go) and 0.5 or half (han) …
…In honor of the Japanese rice-eating culture, the Audi A8 5.5 features the world’s first rice cooker in the rear seat console…
…with Audi’s refined, innovative technology, each and every owner can now customize their rice to their own taste of preference…
…the interior is designed with tatami made out of the finest rush grass that is suitable for the high temperatures and the humidity of Japan. Enjoy the aesthetic features of Japanese culture with the new Audi A8 5.5.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this is Audi’s “April Fools’ Day gift” campaign (2015)
Previous ricer reports include:
Pee-chan and Poo-kun are opening in ‘ELIMINATION’, a new Broadway-type musical in Tokyo’s Ginza and guaranteed to be a stinker.
Previous puerile pee and poo reports of Japan on the 3Yen include:
After long debate, the city of Tokyo declined the naming rights offer for the ″ Tokyo Gas & Petrochemical Fish Market*.″
After long debate, new Tsukiji fish market to be called Tsukiji Fish Market (築地魚河岸)
http://t.co/9ufW91CMVU — (@Mulboyne) Oct. 6, 2015
*The-rest-of-the-story is that the new Tsukiji fish market is being built on top of the toxic waste site of Tokyo Gas Company—Tsukiji being the planet’s premier place for sushi.
Refer to The Japan Times report…
New Tsukiji site highly toxic: panel (2008/05/20):
Note that the above picture contains the farty fun slogan, “MY CITY—MY GAS©.” This was Tokyo Gas Company’s slogan that they slapped on the side of thousands of their company’s trucks here in the city. Created for the 1970 Osaka Expo for use at the Japanese Gas Industry Pavilion, the slogan was used actively until the mid-1980s and it is still found in various versions today such as ‘myTokyoGas’ shown below.
Refer to 3Yen / 2008-09-24 : MY CITY—MY GAS©
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:
Japan’s kaiju, Gamera, The Invincible, Super Monster, Guardian of the Universe, and Friend of All Children (Wiki) has been seen invading North Korea!
North Korean zoo upgrades include 65-meter ‘turtle’
NK News – North Korea News / 2015 Sept. 21
Upgrades to Pyongyang’s Central Zoo include construction of a 65-meter turtle-shaped building, and a larger construction in the shape of a bird’s wing, satellite imagery and a bulletin from Korean Central Television (KCTV) reveal…more...
Previous Gamera reports on the 3Yen include:
• Gamera chomp! (3Yen / 2015-09-18)
• Gamera camera (3Yen / 2014-03-24/)
• Gamera captured in Tokyo’s Ginza! (3Yen / 2006-04-25)
• ‘Turtles can fly’ premieres in Japan (3Yen / 2005-07-27)
• Nagasaki’s mutant Crocotutle scare ↓ (3Yen / 2010-08-13)
Hi-tech Japan is always on the cutting edge of innovation…
Caption: Japanese men and boys step through the Stargate sacred ring after purifying themselves in the water during the Kawagtari Event (also known as the Hekokaki Festival) at Kora Taisha Shrine on June 1, 2015 in Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.
More details via Ghettoey Images (2015-06-02)
A few of the many 3Yen reports of the Japan’s Stargates include:
Den4, the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large reports:
The Great A’Tuin (Wiki), the giant space turtle that holds up the Discworld, by the late Terry Prachett, seems to have landed on top of a hamburger bun in Shibuya…
Previous spacey reports of burgers and turtles on the 3Yen include:
It’s planting season in Japan and this farmer is well on his way to having a ″bumper″ crop of Toyotas.
トヨタ田植え機始めたんだ— ちばろッシ@あと８連休 (@valenchibarossi) May 2, 2015
Previous ″crop″ reports on the 3Yen include:
Japan’s newest Bullet Train at the “Banpaku Testudou” doesn’t need expensive tracks, hyper-expensive maglev guideway, or even a right-of-way!
Here are Japan Post’s new mascots, TEGAMI BOT and his sidekick SMOKE DETECTOR-kun. (-‿◦☀)