Japan’s economy is growing!

It’s planting season in Japan and this farmer is well on his way to having a bumper″ crop of Toyotas.

crop-of-toyotavalenchibarossi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 doesn’t need tracks or maglev

Japan’s newest Bullet Train at the “Banpaku Testudou” doesn’t need expensive tracks, hyper-expensive maglev guideway, or even a right-of-way!


Japan’s newest ‘image characters’

Here are Japan Post’s new mascots, TEGAMI BOT and his sidekick SMOKE DETECTOR-kun. (-‿◦☀)




EXCLUSIVE: First still photo from Japan’s Star Wars Episode 7!

Hey, has anyone seen the new Star Wars trailer yet?
The still below from the movie looks gr-r-r-reat, doesn’t it?


スター・ウォーズ エピソード7

pic.twitter.com/nDKDJ7moqP — パトリック・マシアス (@Patrick_Macias) November 28, 2014


Ok, ok, that still is from Japan’s film version of Star Wars, the film “Message from Space” (Wiki) and its TV spinoff “Message from Space: Galactic Wars (宇宙からのメッセージ 銀河大戦 Uchū kara no Messēji: Ginga Taisen).”
Specifically, its a still from episode 3, “Earth Beautiful Messenger,” that aired on TV Asahi (Toei) July 22, 1978 (Sat.) 19:30 ~.

Episode 3’s plot according to the thoroughly demented, goofy Google Translate is…
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The purpose of the Mass, the determination of the Earth Federation Supreme Council to father-Gen of Hayato was intelligence personnel
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However, Hayato is rescued the Mass real, I break the Gabanasu Ninja Corps

Sumo wrestlers are just hatched from eggs

The Sarcophagus* was one of the more impressive Goa’uld inventions.


Details in the Comments section.

Also check out the hugely popular 3Yen post:

Monkeys and goats, oh my!

This month’s subway manners poster for the Tokyo Metro features sheep, monkeys and an old goat—Go figure.



2014 FIFA World Cup
Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Estádio das Dunas stadium, in Natal Brazil • Group C

200px-Daruma_dollCultural note:
In the above photo the Japanese fan’s head has a Daruma figurine with both eyes filled in to denote achievement of a goal.
← Shown on the left is a Daruma with only one eye inked in is a “hopeful” Daruma to help achieve success by signifying their commitment to achieving their goal.
For example, sports teams before a big match or politicians before an election will buy such a Daruma doll and ink in one eye with a calligraphy brush. Then, if they win the game or election, they will ink in the other eye.
For more details refer to Wikipedia.org/wiki/Daruma.

Japanese-Alien lovechild?

Japanese-Alien hybrid?
said-openIs such a thing EVEN possible? Yes it is.said-closed ~Giorgio A. Tsoukalos


Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, His Eminence of the History Channel series, “ANCIENT ALIENS (Wiki),” has always contended that we are all “alien hybrids”…but perhaps he was referring to his secret Japanese-Alien lovechild.

Also refer to the previous 3Yen report:
  • Japanese researchers aren’t saying it was aliens, but… (3Yen / 2014-05-11)

Japan’s Super Prince of the Flaming Flocculent Fecal Plume

Thanks the otaku on 2chan.net (Bing Translator)
What is Kamen Rider BLACK RX* doing in the toilet?
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*Black RX is the evolved form of Kamen Rider Black and is the first Kamen Rider to switch into different forms—in this case the BioToilet Rider, the Super Prince of the Flaming Flocculent Fecal Plume (Wikipedia.org).


Previous 3Yen reports on Kaman Rider include:
   • Dork Drinks…from Japan of course (3Yen / 2011-02-25)
   • The traditional Nihon “Shocker” (3Yen / 2008-08-13)
   • Being your own super hero (3Yen / 2006-04-12)

POCKY — Japan’s top secret

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Have you ever wondered how chocolate Pocky pretzels were made?

Wonder no longer.

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—グリコ広報 (@glico_PR) March 31, 2014

Besides artisan-made Pocky snacks, previous puerile Pocky posts on the 3Yen include:
    • Japan plans for Plutonium Pocky! (3Yen / 2012-12-29)
    • Giant salmon pretzel sticks (3Yen / 2012-04-08)
    • Get Pockyed! (3Yen / 2009-07-25)