Japan’s Miss Universe 2015

Miss Japan Kurara Chibana in ninja
 

Who can forget Miss Universe in ninja high heels (3Yen / 2006-07-19)? Miss Japan, Kurara Chibana, won the national costume competition in her ninja bikini back in 2006.

This year’s Miss Japan, Keiko Tsuji, wore striking Ashigaru armor (Wiki) as her “national costume” in the preliminaries of the MISS UNIVERSE competition this Sunday (Jan. 25).

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As posted here before in Miss Greater Co-Prosperity Universe (3Yen | 9/2/2011) is once again going for the kinky samurai look that has served Japan so well in previous years (3Yen / 2006-07-19)/

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STILL CRAZY radioactive AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

Ever since the three nuclear reactor meltdowns caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima—things are still crazy after all these years…
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Tokyo Electric to miss March deadline for filtering radioactive water
The Japan Times (KYODO) Jan. 24, 2015fukushima-text         Continues…

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Story idea via Shogannai (@Shogannai)January 25, 2015

Previous fcuked Fukushima fun on the 3Yen includes the following:
   • Fukushima is the bomb (3Yen / 2014-08-06)
   • Japan’s ‘Great Wall’—drip, drip, drip (3Yen / 2014-06-13)
   • Fukuppy™ Fukushima’s new mascot (3Yen / 2013-10-12)

fukuppy_500xfukushima corporation logo

 

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I love to eat Japanese crap


Q: left_quoter_14x24What goes into those karinto* snacks?right_quoter_13x24

A: POODLE POOP, deep fried.

Slogan: left_quoter_14x24Once you get past the smell, you have it licked™.right_quoter_13x24


 
*Karinto
is a traditional, sweet and deep-fried, Japanese snack food that is made primarily of flour, yeast, and brown sugar. It has a deep brown and pitted appearance, and takes the form of a short cylinder…aka Poodle Poop (Wiki).Karintos2CC BY 2.0; by DFTDER

 

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Japan Railways Kyushu to make stations staffless

jrJapan Railways (JR) Kyushu operating in the most southwesterly of Japan’s four main islands is suffering from depopulation and stagnation, which has resulted in drastic economic measures such as…

left_long quotebar 24x260pxJR Kyushu to make stations staffless
The Tokyo Reporter | January 18, 2015 — JR Kyushu will by 2016 operate its 100 biggest stations without any staff. The company, which plans to go public next year, is looking for ways to cut costs and improve efficiency. The first 50 or so stations will go staffless this spring{big snip}So without staff, what happens to stations? One has solved the problem by making a goat stationmaster. Full story…
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yagi ekicho by breakingjp3

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Other “goaty” 3Yen posts include:
   • Monkeys and goats, oh my! (3Yen / 2014-09-30)
   • Robo-goat for Tokyo losers (3Yen / 2007-11-02/)
   • Sony’s Silence of the Goats (3Yen / 2007-04-29)
   • Goats. Sex. Harajuku Girls. (3Yen / 2006-12-02)
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Oh no, not Noh.

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left_quoter_14x24Wooden masks hang on the wall. Most resemble those used in noh plays but one is most certainly batman…‘Avatar’ series of wooden masks by Kenichi Asano.right_quoter_13x24
Spoon & Tamago | 2015/01/15: Five Sculptors: an exhibition surveying contemporary Japanese sculpture
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Learn more about the exhibit at:
   • spoon-tamago.com
   • hpgrpgallery.com
   • Kenichi Asano’s website www.k-1asano.com.

Also check out the previous “Bat Posts” on the 3Yen including:
   • Ukiyo-e of the Man-Bat (3Yen / 2012-09-09)
  • The secret history of Batman in Japan (3Yen / 2008-10-28)
  • Japanese Karuta for Batman (3Yen / 2009-11-27)
  • nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, BATVAN! (3Yen / 2010-11-16)
Batvan strikes fear in Japan

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Japan’s ex-Prime Minister is a drag queen

Former Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama has always been very entertaining…especially his wife, Miyuki, who has written in her book how she has been on, left_quoter_14x24a triangular-shaped UFO and went to Venus.right_quoter_13x24 (3Yen 2009-09-03).
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Japan’s ex-PM debuts as a drag queen…
          could Gordon Brown be next?
PinkNews | 16th January 2015
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The Asahi News (in Japanese) reported on Thursday that:
sidebar-quote long Former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (67) in his first transvestite stage appearance looked ‘quite similar to his wife.’

For added fun, Prime Minister Hatoyama has a kissing scene with the male president of the Japanese Red Cross Society in the musical.

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A Tokyo university lives up to its logo

A Tokyo university lives up to its limp dick logo and maybe its motto*.

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The rest-of-the-story…nude-textMore

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*quoter leftFEEL and GROWquoter right
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Other Tokyo logos and slogans with an unfortunate “bend” include:
   • Penis vs Anus (Yokohama’s logo vs Tokyo’s)
      (3Yen / 2006-11-14)
   • Tokyo Tower’s Pink Penis mascot, “Noppon”
      (3Yen / 2009-04-05)
   • Tokyo, MY CITY — MY GAS
      (3Yen / 2008-09-24)

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Japan invents the Segway! (again)

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Honda’s UNI-CUB Is Amazing, Least-Efficient Water Delivery System Ever
jalopnik.com 2015Jan13
Honda demonstrated their UNI-CUB motorized chair-thing, which they’re using to develop the world’s least-efficient method of single water-bottle delivery. Seeing it in action, I’m very impressed...more...
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The rest-of-the-story is that Segway-type devices are illegal to use in Japan on public roads* (3Yen 2006-11-14)segway2 (and sidewalks haven’t been invented yet in Japan) so all this “innovation” of copying the the failed personal transporter market is just Honda spinning their wheels in a product segment that has proven to be a loss for more than a decade.

Previous reports Japan inventing the Segway (again) on the 3Yen include:
   • 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)
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WTF fatwa against Kobe beef?

A beef beef — A bunch of bull ’bout beer ‘n’ beef

fatwaa-kobe-beefYoga, Petting Puppies, Halloween: Banned By Malaysia’s Muslim Clerics
NPR | 2015/01/05
Malaysia modernizes, its state-backed religious authorities are embarking on a spree of fatwas. Each is a decree based on interpretations of the Quran. The fatwas are typically seen as guidelines, but police can potentially enforce them under Malaysia’s Sharia laws
Wagyu beef — Originating in Japan, this legendarily succulent form of beef is sometimes produced by massaging cows. These lucky cows are also occasionally fed beer and therefore forbidden.
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Rest-of-the-story…
The odd thing is that it’s NATURAL for livestock to get drunk.
Back home on the ranch in the late fall, well always let the cows graze under the apple trees after harvest. The old windfall apples ferment and of my cows would get loopy on natural cider. The cows just get more mellow after foraging on boozy cider-y apples and that made for succulent beef. It’s all perfectly natural and organic way to raise livestock, and no reason to have fatwa against Kobe beef.

Japan, the land of proud toilets

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Come to Japan and see our toilets!®

TOTO, and PR at the cutting edge toilet experience space alien in Narita Airport
Nihon Keizai Shimbun 2015/1/8 (giga-goofy Google Translate from Japanese)
TOTO has announced that they will open in April, “Gallery TOTO.” state-of-the-art toilet experience at Narita International Airport. Foreigner travelers can become familiar Japanese toilets with built-in wash basin…the “Washlet” toilet with hot water bidet cleaning…This will be a gateway to welcome foreign visitors and show the company’s technical capabilities.
“Gallery TOTO” will be located on the main passageway of Terminal Building 2 and will provide a total of 10 booths for men and women…offering such hi-tech things as the latest models of toilet bowls with enhanced sterilization and deodorization functions…Multipurpose toilets.. consideration of the wheelchair people and the elderly, there is also a nursing room


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