If only he could really…

It is with guilty pleasure I learned that the only Japanese who has ever tried to kill me*, Shoko Asahara, has been hanged.

 
(If only he could really fly.)
"Fake news"!
The Master could not be hanged…The great lightened Sonshi could FLY!!

*Back in the late 1980s, Shoko Asahara‘s doomsday cult crazies used to dance/sing/recruit at my train station…and then they killed 13 people with a Sarin poison gas attack on the same Tokyo subway I used to take to work.
I’m not a big fan of the death penalty, but good riddance.

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Our previous reports of Shoko Asahara and his Aum cult include:

 



 


‘OH MY GOD! They killed ASIMO!’

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A bot by any other name
Is this the end of the line for Asimo, Japan’s famed robot?
Agence France-Presse | July 01, 2018
Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reported that the Japanese carmaker had terminated Asimo and dissolved the team making one of the world’s most famous humanoid robots.
More…Asimo-gives-up

 
Of course Honda had to kill ASIMO. He didn’t do anything (except waste mountains of money of Honda).

As I was previously quoted complaining in the press:

Decades of creating fantasy robots, like Asimo, Aibo, Roborior et al, has bankrupted the research and development departments of Japan while not resulting in any viable products. —The Independent (2010-07-17)

 

Ok, ok, ASIMO did allow Honda get their investment back in RoboButtsecks (3Yen | 2007-12-21)asimo robot buttsecks

Also check out our previous post: ASIMO does stairs (and doesn’t) (3Yen | 2007-01-12)


 


tokyonama-texitle-logo-2Tokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo

Goofy umbrellas for Japan’s rainy season

With all the umbrellas fun in yesterday’s post, Rain

Here’s an umbrella is designed to be rolled alongside you, like a suitcase, which provides a fun alternative to the ordinary method, which involves carrying the annoying thing around with you

via New “rolling” umbrella with wheels lets you take it for a stroll on rainy days | RocketNews24
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Our previous dorky descriptions of Japanese umbrellas include:

 



 


Rain

Here in Tokyo we’re in the peak of Japan’s rainy season. Japanese folks always ask me* where’s my umbrella and answer with the haiku of the poet Santoka Taneda (Wiki):

降るままぬれるままで歩く
furu mama nureru mama de aruku
Japanese block print by Hasui Kawase(image: Hasui Kawase)

”kyō mo nurete shiranai michi o yuku”
today again, soaking wet, / I walk on an unknown road
 


 

*I don’t and can’t use an umbrella since I walk on crutches, so asking me is, “duh.”

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Learn more at Japan-guide.com about Japan’s Tsuyu, the Rainy Season. Our previous reports include:

 


tokyonama-texitle-logo-2Tokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo


 


‘Let’s f⌾ck!’

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via
指原莉乃、外国人を落とすテクに「勉強になりそう!」『恋するサイテー男総選挙』6・12放送|TVLIFE web – テレビがもっと楽しくなる! . {"AbemaTV" (internet TV station) broadcast on Tuesday June 12 about a “f⌾cking” program by Rihara Shihara, “「I’m going to study!」 Technique to (f⌾ck and) dump foreigner lovers!”}
 
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Some of our other Japanese f⌾cking reports include:

 




WE’LL BE HAPPY!

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Goofy Google Translate of fvj.co.jp/vending
The happy “Two-Down” vending machine that you often see on Tokyo’s street is Wex Corp’s private brand vending machine…with reasonable pricing. We are aggressively offering a “two-down” vending machine that finds new demand and receives wide support.

 
drink-sizes-japanThe-rest-of-the-story…
When I first came to Japan in 1984, the fixed price of drink was 110 yen ($1 USD) for a measly 190 ml (6.4 oz) can. In 1986, the standard-throughout-Japan price went up to 120 yen but over the next few years the normal 350 ml (12 oz) can was introduced. To pay 120 yen, you must use three coins: one 100 yen and two 10 yen coins.120yen-in-coin

The reason that these 100 yen vending machines are called TWO DOWN is that they only need one 100 yen coin for a drink, which is two coins “down” from the normally required three. The happy Wex-Man character carries a big mallet to “Hammer Down/ハンマーダウン” prices with Wex’s colorfully loud blue and yellow vending machines that, “anticipated the Era (of Japan’s endless deflation since 1992).”
two-down-logo

 





WOT!?~

 

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THE 3YEN.com IS BACK
, after:

  • The last two weeks of the dread HTTP Error 503, grr,
  • having its database corrupted/down for almost a year,
  • losing the 3yen domain name, and
  • living in low-rent exile at 3yenblog.wordpress.com/.

And, WARNING…The indexes of the comments and posts are still acting a little wonky. Stay tuned.

Ghostbusters vs Lowrider in Tokyo

Here’s a slice of street life…lowriding in Shibuya district, Tokyo.

@MKB0T—Driving home last night behind a ghost busters car. I think. It only had red lights. The indicators and brake lights were the same lights.

59-CHEVY-

 
Saaaa.
This so-called “ghost busters car” is a 1959 Chevy Impala lowrider (shown in the bottom half).
The Ghostbusters vehicle, called the “ECTO-1,” was a 1959 Cadillac ambulance, a professional chassis built by the Miller-Meteor company (shown in top half). Ecto-1

Our previous reports of Tokyo rides include:

 



 


Nara’s horny deer-monk mascot

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Nara’s horny half-deer/half-monk mascot, Sento-kun, was caught out on the street with his antlers’ fully erect rather than their normal horizontal orientation .
Shameful.

SENTO-KUN’S ERECTION
antler angle WHAT?! Street happening
Mainichi Newspaper | 2018 June 01 (Google Translate)

Sento-kun
 

 
Previous “horny” reports include:

 



‘H’

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muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4200
Muppets / Celebrity:
Jake Gyllenhaal vs octopus

 

Some of our other “H” (Ecchi / エッチ) and octopus reports include: