Fierce

Translated from the Japanese:

left_quoter_14x24 Kansai Yamamoto’s new facial mask — Kabuki makeup Pack ♡ I finally tried it! Funny face!right_quoter_13x24masked-japaneseyumi-text
 
mask schoolgirlEverywhere you go, Japan is full of surgical masked wonders (3Yen.com / 2011-01-30/) wandering in packs of public anonymity.
 
 
However, the fierce facial mask wearers seeking beauty are even more fun. what-in-hole japan
As I reported before in The WHAT goes in the WHOzits? (3Yen / 2012-07-07) , all the Japanese cosmetics firms heavily promote specially impregnated sheets of skin care masks resulting in silly sights like this… ↓

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Hanayuki Moisturizing Facial Mask

 
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Daiso Japan’s Natural Pack Charcoal Peel Off Mask

 
 
 
 
 
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Previous reports of hinky facial masks on the 3Yen include:

   • Japanese face tune-up (3Yen / 2012-07-07)
   • Beauty with bird poop powder (3Yen / 2008-05-03)
   • Whore-ray Face-lift Bra (3Yen / 2013-10-09)
   • Everyday (& night) is Halloween (3Yen / 2014-10-15)
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Facewaver Exercise Mask Beauty skin sag face stretcher

 

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Johnny Depp attacked by Chupacabra in Tokyo!

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Was it really a goat-sucking Chupacabra or a just a liver-snatching Japanese Kappa that laid up Johnny Depp for day?

left_long quotebar 24x260pxWhat was Johnny Depp’s bizarre excuse for missing a press conference?
Lancashire Telegraph / Jan. 28, 2015
Well it sure beats the flu. Johnny Depp told reporters in Japan that the reason he had missed a press conference [for his new film Mortdecai in Tokyo] the day before was because he had been attacked by a chupacabramore
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Previous reports of the dangers of Kappa and Japanese cryptids on the 3Yen include:
   •Monsterous alien slugs invade Japan (3Yen / 2013-06-27)
   •I am an Umi-bozu sea monster (3Yen / 2007-08-30)
   •Kappa vs kimono (3Yen / 2008-03-20)
   •Anal-sucking Kappa cause hemorrhoids (3Yen / 2005-10)

 

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New Japanese ‘smart hotel’ to offer lower rates with stupid robots

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Japanese theme park ‘Huis Ten Bosch’ to open ‘smart hotel’ with low rates — and robots
Nikkei Asian Review / January 28, 2015
at a planned hotel at Huis Ten Bosch, where robots will greet guests, clean up and even serve coffee… as a way to slash personnel costs… equipped with three customer-service robots handling check-ins, at least one “service robot” tasked with serving coffee to customers and other duties, and several cleaning robots. Instead of room keys, guests will use a facial recognitionmore

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left_quoter_14x24WELCOME TO THE FUTURE. WE ARE HERE TO REPLACE YOU.right_quoter_13x24
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The idea of a robot-assisted hotel is all fine and good. Check-in at an automated kiosk rather than with a clerk at the front desk is perfectly ok. Even a robot bellboy (3Yen / 2006-02-24 to carry my bags to my room would be sort of fun. However, claiming that this amounts to a “robot-run” hotel is just a gimmick.
UPDATE: The name of the hotel is “Henn na Hotel” {Strange Hotel}…a play on words: “Henn” is also part of the Japanese word for change. —The Japan Times.

Previous reports of Japanese gimmick-bots on the 3Yen include:

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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