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9/2/2014

Japan’s formal surrender on September 2, 1945

Japan’s formal surrender on September 2, 1945 when the Empire of Japan signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. (Wiki)

MacArthur at surrender ceremony. The flag flown by Perry is visible in the background.

MacArthur at surrender ceremony. The flag flown by Perry is visible in the background.

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MacArthur at surrender ceremony. The flag flown by Perry is visible in the background.

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8/26/2014

Don’t attempt…

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There is nothing wrong with your screen. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper.
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8/24/2014

Parade of painted dildos — in Japan of course

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This parade of painted dildos1/Kokeshi2 dolls is the stuff of dreams…bad dreams.

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This years parade in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture (www.city.osaki.miyagi.jp..) in the north of Japan was its 60th anniversary. A hinky time was had by one and all.

For more information about these dolls, refer to:

1 urbandictionary.com/define…kokeshi doll and the connection to this phallic-shaped doll with a bulbous penis head and no limbs.
2 wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokeshi


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8/23/2014

GO GIRL GO, GIRL A-GOGO

At the FIVB Women’s World Grand Prix volleyball finals in Tokyo today, Japan’s Yuki Ishii spikes the ball…FIERCELY.
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8/22/2014

Instant death noodles of Japan

Japan’s own invention (Wiki) Instant death in a cup— is finally attracting attention the love it deserves for its extruded soft wheat flour with no vitamins or other nutritional value, laden with MSG, deep fried in saturated-fat palm oil to maintain its spirochete shape and served in a broth choked with salt, lard and preservatives—OISHI(YUM)!

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Instant noodles: Heart disease in a cup?
lohud.com 2014/08/21
The study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, found that eating instant noodles two or more times a week was associated with cardiometabolic syndrome, a disorder that can raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
Mary Gocke, director of nutrition at the Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook.
The preservatives in most containers of instant noodles — combined with their packaging, usually in styrofoam cups — creates a “perfect storm” that can have a serious impact on the body, says Gocke, a registered dietitian. “Besides being carcinogens, they’re neurotoxic, and on top of that they’re endocrine disruptors” ...more...

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8/19/2014

‘Electronic makeup’ … from Japan of course

As if Japan already didn’t have enough makeup*

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Nobumichi Asai’s new work, said-openOmote Real-time face tracking and projection mapping,
said-closedshows you how a the face of a model can drastically change with “electronic makeup.said-closed continues on….A Rinkya Blog 2014Aug18:
Would you put some “electronic makeup” on?

OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING. from something wonderful on Vimeo.

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*Previous 3Yen reports of Japan’s over-the-top makeup—aka street kabuki— include:


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8/18/2014

‘Intelligent Design’ revered in Japan

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@pianistkantaku—The coin lockers in the Nagoya City Science Museum have Intelligent Design!

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8/18/2014

‘I am Goji-Batman.’

“Den4,” the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large reports of…

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8/16/2014

Loser Day parade for 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II

I love how Japan’s loony right-wing celebrates Loser Day (Surrender of Japan) with a giant cosplay parade.

Right-wing cosplayers visit Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni shrine to commemorate Japan’s surrender in World War II on August 15, 2014 on the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II.

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8/15/2014

Tokyo 2020 Special Olympics

Tokyo is making good progress in preparing for their hosting of the 2020 Olympics…

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