First robo-wedding in Japan, of course

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left_long quotebar 24x260pxThe bride wore white and the groom wore out his batteries: First robot wedding in Japan takes place and even ends with a kiss
  • Frois and Yukirin wore traditional outfits for the event in Tokyo on Saturday
  • Ceremony was organised by Maywa Denki*, who designed the groom Frois
Daily Mail Online | 28 June 2015
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*The “Parallel-world electricians,” Maywa Denki, is Japan’s best “art unit” and they have been a favorite of the 3Yen.com for many years:

 


Otamatone Touch-Sensitive Electronic Musical Instrument by Maywa Denki (amazon.com)
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Bolly violence in Japan

Here in Tokyo we are in the throes of the fifth season of Japan’s venerated Four Seasons*: the Rainy Season.
And with the rainy season comes a billion brollies bringing on bashes‘n’clashes like the following report.

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Previous reports of Japanese bolly violence on the 3Yen include:

Japan’s government to fill centenarians’ silver cups with hemlock


silver-cup-for-hemlock The Asahi.com (2015-June-23, in Japanese) is reporting that the:

left_quoter_14x24100-year-old Silver Cup is a tax waste.right_quoter_13x24 Outside business experts have recommended they stop giving away silver cups to Japanese celebrating their 100th birthday.
In a review of excessive government spending, business experts have recommended to the Ministry of Health that such expenditures for elderly be curtailed.
In the 2014 fiscal year 31,500 cups had to be prepared each costing about 8,000 yen ($69 USD) per person for a total budget of 298 million yen ($226,391 USD).

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Previous 3Yen reports of aging/dying/dead Japan include:

 


‘Ikadon’ is friendly to children

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Way up north in Aomori Prefecture, an eerie loose-character* mascot, “Ikadon,” appears in Hachinohe Morning Market held on the docks in front of the Hachinohe Museum. They say (Google Translate), Ikadon is friendly to children,″ but you be the judge whether this soiled squid is really ok.
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Previous reports of squid loose-characters/loose-character_yuruchara/Yuru-Chara on the 3Yen include:

 


Kyushu’s choo-choo cheer

The Sankei News (Google Translate) is reporting that Japan Railways (JR) Kyushu cheerleaders, the “Sakura/Swallow Corps” (mascot below), at the YOSAKOI Soran Festival in Sapporo this week. Sakuratsubame-Corps-character_200xThe Sakuratsubame (Sakura/Swallow) Corps is composed of JR Kyushu shinkansen (Bullet Train) station attendants, conductors, motormen, and train staff. The Corps won a “U-40″ grand prize at the the festival for their “choo-choo cheer” (you can hear the stream locomoive in the music of their performance).

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‘Vice Fairy’ stalks the streets of Shibuya

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left_long quotebar 24x260pxyoupouch.com 2015/June/04 (Google Translate):
The “Vice Fairy” brand of Shibuya Tokyo has been a hot topic around the Japanese Net since last year. The two brother’s of the fashion brand have become famous wearing their own designs of jibei/jams and yukata/robes. This summer Vice Fairy is back in once again with “transcendent” fashion shots of themselves and their “cool copywriting.”

 


Would you wanna try out for the ‘BJ League’ of Japan?

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Would you wanna try out for the BJ League and Bull Fight″ for the national league of Basketball Japan?

left_long quotebar 24x260pxthe International Basketball Federation (FIBA)…asigned delegates to help with a task force aimed at creating reforms to Japanese basketball. One such reform involves uniting Japan’s two basketball leagues, the National Basketball League and unfortunately named BJ-League (Basketball Japan League)
RocketNews24 2015/06/05:   Japan Basketball Association considering prohibiting zone defense to minors

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Previous reports of Japan’s fun “BJ” culture on the 3Yen include:

 


Japan Stargate 2015

Hi-tech Japan is always on the cutting edge of innovation…
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Caption:     Japanese men and boys step through the Stargate sacred ring after purifying themselves in the water during the Kawagtari Event (also known as the Hekokaki Festival) at Kora Taisha Shrine on June 1, 2015 in Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.
More details via Ghettoey Images (2015-06-02)

A few of the many 3Yen reports of the Japan’s Stargates include:

 



Tokyo Metro is full of frog fans

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Basically in Japan, it’s not easy being green.″(3Yen 2015-05-01)


 
The Tokyo Metro’s posters have warned of other train problems including:
  • Kicking butt on the Tokyo Metro (3Yen 2015-04-01)
  • May Day on the METRO (3Yen 2015-05-01)
  • No farting on the Metro (3Yen 2015-02-06)
  • Don’t play with your nuts on the Metro (3Yen 2014-11-15)