1,000 Ninja Wanted

Help wanted:
ninja 1,000 Ninja Wanted by the Hilton Odawara Hotel
HiltonOdawara.jp | 2015Feb22
We will recruit 1,000 ninja who can join us for an event for both adults and children—Take part in a ninja experience on April 25 (Saturday) in Odawara”

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Bitter green pretzels … only in Japan

The newest Pocky was released on February 10th: the Pocky Kasane Maccha. This pretzel has layered dark chocolate and bitter green tea, and it will only be available for a limited time.

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(More details at the official Pocky Street website.)

Previous pervy puerile Pocky posts on the 3Yen include:
   • Get POCKYed! (3Yen / 2011-11-12)
   • Getting poked, Japanese style (3Yen / 2009-07-25)
   • Pocky dance (3Yen / 2007-11-03)

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Japanese ‘free’ beer can be marketed as a health food

3Yen readers Mulboyne and “Choko” write:

Just when you thought Coke had the monopoly on ‘Wild Health’ (3Yen 2011-02-06)

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left_quoter_14x24Breaking remarkable new ground, Japan’s Consumer Agency has ruled non-alcohol beer can be labelled a health food.right_quoter_13x24yomiuri-text
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Japan’s largest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun (right), reports that the courts found that the promotion of non-alcohol beer did not contribute to underage drinking. The official ruling said that breweries could label the so-called “free” beer (above left) as a help in maintaining and improving health in accordance with Japan’s Health Promotion Law. R-i-i-ight.

UPDATE:
left_long quotebar 24x260pxAlcohol-free drinks get health stamp
The Japan Times | Feb. 18, 2015

 

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Flip GUNDAM

Everybody on the Japanese Internet is giggling about this awfully elongated faux-Gundam in the Philippines…

fiip-gundamsidebar-quote long …これ、ホントなの?お次はフィリピンですかいろいろスゴいなぁw — ZIGGY (@lifeonaxis) Feb. 15, 2015

The Gundamguy blog describes this as a, said-open Life-Size Statue of the RX-78-2 Gundam at the Jed’s Island Resort on the McArthur Highway, Calumpit, Bulacan in The Philippines.said-closed The resort has other mecha statues too [more photos].

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Previous reports of funny fake Gundams on the 3Yen include:
   • Gundam’s defeat (3Yen / 2010-07-0)
   • China’s fake Gundam
         (3Yen / 2011-01-01)

   • Full-sized ‘Flower Gundam’ for Tokyo? (3Yen / 2012-04-07)

 

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Without all the trash, here’s what Tokyo would look like

Without all the fcuking trash and clutter, here’s what Tokyo would look like cleaned up…

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left_long-quotebar_24x360Without Ads Or Billboards, Here’s What The Streets Of Tokyo Would Look Like
The Huffington Post 02/13/2015
French graphic designer Nicolas Damiens reveals just how critical ads are to the character of a metropolis by showing how surreal the space would look without them. In his series aptly titled “Tokyo Without Ads,” Damiens strips the buzzing Tokyo streets of any and all ads. The result is nearly unrecognizable…more photos…

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Previous 3Yen reports about how Tokyo looks like “Blade Runner” on a bad hair day:
   • Japanese Junkspace (3Yen / 2008-06-29)
   • Ill-Machine Tokyo (3Yen / 2008-01-22)
   • The ‘Blade Runner’ Bubble is back! (3Yen / 2006-03-18)

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Japanese girls must give Feb 14th

Some of my Valentine’s chocolate has arrived early.

choco-girl今週はバレンタインです 明日と当日はワタシもお店におりまする^^チョコレートプレゼント企画などもありつつ、気になるあの人へのプレゼントなら表参道FYPでね♥ –OMI / 化郎 (@OMI_KERO) 2014feb11

The basic idea is that Valentine’s Day here, Japanese girls give chocolates (and love) to guys and the guys don’t have to do much of anything*.

Anyway, here’s a Youbube of some goofy Japanese Chocolates and pink pompom Valentines.

You can enjoy further details about the fun of Japanese Valentine’s in my reports:
Chocolate cock! (3Yen / 2008-01-23)
Japanese women dump on Valentine’s chocolates (3Yen / 2006-02-14)
Are you gettin’ any? (Japanese “Choco”) (3Yen / 2006-02-14/)
The perfect Japanese Valentine gift: the keys to her nether regions (3Yen / 2005-02-05)
Screwing Valentine’s Day (3Yen / 2005-02-05) Screwy Japanese chocolate for screwing

 

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‘Spot’ makes Japan’s dead-dog AIBO look bad

sony dog robot should be shotAfter wasting zillions of yen and contributing to near-bankruptcy of the company, Sony’s famous flagship robot dog, AIBO™, was put to sleep in 2006. (3Yen 2006-01-27)

At the same time around 2005-2006, Boston Dynamics introduced BigDog(Wiki) that has move well into the realm of “usefulness” unlike Japan’s failed robo-efforts (3Yen quoted by the BBC and The Independent). Check out “Spot,” the latest version of BigDog.


left_long quotebar 24x260px BostonDynamics’ BigD0g r0b0t is pretty familiarbut this smaller c0usin—Sp0t weighs 160 pounds, while BigD0g weighs in at 24O poundsSp0t is pretty light on its feet…more via Slate

 

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Chocolate Valentine bath, yum

AFP|2/8/2015 (wacky Google Translate)
Chocolate spa in Japan for Valentine’s Day
The Yunessun Hakone hot spring resort filled their baths with chocolate, yum, and dozens of Japanese enjoyed hot-tubbing in chocolate for Valentine’s Day.
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Previous reports of Japanese fun spas on the 3Yen include:
   • Chocolate-covered bathing at hot spring resort
          (3Yen / 2008-02-15)
   • Cup Ramen spa—Pastafarian Baptism
         (3Yen / 2008-04-19)
   • ‘living in a kimono, sitting in primordial waters…’
          (3Yen / 2007-11-18)

A japanese girl soaks nakes at the at onsen/hot spings

 

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