Getting inked — Japanese electrophilia


KOM_I, aka Kyoko Koizumi inked herself for the August issue of the Rolling Stone Japan, which features the Japanese electronic music–cum–electrophilia* group “Wednesday Campanella” (水曜日のカンパネラ).

*Watch this music video if you think I’m joking about electrophilia.


Our previous coverage of JapaElectrophilia includes:



Japan’s Eco Pig Dragon

Eco Pig Dragon seems to be Kumamon Bear's newest buttbuddy.


たくさんのお友達と会えて嬉しいモン!お友達に負けんよう、ボクもPRがんばるモン!みなさん、くまもとの夏の旅も楽しんではいよー☆ — くまモン【公式】 (@55_kumamon) July 3, 2016

Translated-from-Japanese-by-Bing To meet with your friends, I’m happy Mon! PR do my best friends won’t lose so I Mon! Travel to Kumamoto, your summer fun is good!☆

Previous goofy mascot reports include:



Welcome to Kenmin Kingdom of Noodly Nippon


Anthony d'Avis (@ozAntinnippon) June 25, 2016


(Goofy Google Translate of Wiki): Kenmin Foods Co., Ltd. of Kobe is a rice noodle manufacturer that is best known for its “Welcome to the Kenmin Kingdom” ad campaign. Kenmin’s ads are known for their eerie content and surreal product image.

Previous posts of Japan’s fun ads for very bent noodles include:



Steampunk Anpanman?

Monster truck, submarine, steampunk Anpanman: Why not?

steampunk-anpanman 【コンデレ】HIROFUMIXさんの『ワイルドアンパンマン号』。愛と勇気に溢れてます。ブラボー!富士通 乾電池提供 ミニ四駆ジャパンカップ2016 東京大会1コンクールデレガンスより。 — ミニ四駆(タミヤ) (@mini4wd) June 22, 2016

translated by bing[Condre] HIROFUMIX’s wild Anpanman issue. Filled with love and courage. Bravo! Fujitsu Batteries offer Mini Japan Cup 2016 East…Concours d’Elegance.

“Anpanman” is one of the most popular anime series with young children in Japan. Anpanman characters appear on virtually every imaginable children’s product, from clothes to video games to toys to snack foods. The Anpanman books have collectively sold over 50 million copies. –Wikipediaanpanman

Previous reports of Anpanman include:


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Everything in Japan needs a special mascot, even angry poles.

Previous dubious yuru-chara/loose-character_yuruchara/"loose character" mascots featured here include:


‘Hail Mary: The Formation Book for the Mr. Untouchable’ of Japan

A long-time friend of the 3Yen reports…

So there's now a Japanese fashion magazine called Hail Mary: The Formation Book for Mr. Untouchable.
sublight-monster—The Hopeful Monster (@SublightMonster) 2016-06-08


hail-maryThe official website of “Hail Mary” for mens fashion describes its mission as:

…a Formation book for 'Mr. Untouchable' ... who wants to be the real man with intelligence and wild (sic) like James Bond or Indy Jones.″



Pink poisonous ‘sushi’

A moment of silence please…
     …the inventor of poisonous spam musubi (sushi) has passed away.

Spam musubi lives on
Barbara Funamura, a woman of many talents, passes away at 78

The Garden Island | 2016-May-25
When Barbara Funamura created the first Spam musubi, she had no idea how popular it would become.
“There are Spam musubi everywhere,” said Dan Funamura, Barbara’s husband…She was described as a nutritionist (sic), entrepreneur, and the originator of the Spam musibi.


Possibly the worse food of the 20th Century, Spam sushi aka “Spam musubi” (Wiki) has poisoned Hawaiians for decades. Just look at it. Puke.spam-sushi

Our previous reports of dubious sushi include:



‘enjoy immediate f∅reigner’

Everyday I get fun engrish advertisements, but this one from an Indian restaurant and entertainment chain takes the prize.

Club eventscam enjoy immediate freigner from Roppongi Station! Grobal minx…

The names were slightly changed in the above ad to protect the innocent and have it fall under parody laws
… but you get the idea how the native English speaking owners and managers of this entertainment chain are having their chain pulled by their Japanese staff.


Our previous reports fun engrish advertisements include:



Tokyo’s biggest‑&‑wildest…

Today is Tokyo’s biggest-&-wildest festival, the Sanja Matsuri.

Asakusayakuza-babereporter_bigger— Tokyo Reporter (@tokyoreporter) May 14, 2016


The Sanja Matsuri (三社祭, literally “Three Shrine Festival”) had heavily tattooed yakuza gangsters out in full force carrying the portable shrines through the endless crowds. Held in the Asakusa temple district, an area 1000 meters by 200 meters, the crowd this year numbers between 1.5 to 2 million people—crushed.

You can see more photos of the masuri/festival parade in the Comments section…