It is with guilty pleasure I learned that the only Japanese who has ever tried to kill me*, Shoko Asahara, has been hanged.
(If only he could really fly.)
"Fake news"! The Master could not be hanged…The great lightened Sonshi could FLY!!
*Back in the late
1980s, Shoko Asahara‘s doomsday cult crazies used to dance/sing/recruit at my train station…and then they killed 13 people with a Sarin poison gas attack on the same Tokyo subway I used to take to work.
I’m not a big fan of the death penalty, but good riddance.
Our previous reports of Shoko Asahara and his Aum cult include:
THE 3YEN.com IS BACK
The last two weeks of the dread
HTTP Error 503, grr, having its database corrupted/down for almost a year,
losing the 3yen domain name, and
living in low-rent exile at
WARNING…The indexes of the comments and posts are still acting a little wonky. Stay tuned.
Nara’s horny half-deer/half-monk mascot, , was caught out on the street with his antlers’ fully erect rather than their normal horizontal orientation Sento-kun ↑.
Previous “horny” reports include:
muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_4200 Muppets / Celebrity: Jake Gyllenhaal vs octopus
Some of our other
“H” and octopus reports include:
( Ecchi / エッチ)
The new Japanese
salaryman is now called a (3Yen / 2009-08-07) ″ Wallmonkey ″…
This is a good way for the hordes of
salarymen to be more at ease at home alone after forced ″ restructured ″ (3Yen / 2005-01-25) early retirement —Amazon’s product description says that you:
(3Yen / 2006-11-14)
″ … can transform your lonely walls…with freshly printed Wallmonkeys vinyl decals … ″
importer/distributer of original products from Japan–
↑ Youtuber “ millna” has what she calls a DOLL HOUSE where: “I want to serve you people as a doll figure!” (ということでドール姿でみなさんを接客したい！ —millna @mi_te_yo)
Reuters, this self-proclaimed “virtual doll” ″ ″ …has taken it to a new level by creating a body suit that looks like a doll and lets you move like a human …″″
Reuters is totally off-base by calling this offshoot of “dolling” the “latest trend” in fashion modeling in Japan. (3Yen / 2013-08-29) have long been a tiny-but- Kigurumi/”dollers” (3Yen / 2015-03-06) dank subculture in Japan.
Those tiny 5.20 tires with pin-thin whitewalls didn’t become a thing until the 1980s in the Lowrider community. In 1968, a lowrider would have fat whitewalls mounted on five-spoke Cragars or Astro Supreme rims.
My 1968 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, Hello Kitty edition
Our previous reports of Tokyo lowriders include:
The Tokyo Metro hired Japan’s
most loved* manga and anime character, Doraemon, to be the mascot of their multilingual website called “.” susuMetro!
susuMetro! (すすめメトロ！) plays on word — “susumeru” meaning to “continue” or “move forward” and Metro.
Declared most Japan’s No. 1 character by a recent
* survey of Japan’s netizens . (soranews24.com | 2018/02/01)
Our previous reports of dorky Doraemon’s jobs include:
Japan’s goofiest mascot, Kumamon, has found his true love. That is, his true love-pillow/
. dakimakura (抱き枕)
Our previous reports of Japanese love of
dakimakura pillows include: