New—plus York—equals New York! according to this boombox/turntable head (L) touting Japan’s new version of glacéau vitaminwater®, which supposedly is the New York inventor’s mangling remix of the French words “glace” (ice) and “eau” (water).
Slate’s "Culture" blog | April 9, 2014
Das Racist’s Heems Made a Japanese Commercial for Vitamin Water, and It’s Hilarious(?)
…since Brooklyn-based rap group Das Racist called it quits in 2012, founding member Himanshu "Heems" Suri has …managed to find the time to collaborate with Vitamin Water on what’s been dubbed the “New York remix” of a commercial airing in Japan…more…
It’s kids and workout. It’s Baby-car(sic) exercise. —Heams
For more about Japanese-engrish baby-cars, check out our previous posts:
• Ultraman ‘baby car’ …from Japan of course (3Yen / 2011-09-01)
• Single-seat cars for Japanese babies (3Yen / 2005-02-08)
The English language cannot fully capture the depth
and complexity of Gina’s advanced otaku mind and
therefore she speaks in Emoji on the ‘Brooklyn
Nine-Nine’ show. (>.< )°
Gina & the emojis —Brooklyn Nine-Nine — (S01 E22)
• Emoji are Japanese Smileys or Japanese Text Emoticons for otaku.
Refer to: wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoji
I can’t help but think of Genetically Modified Organism when I see these posters every morning.
pic.twitter.com/OBfzwOrE4k — JapanBlogList (@JapanBlogList) March 26, 2014
Despite what it looks like in these posters, Yuka Nakayama (中山由香) is not advertising genetically modified foods—She’s a genetically‑modified “campaign girl ()” for a online foreign exchange brokerage, GMO CLICK Securities—”GMO” stands for Global Media Online.
Supposedly, GMO CLICK is Number 1 in the user-friendliness of their trading tools for FX beginners, but their TV commercials stress the value of Yuka Nakayama as GMO’s zombie fighting, go-go girl. (Note the transexual, gaijin zombie at the 56-second point of the video.)
See more videos of GMO’s transexual gaijin zombies and islander cannibals too in the COMMENTS section.
With commenters 10 times more moronic than Youtube, Japan’s Nico Nico Douga video service (Wiki) has decided to tap into the stupidity of its users. Nico Nico Douga’s parent company, Dwango, has started charging their retarded job applicants a $25 USD fee in their requests for employment with them.
Popular Dwango to charge job applicant fee to narrow field
Dec. 10, 2013
Internet firm Dwango Co. has announced that it will charge a fee of 2,525 yen for students applying for entry-level jobs at the company.
The move, announced last week, is intended to narrow the pool of applicants to “only those who are serious about working with the firm,” Dwango says on its website.
The firm, which runs the popular video-sharing site Niko Niko Douga [sic] ...more...
Why use Nico Nico Douga when Youtube offers the same video service? The Japanese advantage is that you can add to the endless scrolling “comments” across the screen such as:
wwwwwコハハハゥゥゥゥゥゥ wwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ハハハ wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ワロタｗｗｗ wwwwゥゥゥゥゥゥ ハハハ 下手ｗｗｗ wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ハハハ ワロタｗｗｗ wwww ….
All those wwwww mean ‘laughter’ in Japanese netspeak.
Visit the Japanese and worthless engrish website at: www.nicovideo.jp
In an ego match of global swollen-head proportions, poophead Masayoshi Son of Softbank/Yahoo and puke-punk Hiroshi Mikitani of Japan’s No. 1 e-retailer Rakuten are trying to destroy the only functioning forward-looking part of the Japanese economy. Their $4 billion pissing match is worthy of a kindergarten sandbox war.
Billionaire Cannibals Wipe Out $4 Billion in Son-Mikitani Fight
bloomberg.com / Oct. 9, 2013
Billionaire Masayoshi Son, Japan’s second-richest person, mounted an attack on the next wealthiest, Hiroshi Mikitani, wiping out a combined $4.3 billion in their companies’ market values.
Poophead vs Puke
Pox on both their houses.
Tokyo had another scorching summer day* and the local news decided to run video of cute girls at beach in their closing credits…
The Recording Industry Association of Japan—the RIAJ—has come up with a literal bandaid solution to illegal downloading of music and media. Check out the following RIAJ press release (goofy Google Translate).
STOP! Illegal downloads campaign
RIAJ / 2013 July 24 (Google Translate)
…with the revised copyright law that came into force in October 2012 for the purpose authorizing (prison) penalties for private illegal downloading, the RIAJ will continue to implement educational activities with this campaign this fiscal year… as educational tools to distribute at summer concert festivals such as Fuji Rock Festival ‘13 and SUMMER SONIC 2013, the RIAJ will offer free novelty bandages (shown below) with Japan’s new legal download “El mark” → .
To learn more about the new draconian Japanese download law, refer to the previous posts:
• Arrests of illegal downloaders under Japan’s new Jail-time-for-downloading Law
(3Yen / 2013-02-26)
• ‘Let’s fighting American governments to save the free pirate! For great justice!’
(3Yen / 2012-07-02)
Over on 2channel, Japan largest and Influential website, people have been all in tither about this bit of Japanese artistic pride below. I have to say, I was very impressed and intrigued by the comparison too.
On several different levels this is a magical Muppet moment of,
One of these things is not like the others*. →
My first thought was–Wow, the Japanese were so avant-garde in the 1700s…the 18th Century.
Using Google Image search, I was able to find out the Japanese artist was Kawanabe Kyosaii (Wiki) and the name of the artwork is “Meikyo Yamatodamashii” (), 1874. (Click to view a larger sized view of the artwork.)
Huh? Wait a minute…1874 is not the 18th Century†, it’s the 19th Century. What gives?
With little more digging on Google Image, I discovered that the above comparison of Western vs Japanese art of the so-called 18th Century, is an impassioned Japanese rebuttal to this popular Japan-is-so-weird humor post below that has been floating around as a Net meme since 2010…
What Japanese “netizens” were so incensed about was the unfair comparison of the famous caricature by Kabukido Enkyo of a kabuki actor (circa 1796), which was intensionally drawn as goofy as a cartoon of Uncle Sam.
Perhaps they were too angry to remember that the 18th Century runs from January 1, 1701 to December 31, 1800, and this unfortunately draws away from showing how advanced Kawanabe Kyosaii’s work was for 1874.
Learn more about the sources of 18th Century Western art shown above and about the great Kawanabe Kyosaii my Comments section.
WILL YOU INVADE HER? Ple-ee-ease!
Japanese pop idol, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (3Yen / 2013-03-06) officially released her new single yesterday, Invader Invader.
Kyary says it is, “all about aliens*.”
More videos and info in the Comments section…