“Mc.Danield’s” SALT BURGER…only in Japan

Tokyo GUNDAM handicapped
Tokyo’s famous “Gundam Front” complex that features a full-sized Gundam statue (3Yen / 2012-06-07), now has a Gundam Cafe offering “Mc.Danield’s (sic) Hamburgers” in a special “SALT BURGER” variation shown below.

Tokyo’s Gundam Cafe offers Mc.Danield's Hamburgers + special salty one!
— Rinkya (@rinkya) November 20, 2014

Details on the official Gundam Cafe website: g-cafe.jp

Gyrating Gynoid Looks Too Good

It’s amazing how hard Japanese engineers have to work to get a date…

Asuna is a hyperreal android built to look just like your average 15 year old girl. Every single detail from her skin to her eyes to her hair are meant to look like something that you would see on a real person. Designed by the robotics masterminds at A-Lab Co. Ltd. she is even capable of talking to people. While some believe her to be a bit eerie in her resemblance to an actual human
RocketNews24 / 2014nov04
: Real life android looks almost too real

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Asuna-chan, the goofy gynoid might look “a bit eeire” but not as much as this pole dancing Booty Bot recently exhibited by Jordan Wolfson (website).

Previous dancing robots reported on the 3Yen include:

Finally, Japan invents *useful* robots . . . NOT

Oh just great—Murata Corporation’s new said-openCheerleader Robotssaid-closed balance on their balls while preparing to suck your soul…

Previous posts about Japan’s continued efforts in making useless wanking robots include:
   • Finally, Japan invents a *useful* robot, Part 2
3Yen / 2013-07-09
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   • Japan’s useless anthropomorphic robots
3Yen / 2010-10-15
   • 3Yen quoted by BBC & The Independent
3Yen / 2010-07-17
   • Wanking automation
3Yen / 2007-08-01 | See right. ↗

A fair shake … Japan style

akb48 handshake event

Late last May, two members of the megapopular idol group “AKB48″ had to be hospitalized after they were attacked by a crazed fan wielding with a saw during the group’s meet ’n’ greet. Since then there has been much angst about how to safely hold akushukai / “handshaking” events.

Many ideas have been suggested (3Yen / 2014-05-26 ), but the following was the most “Japanese” solution.


Translation: This new video conference system that can shake hands was created by a research group of the University of Osaka. The system allows you to remotely shake hands with a distant person by tele-connecting them using a robot pseudo-hand during an online conversation.

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Created for special operations by TOA Heavy Industries Corporation Ltd., this prototype of a male-version of a synthetic human claims to have a self-development type A.I. installed (which is very believable for a fcuking toy that only costs 120 dollars). Initially, TOA Heavy Industries says this male-type synthetic will be stationed at their headquarters as an “Agent.” Ri-i-i-ight. (¬_¬)

東亜重工 – TOA Heavy Industries

According to TOA’s website, their synthetic human can handle a variety of working environments and has exceptional “combat ability.” Toa goes on to, explain: said-openDue to being a prototype, his outer aspects are incomplete, making the facial part just a shell that mimics the human face. said-closed


Ok, ok, these synthetic humans are from the manga comic “Biomega” that has:
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AI companions working as agents sent by TOA Heavy Industries to retrieve humans with the ability to resist and transmute the N5S infection, which is spreading across the world, turning humans into “Drones”; disfigured, zombie-like beings [in other words, salarymen].



Previous 3Yen reports of Japan’s synthetic humans include:
   • J-bots invade the Uncanny Valley (3Yen / 2010-08-05)
   • Tokyo’s Fembot Bar (3Yen / 2012-07-28)
   • Japan’s govn’t to build fun Gundams! (3Yen / 2012-06-27)

Daft Tokyo Punk

As winners at last week’s Grammy Awards, you were sure to notice the stellar appearance of the Daft Punk robots…

In fact the Daft Punk robots are such favorite that most larger Japanese electronics stores you buy your own helmet, plug in, and join The Collective. (^_-)

japanese girl buying robot head mask
Japanese shopping for robot head mask at a Yamada Denki store.

Learn the rest-of-the-story of these Japanese robot heads ↓ in the COMMENTS section.

Truth-in-advertising approach to Japanese corporate hiring

Sumitomo Corporation has decided to go with a truth-in-advertising approach and their recruiting division has decided to show prospective new hires exactly what is in store for them.

The recruiting video for Sumitomo salarymen-bots is by ‘World Order’ aka Genki Sudo (3Yen 2011-03-25) shows more of the true nature of Japanese life than would be expected.

Lady Gaga transforms herself into a silicone love doll for the Japanese market

On Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” tour in Tokyo, Sunday, December 1st, she poses for the press with her life-sized, silicone f*ck dolls to promote her promotion of promoting (or something).

lady gaga doll japan

Can robots upstage Lady Gaga in Tokyo?
The Japan Times | 2013/12/01
Lady Gaga, in Japan to promote her new album “Artpop,” was presented Sunday with four life-size dolls resembling her, created using precise anatomical measures and realistic silicone skin
The special state-of-the-art dolls were created by Orient Industry in Tokyo, a company that specializes in synthetic “love dolls.”

Previous posts of endless Japanese silicone love include:
   • Love dolls for doggies! (3Yen / 2009-10-17)
   • Tokyo Disneyland bus full of freakazoids (3Yen / 2009-03-08)
   • i-doloids! Love Dolls for Japan (3Yen / 2008-01-04)
   • Japanese Pro-Wrestler love dolls (3Yen / 2006-03-03)

RoboNails? … Only in Japan

Japan robot nail painting

Today the Australian newspaper website, smh.com , reported on goofy Japanese Robots to paint nails showcased at Tokyo tech exposition.

Toyo Riki demonstrated a “Robo Nailist”, an industrial robot arm which uses its incredible precision to apply layers of nail varnish, which it decorates with miniscule crystal rhinestones in the very latest fashion.