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12/5/2013

The True Spirit of Japanese Christmas

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single-left-quotersingle-left-quoterChristmas tree at the Pieri Moriyama Mall—an urban ruin in the making.single-right-quotersingle-right-quoter
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—Spotted by @nyoko1998love at the “Biwako Cruising Mall, Pieri Moriyama” in Shiga Prefecture on the shores of Japan’s scenic Lake Biwa.

生きる廃墟として話題のピエリ守山のクリスマスツリー
Via pic.twitter.com/WPWaQwG7lI— nyoko@さかちゃげ生誕祭 (@nyoko1998love)’s twitter December 4, 2013

In keeping with the Spirit of Christmas, the Cruising Mall™ offers traditional Japanese Xmas target practice…
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Events at Pieri Moriyama – Biwako Cruising Mall

12/21 (Sat) – 22 (Sun), 23 (Holiday) Christmas target practice challenge
Shooting fair nostalgia of old days–Let kids shoot for their favorite gift! ※ Participation is free. ※ I will shoot twice in the shooting of one. ※ The first 100 children of elementary school age or younger are eligible. ■ Venue: 1F Kids Park

 
 
Learn more about the, single-left-quotersingle-left-quoterCreepiest mall ever…Shiga Prefecture’s (almost) empty Pieri Moriyamasingle-right-quotersingle-right-quoter at RocketNews24 (Sept. 14, 2013).


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11/27/2013

Japanese School Dayz cosplays

School daze cosplayz in Japan…

Japanese schoolgirls having fun adult cosplay
Via @____iDOL’s twitter

Lifting uniform Japanese schoolgirl cosplay
Via @____iDOL’s twitter

(The above photos are cosplaying of over 18 year old Japanese women.)


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11/3/2013

Today is Godzilla Day!

Today is Godzilla Day!
Godzilla has earned this honor for all the times he’s outright flattened Japan. Oddly, this is also Japanese Culture Day.
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wikipedia.org/wiki/Stay_Puft_Marshmallow_Man
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November 3rd
Gojira no hi, ゴジラの日—marks the opening day of the original Gojira/Godzilla in 1954.

gojira vs stay-puft

Gonna be one toasted marshmallow
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Gonna be one toasted marshmallow!

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10/18/2013

Talks to sneakers — J-Pop at its best

The reigning princess of J-Pop, Kyary Pamyu-Pamyu, talks to her athletic shoe—Japanese talento (talent-o—Wiki) at its best

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via aurapop.tumblr.com

u mad ?
 
 

Krazy Kyary has been a long-time favorite of the 3Yen. Check out our other reports about Kyary Pamyu-Pamyu including:

   • Japan’s Invader Invader…is ‘all about aliens’
         (3Yen / 2013-05-16)
   • UNIQLO goes ‘GU GU…’
         (3Yen / 2013-03-06)
   • Another hit of bath salts and ‘kawaii’…from Japan of course
         (3Yen / 2012-07-14)
   • Cheerful J-pop farts
         (3Yen / 2011-07-18)


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9/29/2013

The Lady of the Lake…Japan

Translation of the Japanese caption below:
single-left-quoterMy Melody® atones for sinssingle-right-quoter at the University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture Japan

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筑波大学名物「罪を贖うマイメロディ」 — ねこまったりら(ねこらり) (@mattarila)’s twitter Sept. 28, 2013

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The Lady of the Lake is the newish character My Melody®, the Redeemer that is shown on the left is an extension to the Hello Kitty line of Sanrio featured before in:

 • Hello Kitty goes on acquisition hunt for new ‘image characters’
    (3Yen / 2011-07-14)


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9/28/2013

Robin’s-egg blue Batmobile? Ahhhh, Japan of course

A blue Batmobile? In Japan, why not?

blue batmobile 1960s japanese..
Vintage ’60s Batman Friction Driven Tin Car by Yonezawa with an original box.
pic.twitter.com— Yuki Rinkya (@rinkya) September 28, 2013

quotingLEFTy_12x15…Atomic batteries to power, turbine to speed!
  Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na…

J-BATMAN! quotingRIGHty_12x15

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Previous Japanese stories of The Batman include:
   • nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, BATVAN!
      (3Yen / 2010-11-16)
   • Batman ‘karuta’ — Japanese playing cards
      (3Yen / 2009-11-27)
   • The secret history of Batman in Japan
      (3Yen / 2008-10-28)
      bat-comic manga..


The Robin’s-egg Blue Batmobile is available via rinkya.com

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9/26/2013

Japanese intersex or otaku? You make the call.

Is it an intersex otaku or just a fat-’n'-fugly Japanese girl?

You make the call…

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ある意味で最強の戦士!(笑) pic.twitter.com/v9nZVsjEPG — SHU 4 (@shusyhoo)’s twitter September 25, 2013

Spotted on the mean streets of Akihabara, Tokyo’s geek ghetto (Wiki)…The Japanese caption of the above photo reads: [Here's the] fiercest warrior in a sense! (Laughing)


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9/25/2013

The Lurker at the Fukushima Threshold

Den4, the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large reports:

≈(. 。.)≈
Tako-chan is very angry that Tepco is contaminating his threshold…now on the hunt for Prime Minister Abe for lying to the world about his leaking bowel syndrome

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9/16/2013

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream … BEER! ~Hello Kitty

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Japanese Ambassador-to-the World, Hello Kitty, tries to mellow out* China by selling fruity beer.
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Say Hello Alcoholism with the official Hello Kitty Beer
io9.com | 2013sep
new line of Hello Kitty beer just released in China. They're only half the alcohol content of regular beer, and come in six fruit flavors, including lemon-lime, passion fruit and banana.
A banana-flavored, half-alcoholic beer sounds like some kind of horrific torture device to me I try not to drink beverages or eat food marketed by characters without mouths. It just seems unwise to me

*China and Japan have hated each other for centuries. Right now they fighting over a bunch of bird-poop-covered rocks in the South China Sea next to Taiwan (3Yen / 2005-02-01) , but they are always squabbling over something.
. . Chinese climb Mt Fuji & unfurl ‘Fuji belongs to China’ banner!’
. . . . (3Yen / 2012-10-05)
. . China vs Japan, non-sequitur
. . . . (3Yen / 2009-09-27)
. . Ishihara to build power plant 1,740km from downtown
. . . . (3Yen / 2005-02-01)


japanese tip of the hat
 

Tip of the hat to the Alternative Asian News TV Tube Online Videos & Photos Blog for this Hello Kitty beer story idea.


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7/24/2013

Japanese love eyeballs

The Residents* or just Japanese?

—You make the call—

Residents or Japanese weirdness
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Juiced Japanese EYEBALL
 
 
 
 
Besides the Juiced Japanese eyeball soft-drink (3Yen / 2006-07-13) shown on the left, previous 3Yen reports giving further proof of how much Japanese love eyeballs include:
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu pukes eyeballs
      (3Yen / 2012-07-14)
  • GIANT MUTANT EYEBALLS PROTEST NUCLEAR POWER
      (3Yen / 2012-02-10)
  • Eyeballs я Us
      (3Yen / 2006-07-13)
  • Japan’s Eyeballed Eggplant vs their traditional AnusEyeball
      (3Yen / 2013-07-08)  


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