Japanese ‘London–Paris’ eyes

London-Paris

‘London–Paris’ eyes / ロン — パリの目 / Ron Pari no me is obscure but amusing Japanese slang (3Yen 2010-09-26) describing someone with eyes pointing in opposite directions.

Having crossed eyes and odd eye orientations is a common malady in Japan. It’s a “Push–Pull” situation.
    Push—Bad vision is a genetic trait in Japanese caused by shallow eye sockets.
    Pull—Japanese do not bother to correct is problem because: they think it’s cute, Japan medicine ignores it, correcting deformities has poor culture acceptance, Japanese Buddhism frowns on “cutting” the body, and Japanese people have high inertia to changing anything.

Toothy LION and the crossdressing Nanking Bomber Corps

1932 LION brand toothpaste advertising from the lead-up to WWII:
Lion-toothpaste

The women-to-men-crossdressing Takarazuka Revue (3Yen 2012-04-20) had fun with the “Nanking* Bomber Corps” in the advert of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper of November 4, 1937 shown below.


Nanking-Bomber-Corps


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Learn more about the Nanking Massacre AKA Rape of Nanking (Wiki).

 


Japetella but not Japanese

Japetella prismatica from the Report on the Cephalapoda of the H.M.S. Challenger, one of the earliest worldwide oceanographic expeditions
Japetella-prismatica-closeup
Japetella-prismatica
From the Report on the Cephalapoda H.M.S. Challenger during the Years 1873-76 (online complete collection)

I was all jazzed that this Japetella prismatica was Japanese octopus.
Sadly on page 108 of the Report, I learned it was named after “Japetus Steenstrup,” an early weeaboo wannabe.
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Japan Fappy™

fappy-catalog quoter leftRemember you're in Japan. Everyone here still faps by fax.quoter right
—The Hopeful Monster (@SublightMonster) March 18, 2015

Be sure not to miss the previous 3Yen reports on Japanese fapping technology:
. . Japan’s ‘W-FAP’ for waxing your banana (3Yen / 2014-10-24
. . ‘Talk to the hand’ (3Yen / 2012-04-14)
. . Handroid — robo-hand (3Yen / 2011-09-03)
. . Fist of Japan (3Yen.com / 2009-06-30)
And the all-time favorite…
. . Wanker Expo (3Yen.com /2007-08-01 )
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WANKERING MACHINES IN ACTION at the Adult Treasure Expo AET 2007