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8/16/2014

Loser Day parade for 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II

I love how Japan’s loony right-wing celebrates Loser Day (Surrender of Japan) with a giant cosplay parade.

Right-wing cosplayers visit Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni shrine to commemorate Japan’s surrender in World War II on August 15, 2014 on the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II.

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8/1/2014

Japan’s new political ‘Party for Future Generations’

Check out these hot party boys ‘for Future Generations’: Takeo Hiranuma, age 74 and Shintaro Ishihara, age 82.
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Party for Future Generations?

Party for Future Generations established!
Ky0d0 Press | 2014/July/30japan-party-boys


Other 3Yen reports of the always charming Ishihara include:

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7/24/2014

Oh the Horror! The ‘Cool Japan’ Expo in Paris is full of K-pop!

The quickest way to insult a Japanese is to say they’re Korean and vice versa. The two groups despise each other. So, you can imagine how horrified the the Japanese reporter in this news segment was to find K-pop being promoted at the Japanese government sponsored “Cool Japan” Expo in Paris.
Of course, how could the French know the difference between K-poop and J-poop?

left_long quotebar 24x260pxThe Japan Expoo has Korea content
fnn-news.com | 07 / 24 / 2014 (in Japanese)
Japan Expo was held in France Paris at the beginning of July. The Japan Expo of Japanese culture of Europe’s largest but at some of the venues there was a surprising sight—Some booths at the Japan Expo Hall had "K-pop" products on display more…

K-pop at Japan-Expo Paris


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7/17/2014

‘J-CRAT’ — Japan’s new Geek Police

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The exciting name J-CRAT stands for: ‘Cyber Rescue and Advice Team against targeted attack of Japan’ (Note 4: ipa.go.jp/about/press…).

Watch the always-dorky NHK News report (in Japanese but self-explanatory) about the newest Geek Police of Japan.

Click the view the news video at Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK.
little-j-crat-nhkhttp://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140716/k10013056881000.html

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7/4/2014

Syrian Islamic forces total command is taking orders from Hello Kitty!

The “Syrian Islamic forces total command” aka the Jihadist rebels fighting in the Syrian War have quite a charismatic leader—Hello Kitty.
According to the report in The Independent , Zahran Alloush, the head of Jaysh al-Islam Jihadist rebels, may be a huge fan of Generalissimo H. Kitty or he just stole the Kitty notepad from charity packages or from aid convoys sent to Syria.

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6/25/2014

Japan’s newest look! Team ‘3rd Arrow’

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With today’s loss at the World Cup (3Yen / 2014-06-25), Japan’s “Samurai Blue” team (above) is changing its name to said-open3rd Arrowsaid-closed after Prime Minister Abe’s “Japan Revitalization Strategy”

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Read more about PM Abe’s disastrous said-openThree Arrowssaid-closed at Documents | Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet: Overview of “Japan Revitalization Strategy” for New Growth .


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6/24/2014

Shinola not ‘Shine’

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Japanese Prime Minister Abe can’t tell "Shine" from "Shinola."
urbandictionary.com/define…Shit from Shinola
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Rest-of-the-story…

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6/22/2014

Bumper crop for Japan!

Translated from Japanese by Bing*
said-openIt’s harvest time of Niigata’s tetrapods in the north of Japan. According to tetrapod farmers they are little less sweet this year—High temperatures made many worried about crop, but you can enjoy as usual the taste of them.said-closed

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Previous reports of Japan’s tetrapod boondoggle on the 3Yen include:

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6/16/2014

Japan’s own stealth fighter prototype spotted

Although it’s red and white paint job doesn’t look too stealthful, this leaked photo of Japan new China-killer stealth fighter jet will make the continuing friction between Japan and China more “interesting.”

Is this Japan’s First Indigenous Stealth Jet Prototype?
theaviationist.com | June 14, 2014
A leaked image may show the famous Mitsubishi’s ATD-X Shinshin stealth fightermore
AT-X-first-look..


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6/13/2014

Japan’s ‘Great Wall’

The Great Wall of Japan is yet another dubious plan to concrete over much of the country’s coast for the LOVE OF CONCRETE, grrr.

The Great Wall of Japan
—Tsunami protection–or a boondoggle for builders?—

The Economist.com | 2014 June 14
Three years ago, an earthquake under the Pacific Ocean triggered towering waves that carried away over 18,000 people and caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power station…
…Japan’s government wasted little time announcing a favourite solution: pouring concrete. A few months after the disaster it pledged to build hundreds of seawalls and breakers in the three worst-hit prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate. The total cost will be up to ¥1 trillion ($9.8 billion). More walls are planned. A report by the ministries of agriculture and land said 14,000km of Japan’s 35,000km coastline requires tsunami protection.
Seawalls are controversial. They look hideous and the evidence for their effectiveness is flimsy…in the city of Kamaishi a $1.6 billion breakwater, listed in the “Guinness Book of Records” as the world’s largest, crumbled on impact. Nearly 90% of existing seawalls along the northeast coast suffered a similar fate. Critics say they even resulted in greater damage being caused elsewhere. “There is simply no guarantee that seawalls will stop every single tsunami,” says Nobuo Shuto, an engineer at Tohoku University.
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Environmentalists, surfers, and anybody sane hates these concrete seawalls and tetrapods because over time they cause all the sand on beaches destroying the beach habitat creating a concrete dead zone. The Japanese fishing industry is so stupid they don’t realize that by destroying the beach/coastal habitat they are further reducing the number of fish in their already over-fished waters, arrrg.

Previous 3Yen reports (since 2006) on this concrete problem include:

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