Mack is back!
. Once again Mac Akasaka is running for Tokyo governor with this campaign spot for his “Smile Party” on NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster…
In the above YouTube video, Mac enjoying his rights of free speech on the national public broadcaster, NHK (which is required to provide equal time for all the candidates on air for free). According to Mac Akasaka …
I have a really happy smile for everyone. Be revived by the smile that makes a Smile. Smiling to the fullest extent is the best way to unclog your spirit bringing a good body, good feelings, and good life.
Previous 3Yen reports of Mac and his Smile Party include:
. . . • No more ‘SMILE JAPAN’ (3Yen / 2013-08-02)
. . . • We endorse SMILES for sad-sack Japan! (3Yen / 2012-12-14)
. . . • ‘Smile Dance’ campaigning in Tokyo (3Yen / 2009-08-27)
A man wearing a Nazi flag as a cape leads a racist march in the Tokyo-area suburbs of Nishi-Kawaguchi and Warabi, 1/19/2013.—Natsuki Kimura’s Flickr
Xenophobia on rise in #Japan. Far-right activist draped in swastika flag marches through Warabi, Saitama pref. pic.twitter.com/jSZNZIbj2g – Thoton News Japan (@Thoton)’s twitter January 19, 2014
IN BEST KOREA* YOU DON’T NEED SKIS—THE SKI AREA SKIS YOU.
Kim Jong Un Visits Ski Resort on Masik Pass
http://t.co/yokdRVGXC7 #NorthKorea via @KCNAWatch pic.twitter.com/gvmzMAzRmY— NK NEWS (@nknewsorg)’s twitter December 30, 2013
“Why?” you might ask am reporting about North Korea on a Japanese blog. Simple. It’s personal.
As I have written before, Best Korea thinks that am the best target for their Taepodong missiles! While I was on a beach vacation in the north of Japan’s Tohoku region back in August 1998, Korea shot a missile that passed overhead and missed landing in Japan by 150km.
Ho, ho, ho! Abe Santa brings inflationary* gifts for everyone!
サンタクロースは / 資本主義の手下 / で、あってほしくないね。
281_AntiNuke (@281_)’s twitter Dec. 24, 2013
*PM Abe’s glow-in-the-dark gifts are intended to be “inflationary” as it is the stated policy of “Abenomics” (Wiki) to jumpstart the Japanese economy by increasing government spending for the military and for public works such as fixing TEPCO Corporation’s nuclear plant meltdown in Fukushima.
Caroline Kennedy decides to do an AKB48 “dance” as she meets-n-greets Japanese diplomats as the newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Japan (2013-Dec- 18).
Check out the previous reports of AKB 48 on the 3Yen including:
• Yakuza 48
(3Yen / 2013-05-24)
• AKB48 kid commercial called too ’sick’ by pedophiles
(3Yen / 2012-08-27)
• Lick all the members of the idol group ‘AKB48′!
(3Yen / 2011-11-06) ↓
The evil grip of Japanese tentacle sex* (3Yen 2006-04-13) is reaching across the world and is appearing in the oddest places…
You can learn more details about the National Reconnaissance Office’s new tentacle-sex* logo (L) at:
NROL-39 Logo Nothing Beyond Our Reach – Business Insider (Dec. 7, 2013)
JAPAN IS NUMBER 1!
Move over crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto, the city councilman of the central Japanese city of Inazawa, The Honorable Takuma Sakuragi, is far more ’stimulating’!
Japanese politician Takuma Sakuragi arrested in Guangzhou on drugs charges
16 November, 2013 | Agence France-Presse in Tokyo
A 70-year-old Japanese local politician has been arrested in China on drugs charges in a case that could draw the death penalty, officials said yesterday.
The man, who was detained on October 31 as he was about to fly home from Guangzhou, was found with 3kg of suspected illegal stimulants.....more…
Whether is moe/charming recruiting posters (3Yen 2011-04-13) or In-the-Navy TV commercials (3Yen 2005-12-22), Japan leads the world in the cutest in military recruitment. To prepare for Pacific War of Liberation, Version 2.0, the self-defense forces decided that a beauty contest would be the best way to boost enlistments.
Looking Hot in Uniform: Japan Votes for Its Sexiest Sailors
—Contest is a bid to boost recruitment to the nation’s self-defense forces at a time of rising regional tensions—
TIME.com | 2013/oct/10
Amid aggressive territorial demands from China and growing debate over its pacifist constitution, Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force knows just what it needs: a popularity contest. The JMSDF has launched an online contest to pick the most popular male and female member of the naval service…more…
Sad-sack Japan has been in a deflationary spiral for two “Lost Decade(s)” with no hope in sight. The current administration of Prime Minister Abe has promoted the idea of Abenomics—a massive expansion of public investment to re-inflate Japan’s Zombie Economy.
In one way to boost inflation, the Japanese Defense Ministry brought out their new “MCV”–Maneuver Combat Vehicle (機動戦闘車 kidou-senntou-sha) at Sagamihara just west of Tokyo today as shown in the photo above.
The MCV, 8.45 m in length and weighs 26 tons (which is half the size and weight of the opposition). It can cruise at over 100kph while firing its autoloading 105mm cannon and it also has a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun. Plans are to deploy the MCV in 2016.
Fighting over bird poop covered rocks in the middle of the East China Sea seems to be a favorite entertainment for China and Japan for several years now (3Yen 2012-04-17). The coast guard ships of Japan (and their US proxies), China and sometimes the forgotten stepchild Taiwan have literal pissing matches (3Yen 2007-10-29) over the control the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.
Osprey vs. Bison in the East China Sea
The Diplomat | 2013-Sept-22
… For now this contest for control is confined to shoving matches largely between Chinese and Japanese Coast Guard ships, which take several days to deploy. However, China is now developing the means to project decisive force to these islands in hours, not days. Should China gain the upper hand in this arms race there is a greater chance it will use force to occupy the islands and then set its sights on the strategically more attractive nearby Sakashima island group.
For now, though, the upper hand is held by the United States, which has just completed the initial deployment of 24 U.S. Marine Corps Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey…that can take off like a helicopter, and then cruise at about 280 miles per hour…In a full-out surge, the 24 MV-22Bs at the Futenma Base in Okinawa could potentially put about 500 troops or about 140 tons of weapons and material on the Senkakus or the Sakashimas in about one hour…
…China is also accumulating rapid lift assets. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has taken delivery of the first Ukrainian-built Zubr (”Bison”) [largest-in-the-world] hovercraft.
One of 3Yen’s keen-eyed readers noticed that…
“Hey WTF?! Doesn’t the Chinese-owned ‘Bison’ landing craft look a lot like the Space Battleship Yamato?” (Refer to photo comparison our Comments section.)