Dearest Leader, who is a perfect incarnation of the appearance that a leader should have…Kumamon 2016!
Previous reports Kumamon/くまモン—Great Bear, Who Descended From Heaven—
on the 3Yen include:
TED GETS HIS FREAK ON AS KUMAMON WATCHES! (3Yen 2015-Aug-28) →
I decided to join the fun of all the Japanese folks mocking the fraudulent waste (3Yen 2015-05-20) of a new National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics at the twitter.com hashtag: #新国立競技場クソコラグランプ (translation: #Crappy Photoshop Grand Prix for the new National Stadium)
I previously explained about the above Mr. “NO MORE” (no more illegal downloading of movies) at news.3yen.com | 2012-11-01: Saddest costume ever
Previous 3Yen reports Japan’s preparation for the useless, waste-of-money, 2020 Olympics include:
FÜÇK THE 2020 OLYMPICS! ┌∩┐|☢ _ゝ☢|
The Asahi.com (2015-June-23, in Japanese) is reporting that the:
100-year-old Silver Cup is a tax waste. Outside business experts have recommended they stop giving away silver cups to Japanese celebrating their 100th birthday.
In a review of excessive government spending, business experts have recommended to the Ministry of Health that such expenditures for elderly be curtailed.
In the 2014 fiscal year 31,500 cups had to be prepared each costing about 8,000 yen ($69 USD) per person for a total budget of 298 million yen ($226,391 USD).
Previous 3Yen reports of aging/dying/dead Japan include:
The fuckin' retards just finished tearing down the perfectly re-usable old Olympic stadium last week, and now they cannot build the hi-tech improvements for the new stadium, which was the whole the reason for building the new venue in the first place, sheesh.
With time running out, Japan to scale back stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
JAPAN TODAY — May 19, 2015
Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country’s sports minister said Monday.
Hakubun Shimomura said a planned retractable roof wouldn’t be built in time for the games, and some of the 80,000 seats would be temporary ones, according to Japanese media reports.
Shimomura, whose ministry oversees sports, education and science, made the remarks in an exchange of views with Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe. He asked if the city of Tokyo could shoulder 50 billion yen ($418 million) of the 169 billion yen construction cost. Masuzoe was non-committal…more…
Previous 3Yen reports on the boondoggle of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics include:
Every May Day in Japan, there is long boring-to-tears parade by Japan’s toothless labor unions from Meiji Shrine (Harauku) to the Diet Building. The high point of today’s pointless parade was this float mocking Prime Minister Abe’s attempts at militarism. (-‿◦☀)
The brainiacs at Japan’s MEXT, aka Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, have released their new advertising campaign for visitors.
For readability I resized the logo and found MEXT’s dedication to truth-in-advertising: “JAPAN HERMITAGE®”
(“Hermitage” as in place of in seclusion from the rest of the world)
Previous Visit Japan logos covered on the 3Yen include:
“GOT OTER UKI’ aka Goto Teruki is obviously the best candidate running for the upcoming elections in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. W0oT~!
This year’s poster where he writes his name Goto Teruki in proper Japanese characters “” across his privates is actually a big improvement over the romanization of his name “GOT OTER UKI” on Goto Teruki’s 2013 campaign poster.
Check out Goto’s official website (in Japanese).
Information in English about his previous campaign platform at: tokyodesu.com
The 3Yen has covered silliness about the more wacky political candidates in Japan includes:
Dave P., 3Yen correspondent writes:
It’s really good that a lot of people are now listening to Mr. Kaname Harada. Years ago I talked with a Japanese taxi driver who was about the same age as Kaname-san. He told me that he was in the war also as a pilot. He too said that he really hated war and loved Americans and other foreigners for putting an end to it all and he hated the Japanese who didn’t want to hear him. He flew sea planes that dropped target markers for the zeros. The driver told me that he was often chased by American and British fighters and the only way he could defend himself was to fly at full speed directly down towards the ocean and then bounce off it at the last minute with the pontoons beneath his plane! O_O Then the fighters behind him would crash into the ocean. He said he knew, without a doubt, that he was dead at least 20 times or more. But he lived, and he too went through the nightmares, alcoholism, job losses etc. etc. He ended up driving a cab and said that he loved it because he could tell many people about the war and all it did to him. Some would not listen, but he said that many did.
Today is Y.A.M.H. (Yet Another Mysterious Holiday) in Japan—Foundation Day, aka Kenkoku Kinen no Hi, née Empire Day*.
Since the Japanese year of Kouki 2600, Kigensetsu (February 11) is a special day of Japan revelry—“Kawaraban” (Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture)
*Foundation Day was previously known as Kigen-setsu (Empire Day†) commemorates the day on which—according to the Nihon Shoki—Emperor Jimmu is said to have acceded the throne in 660 BCE.
The national holiday was declared by the supporters of Meiji Emperor (1852 – 1912) to make him the one, true ruler of Japan.in the pre-WWII years who wanted to focusing national attention on the emperor and linking his rule with the mythical first emperor, Jimmu, and thus Japan’s goddess Amaterasu.
Given its reliance on Shintoism and its reinforcement of the Japanese nobility, Kigensetsu was abolished following World War II. Ironically, February 11 was also the day when General MacArthur approved the draft version of the model Constitution in 1946.
The commemorative holiday was re-established as National Foundation Day in 1966. Though stripped of most of its overt references to the Emperor, National Foundation Day was still a day for expressing patriotism and love of the nation in the 1950s. The holiday is still relatively controversial however…more…