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9/5/2014

IT’S A TRAP!

In the sage words of Admiral Ackabar, “IT’S A TRAP!

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Sending out Japanese Pop Culture to the world! With live performances from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Denpagumi.inc, a fashion show and lots of booths (free hair set!!!), there’s so much to do on Sunday, September 28th, when we see you at the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2014.
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There is even a Special Live Viewing Area Reserved Just for Foreigners!
Checkout the DJ stage and enjoy Japanese festival style “yakisoba” and “takoyaki” from the food area. Enjoy festival style games such as ring tossing and target practice and take photos with your friends in front of the photo panel snap area. There’s so much to do inside and outside the venue. 
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8/18/2014

‘I am Goji-Batman.’

“Den4,” the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large reports of…

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8/12/2014

‘Candy Strippers’ in Japan

Japanese Candy Strippers*—Ya gotta love ‘em.

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*As opposed to Candy Stripers.


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8/7/2014

Big underbelly exposed by Steven Seagal

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The underbelly of poker is exposed by Japan’s homeboy*, Steven Seagal, in his new film Gutshot Straight…

Steven Seagal Stars In New Poker Movie ‘Gutshot Straight’
cardplayer.com | 2014Aug06
Gutshot Straight has a North American release date set for Sept. 1, 2014
Gutshot Straight follows 2013’s Runner, Runner, which featured Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake and was about the underbelly of the online poker world...more...

In case you wonder how great this new Seagal film is going to be, check out Gutshot Straight’s trailer.


Previous 3Yen reports of His Immense Eminence, the Potentate of the Poonani, Master Seagal include:


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8/3/2014

Oh the horror!

Pikavasion has begun…again…in the ‘hama…

The 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large, Den4, reports of this strange invasion of Yokohama on August 2nd.



Further details of the invasion can be found at (rocketnews24.com 2014/07/29):Pikachus overrunning Yokohama in the cutest rodent invasion ever.


Previously posted puerile Pikachu…


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7/29/2014

A fair shake … Japan style

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Late last May, two members of the megapopular idol group “AKB48″ had to be hospitalized after they were attacked by a crazed fan wielding with a saw during the group’s meet ’n' greet. Since then there has been much angst about how to safely hold akushukai / “handshaking” events.

Many ideas have been suggested (3Yen / 2014-05-26 ), but the following was the most “Japanese” solution.

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Translation: This new video conference system that can shake hands was created by a research group of the University of Osaka. The system allows you to remotely shake hands with a distant person by tele-connecting them using a robot pseudo-hand during an online conversation.

Mission accomplished! icon_thumbsup


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7/29/2014

GET STUFFED Godzilla!

Get a Godzilla stuffed!…For just a little more than $500 you can own a Steiff©, limited-edition Teddy Godzilla.

Germany’s High-End Teddy Bear Maker Tackles Godzilla
Japan Real Time – Wall Street Journal | July 28, 2014
Germany-based teddy bear maker Margarete Steiff GmbH began taking orders for a limited edition of stuffed Godzilla dolls to celebrate the 60th year …the stuffed doll still carries a hefty price tag of 51,300 yen ($503 USD)...more...
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Steiff’s Japan website, said-openadvises that families with children should keep the doll under adult supervision made of mohair fabric. Fangs will be made of felt cloth.said-closed
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7/27/2014

‘Sekuhara’ (sexual harassment) gets big in Japan

The new Goji-chan (aka Godzilla | 3Yen / 2014-02-25) is having his way with poor Nana-chan* the emblematic mannequin of Nagoya Station.

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Other 3Yen reports of sekuhara/sexual harassment and abuse of mannequins in Japan include:


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7/25/2014

Dance for Those Who Can’t Dance – Jaxx TW3RK-BOT Japan

With Japan’s continued ban of dancing in clubs (3Yen 2014-07-12), Japan’s Jaxx Industries presents a twerking robot, the TW3RK-BOT, that never-says-never to dance.

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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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