‘I thought molesters were everywhere.’

The Japanese government’s “Cool Japan” initiative (3Yen 015-04-09) promoting hinky schoolgirl manga and anime is having some interesting results in the tourism industry.

Three foreign tourists arrested for molestation in Japan after thinking it was normal behavior
rocketnews24.com | 2015/04/10molester-text…more…
Chikan rabbits

Other 3Yen posts dealing Tokyo’s problems with molesters include:
   • HOW-TO GUIDE for ‘CHIKAN’/MOLESTER FUN!
(3Yen / 2006-07)
   • Groping, Tokyo’s favorite pastime on the trains
(3Yen / 2005-02)
    Please molest behind the white line (3Yen / 2009-08)
do-it at the beach molestation

 


Cool Japan flops — bust in Malaysia

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The Japanese government’s “Cool Japan” initiative seeking to exploit the commercial capital of the country’s culture industry (Wiki) seems to be a bust in Malaysia.

Mall selling sexy dolls bust-ed
thestar.com / April 9, 2015
In a successful bust, the [Malaysian] Home Ministry’s Al-Quran Text and Publishing Control Division seized RM14,234.20 worth of prohibited and obscene [Japanese] material from a popular shopping mall in Petaling Jaya.busted-sexy-doll-text         More…

culture-japan photo credit: dannychoo.com

Previous reports of the government’s “Cool Japan” initiative on the 3Yen include:
   • Cool Japan Expo in Paris is full of K-pop! (3Yen / 2014-07-24)
   • Is Japan Cool? Toilets! (3Yen / 2012-03-07)
   • ‘Gross National Cool’ as Japan’s foreign policy (3Yen / )
 


American and biker wannabe wins Miss Universe Japan 2015

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left_long quotebar 24x260pxHalf-American Ariana Miyamoto is Miss Universe Japan 2015
Missosology 2015/Mar13
20-year-old Ariana Miyamoto, a part-time worker and a daughter of a black American father and Japanese mother became the first ever bi-racial winner of Miss Universe Japan.  She is from Sasebo City, home of Japan’s important naval base in Kyushu...more...

According to Wikipedia, Ariana went to high school in the United States which makes her the most “international” of Japan’s Miss Universe offerings in a long time. She is described as, left_quoter_14x24 passionate about bikes and desires to buy a Harley Davidson if she wins a lottery someday.right_quoter_13x24

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Mickey Mouse takes it up his backside in Japan

With his pants pulled down to his knees, Mickey Mouse takes it up his backside and gets stuffed…

Mickey getting stuffed
From the Japanese TV series “THE MAKING” (ep22)

THE MAKING was created by the Japan’s Science and Technology Agency and has produced more than 300 of these 15 minute programs showcasing Japanese craftsmanship and production.
You can view these videos at their official website: http://sciencechannel.jst.go.jp/Q000601/

 


Flip GUNDAM

Everybody on the Japanese Internet is giggling about this awfully elongated faux-Gundam in the Philippines…

fiip-gundamsidebar-quote long …これ、ホントなの?お次はフィリピンですかいろいろスゴいなぁw — ZIGGY (@lifeonaxis) Feb. 15, 2015

The Gundamguy blog describes this as a, said-open Life-Size Statue of the RX-78-2 Gundam at the Jed’s Island Resort on the McArthur Highway, Calumpit, Bulacan in The Philippines.said-closed The resort has other mecha statues too [more photos].

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Previous reports of funny fake Gundams on the 3Yen include:
   • Gundam’s defeat (3Yen / 2010-07-0)
   • China’s fake Gundam
         (3Yen / 2011-01-01)

   • Full-sized ‘Flower Gundam’ for Tokyo? (3Yen / 2012-04-07)

 

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Power Ranger raging — Red Ranger arrested for a murder by sword

left_long quotebar 24x260pxEx-Power Ranger Ricardo Medina Jr. — Arrested for Murder
TMZ.com | 2/1/2015One of the stars of “Power Rangers Samurai” has been arrested for stabbing his roommate to death with a sword Ricardo Medina Jr. got his break in Hollywood as the Red Ranger on “Power Rangers Wild Force” back in 2002. He went on to play Dekker on “Power Rangers Samurai.” More…
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Other Ranger reports on the 3Yen include:
   • extra-Power Rangers (3Yen / 2009-01-19)
   • Kobe Bryant–Blue Power Ranger! (3Yen / 2006-05-17)
   • Power Boob Rangers (3Yen / 2005-11-10/)

 

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