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10/31/2014

Everyday is Halloween in Tokyo, but today’s the big night

Thanks to wonders of the International Dateline, today is already Halloween in Japan and the cross-cultural shenanigans and miscues are scaring everyone.


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10/23/2014

Selling Japanese schoolgirl stink?

Japan’s Tamatoys’ JK* stool perfume of schoolgirl stink promises, said-openhuge excitement thanks to its realistic naturesaid-closed

JK Fecal Odour Recreated Perfectly
Sankaku Complex | Oct 23, 2014 (Warning: ÑṠFW banner ads)
latest onanistic accessory in the form of a scented accent for clothing or underwear based on a perfect recreation of the scent of female high school girl excrementmore shit
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* JK stands for Joshi Kousei (女子高生 ), which is Japanese slang meaning female high school student.


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10/16/2014

Is Pedo Pharrell too japanesque?

Is Pharrell Williams’ latest music video “It Girl” too pedo-japanesque?

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—The New Yorker (Oct. 15, 2014)
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Pharrell Williams’s Lolicon Video

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10/10/2014

FEMM’s Tokyo Takeover

MTV Japan has a real winner wiener here…

F.E.M.M.Far East Mention Mannequins’ Tokyo Takeover, an alternative guide to the Japan’s capital…MTV 81femm-tokyo-takeover_crop

Japan’s MTV has always been the wildly unsuccessful, bastard child of the MTV’s localized channels worldwide. As a whole, MTV doesn’t translate well into Japanese and saccharine J-Pop doesn’t present well in the MTV format.

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Previous 3Yen posts about MTV Japan’s failures include:


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10/2/2014

If you meet the Buddha in the road…

Another Lost in Translation moment of zen in Harajuku, Tokyo:

You Buff, We Paint street art.

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If you meet the Buddha in the road, kill him.
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9/28/2014

HELLO KITTY MEN?

Sanrio has started their new men’s Hello Kitty line of fashion for those not said-openbound by such stereotypessaid-closed as spelling and grammar.

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HELLO KITTY MEN Project Start!
Sanrio Company | Press Release, 2014 Sept 08, Tokyo
Kitty-chan, because it was something of a girl.
For men and humorous afford to be able to without being bound by such stereotypes, while having a sense of fun, and dress in fashionable Hello Kitty, Hello Kitty for men's, its name is also the birth of the “HELLO KITTY MEN” more...

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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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