Japan is going cuckoo

As we have said before, Japan is where the traffic lights sing (3Yen / 2006-10-25).   But now it seems that Japan’s pedestrian crossings are going for the birds.

Song melodies at pedestrian crossings nationwide are being phased out in favour of birdcalls.Mulboyne avatar
— Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) October 7, 2016

crossing traffic in japan

The decline of the crosswalk song “Toryanse” for crossing signals with birdcalls
goofy Google Translate of Asahi Shimbun | 2016 October 7
The traditional musical crossing signal, “Toryanse,” which meant to aid the visually impaired persons is being replaced throughout Japan with crossing signals using birdcallsthe east-west direction of traffic is marked with a chickadee song and the north-south direction with a cuckoo songThe National Police Agency, which has been promoting the change [had a] demonstration/experiment in 2002 that found that more than half of the visually impaired persons evaluated birdcalls as, “easier to understand sound of the traffic direction than conventional crossing music.”




Proof: Japanese are aliens!

Japanese Martian linkedClick to view video.

Proof Of Ancient Mars Civilization Link To Japanese Culture Discovered On Google Maps
inquisitr.com Sept. 18, 2016
identical ancient structures on the planet Mars and Japan (Earth) that prove a historical link between Japanese and Martian civilizations. The discoveryproves that Mars aliens may have migrated to Earth and contributed to the development of Japanese civilizationThe structureis identical with the Japanese megalithic tombs or tumuli called Kofun that gave their name to the Kofun era (250-538 A.D.) of Japanese historymore


 marvin_martian Japan-flagCommander of Flying Saucer X-2 aka Marvin the Martian

In addition to the above “proof” there are the numerous mysterious “dogu”—the clay figures that representing ancient astronauts of Japan. (wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogū#Pseudoarchaeology)

Also check out our previous reports of real aliens in Japan including:



Today is Crow’s Day in Japan

crow day sticker
A magazine for “Crow Friends” has announced a celebration: Crow's Day

Crows have their own fan club – カラス友の会 – and magazine. Sept 6th has been declared Crow's Day.

img_e5ed9120fe0aa675d5fee14bdcc81abb via — Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) January 18, 2016


The official Crow’s Day website offers the following explanation of the origin of the daycrow-day-explained 9月6日=カラス(クロ―)の日In Japanese the number 9 is “kyu” and the number 6 is “ro[ku]”. Put them together and you get Kyu-ro, pronounced ‘crow’ (and also similar to kuro meaning black in Japanese).

The website goes on to remind us to, “Take power in your crow love.


A few of the many 3Yen reports of Japan’s incredible crows include:



Pachiko parents: Do you like your Japanese kids…

Pachiko/pinball parents: Do you like your Japanese kids baked or broiled?

In safety push, Nissan turns camera on hot car interiors
The Japan Times | ‏2016-Aug.12
{enabling further child abuse} Nissan is seeking to prevent further tragediesthrough alert messages on its car navigation systems. The message is shown when external temperatures reach 30 degrees or higher...more...


Problem: For the past 40 years, every torrid summer in Japan (which lasts an interminable 6 months), pachiko/pinball gambling parents leave their kids in the car to play “just couple of quick games.” This results in dozens of child deaths every year (and zero prosecutions)
Solution: Just put up signs in the pachiko parking lots saying, “Parent or guardian leaving children unattended in the car will be fined 1 million yen and can be subject to criminal prosecution” would help prevent the problem. Offering a bounty for people reporting unattended kids would eliminate most of the problem (since other lowlife pachiko people always need money).

Previous pachiko reports include:




Holiday in the concrete dead zone of Japan

Tomorrow is “Ocean Day,” a Japanese national holiday (3Yen / 2015-07-20). To get you in a holiday mood, here are a few reverent thoughts of Japan’s seaside holy Concrete Tetrapods would be apropos.


A reader’s email commenting about terapods:
fishy quoter left>I think there are called dolosse.fishy quoter right

Wow. You learn something every day.
South Africa claims concrete tetrapods were invented in 1963 for use in Cape Town, and that the Afrikaans word for tetrapod is dolosse.

However according to The Japan Times, in 1950, the Laboratoire Dauphinois d’Hydraulique in Grenoble, France first made them for erosion control.
Looking around at the history of of concrete, basically, nobody invented them–they spontaneously appeared from outer space in the early 1950s around the same time as the UFO sightings, ha, ha.

To quote Alex Kerr author of “Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan” (Hill and Wang, 2001):

These projects are mostly unnecessary or worse than unnecessary. It turns out that wave action on tetrapods wears the sand away faster and causes greater erosion than would be the case if the beaches had been left alone.

Surfers and naturalists (and anybody sane) hate the tetrapods because over time they erode away all sand on beaches and destroy the beach habitat creating a concrete dead zone, arrrg.

Our previous reports of Ocean-cum-Marine Day/Umi no Hi include:




Let’s CHINDOGU! Still crazy after all these years

Today’s CHINDOGU—those wacky “unuseless inventions” made popular by Japan the late 1980s are still going (crazy) after all these years.

sidebar-quote long Potted plants usually are in the way, this “POT” can be used as a helmet in case of emergency.
rbbtoday.com | March 14, 2016 (in Japanese)


the +MET PROJECT plusmet.jp/en/
Normally, it is a stylish plant pot.
But in an emergency, take out the plant,
it immediately turns into a helmet.


Chindogu pictures
Wikipedia: Chindogu — unuseless inventions of Japan.

For a further overview, refer to jackthreads.com: Get to know chindogu the Japanese art of unuselessness

Our previous mentions the Japanese art of unuselessness include:


Japanese idol group cheers on wanton wombat sex at Osaka zoo

A new Japanese idol group spearheads″ the mating of wombats in Osaka!

Kyodo News | Jan. 26, 2016 | OSAKAzoo is struggling to find a bride for one of its wombats, the country’s only breeding-age specimen of the Australian native animal. To help find 11-year-old male “Fuku” a mate, Satsukiyama Zoo has created an all-girl idol group to spearhead a wombat-breeding campaign…more...



Walmart on drugs in Japan!

Here’s proof of heavy hallucinogen use at one of Japan’s largest chains of supermarkets, SEIYU, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walmart.


A glimpse of the future according to scientists coming from the future to our present spiral…This is only in the future!


You can view many more videos of drug-induced madness at Walmart née SEIYU’s Japanese website:
      Miraiyasu.com (SEIYU — 未来は、ヤ〇イ。)

Seiyu store poster
Or, does this typical SEIYU supermarket poster better explain it?
(3Yen 2011-07-22)


Trashy Tokyo Halloween


Even Tokyo's trash has a Halloween theme.
pumpkin-trashpic.twitter.com/5YjtmBITiB— Alastair Himmer (@alastairhimmer) Oct. 18, 2015



City of Tokyo to give away 300,000 Halloween garbage bags    —- mainichi.jp | news/2015-10-17

The above photo taken in Tokyo’s Roppongi entertainment district as it is gearing up for one on their biggest party weekends of the year.
But, as I always say, Everyday is Halloween in Tokyo″ (3Yen / 2014-10-31) , (3Yen / 2012-09-13) , (3Yen / 2011-10-29) , etc.


In Japan, Budhha is a conehead


moody-jizo-conesPrezo de Jizo-traffic cone estas ¥6,500.
Mi volis vendi ilin la mondo. pic.twitter.com/x0Mz3XwSAC — 長谷川 維雄 (@hasegawa_fusao) July 24, 2015


Originally, these Buddha cones (actually Jizo cones) were an art project of Mr. Hasegawa that became a minor commercial success because they have an actual purpose.
Japan has many temples and often these undermanned places are the only open and green spots in the cities. These temples make tempting places to illegally park. Putting a “face” on these Don’t-Park-Here cones increases compliance. Also, traffic cones and barriers are placed in quiet areas that attract the endless hords of drunk salaryman looking for places to pee—Who is going to pee on Buddha, even an orange conehead one?


Previous reports of Coneheads in Japan on the 3Yen include: