Japan’s New Democratic kancho Party

In yet another political reorganization, Japan’s “New Democratic Party”—formerly known as the Democratic Party Japan (DPJ)—has a new logo celebrating the grand Japanese tradition of kancho.New~Kancho-Democratic-PartykanchoThat is, Kancho (カンチョー) is a Japanese prank performed by clasping the hands together in the shape of an imaginary gun and attempting to poke an unsuspecting person in the butt*.

Japan’s Democratic Party reveals new logo to cries of plagiarism and indecency
The Japan Times | 2016-May-19
The new logo features the letter M, the initial of the party’s Japanese name, Minshinto, in a way that resembles two people — one in blue and the other in red — standing arm in arm…After the logo chosen Thursday advanced to a shortlist of four candidates earlier this month, many people online noted a striking resemblance to that of Mie Prefecture-based confectionery company Imuraya Co…new_democratic-party
…The online controversy, however, didn’t end there. Some joked that the logo looks as though a man in blue is groping the posterior of a woman in red.
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Our previous Kancho (カンチョー) reports include:

FUKUYOU pawn!

A pawn shop ad seen on the back of bus in Kyoto Japan….

fukuyou-bust-bertrand Très smart ce nom

Google Translate of fukuyou78.com:
Please bring your precious metals, expensive brand goods, home appliances, antique musical instruments, etc. as pawn, or you can purchase them at the Fukuyou Pawn shops of Kyoto. We give the highest assessments, and offer the best prices.
fukuyou-store-front

 

Previous fuckqued reports include:

 



 

Eyes are watching you

In the 1960s, Japan’s “Camera Magazine” published photos these ophthalmologist eyes signboards…

eye-of-screw-tainam 60年代には日本のカメラ雑誌でも写真が掲載されていたらしいから、そこで見たのかな? (Google Translate) http://cyberisland.teldap.tw/graphyer/photo/…

 
The photo was taken by the Taiwanese photographer Wang Shuangqua/王双全” (1920-1978) but it became
screw← the eye of the Japanese manga Nejishiki (“Screw”) and then underwent various iterations such as…

parody絵のお仕事まだまだ募集しております⊂((・x・))⊃! pic.twitter.com/HYZlFMvJeJ— ぢぬすな子 (@dinusuna) March 19, 2016

 
Also notice that on these billboards the asian eyelashes are correctly represented as really short (3Yen / 2015-02-18). eyes^2

 
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A few of our many previous eyeball reports include:

 



 

The new, new Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo

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After fiasco of the pervious plagiarized logo (L) for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (3Yen 2015-09-02). the winner of the new, new logo contest is the Olympic Lobster Bib!

tokyo2020.jp/en/games/emblem
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This chequered design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.
Composed of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. It incorporates the message of ‘unity in diversity’.
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Previous reports the craptastic 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the 3Yen include:



 

Tough year for manners

ポスター mannersThe up-coming Japanese fiscal year starts tomorrow and it’s going a tough year for teasing the Tokyo Metro’s manners posters in English. The theme of 2016’s posters will feature kanji ideographs that will target* the current rude hoards Chinese tourists and the locals, meh.

 tokyo metro gate manners poster

tokyo-metro-logoTokyo Metro’s New Manner Posters Themed on Kanji Graphics
japanstation.com | 2016-Mar-30
Every year Tokyo Metro announces a new series of…”Manner [sic] Posters” …The new posters designed by Tokyo illustrator, Yu Nagaba, will feature a new character called “Chikao-kun” or “Underground Boy”…The new slogan “anata no mana- , ii kanji?” or “are your manners in good shape?”...more...

 

 

real metro manners poster of door kanji
The above poster is a 3Yen “exclusive” since the actual manners poster shown on the left won’t be put up until tomorrow, April 1st.
Click to embiggen.

 

Our reports of previous fiscal year’s new series of manner posters include:

 



 


Zen and the art of anti-multitasking

left_quoter_14x24When walking, walk. When eating, eat.right_quoter_13x24
         —Zen proverb

However, that anti-multitasking sign has the engrish all wrong! (^‿~)
toking-shuffling-wanking

A basic Zen idea is to Do one thing at a time/Do it deliberately/Do it well. That is, completely focus on your task at hand and avoid distractions.

Previous zen-ish moments here on News.3Yen.com include:

 



 


March Metro madness

March Metro—Make way for the prima donnas!

 

``In order to uplift commuting manners, every month we have created a traffic moral promotional manners poster that is posted in stations and on the trains.´´

 

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A few of the many previous posters of Tokyo Metro manners include:

 



 


Fat-shaming is a public policy in Japan

As a matter of public policy, fat-shaming is the law in Japan…and I’m big outlaw*…

 
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Japan doesn't sugar coat clothing sizes.
Turning Japanese (@TurningJapanesa) Feb. 22, 2016

 


 

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I’m 210 lbs, 6 foot 1 inch (95 kg / 185 cm) I used to get nagged at work by my bosses about me being sumo size.
(Professional sumo has a size minimum of 173 cm and 75 kg or 5ft 7in / 165 lbs.) .

Japan’s `Metabo law´ (METABOlic syndrome) states that people must stay below a government-mandated waistline of 35.4 inches (90cm) for men and 33.5 inches (85cm) for women, which is policed through an annual mandatory health check up.

Companies with more than a certain percentage of over-the-waist-limit employees are slapped with a fine. Overweight employees must attend “re-education camps” aka counselling sessions, and they are subjected to monitoring. Fatsos can be denied promotion and even be demoted as part of their performance review.

Previous 3Yen reports of Japan’s debu/fatso folk include:

 



 


Frying Jaws

Friend of the 3Yen, Chris Carlier spotted this gem at the Tsutaya video store. Note that the DVD’s cover reads “Frying Jaws” but the spine of the case has “Flying Jaws” (^_-).

 frying-jawsFrying Jaws DVD
¥1,140
available from global.Rakuten.com
 
 

I'm pretty sure that title is supposed to be "Flying Jaws", but anything is possible in shark movies these days.
— Chris Carlier (@Pubgoblin) February 11, 2016

 
swamp-sharkIn case you were wondering, Frying Jaws‘ real title is “Swamp Shark” according to IMDb.com