Wankers of the World Unite!

Otaku wankers prove their worth…
…With this counter demonstration in Tokyo’s otaku/geek district, Akihabara, on May 17th fielded 1,000 protesters* against the tiny right-wing “Zaitokukai” anti-foreigner march.
The banner below says:
Otaku are all one nation—NO BORDERS.

no-borders秋葉原で「在日外国人は出て行け」系のデモをやっててそのデモに反対する人がこんな段幕を掲げていた.そう.オタクに国境はないのだ.—Simon_Sin(@Simon_Sin) 2015May18

brett fujiokaThe Otaku [geeks] were holding a pro-foreigner demonstration. Against the Zaitokukai [right-wing protest party].
     Brett Fujioka (@Brett_Fujioka) May 17, 2015

Here a glimpse of the anti-foreigner march of the neo-nazi Zaitokukai (Wiki) that the counter demonstration was protesting against. As you can see, the counter-protesting otaku vastly outnumbered the Zaitokukai crazies.


anti-korean-protests
Why does the Zaitokukai hate foreigners so much? Well most importantly these hated “foreigners” aren’t even really foreign.

These so-called “foreigners” are mostly Japanese born and raised Koreans and to smaller extent naturalized, Japanese-passport carrying Chinese and Brazil-Japanese. The Zaitokukai is a Japanese political organization that seeks to eliminate perceived privileges† extended to foreigners with “Special Foreign Resident” status who are mostly Zainichi Koreans (Wiki).
†The “privileges” are mostly welfare for single mothers and elderly (50,000yen/month, about $420 USD). Only 0.7 percent of the total population in Japanese receives welfare benefits (NY Times) and the total number of these faux-foreigners receiving benefits is infinitesimally small.


Previous reports right-wing fun in Japan on the 3Yen include:

 


DO! GOGO!

Q: What should you do during GW—Golden Week—Japan’s weeklong national holiday (Wiki) this week when vacation/travel prices triple?
do-mall_logoA: DO! MALL!

do-mall-combo

In case you were wondering why this “DO! MALL!” looks familiar. The AEON malls’ campaign girl is Kill Bill’s Gogo Yubari aka Chiaki Kuriyama (Wiki) .
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Previous Golden Week reports on the 3Yen include:

 


Tokyo train zen wisdom

The black bag on the far left of the photo reads:

left_long quotebar 24x260pxAny small part of a curve is almost a straight line.
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  element-of-a-line


 

Previous moments of Zen the 3Yen include:
   • Yakisoba Zen (3Yen / 2012-03-08)
   • “a certain Zen appeal” on the subway (3Yen / 2005-10-12)
   • Alien street messages (3Yen / 2005-08-31)

zen

 


Beware of the holiday rush of horny riders on the Tokyo Metro!

tokyo metro manners
The Tokyo Metro manners poster for December warns of the holiday rush of horny reindeer and rhino salarymen.

Previous 3Yen reports of the dangers of December’s holiday rush on the Tokyo’s subway system include: