July’s new “manner” poster on the Tokyo Metro seems to be either directed against:
• Anti-cosplay on the trains, or
• Prohibiting French aristocracy from using public transport
Previous 3Yen reports Toyko train manners on the 3Yen include:
″ June is: get rid of illegal foreign workers month in Japan.″ –@devintstewart
This a banner hanging in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Station reminding foreigners of Yokoso/welcome on their way to the Shinagawa Immigration Center Japan’s largest alien processing center.
“Yokoso” means welcome.
Previous reports “Yokoso Japan” on the 3Yen include:
The mysterious Japanese concept of ‘moe’—the pseudo-romanic devotion to manga and anime girls (Wiki)–has gained more mystery military-wise with these recruiting posters popping up in Chiba just west of Tokyo.
The wisdom of appealing to wimpy otaku/nerd market would seem counterproductive to Japan’s military needs
Previous reports of ‘moe’ on the 3Yen include:
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.″
The 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.
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:
Q: What should you do during GW—Golden Week—Japan’s weeklong national holiday (Wiki) this week when vacation/travel prices triple?
A: DO! MALL!
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) .
Previous Golden Week reports on the 3Yen include:
Sir, we don't have room for the final 'n' on our booth sign.
Nobody will notice. Put it up.
pic.twitter.com/8aqg9xeeqK >— via Peter Durfee (@Durf) March 23, 2015
The black bag on the far left of the photo reads:
Any small part of a curve is almost a straight 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) ↓
Today is a cold rainy day in Tokyo, which means…
… I have had been grazed by bicyclists holding umbrellas intently using their StupidPhones™ (3Yen / 2014-07-06) several times, grrr.
The “divisive” sign below warns to: Watch your step / It is dangerous.
If you meet the Buddha in the road, screw him in.
(1950s advertisement for Buddha bulbs by Hitachi Lamp)
If you meet the Buddha in the road, kill him.
(A classic “koan” in Zen practice used to provoke
the “great doubt” and to test a student’s insight.)