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11/24/2014

24/7 softball tournament … only in Japan

With Japan’s problem of negative population growth along with the aging and depopulation of rural areas, has resulted in empty school districts and a lot of excess equipment.
However, Japan’s tradition of imaginative scarecrows* still is going strong. The Japanese sign and tents shown below proclaim that this is a, said-open24-hour Softball Tournament.said-closed
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昨日の夜はBBQをやってるのかなーと、今日の昼はこんなとこでソフトボールやってるのかなーと、昼2回目に通ったときはカカシがまじっとるなーと、3回目通ったときに全部カカシやないかい!!!と — がっちゃん ‏@gattyann21 16 Nov 2013

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近所の畑のカカシがすごいことになってた。深夜にたまたま見つけたんで死ぬほどビックリした。これは怖い。怖すぎる。カラスとか来ねえ。もっというと人間ですら近づきたくねえ。なんだこのセンス。すごいぞマイタウン — 青木潤太朗 (@aokijuntarou) 2014, 11月 23

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11/15/2014

Don’t play with your nuts on the Tokyo Metro

Don’t play with your nuts on the subway.

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Check out the original Tokyo Metro manners poster.

Better yet are the posters in the northernmost big city of Japan, Sapporo. Way up in pseudo-Siberia, Sapporo’s subway system has posters that are better than the banal banners for Tokyo’s Metro Manners.

 

“Subway posters are better in Sapporo”


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pic.twitter.com/Pvs2GpFtln— Justin Norrie (@JustinNorrie) June 21, 2014

The above poster is from Sapporo’s Tozai Line.

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11/2/2014

Danger, Japanese grannies!

Right now out in the boondocks of Japan, there are a lot of bear warning signs as the bears are gorging on their final meals before their winter hibernation.
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However just down the road in the same area, dangerous obaa-chan/grannies are the biggest problem.
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Also refer the previous 3Yen reports on the same warning sign theme:


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10/28/2014

Japan: ‘good poo is born in a comfy place’

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As the 2020 Olympics approach, Japan is preparing for its big Olympic poo push…with signage reminding everyone of their toilet manners.

Toilet Japan.jimdo.com wants us to, said-openthink compassion is to clean the toilets in Japan.said-closed They also remind us that the Toilet Spirits—Shinto’s Benjo-gami, Suijin, Mawaya-no-kami, et al (Wiki) are waiting with retribution for poor manners.

View all the poo posters at Toilet Japan’s website: toilet-japan.jimdo.com


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10/13/2014

Blacker ‘Black Ships’ for Japan

Blacker than the “Black Ships” (3Yen / 2005-03-31), is President Obama as Commodore Perry and the TPP—Trans-Pacific Partnership—the proposed regional free-trade agreement*.
Here Obama is shown facing off the sacred cows of the JA–Japan Agriculture Group.

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10/12/2014

KOBAN japanesque…

Below are photos of a typical neighborhood police substation in Japan—aka “police box”—which is nearly always labeled in the Roman letters “KOBAN” (koban-kanji Wiki).

You might wonder goes on in a Japanese Koban/police box—think Koncho...
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To learn more about the fun “Koncho” Japanese poking game refer to the previous 3Yen reports…

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10/3/2014

Neo Tokyo Fooding Bar Mysterious

Friend of the 3Yen, Mulboyne, writes:
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‘Neo Tokyo Fooding Bar Mysterious’ sounds like a parody Japanese restaurant name. It isn't: http://t.co/QThVY8rGpQ

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— Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) October 2, 2014


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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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9/29/2014

Separated at birth?

Japanese concrete policemen vs the UK’s "traffic stoppers" in Leicester — Separated at birth?


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Concrete policeman are still a favorite in the countryside of Japan, although most of the statues sadly are slowly being switched to stylized, reflective police silhouettes shown in the bottom photo.

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9/3/2014

Japan’s best economic solution

Finally, here’s a solution to Japan’s laid-back/moribund economy*

Japanese wartime slogan:

"Lower living standards,
                 raise the flag!"

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MT @ThinkSmart2011 @masafumi_yoshi: 今日の安倍政権を見ているようだ pic.twitter.com/TcNaovlpnL— Anthony Davis (@ozAntinnippon) September 3, 2014


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