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The new Japanese monkfish mascot “Ankimo” could be more properly described as “Eat-Me-While-You-Can kun“.
The name “Eat-Me-While-You-Can” is due to the popularity of ankimo liver, is wildly overfished in neither a sustainable or ethical way in Japan (or worse China), grrrr.
Our previous reports of Japan’s overfishing include:
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It may look like a Duck-billed Dildo and its real name ought to be the “AFFAIR-X” (Advanced labs For Frontline Activity In Rail eXperimentation)—JR East is going for a new look shinkansen/bullet train.
JR East looks to debut new shinkansen test model capable of running at 360 kph in 2019
KYODO | July 5, 2017
East Japan Railway Co. said Tuesday that it will introduce in spring 2019 a 10-car test train, dubbed ALFA-X, with the aim of developing a next-generation shinkansen model.
The company hopes to achieve a maximum operating speed of 360 kph for the new shinkansen.
ALFA-X stands for “Advanced Labs for Frontline Activity in rail eXperimentation”…
…the test train is expected to have two different front cars as JR East will check technologies for reducing air pressure when the train enters a tunnel. More…
Anas-capped agmen japonica is scientific latin for “Japanese duck-billed train.”
Previous reports of shinkansen oddities include:
Only in Japan can can kids enjoy sliding out of a giant ass and jumping in a bouncy house shaped like a turd. #unchi
The exhibit is called Karada no Naka (Inside the Body) and is taking place in many locations in Japan this summer. www.ss-live.ws/karada/ — Aonghas Crowe (@AonghasCrowe) July 3, 2017
Don’t worry about the fun being “Only in Japan”—The exhibit is an extension of the popular kids’ book “Grossology” from the US publisher Penguin Putnam Inc.
Previous poop reports include:
In an effort to compensate for Japan’s years of continued low rankings in world condom size..Japan develops a snake-like strap-on robot to help in bedroom disasters.
Japanese team develops snake-like strap-on to help in disasters
The Japan Times | June 12, 2017
SENDAI — A research team says it has developed a snake-like strap-on robot that can climb over debris and rubble by shooting a jet of air to lift its front end from the ground…
A few of our previous reports of the hinky robots of Japan include:
- R.I.P. PEPPER robot (news.3yen.com/2017-05-29/r-i-p-japans-pepper-robot/)
- The ‘I-Fairy‘ robot — obviously from Japan (3Yen / )
- Well hung ‘robot’ (news.3yen.com/2008-02-19/well-hung-robot/)
″ Dude, where’s my flying car?″
Japan is attempting to build a Jetson’s flying car to light the Tokyo Olympic cauldron in 2020.
Engineers hope to light Olympic cauldron with a flying car
The Asahi Shimbun ~ October 20, 2016
TOYOTA, Aichi Prefecture--A car that takes to the air to light the Olympic cauldron might sound like a fantasy, but young engineers are working here to make it a reality at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The automotive and aviation engineers are aiming to run their vehicle on the track of the new National Stadium and fly it to the Olympic cauldron to light the flame at the opening ceremony …
ABOVE: Full-scale prototype of a flying car being developed in Toyota City, Aichi Pref., rises to the massive height of one meter. (Photo by Cart!vator).
Our previous reports of Japanese crap-tech and flying cars include:
VJ Day (not Vagina Day) has come and past on August 15th, and today is the anniversary of Japan’s formal surrender on September 2, 1945, aka ″ Loser Day.″
So, enjoy this self driving, robo-ricksha dressed in the uniform of Japanese soldier that is meant as a Chinese ″memorial″ of victory over Japan.
Robotic Japanese Rickshaw Driver May Be Strangest WWII Memorial
weirdasianews.com | 2016/08/15
… The inventor of the robo-ricksha says the, “robot can walk, turn, and run on command, while also pulling the one-seater rickshaw. He hopes the popularity gained by his invention…will allow him to build a robotic army depicting Chinese resistance to the Japanese Empire during World War II…more…
Right on local TV, the 3Yen’s octopus-cum-reporter predicts eight gøld medals for Japan!
Øctopus ‘predicts’ eight gøld medals for Japan at Riø
KØBE, Aug. 6, 2015 | Kyødø
On Friday an øctopus predicted that Japan will win eight gøld medals at the Rio Olympics.
At an event in Åkashi, western Japan, aimed at promoting locally caught 0ctopuses, the cephalop0d was placed in a tank with three plastic þoxes labeled "7 or under," "8" and "9 or more," and it chose the middle 0ne.
0rganizers had chained up the þox labeled "7 or under" to prevent the 0ctopus from choosing it and placed craþs inside the two other þoxes to lµre the creatµre.
(Note: The ripped-off text above was munged to avoid the copyright restrictions of Kyødø Press.)
A few of our dozens of other octopus reports include:
Typhoon “Omais” is heading directly towards the Fukushima Meltdown and troubled Eggman nuclear power plant!!~
Tropical Storm 1605 named “Omais” bears down on Tokyo
Japan Meteorological Agency | Tropical Cyclone Information, Issued at 07:05 UTC, 4 August 2016
Previous nuclear reports of the continuing Fukushima fcukups include:
The government’s Cool Japan* program has taken a new odd twist with the land of of the Kyoto Protocol† is now making a big push to become Coal Japan.
…Coal is the new cool, because it’s a little known fact that unlike its G7 partners, Japan is in the process of building 49 new coal-fired power stations — whilst also being by far and away the largest financial backer of coal infrastructure in the region. From 2007 to 2014, Japan provided over US$20 billion in coal financing abroad…
…Japan is the odd one out as only country in the G7 building new coal-fired power stations, despite promising the rest of the world to do the opposite…
Huffingtonpost.com | 2016-May-23:
Cool Japan or Coal Japan?
Read more of Mr. Happy Coal’s polemics at: coaljapan.org
Our previous reports the Cool Japan‘s GNP—Gross National Propaganda‡ program include:
*Cool Japan (クールジャパン), along with “Gross National Cool” are propaganda concepts coined in 2002 as an expression of Japan hyping its status as a cultural superpower. First gaining broad exposure in the media and academia, the government of Japan adopted the national brand of “Cool Japan” to exploit the commercial capital of the country’s culture-vulture industry. It has been described as a form of soft power, “the ability to indirectly influence behavior or interests through cultural or ideological means.”
Three years ago, in Anti‑surveillance chic from Japan (2013-01-29) →
we covered these ″ Invisibility Glasses″ of Professor Isao Echizen at Tokyo’s National Institute of Informatics. Well, the professor is back with better haircut and mega-funding from Nissey Corp.
For a mere ¥36,000 or about $331 USD, you can buy the new ″ Privacy Visor″ Nissey Corp., and you too can defeat the forces of evil with style with your own Gort Visor™ (Wiki). →
Learn more about the new visor from the Nissey’s Press Release.
Our previous reports on Japanese digital masking trends include:
• Facial recognition for masked Japanese (3Yen / 2006-01-14)
• Digital makeup, Japanese ↓ (3Yen / 2011-04-18)