Cool Coal Japan?

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.

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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
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Cool Japan or Coal Japan?

 

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Read more of Mr. Happy Coal’s polemics at: coaljapan.org
 

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Our previous reports the Cool Japan‘s GNP—Gross National Propaganda program include:

Wikipedia
*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.”

 



 

Privacy is back

dazzle-googlesThree 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.

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For a mere ¥36,000 or about $331 USD, you can buy the new Privacy Visor″ Nissey Corp., Gort_Firing 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.

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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)

 

 



 

Japan scans the world’s biggest pile of rocks

Like an SF B-movie…The Japanese are putting portable muon detectors below the base of the pyramids to measure “muon flux” to map unknown tunnels and chambers.

ScanPyramids Mission from HIP Institute on Vimeo.

Muons Detectors plates installed at Bent Pyramid and under sensitivity calibration in Khufu’s Pyramid
Press Release — 17 December 2015 by Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering and the H.I.P. Institute (Heritage, Innovation and Preservation Institute)PDF
Dr Kunihiro Morishima and his team from Nagoya University have just completed the installation of the Muons detector plates in the lower chamber of Bent Pyramid in Dahshour. They are composed of 40 “regular” plates representing a surface of 3m2 containing 2 emulsion films that are sensitive to Muons. Those emulsion films will allow the detection of various types of muons naturally penetrating the pyramidMuon-test-Khufu-Pyramid
Muon detectors, placed at appropriate places (e.g. inside the pyramid, under a possible yet undetected chamber) allow, by accumulation of muons over time, to discern the void areas (that muons crossed without problem) from denser areas where some of them were absorbed or deflected Muons radiography is now frequently used for the observation of volcanoes, including research teams from the University of Nagoya…more…(PDF)

 

Our previous reports Japanese finds in Egypt include:

 

 



 

VR pee-pee pants simulator, from Japan of course

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College students, let’s incontinence experience!
—Nursing & medical care “Super-VR Attraction” at the “Nico Nico Super Conference 2016″—
KAI-YOU.net | 2016.04.29 (Google Translate)
… We asked Nyan Shibata, currently in her fourth year of university, to have a VR (virtual realty) incontinence experience…
At the moment air is fed in, it reproduces the state of incontinence state with subtle warmth and feeling of pressure.
“Wow, oh, oh!” Miss Shibata’s to voice and facial expression indescribably changed as they started the incontinence device.
“Actually it was like taking a leak—Rather than discomfort, embarrassment has won,” she said, a little dazed.
…the “Incontinence Study Group” wants to this “incontinence experience” to help in training for nursing and medical fields…The group is not part any laboratory of the University of Electro-Communications. It’s only a club activity and has not applied yet for corporate support for further research.
More…

 
You can also view a less fun Japanese explanation of the Urine Incontinence Experience…

 
Previous puerile pee-pee posts include:

 



 

The horror of Japanese life

Continuing tremors like the past 24 hours of the Kumamoto Earthquakes (Wiki) are a horror of Japanese life like this…

 
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The horror of the Kumamoto Earthquake″

 

Previous reports Japan’s construction horrors include:

 



 

Bio-terror explodes in Japan! (the start of pollen season)

Q: What happens when you mistake “Pollen Guard EX” allergy cream for Japanese SuperGlue®?

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A: Strong, fast-acting, Cyanoacrylate adhesive sure does a hell of a better job than wimpy anti-pollen nasal cream.

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Here’s couple of dubious Japanese products: anti-pollen cream and soap…

We offer “Pollen Guard EX” anti-pollen cream and “Muse” medical soap in order to meet the changing customers’ demands by utilizing our advanced development capabilities and technologies.
—via Commodity products | Company Profile | Earth Chemical Co., Ltd..

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Previous reports of the horrors of pollen in Japan include:

 



 

Cthulhu Christmas?

A giant squid was seen just paddling around Toyama Bay in a marina on the morning of 24th. It’s rare that living giant squid to be seen so close the shore and on the surface. The length of the giant was about 4m and its girth was about 1m.

Some of the many other videos of this Cthulhu Christmas in Toyama Prefecture Japan include:
   • https://youtu.be/7Bxj_58_xeY
   • https://youtu.be/bCUMCrUKZsg

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A few of the many previous reports of the Japanesque Evil of the Deep, Cthulhu, on the 3Yen include:

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The shit is back.

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The shit is back.
Last year’s* special exhibition of Tokyo’s The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, “Toilet the Future” now is traveling to the Sendai International Center Exhibition Hall.

 
little-poop-heads Toilet!? — Human Waste & Earth’s Future
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) toilet-characters_logo

 
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Last year exhibition made a big splash as you can see in the video below and our report:
(3Yen 2014-07-08): 1st, you must become a poop-head. 2nd, you get flushed.

Learn more poop on the upcoming Sendai exhibit that runs from December 11, 2015 to January 11, 2016 from the news report at: ox-tv.jp (Google Translate)

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A few of the previous poop posts include:

 


2015 Solar Challenge race

In the 2015 Solar Challenge race, the photo below shows solar-powered car of Tokai University Japan, the Tokai Challenger, passes through Karlu Karlu (The Devil’s Testicles) as it runs in the yearly international competition.
Right now, the Tokai Challenger is in third place—Follow the race at the official website: worldsolarchallenge.org/dashboard/map

 


Tailfins on your tires! Newest zoom-go-fast innovation from Japan

The newest innovation from Yokohama Rubber is putting fins on your tire sidewalls. Yokohama Rubber Company has tweaked their tires with fins built into the sidewalls to cut a vehicle’s aerodynamic drag and lift.

Compared to conventional tires (L), new advances (R) reduce vehicle aerodynamic drag and lift—-
fins-on-rubber-tire Press Release | 2015.Oct.15 : Yokohama Rubber Advancing Tire Aerodynamics Tech

 

According to Yokohama Rubber’s announcement (2015.Oct.15), the new development reduces vehicle aerodynamic drag and lift resulting in increased fuel efficiency and vehicle safety.

Following its successful research on rolling resistance, Yokohama Rubber first found in 2012 that placing fin-shaped protuberances on the inner sidewall of the tire in a radial or spoke-like pattern to reduce the aerodynamic drag inside the wheel wells. This latest development controls aerodynamic flow throughout the vehicle body by using a new fin shape and placement technique that places the fin protuberances at angles near the tire’s shoulder on the tire’s outer sidewall help to reduce vehicle aerodynamic drag when on the upper part of the tire during its rotation while suppressing vehicle aerodynamic lift when on the lower part of the tire.

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Previous rubber reports on the 3Yen include: