″ 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)
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 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:
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.
You can also view a less fun Japanese explanation of the Urine Incontinence Experience…
Previous puerile pee-pee posts include:
Continuing tremors like the past 24 hours of the Kumamoto Earthquakes (Wiki) are a horror of Japanese life like this…
″ The horror of the Kumamoto Earthquake″
Previous reports Japan’s construction horrors include:
Q: What happens when you mistake “Pollen Guard EX” allergy cream for Japanese SuperGlue®?
A: Strong, fast-acting, Cyanoacrylate adhesive sure does a hell of a better job than wimpy anti-pollen nasal cream.
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..
Previous reports of the horrors of pollen in Japan include: