Japan’s drip, drip, drip…

Remember the Fukushima Meltdown of 2011 (Wiki)?
It has been more than three years since the disaster and Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is still drip, drip, dripping…


Previous posts about the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown on the 3Yen include:
   • TEPCO’s Valentine for Japan (3Yen / 2013-10-17)
   • Cthulhu mascot for the radioactive coast (3Yen / 2013-10-17)
   • Radioactive pigs over-run Fukushima! (3Yen / 2013-09-25)
   • TEPCO admits the Fukushima nuclear leak is ’serious’

Welcome to my nightmare…Japan

Here’s my nightmare commute on the Wangan Highway* in the Keihin District of the Tokyo-Yokohama industrial megalopolis.

Previous/endless Japanese nightmares I have covered on the 3Yen include:
   • Japan’s national tree–concrete utility pole (3Yen / 2011-01-14
   • 10 Ugly Rivers of the World (3Yen / 2010-02-05)
   • Japanese Junkspace (3Yen / 2008-06-29)
   • Ill-Machine, Tokyo (3Yen / 2008-01-22)

The Kraken Arises in Tokyo Bay!

One of the Cute Cthulhu Cohort has appeared in Tokyo Bay!


big little squid in tokyo bay
quoter leftPh’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!!quoter right

A few of the many squidly stories previously reported here include:
   • Man from Planet Squid-aru (3Yen / 2011-07-19)
   • eatin’ l’il Cthulhu (3Yen / 2013-03-14)
   • Masses of radioactive tentacles crawl onto the beach in Japan (3Yen / 2012-07-27)
firefly-squid on beach

Pikachu protests the continuing Fukushima nuclear fcukup in central London

As you can see in the photo below, even Pikachu (L) as well as Shinto’s trickster fox spirit, Kitsune/ (R), are protesting the continuing Fukushima nuclear fcukup in central London.


London Evening Standard | 15 March 2014
Dozens of people protested in central London against nuclear power today following the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster in Japan protesters gathered at Hyde Park Corner before marching past the Japanese Embassy and one of the buildings housing the Tokyo Electric Companymore

3/11 … never forget

Today is the third anniversary of Japan’s Great Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear Meltdown

sidebar-quote long

Japan is still — and will long be — a country of ghosts and of gods

–Pico Iyer | huffingtonpost.com :
Three Years After The Japanese Tsunami: The Winds Of Changelessness 

3-years-fukushima14:46 pic.twitter.com/GClXfXpnbx— 281_AntiNuke (@281_) March 11, 2014

TEPCO’s Valentine for Japan

It has been almost three years since the Great Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear Meltdown of “3/11″ (Wiki), but TEPCO’s Fukushima Power Plant is still sending us the same damn Valentine year after year, meh.

TEPCO-meltdown-Valentinepic.twitter.com/NaN4qxJAGn— 281_AntiNuke (@281_) February 14, 2014

Previous posts about the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown on the 3Yen include:
   • Cthulhu mascot for the radioactive coast (3Yen / 2013-10-17)
   • Radioactive pigs over-run Fukushima! (3Yen / 2013-09-25)
   • TEPCO admits the Fukushima nuclear leak is ’serious’

Japanese ‘facials’ for everybody at Osaka station

I would love to see how this new facial ID system handles all the outliers* such as the 10-to-20% of the Japanese population who wear surgical masks during both the winter flu season and the 4-to-6 month long pollen season.

Facial ID tech to be set at Osaka station
The Yomiuri Shimbun | January 30, 2014
The station, which serves 820,000 passengers per day, is scheduled to be the stage of an unusually large study on tracking location data using facial-recognition technology
Each camera is to photograph people’s faces within a three-square-meter area, and assign each face an ID based on its characteristics.
When a person is recognized by another camera, the time and location will be recorded. Each person’s behavior will then be tracked for one weekmore...

Outliers ”Я” Us : I am one of these outliers for facial recognition. Whenever I go to work at the Japanese R&D center of Toshiba and I try to walking in on crutches wearing a hoodie, their automatic entry authorization camera system fails to recognize my face or that I’m a human.
WARNING, WARNING: Quadruped alien identified.
quadruped alien indentified

I know, I know…Cool story, bro.(meme)


Previous reports on the 3Yen about Japanese face scanning technologies and countermeasures include:
   • Facial recognition for surgical mask wearing Japanese
      (3Yen / 2006-01-14)
   • Digital makeup, Japanese
       (3Yen / 2011-04-18)

   • Anti-surveillance chic from Japan
      (3Yen / 2013-01-29)

Ho, ho, ho! Japan’s Prime Minister ‘Santa’ Abe brings gifts

Ho, ho, ho! Abe Santa brings inflationary* gifts for everyone!

サンタクロースは / 資本主義の手下 / で、あってほしくないね。
281_AntiNuke (@281_)’s twitter Dec. 24, 2013

*PM Abe’s glow-in-the-dark gifts are intended to be “inflationary” as it is the stated policy of “Abenomics” (Wiki) to jumpstart the Japanese economy by increasing government spending for the military and for public works such as fixing TEPCO Corporation’s nuclear plant meltdown in Fukushima.