Wankers of the World Unite!

Otaku wankers prove their worth…
…With this counter demonstration in Tokyo’s otaku/geek district, Akihabara, on May 17th fielded 1,000 protesters* against the tiny right-wing “Zaitokukai” anti-foreigner march.
The banner below says:
Otaku are all one nation—NO BORDERS.

no-borders秋葉原で「在日外国人は出て行け」系のデモをやっててそのデモに反対する人がこんな段幕を掲げていた.そう.オタクに国境はないのだ.—Simon_Sin(@Simon_Sin) 2015May18

brett fujiokaThe Otaku [geeks] were holding a pro-foreigner demonstration. Against the Zaitokukai [right-wing protest party].
     Brett Fujioka (@Brett_Fujioka) May 17, 2015

Here a glimpse of the anti-foreigner march of the neo-nazi Zaitokukai (Wiki) that the counter demonstration was protesting against. As you can see, the counter-protesting otaku vastly outnumbered the Zaitokukai crazies.

Why does the Zaitokukai hate foreigners so much? Well most importantly these hated “foreigners” aren’t even really foreign.

These so-called “foreigners” are mostly Japanese born and raised Koreans and to smaller extent naturalized, Japanese-passport carrying Chinese and Brazil-Japanese. The Zaitokukai is a Japanese political organization that seeks to eliminate perceived privileges† extended to foreigners with “Special Foreign Resident” status who are mostly Zainichi Koreans (Wiki).
†The “privileges” are mostly welfare for single mothers and elderly (50,000yen/month, about $420 USD). Only 0.7 percent of the total population in Japanese receives welfare benefits (NY Times) and the total number of these faux-foreigners receiving benefits is infinitesimally small.

Previous reports right-wing fun in Japan on the 3Yen include:


‘I thought molesters were everywhere.’

The Japanese government’s “Cool Japan” initiative (3Yen 015-04-09) promoting hinky schoolgirl manga and anime is having some interesting results in the tourism industry.

Three foreign tourists arrested for molestation in Japan after thinking it was normal behavior
rocketnews24.com | 2015/04/10molester-text…more…
Chikan rabbits

Other 3Yen posts dealing Tokyo’s problems with molesters include:
(3Yen / 2006-07)
   • Groping, Tokyo’s favorite pastime on the trains
(3Yen / 2005-02)
    Please molest behind the white line (3Yen / 2009-08)
do-it at the beach molestation


Cool Japan flops — bust in Malaysia

The Japanese government’s “Cool Japan” initiative seeking to exploit the commercial capital of the country’s culture industry (Wiki) seems to be a bust in Malaysia.

Mall selling sexy dolls bust-ed
thestar.com / April 9, 2015
In a successful bust, the [Malaysian] Home Ministry’s Al-Quran Text and Publishing Control Division seized RM14,234.20 worth of prohibited and obscene [Japanese] material from a popular shopping mall in Petaling Jaya.busted-sexy-doll-text         More…

culture-japan photo credit: dannychoo.com

Previous reports of the government’s “Cool Japan” initiative on the 3Yen include:
   • Cool Japan Expo in Paris is full of K-pop! (3Yen / 2014-07-24)
   • Is Japan Cool? Toilets! (3Yen / 2012-03-07)
   • ‘Gross National Cool’ as Japan’s foreign policy (3Yen / )

Hello or bye-bye ‘banzai’!

nytimes.com 2015/04/04ex-zero-pilot
Dave P., 3Yen correspondent writes:

It’s really good that a lot of people are now listening to Mr. Kaname Harada. Years ago I talked with a Japanese taxi driver who was about the same age as Kaname-san. He told me that he was in the war also as a pilot. He too said that he really hated war and loved Americans and other foreigners for putting an end to it all and he hated the Japanese who didn’t want to hear him. He flew sea planes that dropped target markers for the zeros. The driver told me that he was often chased by American and British fighters and the only way he could defend himself was to fly at full speed directly down towards the ocean and then bounce off it at the last minute with the pontoons beneath his plane! O_O Then the fighters behind him would crash into the ocean. He said he knew, without a doubt, that he was dead at least 20 times or more. But he lived, and he too went through the nightmares, alcoholism, job losses etc. etc. He ended up driving a cab and said that he loved it because he could tell many people about the war and all it did to him. Some would not listen, but he said that many did.


Happy Hemorrhoid Easter eggs, from Japan of course

Japanese Easter, but with hemorrhoids, wo0t!

hemorrhoids Easter
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around seventy people attended the recent festival at Kunigami Shrine in Tochigi Prefecture… the only one that deals with hemorrhoids. Tradition states that those who washed their backsides and then ate egg offerings would be cured of hemorrhoids...more...
In Japan, There Is a Shrine for…Hemorrhoids Kotaku.com…


Yikes! Easter Zombie Bejeebus with a cute purse died so a magical rabbit can poo chocolate eggs all over my yard!


Japan’s military attacks the catwalk!

Better than the “SEMEN SHIP” TV commercial (3Yen 2005-12-22) for Japan Navy recruitment.

More fun than the Japanese Coast Guard’s seagoing dance routines.

Presenting the 6th annual The Tokyo Boys Collection—a fabulous fashion show and entertainment extravaganza of the Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF).

More catwalk details at:
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Tokyo Boys Collection teams up with Japan Self-Defense Force to parade their fine men in uniform
with the theme of “The Japanese Spirit that Enchants the World” to guide them…The Tokyo Boys Collection is a fashion and music event celebrates male fashion with celebrities who are involved with TV, movies, theater, magazines, and other media...more...


Pedo-Bear is back, and now he wants granny!

bear-bot in japan robot Look out granny!
Japanese scientists of the RIKEN research institute have released a new experimental nursing care robot, “ROBEAR.”

According to RIKEN’s press release of February 23rd, the ROBEAR can performing tasks such as lifting a patient from a bed or wheelchair and, left_quoter_14x24will provide impetus for research on the creation of robots that can supplement Japan’s need for new approaches to care-givingright_quoter_13x24
Ri-i-i-ight—Granny is gonna love this. ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ

Sadly, these nursing care robots of the RIKEN Institute have been around forever. RIBA-II, the care-giving Teddy Bear (3Yen.com / 2011-08-03) shown above has been in development for a long time without any the bear-bots going into practical use in nursing homes and hospitals.

The 3Yen first reported years ago about the predecessor of the RIBA, the RI-MAN robot in: Stroke my soft machine (3Yen / 2006-03-01)
Other Bear-bot reports on the 3Yen have included:
. . . Care-bots for elderly…again (3Yen.com / 2013-06-22)
. . . Bear-bot that reads your tweets (3Yen.com / 2011-01-26)
. . . Robo-teddy vs Alzheimer’s (3Yen.com / 2010-10-08 )



Japanese girls must give Feb 14th

Some of my Valentine’s chocolate has arrived early.

choco-girl今週はバレンタインです 明日と当日はワタシもお店におりまする^^チョコレートプレゼント企画などもありつつ、気になるあの人へのプレゼントなら表参道FYPでね♥ –OMI / 化郎 (@OMI_KERO) 2014feb11

The basic idea is that Valentine’s Day here, Japanese girls give chocolates (and love) to guys and the guys don’t have to do much of anything*.

Anyway, here’s a Youbube of some goofy Japanese Chocolates and pink pompom Valentines.

You can enjoy further details about the fun of Japanese Valentine’s in my reports:
Chocolate cock! (3Yen / 2008-01-23)
Japanese women dump on Valentine’s chocolates (3Yen / 2006-02-14)
Are you gettin’ any? (Japanese “Choco”) (3Yen / 2006-02-14/)
The perfect Japanese Valentine gift: the keys to her nether regions (3Yen / 2005-02-05)
Screwing Valentine’s Day (3Yen / 2005-02-05) Screwy Japanese chocolate for screwing



Power Ranger raging — Red Ranger arrested for a murder by sword

left_long quotebar 24x260pxEx-Power Ranger Ricardo Medina Jr. — Arrested for Murder
TMZ.com | 2/1/2015One of the stars of “Power Rangers Samurai” has been arrested for stabbing his roommate to death with a sword Ricardo Medina Jr. got his break in Hollywood as the Red Ranger on “Power Rangers Wild Force” back in 2002. He went on to play Dekker on “Power Rangers Samurai.” More…

Other Ranger reports on the 3Yen include:
   • extra-Power Rangers (3Yen / 2009-01-19)
   • Kobe Bryant–Blue Power Ranger! (3Yen / 2006-05-17)
   • Power Boob Rangers (3Yen / 2005-11-10/)



Japan’s noise tribe — the ‘Bosozoku’

The dying bosozoku subculture still managed to organize a noisy run to greet the first sunrise of 2015 on New Years Day. The video below shows the so-called “violent running tribes*” of custom car and motorcycle gangs on Highway 20 coming out of Yokohama.

* bosozoku (暴走族), literally the “running-out-of-control
(as of a vehicle) tribe” motorcycle and car customizing,
often illegal, and making lots of noise (Wiki).

Here’s another video of different bosozoku group’s New Years run on Route 134 leaving Enoshima Aquarium and heading to Utsunomiya.

Previous baka bosozoku reports on the 3Yen include:
   • nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, BATVAN!
         (3Yen / 2010-11-16)
   • Japanese slingshot car for noisy delinquents
         (3Yen / 2010-03-13/)
   • End of Japan’s noise tribe, the BOSOZOKU
(3Yen / 2007-01-12)