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7/16/2014

Tokyo’s street ‘Fight Club’

Friend of the 3Yen, Mr. Masa of Masamania, captured the pix of a “Fight Club” on the streets of Tokyo’s tawdry Kabukicho district—He has created another stellar photo essay in his indubitable engrish.
Enjoy the real Japan.

Exciting real street fight show at dangerous town, Kabukicho
japculture.com | 2014/07/15

Time is one minutes.
Challenger must pay JPY1000- in advance.
Challenger can only punch. No kick.
But Mr. Matsukawa never punches back
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More…

Also see the 3Yen’s previous posts of Masa of Masamania.com including:

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7/15/2014

Sleepwalking through life in Japan

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As a folllow-up to last week’s report of Smartphone/keitai Zombies of Tokyo (3Yen / 2014-07-06) , check out the following BBC news report on Tokyo’s growing problem with people ‘dumbwalking’ with cellphones.
 

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Japan enters the era of smartphones and ‘dumbwalking’
BBC | July 14, 2014
More than half of all Japanese now own a smartphone and the proportion is rising fast.
But with that rise has grown another phenomenon – the smartphone walk.
It’s that glacial pace people only adopt when they’re staring at a phone screen – their head down, arms outstretched, looking like zombies trying to find human prey
entering the ‘dumbwalking’ era: Will it change Japanese phone etiquette, notably the best in the world?
m0Ar!~

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Blowing-the-whistle on the dumbwalking boar is July’s poster from the Tokyo Metro’s “WATCHING YOU” campaign for better train manners. See this full-sized poster and all the Tokyo Metro’s manners posters at the official website.
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7/8/2014

Japan: 1st become poop-head. 2nd, get flushed.

Learning early about corporate Japan:
   • First, you must become a poop-head.
   • Second, you get flushed.

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The above photos are from The Asahi News (in Japanese, Bing Translator) showing the current “Poo Wizards” exhibition at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo’s Odaiba district. This toilet and poo-themed event is just in time for summer vacation from school. Also on display in various exhibits about the environment, sewage treatment, and of course, said-openeveryday life through the toilet.said-closed

For more info about the “Poo Wizards” exhibition, refer to the official website of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (in Japanese, Bing Translator).
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A few of the previous poop posts include:


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7/6/2014

Keitai Zombies of Tokyo

VLC-logo“Keitai” is cellphone in Japanese, and “Zombie” is just a typical Tokyoite.


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Actually, the schoolgirl above using VLC (videolan media player on her mobile phone) is less stupid than most typical Tokyo tossers.
Right now I am preparing for an adventure in Shibuya …with all the stairs and battling the Keitai Zombies (歩きスマホ) (Japanese “smartphone” users wandering aimlessly while texting) knocking into me on crutches, grrr.

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Simulation shows the chaotic consequences of walking in Shibuya while staring at your phone
RocketNews24 | 2014/04/01…


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6/24/2014

Shinola not ‘Shine’

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Japanese Prime Minister Abe can’t tell "Shine" from "Shinola."
urbandictionary.com/define…Shit from Shinola
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Rest-of-the-story…

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6/3/2014

Signage for the ‘invisible’ catching on in Japan

Is this a place for a Japanese firing squad or a parking place?

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No, wait. This has gotta be one of these Japanese roadside memorial (Wiki) for somebody stabbed in the heart by a samurai in this parking lot.

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Dang, wrong again.
It’s a parking place for gimpy cows!

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Badges for ‘invisible disabilities’ catching on
The Japan Times | 2014 June 02
…People with invisible impediments can be those with heart, kidney and liver conditions. Like people with visible physical disabilities or visual and hearing problems, they are eligible for physical disability certificates
To enhance public awareness, Shirai’s non-profit Heart Plus organization created a “heart plus” symbol in 2003 to signify an internal ailmentmore...


Now I just have to figure out What all these mysterious Japanese car stickers are? (3Yen / 2009-03-01)
Could the “Blue Shamrock” car sticker mean that the Japanese driver is handicapped by too much Irish whiskey? ...details...
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5/6/2014

Japanese salaryman is determined to get between the sheets…transparent sheets?

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This kinky Japanese salaryman is passionate to get between sheets…the transparent vinyl sheets of greenhouses?

According to TomoNews said-open39-year-old suspect Sakamoto Kazuisasaid to the police that he loves to be wrapped by plastic sheeting and that he’s in love with plastic sheets. The suspect has been cutting off pieces of plant plastic sheeting from a Tenri city greenhousesaid-closed

Obsessed with plastic sheets?
Japanese man arrested for his
fetishism
TomoNews (05/02/2014)

Actually, Japanese predilection to plastic has been covered several times before on the 3Yen before including:

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4/22/2014

Pimpin’ ain’t easy-peasy japanesey

"The eikaiwa school that gets you closer… To pimps.." via
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pic.twitter.com/IdmrruOxL9 Matt Alt (@Matt_Alt) April 22, 2014

And remember, learning engrish and …pimp

Previous easy-peasy-japanesey pimping on the 3Yen includes:
   • Pimpbot 5000 recruits Japanese kindergarteners!
         (3Yen / 2013-10-14)
   • Pimpin’ is a gas (3Yen / 2006-09-06)
   • Japanese Police Pimpmobiles on Parade! (3Yen / 2006-03-27)

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3/9/2014

‘Japanese only’ — except for the players and coach

J-League football club Urawa Reds put out a big welcome at their soccer stadium Saturday, the 8th. The Reds had this banner hung over their supporter entrance (even though their coach is Serbian and the team has alien players on their roister).

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photographs of the ‘Japanese Only’ banner went viral on Saturday with it believed to be aimed at foreign tourists
101greatgoals.com:

Fittingly, the Urawa Reds were losers, 0-1.

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1/20/2014

nipponeonazis!

nipponeonazis!

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said-openA man wearing a Nazi flag as a cape leads a racist march in the Tokyo-area suburbs of Nishi-Kawaguchi and Warabi, 1/19/2013.said-closed—Natsuki Kimura’s Flickr

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said-openXenophobia on rise in #Japan. Far-right activist draped in swastika flag marches through Warabi, Saitama pref. said-closedpic.twitter.com/jSZNZIbj2g – Thoton News Japan (@Thoton)’s twitter January 19, 2014

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