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:
left_super long-quotebar 24x360RocketNews24 | 2015/03/26
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)



Japan Railways Kyushu to make stations staffless

jrJapan Railways (JR) Kyushu operating in the most southwesterly of Japan’s four main islands is suffering from depopulation and stagnation, which has resulted in drastic economic measures such as…

left_long quotebar 24x260pxJR Kyushu to make stations staffless
The Tokyo Reporter | January 18, 2015 — JR Kyushu will by 2016 operate its 100 biggest stations without any staff. The company, which plans to go public next year, is looking for ways to cut costs and improve efficiency. The first 50 or so stations will go staffless this spring{big snip}So without staff, what happens to stations? One has solved the problem by making a goat stationmaster. Full story…

yagi ekicho by breakingjp3


Other “goaty” 3Yen posts include:
   • Monkeys and goats, oh my! (3Yen / 2014-09-30)
   • Robo-goat for Tokyo losers (3Yen / 2007-11-02/)
   • Sony’s Silence of the Goats (3Yen / 2007-04-29)
   • Goats. Sex. Harajuku Girls. (3Yen / 2006-12-02)



A Tokyo university lives up to its logo

A Tokyo university lives up to its limp dick logo and maybe its motto*.

taisho universityducky_schooll

The rest-of-the-story…nude-textMore


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Other Tokyo logos and slogans with an unfortunate “bend” include:
   • Penis vs Anus (Yokohama’s logo vs Tokyo’s)
      (3Yen / 2006-11-14)
   • Tokyo Tower’s Pink Penis mascot, “Noppon”
      (3Yen / 2009-04-05)
   • Tokyo, MY CITY — MY GAS
      (3Yen / 2008-09-24)


Coming of Age Day 2015, Japan

Today is the national holiday, Seijin-no-hi, Japan’s Coming-of-Age Day (Wiki) when anyone turning 20 years old in the year celebrates by dressing up in fancy kimono and attending boring Age of Majority ceremonies.
The newly minted adults below have decided to label their VIP car windshield “ADULT” ( 成人) misspelled.

coming-of-age-1kami~i 成人式でゴミがおった pic.twitter.com/YFTaPG76dP — かーみぃ (@CARMMY00) January 11, 2015japanese adult misspelled oops

Previous 3Yen reports of Coming-of-Age Day in Japan include:
   • Coming of Age tough guys (3Yen / 2014-01-12)
   • Adult Disneyland drunken brawl (3Yen / 2010-01-12)
   • A real bash at Coming-of-Age Day (3Yen / 2005-01-11)
   • Babes & big black buses (3Yen / 2008-01-15)


WTF fatwa against Kobe beef?

A beef beef — A bunch of bull ’bout beer ‘n’ beef

fatwaa-kobe-beefYoga, Petting Puppies, Halloween: Banned By Malaysia’s Muslim Clerics
NPR | 2015/01/05
Malaysia modernizes, its state-backed religious authorities are embarking on a spree of fatwas. Each is a decree based on interpretations of the Quran. The fatwas are typically seen as guidelines, but police can potentially enforce them under Malaysia’s Sharia laws
Wagyu beef — Originating in Japan, this legendarily succulent form of beef is sometimes produced by massaging cows. These lucky cows are also occasionally fed beer and therefore forbidden.

The odd thing is that it’s NATURAL for livestock to get drunk.
Back home on the ranch in the late fall, well always let the cows graze under the apple trees after harvest. The old windfall apples ferment and of my cows would get loopy on natural cider. The cows just get more mellow after foraging on boozy cider-y apples and that made for succulent beef. It’s all perfectly natural and organic way to raise livestock, and no reason to have fatwa against Kobe beef.