The Tokyo Metro has outdone itself this month with this new helpful poster to explaining why Japanese people never sit next to the foreigner on the train.
A few of the many previous 3Yen reports of the empty-seat-next-to-a-foreigner phenomenon include:
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Can Child Dolls Keep Pedophiles from Offending?
–One man thinks so, and he’s been manufacturing them for clients for more than ten years.–
The Atlantic Daily Jan 11, 2016
…Trottla, a company that produces life-like child sex dolls. For more than a decade, Trottla has shipped anatomically-correct imitations of girls as young as five to clients around the world.
“We should accept that there is no way to change someone’s fetishes,” [President] Takagi insisted. “I am helping people express their desires, legally and ethically. It’s not worth living if you have to live with repressed desire…
…In Japan, where many have animist Shinto beliefs, the dolls have a complicated status. “In Shinto,” Takagi said, “everything has a soul. Even if you don’t want the dolls anymore, you can’t abandon them. There is a special ceremony that is performed for them at a shrine. It’s like a ceremony for a dead person. Since dolls have a human form, they must be treated as such.”
He described a recent case in which a client who needed to get rid of a doll called, requesting his help. “He wanted me to dispose of it,” Takagi remembered. “But, he didn’t say ‘dispose.’ The phrase he used was ‘send back home.’”
TROTTLA.net — "TROTTLA’s doll is real Artist Doll."
A few of the previous reports of Japan’s pedophile dolls on the 3Yen include:
Japan’s Coming-of-Age Day is set up to congratulate those who have reached the age of maturity (20) during the year. Cities and towns throughout the nation hold ceremonies for these young people but sometimes the kids get a kittle immature.
Irked by loud attire, Kitakyushu urges young adults to dress right on Coming-of-Age Day
The Japan Times | Jan. 8, 2016
…In recent years, Kitakyushu’s Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies have been marked by young men wearing vividly colored hakama, a trouser component of the kimono, making them look like hooligans to some…
…The new women meanwhile are starting to wear a looser-fitting style of kimono that exposes the shoulders in a way used by oiran, the high-class prostitutes of the Edo Period.
Previous reports of Coming-of-Age Day on the 3Yen include:
Gambling is good for Japanese elderly, ri-i-i-ght.
Gambling help Japan’s elderly stay sharp
—Japanese senior centers increasingly adding gaming machines and tables
—Some research suggests gambling may stave off dementia
CNN | December 24, 2015More…
Previous reports of Japan’s favorite season of drunken, end-of-the-year, bonenkai parties on the 3Yen include:
Night now has fallen on Halloween in Japan and the ghouls are emerging…
The terror of Japanese Halloween continues in the Comments section below.
Please do not bring pets or alien species.
Please keep on the path.
Previous 3Yen reports of the alien onslaught of Nippon include:
Originally, these Buddha cones (actually Jizo cones) were an art project of Mr. Hasegawa that became a minor commercial success because they have an actual purpose.
Japan has many temples and often these undermanned places are the only open and green spots in the cities. These temples make tempting places to illegally park. Putting a “face” on these Don’t-Park-Here cones increases compliance. Also, traffic cones and barriers are placed in quiet areas that attract the endless hords of drunk salaryman looking for places to pee—Who is going to pee on Buddha, even an orange conehead one?
Previous reports of Coneheads in Japan on the 3Yen include:
Must be JAPAN!
Shibuya flushes away stained reputation of having filthy toilets
Asahi News Sept. 26, 2015
…once derided a restroom in the young people’s fashion district of Harajuku as “the world’s dirtiest,” today it has been cleaned up and transformed into the “Sushi Ninja Toilet.”
The once-filthy toilet was “adopted” by Genco Inc., an anime production company…and its Sushi Ninja character is now plastered on the exterior…more…
A few of the dozens of 3Yen reports of Japan’s ″ unique″ toilet technology include: