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).
…photographs of the ‘Japanese Only’ banner went viral on Saturday with it believed to be aimed at foreign tourists…
Fittingly, the Urawa Reds were losers, 0-1.
A 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.—Natsuki Kimura’s Flickr
Xenophobia on rise in #Japan. Far-right activist draped in swastika flag marches through Warabi, Saitama pref. pic.twitter.com/jSZNZIbj2g – Thoton News Japan (@Thoton)’s twitter January 19, 2014
The 3Yen’s correspondent in the field, Blumpkin Sensei, writes…
Ever heard of the fashion health English teachers?
Why don’t you try your hand at Japan’s juiciest Job offer:
Foreign language teacher needed at the 0saka Escort Er0tic Massage Club.
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It’s 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 kimino and attending boring their reaching the Age of Majority ceremonies. As you can see below, Edward Scissorhands’ sister—no daughter I guess—is really getting into the occasion*.
(See more photos of coming-of-age men in the Comments section.)
Previous 3Yen reports of Coming-of-Age Day in Japan include:
• The usual Disneyland & drunken brawl (3Yen / 2010-01-12)
• A real bash at Coming-of-Age Day (3Yen / 2005-01-11)
• Babes & big black busses (3Yen / 2008-01-15)
The social webs in Japan are all a twitter about this kids show called “Mi-buri TV” on the Yokohama public TV station, TVK—Note the “I LOVE COCK” and “PUSSY” signs on the instructors’ costumes.
UPDATE: The next morning all the videos were pulled by the production company. Saaa, no fun.
of The I-Love-Cock “action” starts at the 0:30 point of the Youtube.
“Move in Gestures – MIBURI TV” is a children’s dance program being broadcast at 6:45 in the morning hosted by Sasuga Minami, one of Japan’s most famous choreographers (and who is wearing the “I LOVE COCK” and “PUSSY” clothing).
Right now various groups of foreign mothers in Japan are in outrage on Facebook–They are banding together to complain to the executive producers of the show.
The official site of “MIBURI TV” is at: tvk-yokohama.com/miburi/en…
In the work ‘Exercise Equipment’ (1997), a sad-sack salaryman runs on a treadmill monitored by men positioned to hook his ankles should he slow down.
This painting is from the late Japanese artist, Tetsuya Ishida, who currently has an interesting exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in Hong Kong. Ishida is said to succinctly encapsulate…
…the sense of oppressive defeat, hopelessness and social stagnation…of Japan’s economic recession and “Lost Decade(s)” starting in the 1990s…(BLOUIN ARTINFO)
Sumitomo Corporation has decided to go with a truth-in-advertising approach and their recruiting division has decided to show prospective new hires exactly what is in store for them.
The recruiting video for Sumitomo salarymen-bots is by ‘World Order’ aka Genki Sudo (3Yen 2011-03-25) shows more of the true nature of Japanese life than would be expected.
All spiffed out in pretty pink blazers, the boys of Nippon Sports Science University show off their skills for working in the mid-20th Century. Wo0t!
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University Festival promotes synchronized walking in Japan
CBS News | Nov 15, 2013
….students at Nippon Sports Science University have taken walking to a whole new level …
…3 days per week the exercises to get them in shape for the dazzling performances. Their practice forced them to walking up to 1,200 kilometers (720 miles) in total – roughly the distance from Paris to Rome.
The captain of the team…23-year-old Keiko Suzuki said…
“We all mastered this highly disciplined training and made it our habit to stick to strict rules. I believe this experience will be an asset as we enter into the job market” …
This impressive performance of synchronized walking is called Shudankodo (集団行動), which in Japanese means “Collective Action” …sort of like the Borg Collective (Wiki).
The shortest skirts worn by Japanese schoolgirl are found in Kyoto—averaging 27 cm (10½ iinches) above the knee according to this “scientific” study that was broadcast recently on Japanese TV.
When the always-delightful friend of the 3Yen, Yuumi-chan, sent the above TV screenshot to me this morning. She added that the survey was wrong because, “Typically, this is the shortest.” ↓
Other 3Yen reports of short skirts include:
• Short skirts shown in an effort to make them longer
• Schoolgirls + snow + short skirts = JAPAN!
Is it an intersex otaku or just a fat-’n'-fugly Japanese girl?
You make the call…
ある意味で最強の戦士！(笑) pic.twitter.com/v9nZVsjEPG — SHU 4 (@shusyhoo)’s twitter September 25, 2013
Spotted on the mean streets of Akihabara, Tokyo’s geek ghetto (Wiki)…The Japanese caption of the above photo reads: [Here's the] fiercest warrior in a sense! (Laughing)
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