Health is a paramount concern when…

Hanyu’s health a paramount concern
The Japan Times | Nov. 20, 2018
When a country takes the gold and bronze medals in the same discipline at a Grand Prix it would usually be considered a successful...more...

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Yikes, health ought to be a “paramount concern” when Japan’s champion skater, Hanyu, is being forced to compete while suffering from Tree Man Syndrome (Wiki) caused by the human papilloma virus.

 



 


The Marines’ MYSTERIOUS FISH

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暗〜い夜でも安心トゥゲザー!Together safe even in a dark night!
—謎の魚 @Nazo_no_Sakana

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It’s a travesty but…
Somehow I have failed to report on the mascot of the Japanese pro baseball team, the Chiba Lotte Marines : “The Mysterious Fish” aka Nazo no Sakana (謎の魚).


For more information about The Mysterious Fish, refer to Kotaku.com’s Holy Crap, This Japanese Mascot and the Fish’s twitter site, @Nazo_no_Sakana.

SCREW~!

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The fanclub of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows baseball team likes to SCREW.

Also checkout the Swallows’ English website at: yakult-swallows.co.jp/en/

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A few of our many previous SCREWing reports include:


 


The Pope-hats return

Once again, Japan’s Pope-hats have mysteriously reappeared…

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Even more mysterious is that one of the Getty photos is labeled as “Japanese fans dressed as Skittles” which sounds odd since Skittles candy made by Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company is not at all popular in Japan. Then I remembered the archaic game of Skittles from which bowling originated. Pope Hats makes more sense.
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A few of the other many appearances of the mysterious Popeheads include:

  • Pope hats clash! (Japan loses) (news.3yen.com/2014-06-25/pope-hats-clash)
  • The AWESOMENESS — Japan’s Olympic Pope hats (news.3yen.com/2012-08-02/the-awesomeness-japans-olympic-pope-hats)
  • Pope hats and Pikachu — Japanese fans at the World Cup (news.3yen.com/2014-06-15/pope-hats-and-pikachu-japanese-fans-at-the-world-cup)
  • Japan’s Pope-hats vs Vile vuvuzela (news.3yen.com/2010-06-17/japans-pope-hats-at-world-cup-beat-all-the-vile-vuvuzela/)

 



‘Slamming’ Japan

She-e-e-it America, You call that a “body slam”?

Now this is slamming body…
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Japanese hard style.

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Previous reports of Japanese wrestling include:

 


 


B-ball — J-Stargate

Check out the b-ball/basketball Stargate in Kyoto Japan!

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A few of our many reports of Japan’s Stargate Program:

 



 


Ninja prayer pose pants?

kancho suprise buttsecs Kancho is the insidious Japanese school prank performed by poking both index fingers into someone’s butt when the victim is not looking that’s like a “Ninja Prayer Pose” below.no-kancho sign for japanese schools

Men’s Prayer Ninja Kancho Pose boxer shorts
…are a fun gift of men’s rugby uniform-style underwear from Rakuten.

 
Why rugby kancho underwear? Read the full rest-of-the-story in the Comments section.

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Previous kancho fun on the 3Yen:

 






‘Dude, where’s my flying car?’

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Dude, where’s my flying car?
Japan is attempting to build a Jetson’s flying car to light the Tokyo Olympic cauldron in 2020.

Engineers hope to light Olympic cauldron with a flying car
The Asahi Shimbun ~ October 20, 2016
TOYOTA, Aichi Prefecture-
-A car that takes to the air to light the Olympic cauldron might sound like a fantasy, but young engineers are working here to make it a reality at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The automotive and aviation engineers are aiming to run their vehicle on the track of the new National Stadium and fly it to the Olympic cauldron to light the flame at the opening ceremony
More…

  

ABOVE: Full-scale prototype of a flying car being developed in Toyota City, Aichi Pref., rises to the massive height of one meter. (Photo by Cart!vator).

 
Our previous reports of Japanese crap-tech and flying cars include:

 



 

Punked PM

At the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, gets punked into dressing in a Super Mario clown costume.

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Previous puerile posts of Japan and the Olympics include: