Extreme Japan

Having a truly romantic Japanese Valentine’s Day last Saturday, the Japanese lady shown below is enjoying an “Extreme Ironing” event on the very frozen Lake Hibara at 17 degrees Fahrenheit (-7℃).

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Besides “Extreme Ironing,” Lake Hibara—part of the volcanic caldera of Mount Bandai*—is a popular ice-fishing spot in Kita-shiobara, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Japan.
According to their fun facebook page, Extreme Ironing and ice-fishing is perfect way to enjoy Fukushima Prefecture (land of the dread nuclear disaster {3Yen 2015-01-25}) where anything is possible.

 

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Japan is already ‘embarrassed’ by its 2020 Olympic performance

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Zaha Hadid says Tokyo stadium criticism is "embarrassing" for Japanese architects
dezeen.com | 8 December 2014
London-based architect Hadid was selected to design the 80,000-seat Japan National Stadium in 2012, following a restricted-entry international competition judged by a panel that included Japanese architect Tadao Ando.
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Previous reports about Japan’s boondoggle Olympics on the 3Yen include:

Tokyo’s craptastic 2020 Olympics

Tokyo has not been making very good progress in the preparations for the hosting of the 2020 Olympics…

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Bidding reopened for Olympic stadium construction
Oct. 8, 2014, TOKYO (AP) – A new round of bidding for construction of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will delay the start of the problematic project.
Some of the bids were reviewed by someone in the decision committee before all bids were in, a violation of the rules, Japan Sport Council official Takayuki Ito said on Tuesday.
Another round of bidding is due this month”We need to revamp the whole system of planning for the Olympic stadium,” he said, acknowledging there were too many problems.
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white space is good for the soul The True Reason for the irrational waste of money on the 2020 Olympics...

The new Tokyo Olympic stadium is just a cover for the underground base being built beneath it for PM Abe’s gray alien allies. Building these underground bases to house giant robots and giant robot research facilities is hard to keep secret; that’s the real reason for the construction rebidding the stadium project.

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Previous 3Yen reports of Tokyo’s craptastic 2022 Olympics include:

Tokyo 2020 Special Olympics

Tokyo is making good progress in preparing for their hosting of the 2020 Olympics…

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Other 3Yen reports about Japan’s “Special Olympics” venues and architecture include:old-wheelchair-symbol

Truly olympic shoes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

With the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics just around the corner (and none of the venues’ construction has started yet*) Tokyo has started critical preparations such as …

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*Good luck with building anything on time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The average age of a Japanese construction worker is well over 40 years old and a third of the workforce is over age 55 with many of them are expected to retire soon. And of course, foreign labor is out of the question for pure Japan.