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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Bar, meet boner.

Breaking the bar on Asian stereotypes…

Japanese pole vaulter’s penis gets in his way at Olympics
nydailynews.com |NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Monday, August 15, 2016
Well, that’s a hard way to go out.
First, Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita’s leg touched the bar; then what’s in between his legs touched it, too, knocking it loose from the 5.3 meter heightmore...

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Our octopus predicts eight gøld medals for Japan!

Right on local TV, the 3Yen’s octopus-cum-reporter predicts eight gøld medals for Japan!

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Ølympics:
Øctopus ‘predicts’ eight gøld medals for Japan at Riø

KØBE, Aug. 6, 2015 | Kyødø
On Friday an øctopus predicted that Japan will win eight gøld medals at the Rio Olympics.
At an event in Åkashi, western Japan, aimed at promoting locally caught 0ctopuses, the cephalop0d was placed in a tank with three plastic þoxes labeled "7 or under," "8" and "9 or more," and it chose the middle 0ne.
0rganizers had chained up the þox labeled "7 or under" to prevent the 0ctopus from choosing it and placed craþs inside the two other þoxes to lµre the creatµre.

(Note: The ripped-off text above was munged to avoid the copyright restrictions of Kyødø Press.)
 
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A horse in a pink Hello Kitty mask saves Japan

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Watch a horse in a pink Hello Kitty mask save Japan
The Verge | July 29, 2016
The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere from The All-Nighter Room on Vimeo.

 

Saaaa, the rest-of-the-story is that the horse, Haru Urara, really didn’t “save” Japan’s economy, which has been in the dumper since the Lost Decade (that started in 1991 and has lasted until today).
Still, this a gr-r-reat story and a multi-award winning film.

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympic BABY BIB is now on sale!

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YATTA!
We all can now get the official 2020 Olympic DROOL BIB!
 
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Ok, ok, the rest-of-the-story is the that the emblem of Tokyo’s 202o Olympics was first cursed with an embarrassing withdrawn for plagiarism (3Yen / 2015-07-25) .
Now they have a traditional Japanese design for the Paralympics that unfortunately looks like a drool bib (3Yen / 2016-04-25) for the severely disabled. Oh baby.

 



 

The new, new Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo

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After fiasco of the pervious plagiarized logo (L) for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (3Yen 2015-09-02). the winner of the new, new logo contest is the Olympic Lobster Bib!

tokyo2020.jp/en/games/emblem
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This chequered design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.
Composed of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. It incorporates the message of ‘unity in diversity’.
More…

 
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The vultures gather over the Japan quake(s)

It’s still shaking here—more than 400 aftershocks since the initial quake–In fact the official name for it is the "Kumamoto Earthquakes" (Wiki).

To add to the "fun" are the a zillions scammers sending out fake spam appeals for money for the Kumamoto relief efforts, grrr.

prey-on-kumamoto Kumamon ↑ the official mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture

 

 
second-harvest It’s best to trust the established, locally-based charities such as: Second Harvest Japan, JAL’s Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Effort Miles, Japan’s Community Chest Japan, Japanese Red Cross Society

The authorities are wisely pleading for nobody to physically help. Specifically, Kumamoto Prefectural government is saying:

“The kindness of people wanting to volunteer and send goods is much appreciated, but please wait until we are ready to do so.”

 
In past disasters, volunteers came to help without proper transportation or lodging, and they just added to the mess.

The real winner of today’s Tokyo Marathon

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Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa may have won today’s Tokyo Marathon in a late breakaway in the last 2km (Japan Times), but the real winner of today was the bomb-bot, the Kanibasami (kanibasami lit. “Crab Scissors”).

 
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Tokyo Marathon’s explosive ordnance disposal vehicle,“Kanibasami”
Tokyo Sports (in Japanese) February 27, 2016
The specialty vehicle is be dispatched to investigate suspicious objects…and deal with explosives as part of the counter-terrorism efforts of the Tokyo Marathon Foundation…The vehicle that has the two arms with crab-like claws (“scissors”) and it is designed to remove explosives while to withstanding an explosive impactblah, blah, blah

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Actually, Tokyo is full of emergency robots (that are never ever used) such as the ROBO-Q rescue robot (3Yen 2007-03-16)
rescue robot used by the Tokyo Fire Department.

 
And related to the ROBO-Q is the Great Dummy disaster of 2011 (3Yen 2011-01-18)
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Then there is the Hyper Rescue Robot “T-53 Enryu” (3Yen 2009-07-04)
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Also check out the fairy-full Hyper Rescue Squad No.1 >(3Yen 2011-03-25 )
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2020 Tokyo Olympics: Do you want fries with that?

As reported before in New stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics fails (3Yen / 2015-05-20), the stadium's design was rejected as way too expensive and impractical to build in a short time frame. So, back to the drawing board…

My vote for the Tokyo Olympic stadium's new design.

Proposal A:
The Triple Veggie Burger
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Japan gets peek at new proposed Olympic stadium designs

japantoday.com | 2015-Dec-14
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UPDATE:
The Veggieburger wins!! (3Yen 2015-12-15)


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BATTLE ROYALE of Japanese mascots . . . BEAR vs PEAR!

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The Japanese film classic, Battle Royale″ (IMDb.com), was reenacted yesterday. It was Hokkaido’s Melon BEAR vs PEAR of Funabashi City.

 
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Mascot Funassyi, in a wrestling war!
The Sankei Shimbun 2015-Oct-12 (goofy Google Translate)
During the current 3-day holiday weekend in Japan, “Looks good! All set” event was held at the wholesale market of Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture just east of Tokyo. The Japanese mascot character, “Funassyi” the yellow pear, who unofficially represents the city of Funabashi had invited about 50 other mascots of other Japanese locales for a “confrontation”—a wrestling Battle Royale.
Funassyi ended up in the final wrestling showdown against the mascot “Melon Bear” of Yubari, Hokkaido. The match was a wild scene of Melon Bear’s ferocious biting attacks and counterattacks by Funassyi wildly jumping and cutting. In a splendid victory, Funassyi raised his arms victorious and screamed, “Everyone cheer, ‘Thanks Nasshi’!”

 

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