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.
Other “horsey” reports include:
We all can now get the official 2020 Olympic DROOL BIB!
Ok, ok, the rest-of-the-story is the that the emblem of Tokyo’s 202o Olympics was first cursed with an embarrassing withdrawn for plagiarism (3Yen / 2015-07-25) .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.
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!
… 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’.
Previous reports the craptastic 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the 3Yen include:
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.
Kumamon ↑ the official mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture
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.
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
The Veggieburger wins!! (3Yen 2015-12-15)
Previous 3Yen reports on the boondoggle of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics include:
The Japanese film classic, ″ Battle Royale″ (IMDb.com), was reenacted yesterday. It was Hokkaido’s Melon BEAR vs PEAR of Funabashi City.
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’!”
Previous 3Yen reports of Melon Bear and Funassyi Pear include:
Spiderman’s secret 17 year old daughter is late to class in Japan.
Previous 3Yen reports about Spiderman in Japan include:
It’s official, meh.
Or, as one Olympics journalist quipped…
the Tokyo 2020 logo, ″ looks like something you’d see at the top of a stereo manual from the 1980s″—The Infinite Curve.
Organizers reveal emblem for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The Japan Times | July 25, 2015More…
Previous reports the craptacular 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the 3Yen include:
The ridiculously fraudulent $2 billion stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (3Yen 2015-07-12) has been slain, w0oT!
Olympic stadium building plan back to drawing board: Abe
TOKYO, 2015 July 17, 4pm | Kyodo
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he has decided to bring the current building plan for the Olympic stadium back to the drawing board amid public uproar over its soaring costs …more...
Previous 3Yen reports Japan’s preparation for the useless, waste-of-money, 2020 Olympics include: