“Kittypatra” is some sort of Egypto-Japanese Kitty Deity…
In Los Angles, the Japanese American National Museum is holding the exhibitionHello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty featuring the above “Kittypatra” as well as hundreds of more, mixed media works by artists demonstrating Hello Kitty’s dominance over today’s contemporary art scene, ri-i-i-ight.
Learn more about the exhibit at the websites of Sanrio and the Japanese American National Museum. ↓
Get your Japanese Rain-Goggles (3Yen/ 2010-11-24)ready for Super Typhoon Vongfong — Japan’s biggest storm this year!
周りを見ても まだまだ モノマネで天下を取ろうとしている この現状 疲れるよね
まぁ 逆に言うと 今までしてきた事が自信から確信に変わったかな
突き進もうと pic.twitter.com/1TEVEjnd18 — Kurage Kid'O (@KurageKidO) October 12, 2014
Below are photos of a typical neighborhood police substation in Japan—aka “police box”—which is nearly always labeled in the Roman letters “KOBAN” ( Wiki).
You might wonder goes on in a Japanese Koban/police box—think Koncho...
To learn more about the fun “Koncho” Japanese poking game refer to the previous 3Yen reports…
An interest in cosplay should be a key no-no for any job prospect evaluation by human resources, as I have said countless times* here on the 3Yen.
Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the economy
—Dressing up like Wolverine … is probably more fun than scouring the classifieds for menial jobs—
The Week | October 9, 2014
MTV Japan has a real winner wiener here…
F.E.M.M.—Far East Mention Mannequins’ Tokyo Takeover, an alternative guide to the Japan’s capital…MTV 81
Japan’s MTV has always been the wildly unsuccessful, bastard child of the MTV’s localized channels worldwide. As a whole, MTV doesn’t translate well into Japanese and saccharine J-Pop doesn’t present well in the MTV format.
Previous 3Yen posts about MTV Japan’s failures include:
Global Warming has resulted in the loss of habitat for Polar Bears* as evidenced by the appearance of this bear in downtown Shibuya Tokyo.
Translation: If you were allowed to walk the polar bear in Shibuya, this is what it would look like, ha, ha.
The above polar bear costume was seen walking to a TV interview in Shibuya last night—I guess it’s always best to test your costume fully before Halloween.
I hate to mention it, but some evil Entity* is eating the moon at the moment.
* Blood Moon Rising: Total Lunar Eclipse
ABC News | Oct 8, 2014
Better Blood Moon photos are in our Comments section…
Tokyo has not been making very good progress in the preparations for the hosting of the 2020 Olympics…
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.
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.
Previous 3Yen reports of Tokyo’s craptastic 2022 Olympics include:
One of Japan’s favorite anime’s characters, My Neighbor Totoro –– Tonari no Totoro (imdb.com), has a new scientific friend: the Eoperipatus totoro!
Actually, the Eoperipatus totoro has been discovered for few years but was only formally described in 2013. The generic name Eoperipatus is derived from a Greek combining form of ēṓs, meaning “early” or “primeval”, and peripatos, meaning “walking about”.
The specific name “totoro” refers to the Japanese animated film My Neighbor Totoro since the scientists were reminded specifically of the multiple legged caterpillar-like Catbus in the film when they saw the crawling velvet worm—(Wikipedia).
Previous 3Yen reports of the mysteries of the Nekko Bus from My Neighbor Totoro include:
Cool Kumamon cruising in his Porsche 911—Life is good.
Other Kumamon sightings on the 3Yen include:
• Kumamon everywhere!
(3Yen / 2013-11-13)
• Creepy ‘Kumamon’ mascot gets crazier
(3Yen / 2013-07-07)
• Japan’s Guinness record for synchronized dork dancing
(3Yen / 2013-01-31)
• Panic disordered characters in the kitchen…
(3Yen / 2012-11-04)