A phony Pikachu (Chinese of course), a drinking straw, and an invitation to have a good time—Saaaa, such are the simple pleasures of living in the mysterious Orient.
Yeah, yeah, I know this photo has been floating around on the Internet since at least last December, but it was “too good a time” to pass up posting here.
Please peruse previous Pikachu pulchritude of Pokémon we’ve posted:
• Pokémon Pikachu pucker (3Yen / 2011-Jan.)
• Pikachu fiend (3Yen / 2009-Nov.)
• Hulk Hogan pops Pokemon (3Yen / 2006-Aug.)
• Bride of Pokemon (3Yen / 2005-July)
• POKEMON causes cancer! (3Yen / 2005-Jan.)
• Sexy Pikachu girls (3Yen / 2009-Apr.)
WILL YOU INVADE HER? Ple-ee-ease!
Japanese pop idol, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (3Yen / 2013-03-06) officially released her new single yesterday, Invader Invader.
Kyary says it is, “all about aliens*.”
More videos and info in the Comments section…
This kimoi/creepy photo of “alien ham” was just sent in by the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large, Den4.
After little digging around on the Internet, I found the original Spanish website (Google Translate) that explained that this is a, "turkey with ham maki roll type of sushi stuffed with asparagus and flavored with a mustard sauce." The lack of rice in the maki roll is a dead giveaway it’s “alien” and therefore edible, hee, hee.
Does the padded toilet seat make my butt look too big?
The fashion of Japan’s Kentaro Fujiki takes the stage at the Audi Star Creation Runway Showdown at Tent@Marina Promenade on May 13th, 2013 in Singapore.
The restofthestory is that on May 13, 2013, “The UnknownLone Ranger” held a promotional press conference at which the relatively-unknown-in-Japan actor, Armie Hammer (Wiki) came to Tokyo to promote the typically late, August 8th release of the film in Japan. (Japan always gets the good stuff last, meh.)
On the right of the above photo is Japanese B-list actress Airi Taira and The Masked Man on the left is a D-list comedian Hiroyuki Amano.
Or, view the boring English version of the official trailer here.
According to Starbucks Japan’s horseshat press releases (Business Wire / 2013May10), they are reaching a milestone in their world domination of overpriced coffee with the projected opening of their 1,000th store in Japan. All in all, this has been a long way since Starbucks opened their first store in Tokyo’s Ginza in Aug. 1996.
Recently, I have been wondering why my supermarket here in Tokyo was still selling packs of pieces of tuna sushi for only 500 yen ($5 USD) even though Bluefin tuna is a vanishing species costing thousands of dollars for each fish*(3Yen / 2010-11-09). Now, there’s an answer—a Mexican answer no less…
Farm-Raised Tuna From Mexico Increasingly On Japanese Menu
Nikkei | 2013/05/11
…Bluefin tuna from Mexico is gaining credibility and popularity in Japan for sushi and sashimi, aided by competitive pricing and burgeoning supplies. In years past, Mexican farm-raised Bluefin was considered to be of lower quality than that raised in Japan. But the fish shipped this season have been large, and more buyers at the wholesale markets have been tempted to give them a try…
With its economic rise, China’s thrust to beat off Japan in all fields has resulted in the competition to have the best penis building…
Embiggen to 551×487px.
Dezeen.com (05 May 2013) in their story, Chinese newspaper headquarters compared to huge penis, China is far shyer about the penis shape of their building compared to the Tokyo’s Towering Triumph, the Fuji Latex Building (3Yen / 2009-07-18), which is the headquarters of Asia’s largest condom manufacturer.
← Japan has been the longtime winner of the title of having the World’s Creepiest Mascots with characters like Tokyo Tower’s pink penis, “Noppon” (3Yen/2009-04-05).
However, Japan’s domination of having the creepiest mascots is being challenged by a Brazil’s cancer association, Associação de Assistência às Pessoas com Câncer with their Señor Testiculo aka “Mr. Balls“—the world’s happiest scrotum character ↓ …more...
See more at gawker.com.
Of course, the whole, mascot fixation in Japan is turning into something of a cult, with young people worshipping Pedobear* according to the friend-of-the-3Yen, Mulboyne…
We’re not worthy. We’re not worthy.*
HOLD THE PRESSES!
I just found the official website of Señor Testiculo aka Mr. Balls. In addition, I also uncovered the personal blog of Tokyo Tower’s “Noppon-kun“…continues…
Japan’s new “Abenomics” policy to spur hyperinflation: It Lifts and Separates™ the electorate…
Japan hopes for a lift from “Abenomics” bra
Reuters / May 8, 2013
The Japanese division of lingerie maker Triumph International unveiled on Wednesday an “Abenomics” bra, a special edition it says offers a “growth strategy” and a potential lift towards Japan's elusive inflation target…more…