Japan’s Land Ministry warns of Atlantean woes

tsunami-danger-logo Mulboyne twitter iconMulboyne @Mulboyne writes:
Japan’s Land Ministry has come up with a symbol to designate buildings and places which have been hit by a tsunami. sankei.com/photo…

 
The early Greek temple on that logo does not look like a Japanese building (3Yen / 2008-06-29) at all. The Land Ministry must using the symbol to make the woes of the great tsunami of Atlantis a teachable point.

 
 



 


Kumamon’s surprise

Kabuto-zuka Kumamon was surprised to wake up this fine morning in a wooden coffin being placed in his special burial MON/モン〜! (円墳)
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Just a few of our many previous reports of Kumamon’s antics include:



Puking good fun toys

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Q: Why puking-good-fun “art” toys like the “MER CONTINENT” series?

A: Because of Japanese world’s highest rate of negative population growth, TOMY decided that adult toys would soon be their only market since Japan has so few children being born. Hence, Tomy’s new hinky “T.ARTS” brand.
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Japan’s Miss Universe is a Ninja Sailor Moon

Miss Japan Kurara Chibana in ninja
Who can forget Miss Universe Japan—a ninja high heels—Kurara Chibana? She won the contest’s national costume competition in her ninja bikini (3Yen / 2006-07-19). miss-japan-in-armor
 
Again in 2015 Miss Japan, Keiko Tsuji (3Yen / 2015-01-26), wore Ashigaru armor as her national costume in the preliminaries for Miss Universe.
 
Now in this year’s competition…
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Miss Universe Japan debuts Sailor Moon ninja transformation dress as national costume for 2018
soranews24.com | by Oona McGee | 2018-Nov-23
Yuumi Kato thrills audience at pre-broadcast event by transforming from sexy ninja to magical warrior Sailor Moon in secondsmore...

 
Where is Sailor Bubba (3Yen / 2010-02-16) when we need him to save us?


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Cthurkey?

The Kumamon’s Thanksgiving has so much to thank Cthulhu for, モーン☆〜!
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Goofy Google Translate:
‵‵Bear〜! I’m going to be fine today!′′

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Health is a paramount concern when…

Hanyu’s health a paramount concern
The Japan Times | Nov. 20, 2018
When a country takes the gold and bronze medals in the same discipline at a Grand Prix it would usually be considered a successful...more...

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Yikes, health ought to be a “paramount concern” when Japan’s champion skater, Hanyu, is being forced to compete while suffering from Tree Man Syndrome (Wiki) caused by the human papilloma virus.

 



 


My hovercraft is NOT full of eels

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Mai hobaakurafuto izu nato furu obu iiruzu” My hovercraft is full of eels 私のホバークラフトは鰻が一杯です {Wiki}

Just a few of our many previous eel and hovercraft reports include:
. . . Happy Eel Day in Japan (3Yen / 2011-07-21)
. . . How do you smuggle eels?(3Yen / 2009-07-16)
. . . Japan’s hovercraft crisis!(3Yen / 2007-06-13)
. . . ‘My Japanese hovercraft’s eels are full(3Yen / 2006-07-23)
. . . Mysterious spawning site of Japanese elvers revealed!
. . . . . .(3Yen / 2006-02-23)
 


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YELLOW SNOW donuts, only in Japan

There’s a tremendous tittering on twitter about new “Yellow Snow” donuts Christmas promotion from Mr. Donut Japan.

Translating Mr. Donut Japan:
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←Available from November 9~ Xmas donuts
 

リース/Risu fashion
Yellow Snow

¥151
↑Banana-flavored chocolate coated with Old Fashioned donut, topped with a golden shower/spray & sparkling sugar —misterdonut.jp/m_menu/new…
 
This Mr. Donut+Pokemon promo is limited to Christmas. Also note that リース/Risu means ‘squirrel’ but in this context it’s referring to a Pokémon incarnation or a “wreath” (which is the same word in Japanese).

 
Speaking of yellow snow, gold-colored donuts, be sure not to miss our previous post: Eat me! Japanese Ice Queen Arakawa’s golden doughnuts (3Yen / 2006-02-26)
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roller…

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One of the amusing things about living in Japan, is seeing the endless variety of totally bogus health items being promoted. From fraudulent nose-altering clips (3Yen / 2010-08-03) to goofy “O” leg (3Yen / 2006-02-06) and
hinky Japanese school nurses offering ‘Ball Relief’ (3Yen / 2010-09-15), Japan is awash with medical quackery. So you can imagine my surprise with the release of the following research study supporting the claims of Japan’s super-silly facial rollers.

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Ready for a close-up:
The science behind face massage rollers

Tokyo Institute Of Technology | 9-Nov-2018
Facial massaging using a roller can increase skin blood flow for more than ten minutes after the massage. It can also improve vasodilation — the widening of blood vessels
One surprising outcome was the duration of the effect immediately after the five-minute massage. “The increase in skin blood flow after applying the massage roller persisted much longer than we had expected,” the researchers say in their study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine. “Short-term mechanical stimulation by a facial massage roller increased skin blood flow for more than ten minutes solely in the massaged cheek.”
In the long-term experiment, the researchers examined the effects of daily massage on the right cheek over a five-week period. They also examined the reactivity of facial blood vessels to a heat stimulus, involving application of a heating probe set at 40°C, in order to test whether there were any changes in vascular dilation response.
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The problem is that this research study found a temporary “increase in skin blood flow” but that does not equate to better looking skin any most than gettin slapped in the face. This typically vague Japanese “scientific” research does not really make/support/claim any benefit.

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Squid drought of Japan

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Japanese towns that thrive on once-abundant squid suffer as numbers decline at alarming rate
The Japan Times | Nov 1, 2018
fluctuations in ocean temperatures, years of overfishing and lax regulatory oversight have drastically depleted populations of the translucent squid in waters around Japan
[it’s] the lowest harvest since the national fisheries cooperative started keeping records more than 30 years ago.
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Well, spank my daddy…

 

A few of our many other squiddly reports include: