Dr. Masaki Miya of Chiba Natural History Museum in Japan has led a team of Oxford University scientists using DNA evidence to conclude that the deep sea Black Swallower is really a kissing cousin to the Bluefin Tuna, which like say that a, “seal is more closely related to a cat than it is to a walrus.” WTF?!
Black Swallower vs Bluefin Tuna
Who do you fin you are? Tuna’s odd family tree
University of Oxford, 2013 Nov. 30th, via thealmagest.com
…Deep sea fish such as the black swallower, with an extendable stomach that enables it to eat fish larger than itself…are close cousins to mackerels and tuna despite having completely different body shapes and lifestyles [according to] the team, led by Dr Masaki Miya at Chiba Natural History Museum in Japan…
…‘Discovering that such radically different fish species are related is a bit like finding that a seal is more closely related to a cat than it is to a walrus!’ said Dr Matt Friedman of Oxford University’s Department of Earth Sciences, a co-author…more…
Gojira takes on Gobblerodon … Master Chef Godzilla’s way of cooking a Japanese Thanksgiving turkey. The Japanese word for turkey is Shichimenchou (–lit. Bird-of-the-7-Faces), but “Gobblerodon” sounds even more evil.
Embiggen to a Godzilla-sized photo, 750 x 632 px.
~Report by 3Yen correspondent-at-large, Den4
School daze cosplayz in Japan…
Via @____iDOL’s twitter
Via @____iDOL’s twitter
(The above photos are cosplaying of over 18 year old Japanese women.)
A mo’ betta bear than Radioactive Japanese Bears (3Yen / 2012-11-11) and much more fun than Sometimes you eat the bear … and sometimes the bear eats you. (3Yen / 2009-02-20) is …
…Japan’s Emperor of the Weird, director Iguchi Noboru is releasing Gothic Lolita Battle Bear (aka Nuiglumar Z in Japanese). Enjoy?
Click to play.
Mo’ betta than the Japanese-engrish “found poetry*” of, wack sack FACK (3Yen 2009-09-11) is getting FAUKed according to K0miTakasan’s twitter…
Via twitter Japan
From Japan of course, here’s some hot pnk polka-dotted lady truckin’ …
A Truck For Women, Of Course It’s Pink
…at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show … The vehicle is a derivative of the Mitsubishi’s Canter light duty truck (known as “FE” in North America until recently) outfitted with a hybrid engine. The special lady version is known as the “Canna” and Mitsubishi-Fuso claims it was developed “by a project team consisting of 9 women core members” and that along with the pink polkadotted exterior “the interior incorporates more ‘cute’ and ‘comfort’ elements in its inner panel and seat covers targeted at women drivers.”
Count the cultural mistakes in this calendar photo for a Japaneseque April:
— kimono in satin (not silk) with very unJapanese cleavage
— off color, plastic, cherry blossoms
— indoor cherry blossoms– sakura is an outdoor event
Uma Thurman’s Campari calendar wows fans
TorontoSun.com | 2013/11/22
The 15th annual Campari calendar is one of the world’s iconic…
…From the cherry blossom festival in Japan, the celebrations in the calendar span every continent. Thurman stars as the calendar heroine, wearing luxurious fashions from Versace, Chopard..more…
View the entire 2014 Campari calendar at campari.com
Above is a hinky view of the “Kurage Collection” in Tokyo’s Omotesando (Jingu-mae 4-25-10, Shibuya-ku) right behind just of Ralph Lauren’s flagship store in Japan.
As we always say here at the 3Yen:
You can never have enough HELLO Teenage
Mutant KITTY Ninja Turtleheads.
Learn all the details at rocketnews (2013Nov19): Make way for Ninja Turtle Hello Kitties! Or is it Hello Kitty Ninja Turtles?
The original Japanese news report is at: weekly.ascii.jp: KT X TMNT (Somehow “KT” = Hello Kitty and “TMNT” = Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Go figure.)
Ise Grand Shrine (Wiki) is Japan’s Shinto religion’s equivalent of Mecca, Jerusalem and St. Peter’s Basilica all rolled into one. However, the most revered shrine of Shinto is also quite practical as evidenced by this blessed vending machine located right in middle of the shrine.