Cool Coal Japan?

The government’s Cool Japan* program has taken a new odd twist with the land of of the Kyoto Protocol is now making a big push to become Coal Japan.

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Coal is the new cool, because it’s a little known fact that unlike its G7 partners, Japan is in the process of building 49 new coal-fired power stations — whilst also being by far and away the largest financial backer of coal infrastructure in the region. From 2007 to 2014, Japan provided over US$20 billion in coal financing abroad
Japan is the odd one out as only country in the G7 building new coal-fired power stations, despite promising the rest of the world to do the opposite
Huffingtonpost.com | 2016-May-23
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Cool Japan or Coal Japan?

 

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Read more of Mr. Happy Coal’s polemics at: coaljapan.org
 

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Our previous reports the Cool Japan‘s GNP—Gross National Propaganda program include:

Wikipedia
*Cool Japan (クールジャパン), along with “Gross National Cool” are propaganda concepts coined in 2002 as an expression of Japan hyping its status as a cultural superpower. First gaining broad exposure in the media and academia, the government of Japan adopted the national brand of “Cool Japan” to exploit the commercial capital of the country’s culture-vulture industry. It has been described as a form of soft power, “the ability to indirectly influence behavior or interests through cultural or ideological means.”

 



 

Japan to double the refugees it accepts!

Japan has become infamous for rejecting refugees.
The new plan is accept "30 Syrian students" per yer, which added to last year’s acceptance rate of 27 refugees equals a GRAND total of 57 refugees per year—A massive double the number of refuges!

Japan to take in 150 Syrians as exchange students after criticism of harsh refugee policy
japantimes.co.jp | 2016/05/20
Every year, 30 Syrian students who are either in Syria or who have fled to other countries will be selected to attend Japanese universities in the five-year period. Japan will receive them students through the government-sponsored exchange program and a program of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the nation’s aid agency
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—In 2015, Japan rejected 99 per cent of asylum applications, accepting only 27 refugees—

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When you figure that many Japanese universities are running at half capacity because of Japan’s negative population growth, accepting more refugee foreign students on academic scholarship might be a good way of killing two birds with one stone.syrian-coed

That Japan could solve two problems at once.
   1) Filling Japan’s half empty universities, and
   2) Increasing the educated and fertile population base.

 

Our previous reports on refugees and immigration include:

 


 


Japan’s New Democratic kancho Party

In yet another political reorganization, Japan’s “New Democratic Party”—formerly known as the Democratic Party Japan (DPJ)—has a new logo celebrating the grand Japanese tradition of kancho.New~Kancho-Democratic-PartykanchoThat is, Kancho (カンチョー) is a Japanese prank performed by clasping the hands together in the shape of an imaginary gun and attempting to poke an unsuspecting person in the butt*.

Japan’s Democratic Party reveals new logo to cries of plagiarism and indecency
The Japan Times | 2016-May-19
The new logo features the letter M, the initial of the party’s Japanese name, Minshinto, in a way that resembles two people — one in blue and the other in red — standing arm in arm…After the logo chosen Thursday advanced to a shortlist of four candidates earlier this month, many people online noted a striking resemblance to that of Mie Prefecture-based confectionery company Imuraya Co…new_democratic-party
…The online controversy, however, didn’t end there. Some joked that the logo looks as though a man in blue is groping the posterior of a woman in red.
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Our previous Kancho (カンチョー) reports include:

Tokyo’s biggest‑&‑wildest…

Today is Tokyo’s biggest-&-wildest festival, the Sanja Matsuri.

Asakusayakuza-babereporter_bigger— Tokyo Reporter (@tokyoreporter) May 14, 2016 pic.twitter.com/IYU50IPbKE

 

 
The Sanja Matsuri (三社祭, literally “Three Shrine Festival”) had heavily tattooed yakuza gangsters out in full force carrying the portable shrines through the endless crowds. Held in the Asakusa temple district, an area 1000 meters by 200 meters, the crowd this year numbers between 1.5 to 2 million people—crushed.
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You can see more photos of the masuri/festival parade in the Comments section…

 



 

Privacy is back

dazzle-googlesThree years ago, in Anti‑surveillance chic from Japan (2013-01-29)
we covered these Invisibility Glasses″ of Professor Isao Echizen at Tokyo’s National Institute of Informatics. Well, the professor is back with better haircut and mega-funding from Nissey Corp.

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For a mere ¥36,000 or about $331 USD, you can buy the new Privacy Visor″ Nissey Corp., Gort_Firing and you too can defeat the forces of evil with style with your own Gort Visor (Wiki).

 
Learn more about the new visor from the Nissey’s Press Release.

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Our previous reports on Japanese digital masking trends include:
   • Facial recognition for masked Japanese (3Yen / 2006-01-14)
   • Digital makeup, Japanese (3Yen / 2011-04-18)

 

 



 

US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy,

US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy(Wiki), learns the realities of her true mission here…

Caroline Kennedy presented with a whip at this year's Tokyo Rainbow Pride.
whipMulboyne May 8, 2016

 

Our previous ambassadorial reports include:

 



 

Japan scans the world’s biggest pile of rocks

Like an SF B-movie…The Japanese are putting portable muon detectors below the base of the pyramids to measure “muon flux” to map unknown tunnels and chambers.

ScanPyramids Mission from HIP Institute on Vimeo.

Muons Detectors plates installed at Bent Pyramid and under sensitivity calibration in Khufu’s Pyramid
Press Release — 17 December 2015 by Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering and the H.I.P. Institute (Heritage, Innovation and Preservation Institute)PDF
Dr Kunihiro Morishima and his team from Nagoya University have just completed the installation of the Muons detector plates in the lower chamber of Bent Pyramid in Dahshour. They are composed of 40 “regular” plates representing a surface of 3m2 containing 2 emulsion films that are sensitive to Muons. Those emulsion films will allow the detection of various types of muons naturally penetrating the pyramidMuon-test-Khufu-Pyramid
Muon detectors, placed at appropriate places (e.g. inside the pyramid, under a possible yet undetected chamber) allow, by accumulation of muons over time, to discern the void areas (that muons crossed without problem) from denser areas where some of them were absorbed or deflected Muons radiography is now frequently used for the observation of volcanoes, including research teams from the University of Nagoya…more…(PDF)

 

Our previous reports Japanese finds in Egypt include:

 

 



 

VibeBar, the Wild One

Many times I think entertainment venues in Tokyo are just trolling us with click bait…

The VibeBar–Wild One (dildo bar) click to view.
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Learn more at the official website that is is sort-of-bilingual at: vibebar.jp

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Previous “upstanding” reports with “good vibes” include::

 



 

FUKUYOU pawn!

A pawn shop ad seen on the back of bus in Kyoto Japan….

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Google Translate of fukuyou78.com:
Please bring your precious metals, expensive brand goods, home appliances, antique musical instruments, etc. as pawn, or you can purchase them at the Fukuyou Pawn shops of Kyoto. We give the highest assessments, and offer the best prices.
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Previous fuckqued reports include: