Let’s Super Cool Biz!

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“Cool Biz” is a campaign of the Japanese Ministry of the Environment to promote a “liberal” summer dress code to reduce electricity consumption needed for air conditioning (Wiki).

Previous reports “Cool Biz” on the 3Yen include:

 


Baumstein bows out

Carrying all her food on her, Sonya Baumstein was rescued off the Japanese coast after she sent a distress signal on Saturday…

Ok, let’s look more carefully at that photo of Baumstein starting out from Japan last week.
      •Well designed, oceanic-capable rowboat: Check.
      •State-of-art electronics: Check.
      •Solar cells for power: Check.
      •Plenty of food supply: CHECK!
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Previous boating reports on the 3Yen include:

 


Bears in the bigtime

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Bears are Big in Japan″…especially killer teddy bears taking revenge on an afro-samurai.

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Picking up where where the original Afro Samurai story (3Yen / 2007-10-30) left off, you can follow the path of Kuma on his quest for wreck revenge by hunting down Afro to make him pay for the death for all those he loved.

Previous reports Afro Bears and the fury of the Furry on the 3Yen include:

 


Section chief Haniwa’s horrors of bureaucracy

left_quoter_14x24 Section chief Haniwa (ハニワ課長), PR character for Sakai City.right_quoter_13x24
Section-chief-HaniwaMulboynepic.twitter.com/bC8GEov8Ov— Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) June 11, 2015


Japan’s mysterious haniwa are terracotta clay figures were made for ritual use and buried with the dead as funerary objects during Japan’s Kofun period, the 3rd to 6th centuries AD (Wiki).
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The haniwa now serve as mascot of the horrors of bureaucracy in Sakai City of Osaka Prefecture, Japan. According to the city’s public relations department, Haniwa section chief, who is about 1600 years old and unmarried, has only posted once last year on the city’s website because he has been too stressed at his bureaucratic responsibilities.(shikoku-np.co.jp news, Google Translate).

Previous reports of mysterious haniwa on the 3Yen include:

 


Let’s ”Teru Teru Bozu”!

left_long quotebar 24x260px newsonjapan.com (2015June09)The Japan Meteorological Agency announced Monday that the rainy season has started in the Tokai and Kanto-Koshin regions of Japan…The rainy season is expected to last until early July.

You might ask, quoter leftWTF is with these hanging ghosts made of toilet paper?quoter right

They are ‘Teru teru bozu’—a rain-rain-go-away-come-again-another-day effigy and Japan’s creepiest character. Japanese children make these talismans that are supposed to have magical powers to bring good weather and to prevent a rainy day (Wiki).

 


June is ‘Go Away Gaijin’ month

June is: get rid of illegal foreign workers month in Japan.″ –@devintstewartwlecom-to-japan

This a banner hanging in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Station reminding foreigners of Yokoso/welcome on their way to the Shinagawa Immigration Center Japan’s largest alien processing center.

Yokoso” means welcome.
Yokoso Japan means Welcome to Japan

Previous reports “Yokoso Japan” on the 3Yen include:

 


‘Vice Fairy’ stalks the streets of Shibuya

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left_long quotebar 24x260pxyoupouch.com 2015/June/04 (Google Translate):
The “Vice Fairy” brand of Shibuya Tokyo has been a hot topic around the Japanese Net since last year. The two brother’s of the fashion brand have become famous wearing their own designs of jibei/jams and yukata/robes. This summer Vice Fairy is back in once again with “transcendent” fashion shots of themselves and their “cool copywriting.”

 


Mo’ military “moe”

The mysterious Japanese concept of ‘moe’—the pseudo-romanic devotion to manga and anime girls (Wiki)–has gained more mystery military-wise with these recruiting posters popping up in Chiba just west of Tokyo.
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The wisdom of appealing to wimpy otaku/nerd market would seem counterproductive to Japan’s military needs

Prior Art?
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Previous reports of ‘moe’ on the 3Yen include:

 


Would you wanna try out for the ‘BJ League’ of Japan?

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Would you wanna try out for the BJ League and Bull Fight″ for the national league of Basketball Japan?

left_long quotebar 24x260pxthe International Basketball Federation (FIBA)…asigned delegates to help with a task force aimed at creating reforms to Japanese basketball. One such reform involves uniting Japan’s two basketball leagues, the National Basketball League and unfortunately named BJ-League (Basketball Japan League)
RocketNews24 2015/06/05:   Japan Basketball Association considering prohibiting zone defense to minors

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Previous reports of Japan’s fun “BJ” culture on the 3Yen include:

 


Japan Stargate 2015

Hi-tech Japan is always on the cutting edge of innovation…
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Caption:     Japanese men and boys step through the Stargate sacred ring after purifying themselves in the water during the Kawagtari Event (also known as the Hekokaki Festival) at Kora Taisha Shrine on June 1, 2015 in Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.
More details via Ghettoey Images (2015-06-02)

A few of the many 3Yen reports of the Japan’s Stargates include: