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Japan’s new economic “stimulus” plan: we need more babies

Posted in Culture with tags , on 28 January, 2009 by Yitza

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Japan, in the midst of an unprecedented recession, has asked its corporations to work toward fixing another major problem: the country’s low birthrate. Facing a dwindling birthrate of  1.34, well below the 2.0 needed to maintain the population, Japanese corporations have be asked to let workers go home early to spend time with their families and help Japan with its pressing social problem.

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When nature fails… build your own… waifu

Posted in Otaku with tags , , on 15 December, 2008 by Yitza

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Some old news, that is new news to me because I don’t check my email enough. Canadian chemist graduate, Le Trung, dissatisfied with what mother nature and society has produced, has fashioned robotic waifu for himself. Aiko as she is affectionately called, was named after the Japanese characters for love and child. (love child… lol?) Le Trung estimates Aiko can be mass-produced for $15,000 to $17,000 USD. It brings new meaning to mail-order brides…

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Australians refused entry to Japan

Posted in Culture with tags , , , on 15 July, 2008 by Yitza


Stolen from Danny Choo, an Australian group known as the “Master of Crime” was refused entry to Japan recently. The group previously left their “artwork” on various trains around Tokyo.

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