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Obama’s Robots at MSNBC

“Japan has created the first astronaut robots,” says Jodi Miller. “And it’s almost as realistic as the Obama robots who work at MSNBC.” Miller also touches on Obamacare, Facebook, American poverty, the Venezuelan economy and the farm bill in this edition of “NewsBusted.”

The Thighs Have It

Girls in Tokyo are renting out their thighs as advertising space after a PR agent was looking for more inventive ways to get campaigns across. Sarah Kerr of ITN reports.

Eyeball Licking, Please Don’t

So you think eye licking (also known as worming) is just a harmless bit of foreplay? Think again.

English Invasion of Japan

An elderly man in Japan has had enough. He’s suing a Japanese TV station, claiming its overuse of the English language is causing him mental distress and leading to a dilution of traditional Japanese culture.


World’s Oldest Man Dies

Jiroemon Kimura is also the oldest man ever to have lived. He died at the age of 116 in Tokyo Wednesday morning.

Korea Vs. Japan

Eat Your Kimchi vbloggers Simon and Martina talk about the differences they have observed between Korea and Japan. They’re not big differences about culture and history and politics, but just basic observations that they have noticed from their experiences living and traveling in both countries.

Momoiro Clover Z

This Japanese girl group rose to fame singing Pokemon tunes and dressing in “sentai” superhero costumes, each singer donning a different color to form a multicolored ensemble. The video for their new single “Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo”  alludes to this past with its visuals of five colored pots from which the girls hatch. But they do appear to be growing up now, wearing more macabre finery including the beehive wigs that seemingly could have come from the prop department of a Tim Burton movie. Whatever, the new single shot to the top of the Japanese pop charts, and Momoiro Clover Z recently performed in concert in Tokyo before more than 75,000 screaming fans.

Momoiro Clover Z in an earlier incarnation singing “Otome Sensou.”

A Doll in the Making

Human Barbie doll Valeria Lukyanova better step aside for the latest plastic surgery freak, Vanilla Chamu. The Japanese model has gone through an astonishing transformation to look like a “French doll.” Vanilla Chamu started getting plastic surgery at just 19 years old and has had more than 30 surgical procedures, including multiple breast implants, double eyelid surgery, a nose job, forehead implant and more to completely revamp her appearance. H/T Next Media Animation

Messy US Collapse Predicted

The Dollar Vigilante’s Jeff Berwick is back chatting about a myriad of economic and stock market-related issues with Cambridge House Live’s anchor Bridgitte Anderson. He predicts a messy collapse of the US economy a few years from  now, but says Japan could experience a massive upheaval even sooner. He recommends avoiding US investments, while otherwise diversifying, especially in precious metals.

Japan’s Baby Drain

Japan’s plummeting birth rates are leading to empty classrooms and a bleak prognosis for the future: Not enough workers to look after the increasingly elderly population. Adrian Brown from Australia’s SBS Dateline reports.

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