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"New variations of Rock Paper Scissors
(Janken/Roshambo/Roe, Sham, Boe)" around the world
Jankens(Variations of "Rock, Paper, Scissors") that we see now have been enjoyed for a long time, and many people know the fun of playing them.

For example, "Rock, Paper, Scissors", perhaps the most popular form of the game(Janken), seems simple, but must have required quite an innovative mind to create it.

These games(Jankens) have been played in different styles at different times, in various areas and cultures.

So, why not make a new variation(Janken) for the new age and new lifestyles, and people around the world will enjoy your Janken !

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Sun, Cloud, Wind (by Moe-san)

"Cloud" wins over "Sun" because clouds hide the sun.
"Wind" wins over "Cloud" because wind blows clouds away.
"Sun" wins over "Wind" as in a children's story, "The North Wind and the Sun"

I hope you like it!

Moe-san,
Japan - Friday, November 1, 2001(JST)
Moe-san, thank you for participating in making Multiculturalpedia.
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Fire, Water, Wood (by mizuguti-san)

"Fire" wins over "Wood", "Wood" wins over "Water" and "Water" wins over"Fire".

mizuguti-san,
Japan - Sunday, February 16, 2003(JST)
Mizuguti-san, thank you for participating in making Multiculturalpedia
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"Mom", "Dad" and "Me"(by Hiro-san)

"Mom" wins over "Dad" because she can talk him down.
"Dad" wins over me because he is stronger.
I win over "Mom" because she cares about me more than about herself.

Hiro-san,
Japan - Sunday, February 16, 2003(JST)
Hiro-san, thank you for participating in making Multiculturalpedia
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"Setsubun" Janken(by Daiki-kun)

*Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring on the lunar calendar used in the old days in Japan, and falls around February 3rd on the solar calendar. People throw dried beans at imaginary devils, shouting "Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi (In with fortune, out with the devil!)."

"Human" wins over "Beans" because a human eats beans.
"Beans" win over "Devil" because a human throws beans at devils to chase them away.
"Devil" wins over "Human" because devils attack humans.

Daiki-kun,
Japan - Thursday, February 20, 2003(JST)
Daiki-kun, thank you for participating in making Multiculturalpedia.
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"Baseball janken"(by Wataru-kun)

"Glove" wins over a "ball",
a "ball" wins over a "bat"
and a "bat" wins over a "glove".


Wataru-kun
Japan - Saturday, February 22, 2003(JST)
Wataru-kun, thank you for participating in making Multiculturalpedia
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"Junk TV program, Kid, Parent"(by Hiro-chan)

"Junk or good-for-nothing TV program" wins over "Kid" because such programs almost always attract attention of kids.
"Kid" wins over "Parent" because kids are the ones who choose which TV program the family watches.
"Parent" wins over "Junk TV program" because parents will start a campaign to ban TV program that they don't want their kids to watch.


Hiro-chan
Hiro-chan, thank you for participating in making Multiculturalpedia
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Junk TV program, Kid, Parent (by Hiko-chan)

Junk or good-for-nothing TV program wins over Kid because such programs almost always attract the attention of kids.
Kid wins over Parent because kids are the ones who choose which TV program the family watches.
Parent wins over Junk TV program because parents will start a campaign to ban such TV programs that they don't want their kids to watch.
Hiko-chan,Japan
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Human, Pro-Wrestler, Folding chair (by Tack-san)

I made this new janken, Human, Pro-wrestler, Folding chair.

Human wins over Folding chair because a human sits on a chair.
Folding chair wins over Wrestler because such chairs are often used to attack the opponent in a fight.
Wrestler wins over Human because a wrestler is stronger than an ordinary human.

How about this?
Tack-san, Japan - Friday, August 31, 2001(JST)
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Fish, Crab, Snail (by Shoma-kun)

I made a new janken for the school's Japanese class.

A fish, a crab and a snail play janken among them.
Fish wins over because a snail can't survive if it falls into the sea where a fish lives.
Snail wins over because even a crab's craws can't cut the snail's shell.
Crab wins over because a crab cuts a fish.

I hope you try my junken!
Shoma-kun, Japan - Thursday, February 20, 2003(JST)


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