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  1. Just an FYI... the person who originally asked...

    Just an FYI... the person who originally asked this question was banned at some point in time, but don't let that stop you discussing the subject amongst yourselves.
  2. Sticky: Poll: This thread has a poll so it's already been...

    This thread has a poll so it's already been bumped, but I think Late Showa to the Bubble period is too long of a time to consider as one coherant whole... If you study the dynamism of the bubble...
  3. The United States enjoys a sort of history that...

    The United States enjoys a sort of history that is unrivaled in the world... it is, evolving constantly... look how far the country has come from the Civil rights movements of the 50's to now...
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  4. I think what you say about culture envy is...

    I think what you say about culture envy is true... I think in some people there is this aspect, where many people in the United States, though descendants of those in other nations feel that their...
  5. I think this is a highly exaggerated example... I...

    I think this is a highly exaggerated example... I mean, If you are speaking about robes, I don't think that it's correct to assume that they are influenced directly by hanfu styles... It's just that...
  6. One, you are you admit a Westerner, so what...

    One, you are you admit a Westerner, so what business is it of yours how exactly Asians of any race conduct their own personal lives? What do you want of them? Do you want them to run around with...
  7. I think it's deemed to be an 'ideal'. To a...

    I think it's deemed to be an 'ideal'. To a certain extent, you can entertain people by spectacle, but there is a core desire to relate to the characters whom the masses watch on television--- These...
  8. Can we agree that common characteristics are more...

    Can we agree that common characteristics are more prevalent than uncommon ones? Can we agree that there is a difference between normal, and abnormal behavior?

    To those who refute what "normal" is,...
  9. Here is the thing. There are real-life...

    Here is the thing. There are real-life characteristics to Japanese people, to any group of people who share a common set of mores & social obligations, social expectations, whatever you want to call...
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    I hope this thread silences all of the...

    I hope this thread silences all of the ill-informed Western dilettantes who make every attempt to extol the virtues of Japan based on their every-so-healthy diet. I suppose then, that they'll claim...
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    Poll: "I don't think I like massages... anymore..." ...

    "I don't think I like massages... anymore..."

    A little joke there... I DO like the massages you get when you get your hair styled in Japan. That completely caught me by surprise!
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    Not that I'm an expert but I wonder why noone...

    Not that I'm an expert but I wonder why noone uses this phrase, other than "umai--- / maiu--- oshii~~~~!

    Off topic--- but, you know--- (as in the thread title above), Chinese characters should...
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    H@"Delicious Food"

    On a package of Chinese takeout I have, it looks like the first character is , which in Japanese is akin to beauty, etc... The second one, I know is H.

    Is this correct chinese for "delicious...
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    Sticky: Poll: Well, take a look at valentine's day in Japan---...

    Well, take a look at valentine's day in Japan--- definitely a marketing scam, and they managed to squeeze two distinct holidays into it!

    Rather than lose the adult male market, who aren't expected...
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    Sticky: Poll: Voted. Though some things like "shopping on a...

    Voted. Though some things like "shopping on a Sunday", which would be less prevalent or non-existent in Europe, is not such a big thing in the United States--- as everyone goes shopping on Sunday,...
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    Well, it's like eating ramen... You know, when...

    Well, it's like eating ramen... You know, when you say that you eat ramen, people assume that you are some sort of thrifty student who eats those tasteless 10 cent packages of flavourless noodles......
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    I'm very interested in tradional Japanese...

    I'm very interested in tradional Japanese culture, but I'm much more interested in writing about modern Japanese culture... For example, the psychology of the modern Japanese male, the labour crisis...
  18. They've always called that "summer roll".... at...

    They've always called that "summer roll".... at Viet Namese restaraunts I've been to.
  19. Aren't egg rolls and the like, though different,...

    Aren't egg rolls and the like, though different, refered to simply as "spring rolls", in Chinese and other Asian cooking?
  20. Chinese food in Japan seemed fairly authentic to...

    Chinese food in Japan seemed fairly authentic to me, or, at least as authentic as I've had at restraraunts in the United States that were popular with Chinese.

    Chinese food in the United States,...
  21. If you want to find good Chinese food in the...

    If you want to find good Chinese food in the United States, go to a NON chain restaraunt ---first, then go there on a Sunday--- if there are Asian people eating there, you've probably found a fairly...
  22. You have to ask yourself, Why am I learning this...

    You have to ask yourself, Why am I learning this language? I don't know if I would learn Mandarin on a lark, but if you are interested in international finance in the future, it's said to be a very...
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    ^^ I'm guessing the tonality or pitch of the...

    ^^ I'm guessing the tonality or pitch of the phoneme, and are you going to tell a girl that you love her!? That's pretty adventerous! ;)
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    Poll: How do I find out my blood type? Like Dutch Baka,...

    How do I find out my blood type? Like Dutch Baka, I have no idea what my blood type is, but many Japanese people I've known have asked me... I know you don't have to give blood, they can just *****...
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    Your sig is huge, and it's not even in the...

    Your sig is huge, and it's not even in the signature, you seem to be adding it by hand. You should maybe reduce that down to a third of it's size...

    Your whole response is "That's Good", with a...
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