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    Sticky: Poll: hehe, the one in South Africa was quite...

    hehe, the one in South Africa was quite reasonable.

    @ castles

    My grandmother told me we used to have one in the family way back, except the bloke spent all his money on drinking, women, and...
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    @ veiled ladies Have quite a few in Sapporo. ...

    @ veiled ladies
    Have quite a few in Sapporo. Most are either University Grad students or wives of University Grad students.

    @ immigration
    Immigrating is probably easier than the US but takes...
  3. Thread: Maciamo News

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    Takenaka ideas are being targetted left and right...

    Takenaka ideas are being targetted left and right by the government and the business sector. Obviously, as Maciamo also pointed out, Japan's banks would largely have to sell all holdings and all US...
  4. Thread: Maciamo News

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    Zaibatsu were outlawed by MacArtuhur but later...

    Zaibatsu were outlawed by MacArtuhur but later reinstated to help with the on slaught of communism. Of course the name was changed and Keiretsu is now used.

    deflation is great! I finally can eat...
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    Sticky: Poll: I love Euorpean castles! Might be the AD&D in me...

    I love Euorpean castles! Might be the AD&D in me :)

    Japanese castle foundations are cool. Slight slanted to support the castle and what not ....
    hmmm split the thread?
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    @ Ishihara Many know his book rather than him...

    @ Ishihara
    Many know his book rather than him being the Mayor of Tokyo. I was making a joke about how he used "No" as a theme for his book and correlated that "No" idea to saying "No" to smoking on...
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    Mishima Yukio ... hmmm, I think he was aiming...

    Mishima Yukio ... hmmm, I think he was aiming more for an Emperor led vs US/Europe lead. Amazing man, and also a great writer.

    tourist rates? Like what many countries do to the Japanese? Hmm,...
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    @ mock up towns Japan is spotted all over with...

    @ mock up towns
    Japan is spotted all over with ABC-Worlds. They were built during the Bubble economy but many have seen better days.

    @ tourist ready
    Sapporo is already that. Most street signs...
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    I think it was "The Japan that can say NO"...

    I think it was "The Japan that can say NO" Ishihara was pushing for this very strongly. But I thought that it was only in certain areas? Up in Sapporo you really don't see that many smokers walking...
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    I heard that weed is safer than cigarettes and...

    I heard that weed is safer than cigarettes and alchol. hmmm ....
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    @ CDs Japan used to rent American Music CDs but...

    @ CDs
    Japan used to rent American Music CDs but got their fingers slapped for break ing copyright laws. It's pretty funny, Blank MDs, CD's, and cassette are lined up next to the video store...
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    Poll: TOEIC, TOEFL, TESOL ... are gaining popularity...

    TOEIC, TOEFL, TESOL ... are gaining popularity while the EIKEN for English is dropping. Nope, never heard of Britsh Consel in Japan.


    There is a Japanese Laguage Proficency test and a Teach...
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    The only difference between the Japanese and...

    The only difference between the Japanese and American Super Nintendo boxes where the cassette shapes and the place where you insert the cassette.

    hehe, we cut the boxes and played Japanese and...
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    hmmm, but Nintendo was only following typical...

    hmmm, but Nintendo was only following typical Japanese business practices.

    Nintendo is being unfairly fined!
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    I've seen some of these in other places. They...

    I've seen some of these in other places. They definitely are pretty funny.

    hmmm, why is that the Japanese ones are always just completely whacked? :(
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    ummm, I think that's "wan wan" not "one-one" :p ...

    ummm, I think that's "wan wan" not "one-one" :p

    wan wan = bow wow / woof woof ... a dog barking.

    hokenjo = pound
    dobutsu kanri center = spcea (urggg ... what is this in America?)

    I wish...
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    hmmm ... we have a Dobutsu Kanri Senta- (Animal...

    hmmm ... we have a Dobutsu Kanri Senta- (Animal management center) up in Sapporo which is like the US's SPCA.

    Hmm, Braun Ovens too? ummm, I guess so, that is if you consider the American ones to...
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    Old buildings up in Sapporo are pretty boring. ...

    Old buildings up in Sapporo are pretty boring. Better off going to Colonial America to see the real things.

    Although, Hokkaido has a nice collection of churches and even a mosque I think.

    @...
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    @ mongoose Ferrets are popular pets and will see...

    @ mongoose
    Ferrets are popular pets and will see at pet shops around town so I guess a mongoose would be wanted for similar reasons.

    @ non-natives
    Does this include Gaijin?

    @ wildlife / flora...
  20. Thread: Japanese jokes

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    ahh, yes, that's true. I'm a mac guy ;)

    ahh, yes, that's true.

    I'm a mac guy ;)
  21. GO! Takenaka! GO! Takenaka! Dang, senior...

    GO! Takenaka! GO! Takenaka!

    Dang, senior politicians = golden parachute = vice president position in a nice sized company!

    hmm, $33 billion in bad loans? I think Takenaka is right for sticking...
  22. Thread: Japanese jokes

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    Luxpyre you a mac user?

    Luxpyre you a mac user?
  23. True, many women also quit because they feel the...

    True, many women also quit because they feel the pressure that even if they take maternity leave they think that their bosses will think that they probably won't come back.

    But on the flip side,...
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    @enjeeo Welcome and yoroshiku @ enjo kosai...

    @enjeeo
    Welcome and yoroshiku

    @ enjo kosai
    hmmm ... what can you do though?
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    Internationalization = English = Eiken = a list...

    Internationalization = English = Eiken = a list of nouns

    @ countless gaijin
    haha, they at least give houswives something to dream about ;)

    @ educational system
    "You can't teach an ol' dog new...
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