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    Poll: Nope.... That often comes after the...

    Nope....


    That often comes after the oki....:cheer:
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    Poll: Depending where you go get used to the idea of...

    Depending where you go get used to the idea of people constantly staring, rubber necking to get a look at you, and little kids running up to you and saying "oki".............

    You maybe "normal"...
  3. Poll: Even if there is one establishment in Japan that...

    Even if there is one establishment in Japan that has a sign that refuses entry to foreigners it is one too many.:p
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    You made a good point however students here do...

    You made a good point however students here do not go to High School for 6 years it is only 3.

    Usually from Elementary school through Junior High School the kids are together. Cumpulsory...
  5. To be brutally honest here, outside of the...

    To be brutally honest here, outside of the "new-half" club or two that I have seen here in Okinawa, and a former boss that was a serious "flame" I dont see too many men or women that openly proclaim...
  6. I agree, in principle, however it isn't just the...

    I agree, in principle, however it isn't just the USA that collects data about it's guests or citizens.

    It happens to all of us foreigners that live here in Japan as well.

    I wonder how Pipokun...
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    朝鮮人参, ちょうせんにんじん,Chousen Ninjin, or Asian ginseng,...

    朝鮮人参, ちょうせんにんじん,Chousen Ninjin, or Asian ginseng, can be found here in Okinawa at any number of herbal pharmacies, however, real or otherwise, it can cost quite a bit.
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    Yes and to point at them either, even if you are...

    Yes and to point at them either, even if you are just pointing them out to someone. Evidently there is a belief that it is disrespectful of the spirits of the dead.
  9. I live in Japan, and so does my wife, this means...

    I live in Japan, and so does my wife, this means nothing to either of us.
  10. Believe it or not I agree with you here, I dont...

    Believe it or not I agree with you here, I dont look at this situation as being discriminatory, not in the least. However when it comes to refusing service at a business only because the customer is...
  11. One other thing here, I dont think that the...

    One other thing here, I dont think that the average Japanese person is even aware that issues like this exist, and because of it dont really care one way or the other, probably because they are not...
  12. I don't look at it this way, but rather Japanese...

    I don't look at it this way, but rather Japanese people are less likely to confront something that they may feel is wrong or improper, rather than confront a situation or "make a scene" when they are...
  13. You know you may not care, hence your...

    You know you may not care, hence your unwillingness to view the issue from a "foreigners" point of view, but until Japanese people can get over discriminatory practices like these it will always be...
  14. First off what the heck does my wife have to do...

    First off what the heck does my wife have to do with this discussion?

    Secondly what else do you mean by saying that I can get more money from the US government?

    Your post makes absolutely no...
  15. Please read my reply to Caster

    Please read my reply to Caster
  16. OK next time you go to a foreign country I hope...

    OK next time you go to a foreign country I hope you come across a sign that has "No Japanese" allowed and see how it feels.

    You know most people live here like to think that Japan isnt a third...
  17. Mmm then what do you call it when a "gaijin" that...

    Mmm then what do you call it when a "gaijin" that speaks Japanese is refused service.

    To assume that "all foreigners" can not speak Japanese is not only discriminatory but also racist and to...
  18. How is it not discrimination?

    How is it not discrimination?
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    Never happen in fact it will most likely become a...

    Never happen in fact it will most likely become a compulsory subject in ALL elementary schools here in Japan maybe by that time.

    NOVA exists because of the failings of the current way of teaching...
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    Poll: Off/On topic reply.....

    Could someone here explain to me or give some information on when Semitic became an ethnic group?




    Taken from;

    Semitic is a Language Group, Not a Racial or Ethnic Group

    On topic...
  21. Poll: However I feel it all depends on the tradition,...

    However I feel it all depends on the tradition, that is if it should be respected or not.
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    Actually I've heard that one used by American's...

    Actually I've heard that one used by American's as well, not quite that way and directed towards young athletes.

    "Drinking carbonated soda's are detrimental to the growth of bones. "

    Some of...
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    Poll: Sure it may close the debate for Japanese people,...

    Sure it may close the debate for Japanese people, however the majority of people posting on this board are not Japanese.

    Personally I think that the term is outdated from it's usage in English. ...
  24. Poll: And do you look like the guy in the picture too?...

    And do you look like the guy in the picture too?

    :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: to you for it if you are btw.
  25. Poll: Geez I wouldn't mind being "fat" like...

    Geez I wouldn't mind being "fat" like him.....wait a minute....yes I would, can you image the amount of time he has to spend every freaking day in the gym to get that body? :eek: :eek: :eek:
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