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    American anime are obsessed about superheroes,...

    American anime are obsessed about superheroes, muscular/manly characters and the eternal fight between good and evil. Americans also like cars, trucks and airplanes. Examples from the 1980's :

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    Nostalgia : anime of the 80's

    If like me you grew up in the 1980's, you will surely remember with fondness the Japanese anime that entertained your childhood. The '80's were the golden years for the Japanese economy, a time when...
  3. Kafunsho could be cherry blossom allergy (not cedar)

    I heard a medical specialist of allergies talking about pollen allergy in Japan. He said that the cherry blossoms could be the real cause of the high percentage of "kafunsho" in Japan. The Japanese...
  4. I saw a documentary about the Californians...

    I saw a documentary about the Californians building a canal to bring water from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It goes above mountains by a system of pumps. The program said that it is the same as...
  5. Don't forget Sharp, Epson, Konica-Minolta, TDK,...

    Don't forget Sharp, Epson, Konica-Minolta, TDK, NEC, and of course Nintendo, SEGA...
  6. That all sounds very nice but we cannot judge how...

    That all sounds very nice but we cannot judge how good your article will be till you write it, can we ? After that let members here decide if you did the best use of your Social Scientist...
  7. Han Chan, you didn't write a new article of your...

    Han Chan, you didn't write a new article of your own. What you did was criticise paragraph by paragraph the original article. But could you write one on the same topic from scratch ? I doubt...
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  8. Maybe the article is not about Western-Japanese...

    Maybe the article is not about Western-Japanese couples, but Western-Western and Japanese-Japanese couples ?

    I thought it was interesting. I like this sort of analysis because there are...
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    Ok, but Unicode is not the most common encoding...

    Ok, but Unicode is not the most common encoding system in Japan. Yahoo Japan Mail uses EUC and mobile phones SHIFT_JIS (I think), so that when I get mails from Japanese friends I always have to...
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    Broken harmony ?

    Japanese people like harmony. Japanese society looks harmonious and homogenous. But how comes that in a country that values harmony and uniformity there are 4 different PC encoding types for Japanese...
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    In your link, does wN mean the last date of...

    In your link, does wN mean the last date of reconstruction ? If so, the oldest are the two pagodas built in 1911.
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    When was Shakado Hall of Enyu-ji Temple built ?...

    When was Shakado Hall of Enyu-ji Temple built ? Earlier than 1958 ?

    Was there no temple at all in Tokyo between 1945 and 1958 ?
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    Oldest temple in Tokyo ?

    I hear that Tokyo was totally destroyed in the Second World War, and temples were rebuilt after. My question is, is there temples that were not destroyed, if so which ones and where are they ?
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    Question about single-child policy

    Chinese families can only have one child, but in case of divorce after having that child, is the man allowed to remarry and have another child with another woman who does not yet have a child ?
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    Poll: Well, this test was a bit weird. Many questions...

    Well, this test was a bit weird. Many questions about US stuff than I didn't understand. What's NAACP ? Who is Jesse Jackson ? Mexican immigrants in the USA are a good thing I suppose. Look at Salma...
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    The three circles

    I heard that in Western cultures we have "three circles" of intimity with people : the family, friends, and acquaintances. I heard that in East Asian cultures, the circle of acquaintances doesn't...
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    Yeah, I would like to know what that means.

    Yeah, I would like to know what that means.
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    Disappointing Beijing

    I visited Beijing, but I was rather disappointed. I expected a lot from the capital of the great Chinese Empire, of the world's most populous country. The truth is, there isn't so much to see.
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