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  1. Poll: My answer would be quite often and probably more...

    My answer would be quite often and probably more than once.



    Let me ask if I may, why would you exclude Canadians from this survey as it is my experience that they are just as perturbed as any...
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    Interesting topic, as usual, Maciamo. Since I...

    Interesting topic, as usual, Maciamo.

    Since I am not living in Japan at the moment, but will definitely move back in a short while, I can only give my opinion on why I stayed for nearly two...
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    I am not as well educated in Asian history as you...

    I am not as well educated in Asian history as you seem to be Jichael Morden and don't claim to be. But, whether you agree with caster51 or not, it would be nice if you could have a humane, civil...
  4. Poll: I can't help myself Glenski and I know your views...

    I can't help myself Glenski and I know your views on Debito and what he is trying to do. Although we have our differences, I respect your views, but must post my opinion here.

    Here again we have...
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    Sticky: Poll: Kappa, I would've given you some good "rep" for...

    Kappa, I would've given you some good "rep" for your post above, but your profile says you have never been to Japan. However, from what you have written, either you have lived there or you copied...
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    Very well said Uchite! You can live there for 50...

    Very well said Uchite! You can live there for 50 years and they will still see you as a Gaijin no matter how fluent you are or how well you understand the culture, or even if you become a citizen....
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    Keep reading and you will discover more. After...

    Keep reading and you will discover more. After all this is a forum about Japan.
  8. There have been alot of generalizations made here...

    There have been alot of generalizations made here in the recent posts this year about Japanese women that there are too many for me to quote and comment on, so I will direct my reply to Shadow Spirit...
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    Now, IMO, this is just going a little overboard...

    Now, IMO, this is just going a little overboard if you ask me. I mean, you have bent over backwards to suit their needs and understand their culture, but hey, they have to do a little bending over...
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    In Tokyo? At 3 man a month? If I were single and...

    In Tokyo? At 3 man a month? If I were single and not making much money and there was a sento within walking distance I would jump on it to live in Tokyo proper for such a cheap price. Even though it...
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    I appreciate your honesty Genki and, as...

    I appreciate your honesty Genki and, as Frustrated Dave said, "You are a breath of fresh air" and I hope you stick around a while and continue posting your views.

    However, I did not realize that...
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    When I mentioned that my father-in-law got served...

    When I mentioned that my father-in-law got served first I failed to mention that this did not mean that he ate first. He always waited for everyone to be at the table and "itadakimasu" was said....
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    Azuma_Fujin, there is a woman on JREF who has...

    Azuma_Fujin, there is a woman on JREF who has been a member for many years by the name of kirei_na_me who has been married to a Japanese man for about ten years now and has two children. Although she...
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    As I am not a foreign woman, I have no...

    As I am not a foreign woman, I have no understanding how they feel at their treatment in Japan so I can only give my own opinion. It is rare to read of a foreign woman who is completely happy after...
  15. Very true Mike and I agree. Too bad they go for...

    Very true Mike and I agree. Too bad they go for the quick buck in this country. A little more patience would probably bring in more bucks, but it is the short term returns they are looking for, just...
  16. I just watched The Departed the other day for the...

    I just watched The Departed the other day for the first time and although the acting was great, I was quite confused between the two characters portrayed by Matt Damon and Leon DeCaprio and got a...
  17. Poll: Personally I do not find it to be bad manners,...

    Personally I do not find it to be bad manners, but probably many Japanese do as many (not all!) Japanese feel that a woman should not leave the house without make-up on and to put it on in public...
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    Nice gaijin said it best when he said it is all...

    Nice gaijin said it best when he said it is all advertising and the manipulation/brainwashing of the consumer into believing a false assumption much like mothers day was made up by the card...
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    Unfortunately it is true in the US and in Japan....

    Unfortunately it is true in the US and in Japan. Luckily for me my Japanese wife thought it absurd and never insisted on it and thought it stupid even today. She was happy with the small ring I...
  20. Poll: One person that comes to mind is Dave Spector, a...

    One person that comes to mind is Dave Spector, a "famous" 'gaijin tarento'. I believe he is still around. I remember reading in a magazine interview with him in English in Japan where he said that as...
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    Amen brother. That's why I have the signature I...

    Amen brother. That's why I have the signature I have.It's not work to me and I do so much love driving trucks!
  22. Do a little research and you will find that the...

    Do a little research and you will find that the majority of Pachinko parlors are in fact owned by Koreans.
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    Sticky: Poll: What do I like about living in Japan? Hmm it's...

    What do I like about living in Japan? Hmm it's hard to say as there are so many things I like.

    I like the way the trains were always on time right to the second. If the sign said the train...
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    Poll: Even though I live in the US for now, I took a...

    Even though I live in the US for now, I took a hot steaming bath in Japan every single day during the winter and cooler months and do so when I visit. It was the perfect end to the day with a cold...
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    Yes. If I'm not mistaken, James Clavell based his...

    Yes. If I'm not mistaken, James Clavell based his character and story on William Adams. I think he is also buried in Yokohama.

    Dave you don't know what you are missing. The book is far, far...
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