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  1. I think comments like the ones described in this...

    I think comments like the ones described in this thread are often taken the wrong way, but there are some that can't be seen any other way than displaying either (a) a considerable degree of...
  2. I can't speak for other areas of Japan, but at...

    I can't speak for other areas of Japan, but at least around here, people seem to have no qualms about making fun of someone's weight.
    And now with the government-sanctioned discrimination against...
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    What exactly are you trying to tell us? That...

    What exactly are you trying to tell us? That Chinese are unhappy that people are protesting for Tibet?
    http://skateandannoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/duh-duh.jpg

    As for anything the Chinese...
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    The 19th century was a long time ago. Next...

    The 19th century was a long time ago. Next you're going to use slavery in the 19th century US to justify China's present actions. This thread isn't about what other countries did over a century ago...
  5. Poll: I once knew a (fairly chauvinistic) English...

    I once knew a (fairly chauvinistic) English fellow who found the idea of a female applying makeup on the train. "Why should I have to look at you without all your makeup done?" was his attitude.
    ...
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    Yea that's generally the way it goes. No reason...

    Yea that's generally the way it goes. No reason given and a lot of insincere polite gobbledygook.

    The article suggested getting a visa debit card from your bank, or one from the post office. Is...
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    I was rejected for a Chase Amazon.co.jp card last...

    I was rejected for a Chase Amazon.co.jp card last year, and I have a Chase Amazon.com card with a $5000 credit line and no outstanding balance. You'd think that would count for something.
    Just...
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    When I do eventually buy an engagement ring, I'm...

    When I do eventually buy an engagement ring, I'm fairly sure it will not be a diamond. Diamonds, in particular, carry a history of human exploitation, and are far overpriced due to artificial...
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    Because Mandarin is far more than a collection of...

    Because Mandarin is far more than a collection of [sloppy] characters.
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    A random set of characters does not a language...

    A random set of characters does not a language make.
  11. Poll: Some establishments are not so overt about...

    Some establishments are not so overt about discrimination as to put signs on their doors. earlier this year, I went to a rather large restaurant with some friends and was greeted with "I'm sorry,...
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    According to zhongwen.com, it's 啤 (pi2 jiu3). ...

    According to zhongwen.com, it's 啤 (pi2 jiu3).

    http://zhongwen.com/d/176/d224.htm
  13. Poll: Probably neither here nor there, but I thought I...

    Probably neither here nor there, but I thought I should point out that almost all American universities will accept a TOEFL score in place of SAT I Verbal for non-native English speaking foreign...
  14. Poll: Yes, you're certainly right that that magazine in...

    Yes, you're certainly right that that magazine in all likelihood does not reflect the general sentiment of the Japanese people. But the fact that it wasn't squashed before it ever hit stores is an...
  15. Poll: @bakaKanadajin You and Glenski are talking about...

    @bakaKanadajin
    You and Glenski are talking about two vastly different things.
    His link was pointing to Arudo Debito's blog about this publication:...
  16. Poll: I can't say for sure but I think the racist...

    I can't say for sure but I think the racist incident that Glenski was actually referring to is the the publication of Gaijin Crime File, which was stocked in magazine racks throughout the country...
  17. Poll: @Taiko666 I s'pose I stand corrected on that...

    @Taiko666

    I s'pose I stand corrected on that point, then. Unless anyone has any evidence to the contrary.
  18. Poll: Yeah, southerners do a lot of racist things, but...

    Yeah, southerners do a lot of racist things, but they are still breaking US law if they discriminate against someone in a housing transaction, so that nullifies whatever racist scribblings are on the...
  19. Poll: @Taiko666 I've re-read genmai's posts and...

    @Taiko666

    I've re-read genmai's posts and couldn't find a single instance of him describing his experiences. Could you point out where that happened, because if it was there, it was buried...
  20. Poll: I'm not too familiar with Japanese law on this...

    Not legally they don't.[/quote]
    Really? A privately owned business doesn't have the right to turn anyone they think won't/can't make the payments away? That's the arguement I'm sure they use, or...
  21. Poll: genmai vs. genmai Couldn't have said it...

    genmai vs. genmai



    Couldn't have said it any better myself.
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    It appears to be ...

    It appears to be
    http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?11070201515700
    http://kk0139.kitchen.org.tw/T5004ShowCmdyData?y_KindId=5124&y_SketchName=Sketch1-2_Hi178
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    Ah. Yeah... (backs away slowly)

    Ah. Yeah... (backs away slowly)
  24. Do you have a link to a news article about this. ...

    Do you have a link to a news article about this. This is the first I've heard of this incident. Also, I'm not sure what you mean by,
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    All I can say to that is 十人十色 ;-) Isn't it...

    All I can say to that is 十人十色 ;-)

    Isn't it true that all of Beijing's riches were carted off to Taiwan with Chiang Kai Shek, and all that remained was the buildings? That may explain Sharingan's...
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