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  • Japanese food

    83 36.89%
  • Instant noddles

    54 24.00%
  • Japanese cars

    81 36.00%
  • Anime & Manga

    99 44.00%
  • Digital watches & calculators

    40 17.78%
  • Electronics in general

    100 44.44%
  • Robots

    55 24.44%
  • Toto toilets (with seat warmer, bidet, etc.)

    31 13.78%
  • VHS video tapes

    34 15.11%
  • Video Games

    93 41.33%
  • Martial arts (judo, karate, kendo, aikido...)

    60 26.67%
  • Karaoke

    41 18.22%
  • J-pop

    34 15.11%
  • Japanese women

    81 36.00%
  • Hentai & AV

    30 13.33%
  • Purikura (photo stickers)

    20 8.89%
  • Japanese men

    24 10.67%
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Thread: Greatest Japanese contribution to the world ?

  1. #26
    遠いから行きません GaijinPunch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiroyuki Nagashima
    Futures trading started in Osaka.
    Electronic futures trading started there. Non-electronic started hundreds of years ago...nobody knows when. On the topic of Osaka Stock Exchange, their systems have not improved since they started. As someone that has supported Osaka futures/options trading desks for 4 years, I can tell you that they are pathetic. You can fax orders quicker than sending them down their data lines. :/

    I'd like to add a few typically Japanese gadgets, like the toilets with seat-warmer and water jets
    Way too late... my suggestion of Toto brand toilet seats encompasses all good things about over the top toilets!

    (some don't even know what the word "Shinto" means even showing them the kanji in my dictionary, which is quite unbelievable).
    Indeed. How's your pronunciation? I would doubt many don't know about it. There's millions of westerners that know nothing about their respective religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad pierrot
    Japanese women. Definately the women.






    *doggy ears twitch* What he said.

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    No contest: Instant noodles.

    15 cent instant ramen is the sole reason me and millions of other poor people the world over don't have to mug you to pay for our grocereys.

    Instant noodles kept me from a life of crime.

    ...Manga, anime, and Japanese Porn would be a close tie for second--without those to keep me occupied I'd have gone on a psychotic rampage years ago.

    [edit]WTF? Wasn't this a thread about Japanese contributions to society? How'd this turn into a discussion of Catholic upbringing?

    *sigh* The pope dies and suddenly this $hit takes over the internet[/edit]
    Baka ningen.

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    how about....

    Adult Videos

    the Japanese didn't invent AV,
    but it is amazing that they have such large variety of subjects, they have anything that you can think of.
    and most Asian guys prefers Japanese porn rather than Western porn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Time
    how about....

    Adult Videos

    the Japanese didn't invent AV,
    but it is amazing that they have such large variety of subjects, they have anything that you can think of.
    and most Asian guys prefers Japanese porn rather than Western porn.


    Bukkake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    - Black-clothes fashion (didn't know it was the Japanese who launched that)
    Very big for the Puritains. Olivier Cromwell was into black. Didn't know that the Japanese influenced him (he really was a miserable man)
    I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dutch baka
    I'll have difficulty eating udon after reading that.

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    Why are Japanese women listed? It's some kind of sexist remark, your viewing pleasure? Get a fooking life mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireyRei
    Why are Japanese women listed? It's some kind of sexist remark, your viewing pleasure?
    Sorry it may sound rude to Japanese men (didn't mean that only the women are a contribution to the world ). Should I add a "Japanese men" option ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    Sorry it may sound rude to Japanese men (didn't mean that only the women are a contribution to the world ). Should I add a "Japanese men" option ?

    Please see the site of animation. Boy love and Bisyonen are making FUJOSHI all over the world.

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    Wink

    Japan: Yamaha M1
    Italy: Valentino Rossi

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    However, there are many those who have ridden on DUCATI in Japan(Tokyo).

    In Tokyo, there are more people who are on the motorbike of BMW than Munich.

    There are also many people who ride on Harley.

    I have ridden on "Varadero" of Honda.

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    Definitely the instant noodles a great Japanese cultural and economic achievement!

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    Red face oh yes

    I'll go along with madpierrot

    J women

    a looooooong way away and in front of anything else

    Bruhldehüüt en groelmundöl vishterkarn det nug belmergastreg kül de hüüt !

    you'll never believe it, and yet, though, it turns !
    les chiens aboient et la caravanne passe
    i move around, too...

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    I think that all the eletronic and cultural things of Japan are a contribution to the world, and some of the most attractive things about Japan (like it is to me)

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    I'd have to say cars. In my opinion, I think that's their largest industry and has given our American car manufacturers a HARD friggin punch in the stomach! But that's just me cause I'm a car geek.

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    I voted for Japanese food, cars, Anime & Manga, Digital watches & calculators, Electronics in general, Robots, Video Games, Martial arts and J-pop.

    Japanese men are missing in the list. I"m hetero, but I think that Japanese men should be added because then it's more balanced.

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    ELECTRONICS!! especially SONY and Panasonic!!! Japanese food!! And Anime and J-horror!!

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    I remember reading that the Japanese invented the idea of pleasure in terms of bondage. Of course, they didn't "invent" tying people up.

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    Whats so great about the idea of Bondage. That seems vulgar, and inhumane.

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    Yeah Misa J.

    Playstation and PS2, some of the best, and the video games. definitely the games.

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    Essentially the Japanese have only "invented" things to do with food everything else is copied. A food culture. For example they couldn't have thought of something sophisticated like a.....piano. They can only copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byp
    I'll go along with madpierrot

    J women

    a looooooong way away and in front of anything else

    But the best looking "Japanese" women are mixed. Sublime..

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    High quality products normal people can afford.

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    I voted japanese food and women, also if I didn't have a so good experience with japanese girls

    You forgot japanese motorcycles!!!

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