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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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    I'm heavily biased, but I think Aikido is one of the best things to come out of Japan. It is a martial art which focuses on self defense, allowing any attacker to basically defeat themselves. It is based on the philosophy that correcting aggressive behavior is more beneficial than destroying an attacker. I'd like to think that if more people felt that way the world would be a nicer place.

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    How about the ability to pay all of my utility bills at the combini? That saves me tons of time...I wish that I could do that in the US...but then again I've been gone so long, maybe you can now??

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    Japanese men....HA! Good one.
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    Chopsticks with proper "pointy" ends .... great for skewering stuff if necessary !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensuikan San
    Chopsticks with proper "pointy" ends .... great for skewering stuff if necessary !

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    Don't they have that in China or other Asian countries ?

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    They had it in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    Don't they have that in China or other Asian countries ?
    In China they have them, but blunt ends are much more common.

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    robots..i love robots..anime...no one does it better..beats hollywood and disney..not in 1 million years can they beat them...

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    Lightbulb

    I see a lot of "improvements" to things that the Japanese didn't invent. I'm very thankful for the improvement to the automobile and I love my Seiko watch, but they didn't invent either.

    there was the dubbed Iron Chef series which was unwatchable,
    Is that really what they're saying???? *RME*
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    I voted for the car thing only, but I would put my chips on a number of others as well. The car industry really enfluenced the American automotive world (more than europe, I would guess) with the idea of 'smaller is better'. [someone tell me if I'm barking up the wrong tree there]

    I would agree with Mad Pierrot and byp in saying the women--and I do not consider myself a sexist (though I'll admit I'm very into the subject); I AM big on this Gender thing that's really getting off the ground in the US and is still dragging here. Also I did my Aikido too, and that is good. . .SO, I'd say, it's like this, you know. . .

    Cars, women, and Aikido--but you've got to have a good toilet seat in the end, after all !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mars Man
    I voted for the car thing only, but I would put my chips on a number of others as well. The car industry really enfluenced the American automotive world (more than europe, I would guess) with the idea of 'smaller is better'. [someone tell me if I'm barking up the wrong tree there]
    I was under the impression that the Italians came with the concept 'smaller is better' for cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    I was under the impression that the Italians came with the concept 'smaller is better' for cars.
    I don't really know who came up with that actual idea, but (I could well be wrong) I would simply tend to think that it was Japan's work along that line of thought that more greatly influence (and maybe scared) the American producers to size down a bit. That's all

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    As one of the member said here Futures trading started in Osaka...
    Also CandleStick chartting, used by most traders in the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Australia
    Mmmmm
    As one of the member said here Futures trading started in Osaka...
    Also CandleStick chartting, used by most traders in the world
    According to some sources, both appeared in Japan in the 17th century for rice trading. However, futures trading at least have been used since the Antiquity in various places around the world.

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    vending machines are they japanese.........

    cause i love them, i really do.. you can see them everywhere, and you know what, there cheaper then in my country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you can get almost everything from it.. ... but i heard the hot food sucks.. i got hot coffee in a can from a vending machine.. mmm love it!!!!!


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    Efficiency is what Japan is really known for; worldwide. The economic boom (or bubble, depending on how you see it). In both cars, electronics, and food, its very efficient hands down. Robots are made efficiently and effectively. Video games are able to advance so quickly because the research and development sector is amazing. I mean for the love of Buddha, Japan wrote the book on it. Speak of which(!), Japanese toilets are also supposed to be more efficient in the amount of stuff that is 'removed.' *_* just a thought..

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    I agree that Japanese vending machines are great, mostly because there are so many distributors and so many kinds of drinks, both hot and cold. But vending machine were not invented in Japan. According to Wikipedia, they were first invented in Ancient Greece 2000 years ago (for holy water) ! The article also has nice pics of vending machines from the 19th century.

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    its clearly got to be any electronics because they're the best.

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    Japanese food
    Anime & Manga
    Martial arts (judo, karate, kendo, aikido...)
    Karaoke
    J-pop


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    Love hotel !!!!!!!!!!! i had such a nice one... it included a sauna, and a BIG BATH with tv screen... was really nice to watch some tigers afterwards LOL... and we had karaoke in the room, a coke machine, etc etc... well even when you dont go there for sex, it is still HEAPS OF FUN!!!!!!!!!

    so yeah, the love hotel got my vote

    P.s this is not the love hotel i went to, mine was nicer!!!! but i forgot my freaking Camera.. BOEHOE

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    LOL... Love Hotel?! Actually, that is a good point. I wonder if Japan is the only country that caters to peoples sexual needs (besides their fantasies, if you know what i mean*haha... ) - oh and im not talkin HOliday Inns, Hiltons or any big honcho chain like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Baka

    omg 0o that is just a bit of track.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Baka
    Love hotel !!!!!!!!!!! i had such a nice one... it included a sauna, and a BIG BATH with tv screen... was really nice to watch some tigers afterwards LOL... and we had karaoke in the room, a coke machine, etc etc... well even when you dont go there for sex, it is still HEAPS OF FUN!!!!!!!!!

    so yeah, the love hotel got my vote

    P.s this is not the love hotel i went to, mine was nicer!!!! but i forgot my freaking Camera.. BOEHOE
    i saw a documentry about love hotels in japan on BNN. you can choose from a picture screen witch room you want(if it is not taken), and just walk into it.
    to get out of the room you have 2 pay.

    its strange if you think hard enough about it.

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    Anime!!! Of course instant noodles... umm, the girls (and guys ), oh and of course: J music!

    ...everything Japan!!!

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    Sakura. At least it affects my world.

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