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    Quote Originally Posted by Supervin View Post
    Out of interest, how differently did people write back then?
    Not so big difference, but the style could be more formal.

    What made me think that he can be an elderly person is only two words.
    同じ目に合わしたい cannot tell why, but 合わしたい instead of 合わせたい sounds like... oldman-ish for me.
    And 東京帝国大学 is definitely a term used only by the people who knows the university before 1947.

    Other part of the message is rather unnatural for a native, but at the same time has something hinting that the poster himself or someone who helped the poster is someone who spoke Japanese long time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by undrentide View Post
    Not so big difference, but the style...
    Ahh, cheers for the info, Undrentide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bexchurnside View Post

    By the way,I suspect You and Magoichi are either the same person,or very close friends. If you want to screw around, I suggest you do so on Answer 7 on Yahoo or something. This is not the place to do it, and you are only hurting your own reputation.


    LOL look oneself in the mirror before dissing out false accusations,your posts flagged someone who's English male otaku NOT English female as you funnily self-proclaimed as such in many postings LOL.

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    There are [B]very few reasons for becoming japanese I think, apart
    from the obvious conveniences, like buying land, a house, voting etc.
    Or if you wanted to be a professional Sumo wrestler

    Not long after I moved to Okinawa, a friend told me a sad story about a
    lady from (let's just say a European country) who was married to a japanese and had kids. She decided to take japanese nationality, her husband started
    having affairs and they separated. She could not go back to her home country, and was forced to leave her own mother who was on her death bed,
    as she could only get a 3 month visa to stay in her native country. Last I
    heard was she and her kids are living in Australia!

    I am unlikely to ever have enough money to buy land or a house, voting is
    not a big issue for me, and I believe even though I am getting divorced that
    my permanent residence lasts for 40 years(and I'll be dead by then!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by thistle View Post
    There are [B]very few reasons for becoming japanese I think, apart
    from the obvious conveniences, like buying land, a house, voting etc.
    Or if you wanted to be a professional Sumo wrestler
    Not long after I moved to Okinawa, a friend told me a sad story about a
    lady from (let's just say a European country) who was married to a japanese and had kids. She decided to take japanese nationality, her husband started
    having affairs and they separated. She could not go back to her home country, and was forced to leave her own mother who was on her death bed,
    as she could only get a 3 month visa to stay in her native country. Last I
    heard was she and her kids are living in Australia!
    I am unlikely to ever have enough money to buy land or a house, voting is
    not a big issue for me, and I believe even though I am getting divorced that
    my permanent residence lasts for 40 years(and I'll be dead by then!).
    Okinawa eh? Could you do me a favour and ask the GI's there what they would think if Lt. Watada chose to become a Japanese national and lived in Okinawa, which is where his ancestors are from. Now, as far as the Japanese are concerned, Watada then would be Mr. Watada, and not Lieuteant, as he would be a civilan, and the US couldn't have Watada extradited for charges that would be impossible for a Japanese National to get. A loophole is found where he could run away from it all. I feel that for the sake of his life, to have him consider becoming Japanese for wife and kid. Even if he left prision, it takes only one right wing psycho to hurt him badly. The Japanese in Japan aren't aware of the Watada situation, and he could go on there, as if none of this occurred. The only pain he will face is being treated maybe like a gaijin like my fiance might, but that is small price to pay compared to what he will have to pay in the USA!!

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    Sure, I'll just go up the road and ask them right now!

    What does this have to do with the topic I posted on???
    Do you just pounce on every post you can to talk about Lt. Watada..

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    Times have changed since the original post in 2004. Things are easier for gaijin to obtain Japanese citizenship and more foreigners are doing so. I think you'll see things speeding up in the next few years. Japan is facing a population crisis so you'll see immigration and citizeship rules more relaxed

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    The rules may indeed be more relaxed, but the question has still not been
    answered; why would a foreigner want to become a naturalised japanese?
    It doesn't seem like anyone has come up with any yet

    For once, I have to agree with original post by Maciamo and say it is one
    of the most disastrous things a foreigner could ever do.

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