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  • Manga & Anime

    487 57.57%
  • Video games

    335 39.60%
  • Martial Arts

    269 31.80%
  • Culture in general

    602 71.16%
  • J-pop

    330 39.01%
  • Japanese people (friendship or more)

    596 70.45%
  • Japanese language

    613 72.46%
  • Japanese food

    477 56.38%
  • Traditional Japan (tea ceremony, geisha, kabuki, noh, ikebana, ...)

    403 47.64%
  • Religion (shinto, buddhism, zen...)

    196 23.17%
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    Not bad. Actually my favorite castle is Miramare in Trieste. It's very modest in comparison

    => http://www.castello-miramare.it

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    Thomas

    I just checked the Tireste Castle website out and must say that if you are kidding about the "modest" thingy... then I completely understand. This castle would be perfect for J-ref... but they don't rent it out!

    At 4 to 8,000 lira per person we could visit it at the same time though. But we should probably focus on the J-ref Tokyo Tour 2003 at this time! Don't ya think?


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    Thomas

    How about this beautiful place for our J-ref Tokyo Tour 2003?



    2,000 yen ($16.25) per day @ the

    Ida Ryogokudo Zazen Dojo
    5-11-20 Minami Yawata, Ichikawa City
    Chiba Prefecture, JAPAN 272
    Tel: 0473-79-1596
    Fax: 0473-78-6232

    This is Brad Warner's place and I am sure he would accept us whenever we are planning to visit Tokyo/Kamakura.

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    hehe, the one in South Africa was quite reasonable.

    @ castles

    My grandmother told me we used to have one in the family way back, except the bloke spent all his money on drinking, women, and gambling. It's now a nunnery. Location is somewhere in Denmark. I wish I knew where.
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    Lets think more reasonably... shall we?

    The J-ref Tokyo Tour 2003 is quickly approaching!

    Lets spend our energy looking for a place to stay in the Tokyo/Kamakura area. The Ida Ryogokudo Zazen Dojo might seem like a po-mans castle, but it's something most of us could afford!

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    That Dojo looks like a nice place to settle in for the tour.

    I wish I could join, but probably my best chances for visiting Japan is 2004.

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    Oh, crap. I voted before I read that you could select multiple items...

    -Video games have been my number one hobby since before I could walk.
    -Japanese cultule in general interests me very much.
    -Japanese food really appeals to me... I want to learn how to make some nice Japanese dishes sometime soon.
    -I studied Buddhism for three years and that sparked some interest.
    -And finally, I like the way Asian women look.
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    I like meeting new people! Why Japan? There's never a dull moment.

    Enjoy

    Ricoche

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    Originally posted by lineartube
    (European castles are dark and gloomy inside)

    ????

    You've been visiting the wrong castles. Anyone knows this one? It's probably the most famous castle in the world and it was one of the worst names to spell, if you aren't german.


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    i've been training karat for 13 years now, so it's my main interest, but i like anime and asian food too
    desu!

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    i like all aspect of Japan
    - anime
    - culture
    - food
    - religion
    - game
    - car/bike
    - japanese people itself

    i wish i can saving my money up so i can go to Japan,especially to Akihabara and Kyoto

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    i'm like the baths...

    the japan in general it's most beautiful,the japan istory,the animation...all the japan.
    the cars too

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    Maciamo, What exactly is your country of birth?

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    I'd have to say that my interest in Japan are as follow :
    - Cars
    - Cultural studies
    - video game
    - Language


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    Primarily culture in general. Next would probably be Jpop and anime.
    K1

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    Nightlife is the Rightlife in Tokyo.

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    I like japanese beer! But other than that... it's just another country... same ****, different pile.

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    ****A lot of my friends live there and I always love to make new Japanese friends.

    **** I LOVE JAPANESE FOOD!

    **** I LOVE ONSEN (especially lotemburos) and SENTOS :O

    **** It's easer to study Japanese there.

    **** The karaoke is MUCH better over there.

    **** I like to go to festivals and learning about their culture as well.

    **** And Japanese goods!

    I LOVE JAPAN!

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    Re: Thomas

    Originally posted by Kakuzen
    How about this beautiful place for our J-ref Tokyo Tour 2003?



    2,000 yen ($16.25) per day @ the

    Ida Ryogokudo Zazen Dojo
    5-11-20 Minami Yawata, Ichikawa City
    Chiba Prefecture, JAPAN 272
    Tel: 0473-79-1596
    Fax: 0473-78-6232

    This is Brad Warner's place and I am sure he would accept us whenever we are planning to visit Tokyo/Kamakura.
    Hey, that would be grrrrrrrrreat!!!!! I wanna come too! Can I?

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    Re: Re: Thomas

    Originally posted by Atsukan
    Hey, that would be grrrrrrrrreat!!!!! I wanna come too! Can I?
    Anybody know what a key fee is for? I've seen this on a few ads for places... I think it's mandatory that you must pay it... but ah well...someone tell me otherwise!

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    It'd take some time explaning the Japanese housing system here. But basically, when you rent a place, you have to pay:

    Reservation fee (tetsukekin)
    The tetsukekin is paid when you apply for an apartment through a real estate agency, before the actual rental contract is signed. It's a guarantee to you that the apartment will not given to anybody else, and to the agent that you will not change your mind. It is refunded after you sign the lease contract and is usually equivalent to about one month's rent.

    Deposit (shikikin)
    The deposit is used to cover eventual future damage to the apartment. The deposit minus the cost for repairs is refunded when you move out (in theory). The deposit is usually equivalent to several months' rent.

    Key money (reikin)
    This is a non-refundable fee to the landlord in the amount of up to several months' rent.

    Service fee (chukai tesuryo)
    This is a non-refundable fee to the real estate agent in the amount of one month's rent, tops.
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    Because of all that. Japan is Japan. I have to tick everything.
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    being interested in japan because of manga/anime , videogames is sad. u know.
    grow up
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    my interests in Japan include:

    art (ceramics and brush painting), aikido, language, people and culture, food, nutrition (health benefits and other effects of the Japanese diet), cooking, history and literature, kendo (although i have not practiced it, sword work is a big part of aikido), Zen Buddhism - its history and practice, and some others that I can't think of now...

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    I'm interestet about everything in japan except the food ^_^'

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    god. i hate sushi.

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