Wa-pedia Home > Japan Forum & Europe Forum

View Poll Results: What are your interests for Japan ?

Voters
846. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 4 of 18 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
Results 76 to 100 of 440

Thread: What are your interests for Japan ?

  1. #76
    Regular Member Punk ‚ĚŒR‚ĚƒƒbƒJ['s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 11, 2003
    Location
    Missouri, USA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    3
    I would not really do that. Before you can usually make an assumption, you should know the person first. I don't know Cities would really do that, and I for one, would not do that...It's all in a joking matter. Besides, I have my own house here.
    ‚ĚŒR‚ĚƒƒbƒJ[

  2. #77
    Banned ghettocities's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 16, 2002
    Location
    Corvallis, Oregon.
    Age
    37
    Posts
    16
    Originally posted by Punk ‚ĚŒR‚ĚƒƒbƒJ[
    I would not really do that. Before you can usually make an assumption, you should know the person first. I don't know Cities would really do that, and I for one, would not do that...It's all in a joking matter. Besides, I have my own house here.
    Look at me like Rumplestilkskin, I say this, I say that, take a few first born babies but in the end i'm turning straw into gold while I pay the rising costs of internet hosting for the rest of the kingdom's viewing pleasure.


    Peace to Asian Backpackers,

    Josh

    http://www.ghettocitiesclothing.com

  3. #78
    Junior Member ninthsaphir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 20, 2003
    Posts
    3
    I would love to experience Japanese life in Kyoto. If it turns out to meet my expectations, I'd even consider expatriating there myself. However, I cringe at the idea of selfishly indulging myself considering the population density in Japan. A home that I would take up there means potentially one home less for a native Japanese there. I would feel horrible whenever I pass a homeless person...

  4. #79
    Resident Latina silver angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 26, 2003
    Location
    Past the second star to the left and straight on 'til morning
    Age
    32
    Posts
    21
    I really just want to meet Japanese people. I respect them a lot so having a Japanese friend would be really cool.
    if strawberries were people....
    I'd still eat them.

  5. #80
    The new cool justin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 31, 2003
    Location
    Spokane
    Age
    37
    Posts
    14
    I'm interested in japan for its rich culture, great food, music, kind people, video games, and very cute women! In other words, all of the choices on the poll.
    When you complain about the farmer try not to talk with your mouth full.

  6. #81
    Regular Member Swifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 16, 2003
    Location
    As Canadian as one can get ^_^
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2
    Being in Canada we dont have many asian woman around

    and for me that is a problem because i personaly prefere them over the girls i have to choose from

    nah that is only one reason lol

    i am really into the whole drift racing scene

    so i am curious to see that in person (initial D )

    but the whole culture in general is wonderful, like nothing i have ever seen

    and the language don't get me started- awsome (learning how to speak it curently)

    but i would like to start that pen pal thing it sounds like fun

    where do people usually go to find one ? ;)

    Unless you want to be hirt I suggest you walk away now.
    (come join the Battles in the Anime Manga section)

  7. #82
    Sesshoumaru Fangirl Kat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 17, 2003
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2
    Well I guess I'm mainly interested in Japan because I'm attracted to Japanese men but I'm also interested in the language and the culture seems pretty interesting too. Also, I enjoy listening to some Japanese songs sometimes and I did use to watch anime and I still like it.

    Hey Swifty, what part of Canada do you live in?

    Because where I live there are tons of asian women and asian men. Toronto is pretty culturally diverse. Most of the asians here though are Chinese I believe. There aren't a lot of Japanese. However, there are some. There was a Japanese guy in one of my classes last year.

  8. #83
    Regular Member Swifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 16, 2003
    Location
    As Canadian as one can get ^_^
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2
    I actually live Very close to Toronto (i work there)

    but i live in ajax pickering area.

    I visit Markham all the Time and the pacific Mall is one of my fav places

    sushi + inital D + asian girls = one Very Happy Swifty

    But they dont seem to be interested in Gaijin guys

    they tend to stick to asian guys

    ahh well i will keep trying and see what happens ^_^

  9. #84
    Sesshoumaru Fangirl Kat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 17, 2003
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2
    Originally posted by Swifty
    I actually live Very close to Toronto (i work there)

    but i live in ajax pickering area.

    I visit Markham all the Time and the pacific Mall is one of my fav places

    sushi + inital D + asian girls = one Very Happy Swifty

    But they dont seem to be interested in Gaijin guys

    they tend to stick to asian guys

    ahh well i will keep trying and see what happens ^_^
    Yeah I know what you mean.

    Almost all asians I see around here are with other asians.

    It's like they don't even 'notice' anyone else. :/

    I've seen about 2 couples where an asian was with a white person.

    That's out of like....100s of couples I see though.

  10. #85
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 24, 2003
    Location
    paris francais
    Age
    42
    Posts
    4
    hum the japanes language (cause it's almost as lovely as french) and the work (cause the japanes are not as creative than french but they are more serious)

    not for girl cause for me it's easy to find everywhere, and the japanese girl are ratherly ugly.....

  11. #86
    Regular Member bossel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 28, 2003
    Location
    germany
    Posts
    319
    Originally posted by zooglub
    ...and the japanese girl are ratherly ugly.....
    Hmm, well, I think I have to disagree.
    But, of course, this is personal taste.

  12. #87
    __________ budd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 10, 2003
    Posts
    56
    i don't know if it can be called taste...
    ttp://www.tcvb.or.jp/

  13. #88
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 24, 2003
    Location
    paris francais
    Age
    42
    Posts
    4
    did you went to japan ?

  14. #89
    Regular Member bossel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 28, 2003
    Location
    germany
    Posts
    319

    taste

    Well, I was not sure of the expression either, maybe "liking" is a better word. But since I'm not sure of the use of "liking", I preferred the one I knew (which I think, I had already seen in similar usage). In German it's all the same: Geschmack.

    Zooglab:
    No, I never went to Japan, but I'm quite interested in East Asia, esp. China & Japan & have seen lots of documentaries et al.
    Furthermore, in my city live a great number of Japanese. I think, I'm competent enough to have an opinion.

  15. #90
    Junior Member waverider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1, 2003
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    1
    I came here for reasons different than listed in your poll. I never had a huge desire to travel to Japan, but was offered a job over here. After doing a little research, I realized just how geographically special the place is. Where I work I am surrounded by mountains and ski areas very near by and I live right on the beach. So, I guess you could say that I chose to come over here for outdoor pursuits (surfing, skiing). However, the country has really grown on me. I love the culture and people watching plus the food is fantastic. I'm not too interested in the whole pop-culuture (anime, video games, j-pop, etc..) but more the historical culture and the religions practiced here. I'm not sure how much longer I'll stay. There are a lot of other places I'd like to travel and live also. Germany may be next. So far though, Japan has been great!

  16. #91
    Co-owner: Jovesca Records EscaFlowne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 14, 2003
    Location
    Orgi. Born in Ceiba,Puerto Rico, now live in orlando,Fl
    Age
    35
    Posts
    79
    *I could have sworn i posted in here. at least i did the poll!*

    I came here for knowledge for one.
    Anime,
    love for japan
    games
    language
    And the #1 big bringer of.....me....drumroll people.....
    **~japanese girls~** ---just learned of this penpal thang. So I'm in HEaven!
    "An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." ~ Buddha
    "I am clever because I know the cause of my ignorance..." ~ Bruce Lee

    Cacawate Fan Club: President "Personal" Assitant

  17. #92
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 20, 2003
    Location
    Meh, I'm canadian...^^
    Age
    34
    Posts
    3
    I love anime and manga, The people of japan, The language is beautiful, The video games and just the culture...

  18. #93
    Regular Member senseiman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 24, 2003
    Location
    canadian
    Age
    43
    Posts
    49
    When I came to Japan I didn't have much interest in it per se, I was just coming for a job. But now, my main interest is Japanese history. It is so much more fascinating than Canadian history. The first book I read when I came to Japan was the Tale of the Heike, and since then I've been hooked. Its great to go around and visit ancient temples and castles, they are so fascinating when you hear the stories associated with them.

    It kind of makes me sad that modern Japan's main cultural contributions to the world seem to be cartoons and video games. It has so much more to offer, but it just goes unappreciated, even in Japan.
    ‹_‰€¸ŽÉ‚̏ŕ‚Ěă߁A”s–łí‚Ě‹ż‚ ‚čB›O—…™ÔŽ÷‚Ě‰Ô‚Ě FAˇŽŇ•KŠ‚Ě‚ą‚Ć‚í‚č‚đ‚ ‚ç‚Í‚ˇB‚¨‚˛‚ę‚él‚ŕ‹v‚ľ ‚Š‚炸A—Bt‚Ě–é‚Ě–˛‚Ě‚˛‚Ć‚ľB‚˝‚Ż‚ŤŽŇ‚ŕ‹‚É‚Ů‚ë‚Ń ‚ʁA•Î‚É•—‚Ě‘O‚̐o‚É“Ż‚śB

  19. #94
    stylish RnB lover, JAPAN IgotitallJp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 24, 2003
    Location
    usa
    Age
    37
    Posts
    1

    Wink

    Shoot. Basically, I just like the atmosphere around Japan. When you're there it feels like you've left the planet and are living amongst a secret civilization or something. Not only is SOME of their food good, natto being excluded, the people are very friendly, young and old, the streets are clean and there is just so much to do, but their culture in general is so strong. Japan is in a lot of ways, like America. Almost every race in the world is walking somewhere in Japan. Japan has foods from all over the world, music is off the chain, it's for the most part safe to be out late night hours, their language is just so addictive. Once you learn it you'll have a big head and will find yourself speaking it around a group of english speaking friends. When my PCS date is up in a few years, I'm gonna put in a request to come back here for a couple more years. Oh yea, did I mention mixed babies are cute? Yea, I got a beautiful little girl.

  20. #95
    The Disco King Sgt. Wang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 9, 2003
    Location
    United States/England
    Age
    42
    Posts
    7
    Yeah, I love anything and everything about Japan and its culture. Everything is so organized and all.

    And I have a question for Zooglub. Have you been to Japan? I really don't know what you are seeing if you don't think the Japanese women are attractive.
    Like I said, yeah yeah, you really are fit but my gosh don't you just know it? ~ Fit But You Know It/ Mike Skinner aka 'The Streets'

  21. #96
    Junior Member METALLICA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 27, 2003
    Location
    hmong american
    Age
    33
    Posts
    2

    japanese pop culture...

    i love everything modern about japan.. i love the japanes pop culture and how they are (the people) i wish i live in japan...

    i like how people are so weird and freaky but at the same time so respectful too... i wanna live there... they're so high tech too...

  22. #97
    Regular Member Hidden_Wisdom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 8, 2003
    Age
    33
    Posts
    9
    Well i voted for Culture in general,Because i have always respected the way they view life and the way they would cary themsevles,always makeing sure everything the would do they would always work or cook to perfection,Its not only that but also about ther philosophys,music and other acts. I feel i wrote wrongly,or maybe its just i couldnt free my mind inot this post.
    May be next time.

  23. #98
    フリクル Kaleikuiha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 3, 2003
    Location
    東京大学
    Age
    43
    Posts
    3
    The reasons why I'm into Japan is for everything about it. (Culture, Pop Culture, Music, Arts, Autos, Girls...etc etc) I always had a huge intrest over “ú–{ and mainly “Œ‹žB I studied everything that I could on the subject and I had many many Japanese friends over the years. But the biggist reason why I went all out intreged about anything/everything Japanese is that I plan to move to “Œ‹ž (Tokyo) and become a –Ÿ‰ć‰Ć(Comicbook Artist)... I will follow my sensei's advice to me "get yourself a nice Japanese girlfriend" and thus I will.

  24. #99
    Regular Member Hidden_Wisdom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 8, 2003
    Age
    33
    Posts
    9

    Thumbs up

    *Voted for Culture*

    Well i have always enjoyed everything about japan the music and way of life,its such a fun enviroment and everyone is moslty nice so it is like a big good vibe,ther natural enviroments are very pretty you can feel the past and you just sit and relax.Well thats what i think./\later

  25. #100
    Monkey Shogun Porl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 19, 2003
    Location
    England
    Age
    40
    Posts
    5
    Thinking back i guess i've pretty much always been interested in japan. I guess the language as a main thing as it seems like such a mystery and a million miles away from english. well, to me it seems like it. ;)

    I've always for some reason had a 'need' too hunt out japanese versions of computer games even though i cant read what they say. The artwork and design of the covers and manuals always seems so much cooler than the european/us versions.

    I got into anime and manga around the same time back when i was in secondary school. From that i always wanted to learn the language but always chickened out.

    Now i've just gone for it and started looking up the alphabets and looking up some books.

    I dont know, it just seems really neat.

    Porl''

Page 4 of 18 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •