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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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  1. #151
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    Great username! Where have you had Kitsuneudon?

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    It's about the only type of noodle that I really like here in Japan. I normally just buy it from a 100yen shop and have it at home.

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    Where do you live?

    The best Kitsune Udon I ever had was at a noodle shop called "Sarashina" in the Goryoumae district of Sakai in Osaka-fu.

    Nabeyaki Udon is good sometimes also.

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    My first post. YEss..

    Well, Im a military brat. Stationed at Camp Zama to be exact. Ive been to Europe before and lived in the states for a couple years. But I swear...when we moved to Japan..it totally was a culture shock. How everything was just so different and unique from the Western World. Everything attracts me to the Japanese culture. My wife is even Japanese (originally from Tachikawa, Tokyo)...I love Japan...there's just too many words to describe it. I always tell my friends in the states to go to Japan and see how the world is over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokyo_mc04
    My first post.

    Everything attracts me to the Japanese culture. My wife is even Japanese (originally from Tachikawa, Tokyo)...I love Japan...there's just too many words to describe it. I always tell my friends in the states to go to Japan and see how the world is over there.
    Nicely said. And welcome to the forum.

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    Hello all
    As I saw fom the results I noted that martial arts are n.1 as percetage....
    I am very sorry that jp youngs are not following so much the martial arts
    but more baseball and soccer....
    In tv in Tokyo I saw only Kc1 and kick boxing.....what a delusion for me that
    I studied Karate, Kobudo, Iaido, Jujitsu and Kenpo Kosho shorei.
    Why jp youngs are getting far from japanese martial arts?
    Ippolito san

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    Quote Originally Posted by ippolito
    Why jp youngs are getting far from japanese martial arts?
    Ippolito san
    It's the same reason why very few American kids are involved in the martial arts. Sports like baseball, football, and basketball get more coverage on TV and the players make millions of $$$.

    Hopefully in Japan, with legitimate fighting sports like K-1 and PRIDE gaining popularity and producing recognizable stars, we will see more interest among the young in the martial arts.

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    my opinion is different about

    Yes us kids follows more baseball and football by those are there national sports..ther ....is normal like cricket in uk.....
    but as percentage I think that there are more m.a. affiliates (all japanese korean and chinise m.a.) in Us than in Japan....
    In Italy soccer is the national sport but m.a. are third as number of
    affiliates after soccer and byke.....the problem we have is that like in us we have many federations.
    I Korea Tkd is considered a national sport and they have milions of sudents
    we can reach in Italy perhaps 500.000 including Judo.
    My simple opinion that traditional martial arts are sacrifice and hard discipline and youngs cannot see immediate results.....like in soccer
    that is possible to see very well paid champiins at 18 years old
    bye
    Ippolito

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    I had first an interest in Japan since my junior high school classmate was japanese, living in france with his mom in a japanese waof life. When he invited me, I would always sleep into futon or eating tempura, and of course, playing videogame or reading some manga. I also discovered japanese cinema and litterature, and finally I started learning japanese 3 years ago, and now I'm here! New interests constantly arises, such as food, my new addiction.

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    my interest are anime, people, manga, culture, food, ...

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    I checked off all of them.
    There isn't anything that i don't like about Japan.
    The only thing I'm displeased about is that I wasn't born there

    Yep, born on the wrong side of the planet

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetncute135
    I checked off all of them.
    There isn't anything that i don't like about Japan.
    The only thing I'm displeased about is that I wasn't born there

    Yep, born on the wrong side of the planet
    Have you ever been to Japan? If so, how often? Which cities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golgo_13
    Have you ever been to Japan? If so, how often? Which cities?
    Unfortuneately, I have never been there. poo It's my dream to go there.
    But everything about Japan; it's history, it's culture, language, fascinate me.
    I plan to visit Japan very soon
    I plan to go to university and Major in Japanese..umm EVERYTHING
    I will devote my life to learning everything I can about Japan heehee
    to put it bluntly

    ~ Sweetncute~

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    Good. You can learn a lot about Japan at this here forum.

    When you're at the university and get an opportunity to study abroad go to Japan for a year.

    If you have any questions you can ask anyone here. Have you seen my daily updates from Japan thread ("I'm in Japan" thread) from my trip there last month?

    Golgo 13 ojisan

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    That's what I plan to do ^___^ heehee

    so you went to Japan last year LUCKY!
    I'll go take a look at that thread now then

    arigato

    ~Sweetncute~

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetncute135
    That's what I plan to do ^___^ heehee

    so you went to Japan last year LUCKY!
    I'll go take a look at that thread now then

    arigato

    ~Sweetncute~
    No, last month -- April

    http://www.wa-pedia.com/forum/showth...?t=8141&page=1

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    I'm interested in everything from the categories except video games. I've never really exposed myself to it because they give me headaches . In the family, only the youngest brother is crazy 'bout games in general
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    Sorry ca some japanese could explailn how is possible to spend hours in those silly games with small balls from the morning I saw the game nxt door to Washington hotel in Shinjuku I was taken a cappucino and I saw people of differente age playing at 9 am
    I saw something similar in Las Vegas....how can a person spend hours playing
    and heavy drinks for hour from the morning....
    I cannot understand this sorry ....I undesrtand a play machine for 1 or 2 hour not for a day....starting at breakfast time.....
    Japananese like to play with those machines....for my mind they loose a lot of time and money....perhaps i am wrong what do you all think about?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ippolito
    Sorry ca some japanese could explailn how is possible to spend hours in those silly games with small balls from the morning I saw the game nxt door to Washington hotel in Shinjuku I was taken a cappucino and I saw people of differente age playing at 9 am
    I saw something similar in Las Vegas....how can a person spend hours playing
    and heavy drinks for hour from the morning....
    I cannot understand this sorry ....I undesrtand a play machine for 1 or 2 hour not for a day....starting at breakfast time.....
    Japananese like to play with those machines....for my mind they loose a lot of time and money....perhaps i am wrong what do you all think about?????
    You must be talking about "Pachinko". Have you ever even played it yourself?

    It's a gambling game (no one under 18 is allowed), and just like with any other forms of gambling, people can get addicted. But people do win at it. When I was in Japan last month, since I had never played Pachinko I thought I'd give it a try. I played 1,000 Yen worth and ended up hitting the jackpot and winning over 6,000 Yen. There are people in the U.S. who are addicted to gambling--anything from slot machines to off-track horserace betting to casinos. That's why casinos are popping up all over on Indian Reservations and they're making tons of $$$. Is that a big deal?

    BTW, ALL Japanese do NOT play pachinko. If ALL Japanese spent all their time playing Pachinko, there would be no jam-packed trains during commuting rush hour. There would be no car traffic on the streets, there would be nothing on TV to watch, and all of Japan would shut down.

    So some people like to play Pachinko. What's the big deal?

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    パチンコ

    Pachinko is known as North Korea's most successful business to siphon billions from Japan for missile development and all.

    Google hits

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    So the Mafia controls most of gaming in the U.S.

    Is there a better on-line Pachinko game than this one:

    http://sabgames.com/arcade/pachinko.html

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    interesting thread

    i would say Japanese life in general is what builds my desire to go Japan, that incorparates everyone.

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    Im crazy almost everything abt Japan.....love Japanese dramas... love naime aumro and ayumi hamasaki....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetncute135
    I checked off all of them.
    There isn't anything that i don't like about Japan.
    The only thing I'm displeased about is that I wasn't born there

    Yep, born on the wrong side of the planet

    sweetncute135, how can you make a statement like that and you have never been here? I understand that you like many Japanese things, but living in Japan is not for everyone. I do hope that you get to visit and that you enjoy it as much as you say! Best of luck. Me personally, I love it here. Do I love it more than my home? Hard to say...they are both so different from each other and each has unique things that I truly love about both of them!

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    I agree. But yet I have lived in Japan for two years of my life, and it's extremely different, however, yet I love it to death. It would probably be different if you WERE born on that side of the world, because you probably wouldn't think that Japan is that great, and the schooling would be crazy hard (Recently I tried to do some of the High School work now at age 23, and it was too strenuous to keep up and do for a whole year. And when I lived in Iowa, I always got the best grades and schooling. Japan is not for everybody, but it is one of the best experiences you will get in your whole lifetime.). I'm glad I had the chance to be in Japan, and I think Japan is what spurred me on to travel to different countries. It is an experience, and I loved every bit of it.
    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'

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