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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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    Ive found the language and culture to be quite fascinating since I started studying Japanese 7 years ago. Also, since I visited Japan and had a home stay with a Japanese family, Ive found great interest in the people.

    Currently, I have many Japanese friends whom I communicate with on a regular basis. I also try to stay as much informed with events that are going on in Japan as I do with events that are going on here in the United States. If I really think about it, Japan and Japanese are no longer just an interest, but a small part of my life.

    By the way, I just found this site and forum today and this is my first post. I look forward to participating in this community and possible making some new friends. みんな、よろしくおねがいします。

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    Welcome Justin.

    A proud Hoosier! Crawfordsville, IN, huh? Home of Wabash College!

    Enjoy yourself!

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    Welcome Justin and kochira koso,yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

    You have such a nice self introduction,why not post it in the Member's Introduction Forum,too? Nice way you spell your name,Jyasutin!
    Last edited by cricket; Aug 11, 2004 at 22:48.

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    Actually, to spell it in Romaji, it would be "Jasuchin". There's no "ti" sound in Japanese, so it comes out "chi". So I guess I like your way better for forum name purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golgo_13
    Actually, to spell it in Romaji, it would be "Jasuchin". There's no "ti" sound in Japanese, so it comes out "chi". So I guess I like your way better for forum name purposes.
    Actually, it isn't written with a "chi." When I write it I use "te" with a small "i" next to it. And when pronounced by me and my Japanese friends we say "ti."

    For those who can read Japanese, it is.... ジャスティン。 This font might not show it well, but the "i" is much smaller than normal. The Microsoft IME input sequence is "jya-su-thi-nn" followed by F7 to convert to Katakana.

    Oh yeah, for those who may be wondering, this is all about the Japanese way of writing my real name, Justin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyasutin
    For those who can read Japanese, it is.... ジャスティン。 This font might not show it well, but the "i" is much smaller than normal. The Microsoft IME input sequence is "jya-su-thi-nn" followed by F7 to convert to Katakana.
    You do realize that the "y" after "j" is unnecessary, right? AFAIK, it isn't part of any romanization system, either. Hepbern is "ja" and Kunrei is "zya."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    You do realize that the "y" after "j" is unnecessary, right? AFAIK, it isn't part of any romanization system, either. Hepbern is "ja" and Kunrei is "zya."
    I do. I just like the "y" there for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyasutin
    Actually, it isn't written with a "chi." When I write it I use "te" with a small "i" next to it. And when pronounced by me and my Japanese friends we say "ti."

    For those who can read Japanese, it is.... ジャスティン。 This font might not show it well, but the "i" is much smaller than normal. The Microsoft IME input sequence is "jya-su-thi-nn" followed by F7 to convert to Katakana.

    Oh yeah, for those who may be wondering, this is all about the Japanese way of writing my real name, Justin.
    Yes, "ティ" was contrived to accomodate foreign words, but traditionally in Japanese, there is no such sound.

    What's your last name, "Case"?

    Justin Case.

    J/K!!!!

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    I am interested in japanese traditional temples and traditional customs.
    But many Japanese ppl are proud of their modern stuffs.
    Most modern things in Japan are nothing but a cipy version of Western.
    SO why Japaneses are trying to show off modern buildings and modern things?
    They certainly don't impress us.
    But Japaneses aren't paying attention much on old customs

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartguy1
    SO why Japaneses are trying to show off modern buildings and modern things?
    They certainly don't impress us.
    They impress me. I went to Kyoto and took as many pictures of the train station as I did of any shrine or temple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartguy1
    But Japaneses aren't paying attention much on old customs
    Wow, that is a knocker. I always thought that Japanese people were very traditional on how they do things.

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    the national parks impress me the most they're amazing, i hope to see all that japanese scenery has to other when i move there.

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    I voted Culture in General. Both historical and contemporary. I have plenty of things left to find out about Japan. In a way I wish I knew more already, but it's also fun to look forward to learning more.

    Am trying to learn the language as well. But my first attempt failed and made me see I need to enroll for a course or at least find a tutor heheh.

    Next year I plan to visit at least Tokyo, darned it's expensive to just get there ;) ... but I just made a little calculation, if I stop giving in to my DVD-addiction and stop buying 8 a month I have the money to get there and I will still have a bit of spending money left too

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    I have studied the language for about 15 months and that is my principal reason for being here. Right now i am in kanji hell Also, my gf is Japanese so it's interesting to read about the culture (which is <i>extremely</i> different from mine) from people who have first hand experience.
    I was looking for a board with a minimum of otakus (who seem to infest most japanese boards) and more people with a genuine interest in Japan and its language, and this seems to be it.

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    My interest started after I'd learned Japan made the top game systems and most of the games (been playing them since I was 6).
    Continued on with Anime, and then the language, then I went on college trip there and now I want to know more about the culture, listen to some more J-pop, etc..

    I miss Japan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hero
    My interest started after I'd learned Japan made the top game systems and most of the games (been playing them since I was 6).
    Continued on with Anime, and then the language, then I went on college trip there and now I want to know more about the culture, listen to some more J-pop, etc..
    wow thats scary. same thing, just im going on college trip in december.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJeannot
    castle of Nremberg, btw that city was the head quarters of hitler's political ... way of thinking ...
    Isn't it "Nrnberg"?

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    Well, I had to go...

    ...and now I'm not sure which boxes I checked in the vote. ^_^

    I have at least a passing interest in each of the things listed, but I seem to recall debating whether to check them all or just pick the ones that were the most important to me.

    At any rate, I've been interested in pretty much anything Japanese my entire life--even before I knew what "Japanese" was.

    Now days I'm more interested in feudal Japan than the moder one--which is unfortunate for me since they don't have plane trips to feudal Japan. ;)

    I'm very interested in the Japanese language as well as Japanese arts in general. I've studied martial arts for about 20 years now, and have written a few less-than-perfect haku, as well as made a few passing attempts at drawing manga and anime. I only found out about anime and manga about 5 years ago--though I had watched it as a kid and noticed during my adolescence that some of the more popular childerns cartoons had something unusual about them, I didn't actually find out that these things were called anime and were products of Japan until just recently...

    ...needless to say I have a lot of catching up to do.

    BTW: I noticed a pachinko discussion a few pages back, I had a pachinko machine when I was a little kid and I loved it! I really miss that thing. Granted it wasn't one of the big electronic ones like they have now--it was sort of a kid's version, but it was a lot of fun.
    Baka ningen.

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    i am most intrested in japan because of the unqite lifestyle and japanese people (becoming friends).

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    Question Trying to find out about Japanese Supernatural

    I am involved in a Role Playing Game Called Big Eyes Small Mouth. The campaign I am working on is based in Modern Japan Horror/comedy. I am trying to get a list of Spooks and miscilanious Ghost/Sperits/Demaons With a brief description and a pic. If any one knows of a sight I will be most greatfull.

    Take Care

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    My interest in most-things Japanese stems from my reverence for their seamless amalgamation of logical thinking and inspired, creative ethos. It all started with video games and moved on to anime and modern culture, e.g. ROBOT CARS. Now I love nearly all aspects of Japanese culture and hope to return someday with more moeny in-hand.

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    i am an animation major, and there would be no better place in the world to study animation than japan. also, i have a deep seeded love for bujinkan, budo and the geography/topography of most of japan, also, the women are very beautifull
    I JUST SHOT SMACK INTO BOTH MY EYEBALLS, WHOOOAAAHHH!!!!!, BLAAARGGGG.....

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    I answered:
    -Manga & Anime
    -Culture in general
    -J-pop
    -Japanese language
    -Japanese food
    -Traditional Japan (tea ceremony, geisha, kabuki, noh, ikebana, ...)

    I think it all started when I was very little. I thought Asia was the most interesting place in the world. Although, back then, I didn't really care about Japan. I was more interested in China. But being very little, I didn't know much about it.
    I started taking karate classes (I didn't list martial arts as one of my interests, because I don't do that anymore) when I was 5 or 6, but the funny thing was, I didn't even know it came from Japan.
    Then I started watching anime. More specifically, Pokemon. (Pokemon... ) I got really, really bored of that after a while. With good reason.

    I did very little, if anything, Japan-related for a few years. Then my friend turns on the TV late at night, sees Inuyasha, I read her manga, and the rest is history. (I know I sound like a complete idiot here...please allow me to explain!) So I started getting interested in anime and manga again. Then I guess a thought something like, "Hey! I want to learn about the country where all this stuff comes from!", got into my head somehow. So I did. The more I learned about Japan, the more interested I was. Two years after what I wrote about at the start of this paragraph, here I am today.

    Maybe this is too long? But I am new here, and my introduction thread wasn't so great.

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    Pretty much all of the poll categories can answer my interets in Japan, but the primary ones would be history and culture.

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    it would be nice if there was another option to pick, like "other" or "miscellaneous" or something like that.

    personally, I'm gonna be honest now, I like japan for the porn and hookers but that's the same for pretty much every other asian country.

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