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#246 - tharoon (06/19/2014) [+] (3 replies)
I am from Japan and we love Americans.
Thank you again masters for giving us two gifts from the sky. A-bombs you ばか
We are still breathing the sweet air from them.
Sometimes it hurts.

真珠湾を祝う
User avatar #102 - independantnight (06/19/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Since your next compilation seems to be geared towards food, could you shed some light on this for me?
In the U.S. Sushi has become very popular in recent years, but as always it has become very 'Americanized', and we see a lot of variations. Here Rolls are the most popular Sushi, and often what people think of first upon hearing the word, (the Posterchild if you will).
I happen to know that Nigiri, (I don't know the Japanese characters) is 'proper' traditional Sushi, originating in Edo and whatnot, and what I would like to know is if rolls hold a similar significance in Japan as they do in the Americas?
Also, I have read that Sushi actually refers specifically to the rice, is this how the word is used in Japan regularly?
User avatar #106 to #102 - bizengaust ONLINE (06/19/2014) [-]
I'll totally be addressing this in my next comp : ).
#58 - worldofwarcraftdog ONLINE (06/19/2014) [-]
i like this
User avatar #36 - devilofscience (06/18/2014) [+] (2 replies)
It feels like you may be exaggerating the honor one specifically on the suicide side.
User avatar #43 to #38 - bizengaust ONLINE (06/19/2014) [-]
I will be doing a part 2 for the honor one since it does seem to change from generation to generation. I just get along so well with my neighbor he was the only one I felt comfortable asking without worrying I'd offend him. also I be a she : )
User avatar #254 - olias (06/19/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I grew up in northern Japan. This makes me happy. Especially the one about anime. I get a little irritated at weaboos who think they will be able to just jet off to Japan and be accepted with open arms.


Nope, you'd be a weird weaboo over there too.
#207 - freegzuz (06/19/2014) [+] (2 replies)
>op
#187 - lxaje (06/19/2014) [+] (8 replies)
Okay, so as this is a comp. about Japan, I feel this might be a good place to vent my feelings about the place.
I've been living here for close to a year now as a high school exchange student, and I've found a lot of things about the culture that really "rustles my jimmies", so to speak. Mind you, a majority of these things apply to high school and the younger generation, so you older がいじん's might not have had the same experiences.
1) They live for work/ school.
- I mean they seriously have no interests outside of their workplace or schoolgrounds. Way to often have I suggested going to a cafe or heading for the shopping districts to some of my classmates, but it's almost always met with either, "sorry, have club activities", "sorry, EC activities today" or "sorry, have homework". And some of you are probably thinking "well hey, good thing they've got something they like doing, instead of ending up on the internet like us" but a lot of them get forced into clubs they don't like due to peer pressure. Anyone who's not in a club is seen as a deliquent student, and usually ends up as an outcast altogether.
(cont. in another comment, this'll be long)
#176 - copycopy (06/19/2014) [-]
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#148 - owemiegawd ONLINE (06/19/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Bizengaust, i plan on moving to Kyoto in the following year, and im curious as to how much it costs to live their? and how hard is it to get a job? is there homesteads there where i can rent just a room but have access to a kitchen/bathroom?
Bizengaust, i plan on moving to Kyoto in the following year, and im curious as to how much it costs to live their? and how hard is it to get a job? is there homesteads there where i can rent just a room but have access to a kitchen/bathroom?
User avatar #115 - superanonymouspers ONLINE (06/19/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I want to thank you again for putting up this comp, as I said in the last comp, I've been very interested in learning about the japanese culture. I've been very curious to visit/live there for quite some time.

Here's a question, ever since learning about the japanese hornet, I've been... well, TERRIFIED of it. How common are they?
User avatar #97 - zomaru (06/19/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I had a theory that that Otako came from how restrictive Japanese families might be compared to modern day. How they hold such a tight leash as to what is considered normal, that when someone escapes those bonds they go balls deep.
Might be kind of what you are describing. But that's just the observations of what I have seen of Japanese culture. Differing from American in that such a wide range of things are accepted as normal.
#297 - ironsoul ONLINE (06/19/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Got any advice for somebody who just wants to visit the country for a little bit? Not moving there or anything, I just think it would be cool to visit. I don't speak the language.
Got any advice for somebody who just wants to visit the country for a little bit? Not moving there or anything, I just think it would be cool to visit. I don't speak the language.
#289 - anonymous (06/19/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Don't want to be that guy, but it's irritating me.

It's not "They can speak English very good", it's "They can speak English very well.
User avatar #290 to #289 - bizengaust ONLINE (06/19/2014) [-]
I wrote it that way on purpose because that's how they tend to say it because of how it translates
#240 - steppenwolfvg (06/19/2014) [-]
"They would rather die than bring shame or dishonor to famiry."

But what's with the weird commercials and TV shows?
User avatar #213 - megatrollinator (06/19/2014) [-]
The Japanese word for Surrender is 降伏 (Kōfuku)
User avatar #204 - pitifulsoul ONLINE (06/19/2014) [-]
I had a Japanese girlfriend (who grew up in Japan). To make it better, she was a rising model studying to become a seiyuu (VA, or voice actor). Apparently people go to take college classes for that... I knew they took voice acting seriously, but it's still a bit surprising... A lot of the stuff from these comps are generally the same responses she gave me when I asked her about stereotypes. We were planning on getting married, and her parents were very supportive of us, but... She died from the flu very shortly after that
#121 - CXJokerXD (06/19/2014) [-]
I like this post.
#117 - sortoathepenguin (06/19/2014) [+] (10 replies)
Oh man, these comps are perfect. I did know a bit of this beforehand, as I have been doing a load of research of Japan on my own, but it's still awesome to learn some new things as well.

If I may ask, did you receive a degree, and in what subject was it?

My dream is to go to college and obtain a Bachelor's and make my way over to Japan, and eventually make a career out of teaching English over there, and I've been getting as many different opinions on the matter as I can.

Any replies appreciated, thanks OP, you da best.
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User avatar #80 - VincentKing ONLINE (06/19/2014) [+] (6 replies)
I forgot all about part 1, and now it looks like it was deleted
User avatar #18 - lastweek (06/18/2014) [+] (3 replies)
I read the one about suicide and I felt a need to call ******** on "there is no word for surrender" because there is and depending on what role one had it has been considered more honorable to commit suicide in order to prove ones innocence than to live on with the shame in other cultures (it could also be the only way to protect your family and so on and so on) I don't know much about the topic though.
User avatar #30 to #22 - bizengaust ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
I'll probably do a follow up part two on the subject later so I can elaborate a little further. There really is a lot to say on the subject.
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