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Old 10-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #91
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When you went to Japan, was there ever and discussion about the Suicide Forest there?

My wife talked about it once but i have heard about it more in the US than there.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #92
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I saw an interesting show about Sumo. Before I knew it was a Japanese sport with fat guys pushing each other out of a ring, but it's much more deeper. The places in which they live at are called stables. They have a mother figure that tends to their needs. The low class guys live together and the higher rank guys get their own rooms. They do a lot of studying beyond just wrestling. These guys give up their lives for sumo. It's very interesting and I gained respect for the art. Even children and communities participate in Sumo. It teaches kids respect and manners. I was impressed.
There are some open gyms where you can go watch the lower level sumo's practice in the morning. Just walk into the building. Was pretty interesting.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:39 PM   #93
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Default Re: I travel to Japan twice a year, ask me anything...

let me make this understood..... i am an old fart and I have never been a japanophile.... I dont like anime (cartoons), manga, porn, language, i dont find the women particularly attractive.

I just fell in deep love with a japanese woman.

I say this only because my experience there was about learning about where i was living and the people because i didnt have a full understanding of the people and their society. It wasnt a culture shock because i had been visiting there for years before I lived there months at a time.

as much as there are issues there I personally like the country itself. my kids still live there and i wouldnt have it any other way.

it is a xenophobic society that has rich deep history and culture that is remarkable. they have adapted some of the western culture but they remain on their own devices.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #94
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i never heard of suicide forest personally.

i dont know much about sumo aside from what i learned there. i never watched a sumo match live although its suppose to be awesome experience. the gossip there about the sumo wrestlers is hilarious.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:04 PM   #95
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What's with the red type? I can't read your posts like this.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #96
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well Japan is a homogenous country, so I can kind of understand the xenophobic attitudes. From what I've hear it's not racist, they pretty much treat all foreigners as second class..is this true? Even in American you have xenophobia and that is in a heterogeneous country. I've been to other countries and the people seem to be more accepting of foreigners. Differs from place to place I guess. Or how much that particular country has been exposed to outsiders. I've been to other places where I would get stared at, but it never felt threatening..it was more curiosity. Unlike some places here in the States where I get looked at and I feel negative vibes. In Korea I was at the Airport and there was a couple. The girl seemed curious to me, but her husband/boyfriend told her let's go here..to go away from me. I took no offense to it. I don't bother strangers myself. I just find these things intriguing. I would love to visit Japan, but I would not like to feel like an outcast.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:55 PM   #97
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i'm not much of a manga reader, but i randomly stumbled on this the other day... "angel densetsu." probably the most hilarious graphic novel i've ever read from any country or author.

it's all readable online, starting here:
http://www.mangareader.net/178-11606...chapter-1.html

btw, it reads right-to-left, not the other way around.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:52 PM   #98
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i'm not much of a manga reader, but i randomly stumbled on this the other day... "angel densetsu." probably the most hilarious graphic novel i've ever read from any country or author.

it's all readable online, starting here:
http://www.mangareader.net/178-11606...chapter-1.html

btw, it reads right-to-left, not the other way around.
Just start reading, but I checked the art of the first and last episode, and damn that is quite an art evolution.

Edit: Wait a minute, is this from the same guy who writes Claymore!?
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:37 AM   #99
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Just start reading, but I checked the art of the first and last episode, and damn that is quite an art evolution.

Edit: Wait a minute, is this from the same guy who writes Claymore!?
oh... yea, so it is. you recommend it?

if it's anything like this one, i'm definitely on it. still got 70 chapters of uncontrollable giggling to go...
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I am also planning to visit Japan someday. How's the night life in Japan?
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:19 AM   #101
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I am also planning to visit Japan someday. How's the night life in Japan?
Leave the 14 year old girls wearing uniform alone, you pedophile. We all know that's your only reason for going there.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:11 AM   #102
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oh... yea, so it is. you recommend it?

if it's anything like this one, i'm definitely on it. still got 70 chapters of uncontrollable giggling to go...

best..... manga.....of all time imo.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:36 PM   #103
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Leave the 14 year old girls wearing uniform alone, you pedophile. We all know that's your only reason for going there.
OMG I am pretty sure you are right
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