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Old 11-17-2011, 05:04 AM   #11
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If possible, I'd love to run a marathon there.
I'm running a marathon near Kyoto next Wednesday. If and when you come, drop me a line and I can help you sign up for one.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:26 AM   #12
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it irritates me when anime discussion comes up and people are using all of this 'shojo seinen ecchi bishies otaku' lingo which dosen't make sense to people who just want to watch a nice entertaining Japanese cartoon like a normal person, without wanting a lesson in Japanese lingo.
I think there can be a little overdependence on imported Japanese words among anime fans, yeah. My most obvious choices for that are 'anime' and 'manga', which are essentially just words for animation and comic books respectively (and in Japanese use, include American cartoons and comic books). There's a somewhat inconveinent tendency in anime fandom to prefer the untranslated title, as well - although it's not consistent. You'll rarely hear someone refer to Shin Seiki Evangelion, after all.

But yeah, the terminology is pretty deeply entrenched.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:29 AM   #13
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At least she stopped eating her food using chopsticks, no matter what was on the dish.
Crikey. Well, it's actually been a while since I even used chopsticks so I might request them with my next Chinese takeaway.

Also, the OP came back 4 days later and edited a spam link into the post
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:55 PM   #14
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Crikey. Well, it's actually been a while since I even used chopsticks so I might request them with my next Chinese takeaway.

Also, the OP came back 4 days later and edited a spam link into the post
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:41 AM   #15
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I find always find the prospects of a culture far different from my own intriguing be it Japan or any other place in the world, in that respect I'm no more obsessed over Japan than anywhere else, i don't see this affected much by anime, par seeing the odd Japanese custom and thinking how cool it is compared to the lame British-ness I've lived my entire life.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:02 AM   #16
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being the history geek I am, understanding Japan's history helps me understand the other countries in the region.
this.

That's about the extent of it. I'm a big anime fan but i wouldn't want to live there that's for sure.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:28 PM   #17
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I love Japanese language, but I take realistic approach to the Japan itself. Japan culture has few nice things for example politeness and sense of professionalism. However also lot of things are unacceptable for me. I consider unquestionable admiration of their culture stupid. Personally - Just because I like the language people expects I'm interested in history and bushidou. No I'm not interested in martial arts, history nor poetry (haiku).
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:13 PM   #18
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To learn a country's language one must also learn and come to appreciate their culture. I am learning the Japanese language and though I can't say I'm not interested in Japanese culture I never found it something to get all hyped up about. Generally, people who get overly obsessed with things are just going through a phase they'll eventually wake from and regret.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:01 PM   #19
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for the past 2 1/2 years i've lived in japan, i've only watched like 3 or 4 anime. i've lived in 5 cities since i've been here and knew and learned to appreciate that there's a lot in japan that you can't expereince anywhere else.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:51 PM   #20
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I'm obsessed with Japan because when I'm older I wanna move their and be an animator.
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