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    Default Thoughts that come to mind when thinking of Japan

    Title says it all, but I'll give some examples, in order.

    1. WWII (sorry for starting on a bad note, but the importance of this war can't be ignored)
    2. Cars - cheap and reliable, but fairly weak and slow as opposed to Germany and America's powerful but expensive cars
    3. Sony - cameras and electronics
    4. Nintendo - console video games
    5. Food - I never liked it much; improperly prepared raw food is bad for health
    6. Their language - it's not too difficult to learn (the written part, at least. Having studied Hanzi, Kanji should only be a matter of pronunciation and minor variations i.e. shui and mizu), but the grammar is very different from that of Romance and Germanic languages and pretty unfamiliar
    7. Panty machines - girls get paid to donate their used panties. Supposed to have been banned in 1993 but reports say they're still there (Bing it)
    8. Cartoons - they call it anime and manga; focuses on different things, but mainly seems to involve robots/mechas (seriously, whenever I see some anime ad, it's nearly ALWAYS Gundam, the first anime I ever heard of)
    9. Speaking of these things, Japan is very focused on consumer-technology. Still, I think their technological level is a bit overrated
    10. Oh yes, and bad relations with Korea

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    Huh.. lets see...

    Anime, manga, various words from Japanese... That sort of japanese style music also comes into mind. Also, odd looking people (their eyes are so thin!)

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    The breakbeat scene, with its anarchistic punk rock influences.
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    The girl in the blue dress keeps talking through my set
    And the louder I go, the louder she gets
    And I stare at my frets, try to put one or two together
    To help me, help me, help me to connect
    But no matter who I am, or where I'm going, or what I've seen
    I guess I'll never impress the girl in the blue dress.

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    Honestly, it's Tokyo, which is kind-a blah thing to think, but I guess many people think of New York first when they think of the US.

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    - Anime.
    - Technology.
    - Asian (Japanese to be precise) people.
    - The song Big in Japan (it just started playing in my head so it counts)

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    Their culture, which is the most beautiful in the world.
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    so I travel here and there.


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    -Tokyo

    -Nintendo (and video games in general)

    -Akira Kurosawa

    -Ninjas

    -The culture and food

    -Samurais

    That’s just some of the things that come off the top of my head.

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    Video Games
    My Freind, Yuki, who moved back to Tokyo :(
    Anime
    Ninjas

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    Sushi
    Kendo <3
    Samurai

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    Default Re: Thoughts that come to mind when thinking of Japan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister2192 View Post
    [*]Panty machines - girls get paid to donate their used panties. Supposed to have been banned in 1993 but reports say they're still there (Bing it)[/LIST]
    Was never banned (and Bing? Eww). They simply shut down a bunch of them under the antiques law. That is...they didn't have licenses to sell what actually were secondhand goods. Which only meant that those who *did* have existing licenses to sell secondhand goods got into the business.
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    Default Re: Thoughts that come to mind when thinking of Japan?

    Lets see:

    Sushi

    Komono

    Sumo Wrestlers

    Architecture

    Robots

    Technology

    Music - Not JPOP or JRock, but the traditional music

    Olives - Yeah may seem odd (No olives are Italian!), but I watched a Japanese program on how olives are grown in a warm climate on an island of Japan and are given a Japanese twist when used.

    Casio GShock Watch - Yeah I watched a program on how Casio created the GShock watches, pretty interesting

    Anime

    Cartoons - they call it anime and manga; focuses on different things, but mainly seems to involve robots/mechas (seriously, whenever I see some anime ad, it's nearly ALWAYS Gundam, the first anime I ever heard of)
    For me its nearly always dinosaur king ad I see more so than other anime ads, apart from Pokemon.

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    Anime,Tokyo,Video Games, and food lol

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    For Me:

    Video Gaming
    Anime
    Manga
    Food
    Cars
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    - Pokemon
    - Technology
    - Manga
    - Sushi
    - Tokyo
    - Sumo

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    Default Re: Thoughts that come to mind when thinking of Japan?

    -Tokyo
    -Anime
    -Manga
    -Tanabata
    -Technology
    -Samurai
    -Thier language.


    Just to name a few
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