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Japanese World Cup team member Marcus Tulio Tanaka walks into the terminal at George airport for departure to Rustenburg, on Tuesday. Japan will play Denmark on Thursday.

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What's up with the fake geisha? Cute....but still

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He doesn't seem interested.

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Loos like my wifes bag...

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Gurukun: Cause he is fake Japanese... Born in Palmeira d'Oeste, Brazil to a second generation Japanese-Brazilian father and Italian-Brazilian mother.

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I gets paid lad...... til its done. Then I will be on your terebi for a year....wit the res****t of the crock- till they boot me and I am in Roppongi.

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Tulio! Kawashima! The two pillars of the Japanese team.

Did you know he's a defender? Wouldn't have thought so - he seems to score more goals than the strikers.

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he's sexy, but he looks way hotter with short hair...

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my2sense :

I gets paid lad...... til its done. Then I will be on your terebi for a year....wit the res****t of the crock- till they boot me and I am in Roppongi.

LOL ! ! ! . . .Exactly !

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When did he join the J-league? Its a good gig for him. Could he have made the Brazil?

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IronBeard, that's true, just the strikers score to the opponent's goal...

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gogogo, he happens to be a good sportsman. The rest does not matter.I think that the real Japanese love him more than you do. Have you got any kids by the way?

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womanforwoman: I didn't say he wasn't

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ok gogogo. We all tend to discriminate on the basis of anything. As long as he doesn7t dance like the AKB48 gals, I will like any man :)

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womanforwoman: Just don't like the fact you can instantly become "japanese" if you play soccer...

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Somethings not politically correct about those girls. Just look at the makeup they are wearing. A white face and slanted eyes. I don't remember the Japanese painting their faces black and wearing dreadlocks to welcome their African guests in 2002.

Gurukun: Cause he is fake Japanese...

Would you say 3/4 of the French team are fake French then? ie...Evra, Gallas, Diarra, Anelka, Cisse, and even Henry.

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I wasn't trying to be racist, to play on the Japanese side you need to be Japanese so I was saying that you can become a Japanese citizen instantly if you are good at soccer, yet 3rd generation Koreans or others can not.

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Don't know... but these girls give me an uneasy feeling.

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, yet 3rd generation Koreans or others can not.

Sorry, gogogo, but you have been misinformed.

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Gurukun wrote:

What's up with the fake geisha? Cute....but still

Are they fake legal too?

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marcels wrote:

Loos like my wifes bag...

It's a carry-all! ;-)

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ok.. he's sexy ^_^

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.. I'll prepare my Nippon cha cha cha again.. goodluck to your next game team Japan.

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womanforwoman: ".I think that the real Japanese love him more than you do. Have you got any kids by the way?"

I find if funny that this statement about REAL Japanese follows immediately on your 'he's a real sportsmen. The rest doesn't matter' comment.

I think what Gogogo is trying to say is that s/he's a bit irked at how someone who is a talented athlete can bypass all the red tape and become a Japanese national, while others have a lot more difficulty becoming so -- and even then are still often not recognized as being 'Japanese'. Third generation Koreans CAN play for the Japanese team, of course, but would have to naturalize first.

Anyway, best of luck to the Japanese. I think Tulio is a good hearted person, as is indicative from the interviews, but I don't think he's all that particurlarly talented a soccer player.

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And yes, there is something a little bit wrong with how the girls' faces re made up.

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gogogo and I do not have a problem understanding what we were trying to say to each other.

The rest of your analysis is a little excess i think. Yes, I do understand that to you there is a defined line between Japanese and non-Japanese, Canadian and not Canadian :)

Moderator: Back on topic please.

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As a Japanese, I don't find the girls' faces offensive but adorable. Perhaps because they all look good in an exotic way.

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That eye-makeup to me looks like ancient egyptian makeup than Japanese eyes.

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I wasn't trying to be racist, to play on the Japanese side you need to be Japanese so I was saying that you can become a Japanese citizen instantly if you are good at soccer, yet 3rd generation Koreans or others can not

Instantly?

http://www.40anos.nikkeybrasil.com.br/jp/biografia.php?cod=528

And no. The 3rd generation Koreans or others can become Japanese but they chose not to do so.

Tanaka, like the rest of the immigrants who wanted to become Japanese, waited for their prerequisites to be fulfilled before applying for citizenship.

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unfortunately for us gals, tulio is officially taken. he has a brazilian girlfriend named Ariane.

http://forum.jogos.uol.com.br/Essa-namorada-do-Tulio-Tanaka-e-bem-xeros@-hein_t_903972

his girlfriend is the blond on the right.

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