Have yet to have a good espresso coffee in either type of establishment in Japan.
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Yawn at it being 2014 and the human body still being offensive.
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Alarming how many commenters are pro gender segregated train carriages. That's EXTREME.
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As any half-decent person would do.
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Too many of these articles make it sound like all Japanese women are furiously trying to change race when really I rarely see more than a few Western-inspired fashion choices as evidence of this. Never heard of the tooth thing, and I suspect (aka. hope) that's a serious minority group driving that alarmingly bizarre craze.
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Glad to see all the support! As a previously openly gay New Zealander currently living in rural Japan, it's been quite difficult to gauge what kind of response I'd get for revealing my sexuality. I haven't heard a peep from anyone openly gay, and it's sad cause they clearly exist but are unable to live freely. A hideous lifestyle, and I completely understand the fear of not conforming. The conformity part of Japanese culture alone is exceptionally rampant the second you step out of the metropolitan, urban masses and is easily the most problematic part of Japan I encounter daily.
I've decided to keep my sexuality to myself here as I gather enough attention being a foreigner, let alone a "gay foreigner" - now that'd really ruffle some feathers. It's very boring to be endlessly asked about girlfriends and who I think is pretty, and it'd be nice to set them all "straight" (or not so) on the matter, but having never heard anyone so much as reference a gay person - who knows what thoughts they're harboring.
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Thought this would be a nice throwback to television show The O.C. and its memorable line "Welcome to the O.C. bitch". Unfortunately not.
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An absolute, out-of-touch MESS.
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A refreshing and innovative article. ;)
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Well who doesn't nod along or acknowledge their understanding/agreements by making "mmm" or "Hmm" sounds. It's not like you ever just vacantly, unresponsively stare at someone you're speaking with (I hope).
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Mess of a survey.
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Literal eyerolls at this article. Those ICR workers need to start job hunting.
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Meh. Gimme brown rice any day.
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