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Posted in: A Japanese perspective on traveling in the U.S. See in context

Eh, I have to say that America in itself is a bit laid back, to the point of having less consideration for the population overall. Some places you go here and its all fine and dandy, but then you go somewhere else just to be treated poorly. I do believe that Japan does care more for outward appearances and the quality of things that the people have to interact with, just based on the culture. That I must say.

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Posted in: Samurai house - A walk around an ancient Kyoto home that is up for sale See in context

I hope whoever buys this house will preserve its history to their fullest capability. A piece of history, especially that of the Japanese, should be cherished. A house of a samurai is something I think anyone who loves Japan and its culture would want to have!

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Posted in: Man demands divorce after his wife throws out his anime collection See in context

Anime and manga are not just a hobby, but a lifestyle. To some, it is something very precious which can make us do ridiculous things. Now that is no excuse for using money without making sure they could afford it, but you can't change someone by throwing away something they love thinking they would just go cold turkey. They both needed to have a good sit down and talk it out before automatically jumping to the extreme, like so. They are a couple, so they should know that change cannot be forced but it can be implied with the right reasoning and understanding.

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Posted in: 16-year-old boy dies after being hit by train in tunnel See in context

That's a such a shame. He had his whole life ahead of him, but had to leave sooner than expected. My condolences for his family. But we also have to be thankful that no other deaths came out of this, but what a tragedy it is.

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Posted in: Bored Japanese trucker gets kicks from Syria war tourism See in context

This man has nothing. He has lived with nothing and is in great sadness. And yet he has seemingly found happiness doing what seems to set him free from such a sad and lonely life. He doesn't care what others think of him because its the only form of happiness he has. Even if his life is on the line. He wanted a feel of life or death and he got it. He's not crazy, he's thoughtful. He's showing people the cost of war and destruction. I don't think he meant holiday in the way your thinking. He escaped his life. Found what his heart thought was right and pursued it. This man shouldn't be looked down upon. He has earned my respect because he has done things most people could never do. While still carrying such a heavy weight in his heart.

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Posted in: Modern-day Hachiko waits over a week for its owner in snow and rain See in context

Just shows how far a dog will go for its owner. Its bitter sweet this time though. Let him wait as long as he likes, but at least give him some food and water in the mean time.

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Posted in: 9 random reasons to love Japan See in context

Japan seems like a very touching country. Very welcoming with an open heart. I have heard that they don't like foreigners, but there has been a lot of evidence to counteract such a statement. I myself do not think that they don't like foreigners. I feel as though they like people to know of them and their culture because ,in general, it is beautiful. Who wouldn't want to show others, no matter how small, true beauty? Those who have had bad experiences, I would just call it a bad day. Not to mention, you cant expect a country to be perfect in every way because their is no such country. I think its enough to receive kindness, and that's how you should remember Japan.

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Posted in: Building bridges at Meiji Shrine See in context

@CrisGer San: Its a nice slice of Japanese culture that I am very respectful towards. I find such ceremony's to be beautiful, especially in Japan. It was very enjoyable to read and learn a few things about Japanese weddings that I had yet to learn. Thank you for commenting!

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Posted in: Taiwan urges Japan to apologize over sex slaves See in context

Why do people continue to look behind them instead of forward? Why do they love to bring up the past, only to blame it on others? OK, not just Japan, but every country did wrongs during WW2 that they are not proud of and they just don't want to talk about. But that was more than 70 years ago. Honestly, its time to let go of the hate towards one another that our ancestors had. Its all in the past, and we have the present heading towards the future. Its not right to let such things come between good people. Yes we have our opinions, but don't announce them when you know they could hurt another. I apologize if I seem out of place to say such things, but its food for thought.

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Posted in: Building bridges at Meiji Shrine See in context

How sweet...very touching. Congrats to them. :)

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