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The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby keatonatron » Fri 07.17.2009 10:08 am

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Surprisingly, he was having a very hard time finding his friends.

I know, because I too was having a hard time finding my friends and was waiting in the same place.
Maybe dressing like him would have helped...
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby AJBryant » Sat 07.18.2009 8:06 am

That actually made me giggle a bit. :)
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby keatonatron » Sat 07.18.2009 11:06 am

Please notice the green and neon-orange flip-flops.

I often wonder what goes through people's heads when they are picking out their outfits in the morning...
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby Sairana » Sat 07.18.2009 7:08 pm

Maybe he lost a bet...
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby clay » Sat 07.18.2009 8:58 pm

Wait... which guy are you talking about?
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby kurisuto » Sat 07.18.2009 9:29 pm

clay wrote:Wait... which guy are you talking about?


:shock: Is that a joke ?


I mean, this guy on the back, white shoes, funny bag ? Clearly a misfit.
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 07.18.2009 9:39 pm

He's actually a metaphor for my daily life.
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby Hyperworm » Sat 07.18.2009 9:57 pm

He didn't get a single part of that right :lol:

*squints*
Does that banner/sign in the background, that kind of looks like it's pointing right at him, say「サマーシャツ」...?
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby keatonatron » Sun 07.19.2009 12:59 am

Hyperworm wrote:He didn't get a single part of that right :lol:

*squints*
Does that banner/sign in the background, that kind of looks like it's pointing right at him, say「サマーシャツ」...?


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It would be cool, though, if they were selling the Summer Shirt that that guy is wearing.
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby AJBryant » Sun 07.19.2009 7:40 am

Is that totally nail-sticking-up-guy a person a naikokujin or a gaikokujin? If the latter, it's funny, if the former, it's funny-sad.


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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby keatonatron » Sun 07.19.2009 11:00 am

Oh, he's one of us.

And proud of it, apparently :lol:
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 07.20.2009 9:07 am

He looks like a poorly done omelette. what is it with foreigners that end up in Japan, they either lose all sense of fashion, or never had any to begin with.
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby furrykef » Fri 07.24.2009 6:19 pm

keatonatron wrote:Please notice the green and neon-orange flip-flops.

I often wonder what goes through people's heads when they are picking out their outfits in the morning...


Probably, "Oh yeah, that's right, I can't go out naked. Better put on something first..."
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby Disco » Fri 07.24.2009 10:32 pm

The question isn't "why doesn't he look like them?", but rather "why don't they look like him?"! :mrgreen:
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Re: The easiest-to-spot man in all of Japan.

Postby phreadom » Sat 07.25.2009 7:17 am

AJBryant wrote:Is that totally nail-sticking-up-guy a person a naikokujin or a gaikokujin? If the latter, it's funny, if the former, it's funny-sad.

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I was going to ask... "what's a naikokujin?", but I googled and found this answer on Everything2:
内国人
Naikokujin was a term that had its heyday during the days of the Japanese Empire, especially during the second Sino-Japanese War. A naikokujin, or "inner country person," was a national of any of Japan's overseas holdings from Korea to Indonesia, in contrast to a gaikokujin, or "outer country person," which referred to people from outside the Empire. They were not Japanese citizens, and could only become Japanese citizens through an arduous test of feats of might.

The concept of naikokujin as opposed to gaikokujin (or gaijin) is still found in Japanese society today. While Koreans and Chinese in Japan are almost never called gaijin, they are never afforded the same level of respect that a real nihonjin would receive, even if they speak Japanese perfectly and have lived in Japan since birth.


The second paragraph sounds a little... :?

But I figured I'd share it as it was a term I hadn't heard before and neither Rikaichan or my on-line translator of choice translated it correctly (until I typed the kanji in correctly; naikoku first, then jin separately). :)

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