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Japanese Citizens Only Sections?

Postby jinksys » Sun 12.11.2005 7:02 am

I was surfing this site:
http://www.bertisevil.tv/pages/bert048.htm

and read the passage, which stated:

On a trip to Japan one of our investigators stumbled into a Japanese Citizen Only section in the city of Kagoshima.

Is there actually areas of cities where gaijin are not allowed?
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RE: Japanese Citizens Only Sections?

Postby natemb » Sun 12.11.2005 8:51 am

Um, no, except maybe the citizens only line at airport immigration control. I think that page is intended to be purely humorous and not factual. I don't think the robot Bert was really saying "Brother Bert loves you, Rice rations up 12%" either. I imagine that sentence about Japanese citizens only was added to give their story a more mysterious flavor, that's all.
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RE: Japanese Citizens Only Sections?

Postby hyperconjugated » Sun 12.11.2005 11:15 am

Yeah, I wouldn't put too much credibility on site that's name is http://www.bertisevil.tv
:D

"Brother Bert loves you, Rice rations up 12%"


Haha, funny as hell! :)))
\o/

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http://www.bertisevil.tv/pages/bert048.htm
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RE: Japanese Citizens Only Sections?

Postby Harisenbon » Sun 12.11.2005 8:23 pm

natemb wrote:
Um, no, except maybe the citizens only line at airport immigration control.


Actually, there's no citizen's only line -- It's nationals and foreign residents. As long as you have a gaijin card, you can use that line.

Me, I use whichever one's shorter, much to the annoyance of my wife. ;)
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RE: Japanese Citizens Only Sections?

Postby kirama » Sun 12.11.2005 10:47 pm

726 posts
thats alot
im from australia and the word gaijin sounds a little aboriginal to me
but what is it in nihongo :D
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RE: Japanese Citizens Only Sections?

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 12.12.2005 12:31 am

外国人登録証 : がいこくじんとうろくしょう
Foreigner Registration Card
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RE: Japanese Citizens Only Sections?

Postby natemb » Mon 12.12.2005 6:17 am

Actually, there's no citizen's only line -- It's nationals and foreign residents. As long as you have a gaijin card, you can use that line.

Me, I use whichever one's shorter, much to the annoyance of my wife. ;)


Oh, nice. I'll be re-entering to Japan as a resident for the first time after the winter holidays, so it's good to know I can use either line.
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RE: Japanese Citizens Only Sections?

Postby lomagu » Wed 12.14.2005 7:29 am

Harisenbon wrote:
外国人登録証 : がいこくじんとうろくしょう
Foreigner Registration Card


so that's how you say it! I don't know how I've managed to be in Japan for over a year and not know that :o go figure...
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RE: Japanese Citizens Only Sections?

Postby longwood » Sun 12.18.2005 8:16 am

i think you can also use... がいこくしょめしょう maybe
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RE: Japanese Citizens Only Sections?

Postby Harisenbon » Sun 12.18.2005 7:28 pm

mmmmm.. Well, you could use がいこくしょうめいしょ, but it doesn't really mean what you want it to mean. (you're missing some characters in what you wrote, btw).
"Proof of Foreign Country" really doesn't have much meaning to it, so 外国人登録証明書 is best I think. In common parlance it is often called 外国人カード by the Japanese and 外人カード by the card holder.
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