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RE: America in Japan

Postby Spaztick » Sat 04.23.2005 9:38 pm

Hmm...it seems I lost track of where this topic went. where are we?
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RE: America in Japan

Postby Elumi » Sun 04.24.2005 12:02 pm

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Elumi is that you in your avatar? If so, will you be my girlfriend? hehe just teasing. ;)


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RE: America in Japan

Postby Elumi » Sun 04.24.2005 12:07 pm

Mukade wrote:
I think that, nationality aside:

If you are human, you have a very high probability of being ignorant, rude and self-centered.



But maybe I'm just being a misanthrope again..... :@


Whole-heartedly agreeing with you! I'm one of the rude, ignorant and self-centered person mentioned but slowly maturing already because life is teaching me otherwise. ;)
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RE: America in Japan

Postby Spaztick » Sun 04.24.2005 9:26 pm

Yea, just remember all to keep the flaming to a minimum.

I think now would be a perfect time to say that I speak from experience; I've managed to get banned from every forum I've visited except this one.
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RE: America in Japan

Postby Elumi » Mon 04.25.2005 12:02 am

Spaztick wrote:
Yea, just remember all to keep the flaming to a minimum.

I think now would be a perfect time to say that I speak from experience; I've managed to get banned from every forum I've visited except this one.

I wonder if you meant being hot-headed = "flaming"?
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RE: America in Japan

Postby Schattenjedi » Mon 04.25.2005 10:46 am

Vengeance wrote:
Speaking English is a much bigger thing in Japan I guess, and most other non-English speaking countries. I think it's because speaking English shows intelligence, dedication, and it does open doors to other things such as moving to English-speaking countries and getting a job.


Just thought I'd add that most people learn English just to be able to get a job in their own country, nevermind in an English-speaking country.
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RE: America in Japan

Postby kossori » Mon 04.25.2005 12:25 pm

AZN一回I−チャナルが愛しています。

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RE: America in Japan

Postby Vengeance » Mon 04.25.2005 2:23 pm

Well, yes I meant that as well (should of said it though). Speaking another language especially one as widely spoken as English would be a great thing to put on your CV (as a foreigner or course ;p). If you work in business then it's pretty much essential.
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RE: America in Japan

Postby Spaztick » Tue 04.26.2005 9:19 am

Wow I speak English, that must mean I'll land a 6-digit job in Japan for sure!
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RE: America in Japan

Postby Vengeance » Tue 04.26.2005 9:58 am

Heh, it kinda implies to foreigners. Most business degrees these days come with a minor language course - I know Japanese is one.
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RE: About Japan

Postby Yoshie » Wed 05.04.2005 9:48 am

Well Japan is a very unique country. Personally I love it and I've never even been there. I bet the people in Japan are just as essentric as we are here in America. I have never met many Japanese fans. So I assume you like Japanese animation, correct? B)
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RE: America in Japan

Postby ohemgee » Mon 05.09.2005 10:54 am

Just because we're posting on a Japanese page doesn't mean we are huge fans of anime, and just because Japan is the birthplace of anime doesn't mean everybody watches it there. In fact, the otaku subculture in Japan is kind of looked down upon, and generally branded to be antisocial and weird. That's not to say that other places don't have a weird and antisocial subculture.
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RE: America in Japan

Postby dballred » Sun 06.26.2005 1:37 am

Right now, most of the major American Fast Food chains operate in Japan. A partial list includes:

Winners: McDonald's, KFC, Subway, Denny's

Survivors: Pizza Hut, Wendy's

Losers: Burger King (only a few places), Arby's (Arby's is now defunct in Japan), IHOP (disappearing)

Japanese FM stations play American music of all kinds and have DJs with surprisingly good American accents.

Japanese pronounce foreign words as best they can given the limitations of their phonetic alphabet. I think they do a fairly decent job, considering. Americans have a less restrictive palette of sounds, yet we butcher Japanese names.
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RE: America in Japan

Postby Steve_Poppers » Sun 06.26.2005 2:29 am

Some people are rude, ignorant, inconsiderate jerks, and the best that we can do is try to work with them.

Of course, I could just be full of s**t.:|
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RE: America in Japan

Postby jinksys » Sun 06.26.2005 2:46 am

Spaztick wrote:
Wow I speak English, that must mean I'll land a 6-digit job in Japan for sure!


It would be nice to make 100000 yen a year :)
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