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Old 2013-12-01, 10:39   Link #3281
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New enmity between Japan and Korea plays out in Tokyo’s Koreatown:

"The main streets of Shin-Okubo — Tokyo’s Koreatown — are lined with smoky
barbecue restaurants and overlit cosmetics emporiums. Staircases lead down to
basement music venues and up to hidden drinking holes.

Japanese once thronged the neighborhood, which is home to many ethnic Koreans
and known for its fiery food and late nights. But in recent months, the crowds have
thinned, replaced by anti-Korean protesters who have turned Shin-Okubo into a
rough barometer of deteriorating Japan-Korea relations."

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...254_story.html
All the while you have the hawkish Chinese generals focused on expansionism.
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Old 2013-12-04, 20:14   Link #3282
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Hey, are there any three-heads monster in Japanese Mythology?
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Old 2013-12-04, 21:58   Link #3283
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Marriages

Other than cousins x cousins, what other forms of what other countries calls incest marriage is allowed in Japan? eg. marrying your cousin's daughter
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Old 2013-12-04, 22:10   Link #3284
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New enmity between Japan and Korea plays out in Tokyo’s Koreatown:

"The main streets of Shin-Okubo — Tokyo’s Koreatown — are lined with smoky
barbecue restaurants and overlit cosmetics emporiums. Staircases lead down to
basement music venues and up to hidden drinking holes.

Japanese once thronged the neighborhood, which is home to many ethnic Koreans
and known for its fiery food and late nights. But in recent months, the crowds have
thinned, replaced by anti-Korean protesters who have turned Shin-Okubo into a
rough barometer of deteriorating Japan-Korea relations."

See:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...254_story.html
Isn't Japan and SK have their own Island dispute? Liancourt Rocks was it? Anyway, I noticed the article is pretty generous~
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Old 2013-12-06, 00:02   Link #3285
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Hey, are there any three-heads monster in Japanese Mythology?
Never heard.There are 8 heads 8 tails dragon,though.
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Old 2013-12-06, 23:46   Link #3286
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Ishihara: “Japan Needs Its Own Mossad!”:

"In the wake of a new anti-spying law, top nationalist politician Shintaro Ishihara is
calling for Japan to go a step further and emulate Israel by “creating our own
Mossad” (or “Section 9″ as GitS fans have pointed out)."

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http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2013/1...ts-own-mossad/


I wonder if they'll be recruiting cyborgs?
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Old 2013-12-07, 10:22   Link #3287
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Ishihara: “Japan Needs Its Own Mossad!”:

"In the wake of a new anti-spying law, top nationalist politician Shintaro Ishihara is
calling for Japan to go a step further and emulate Israel by “creating our own
Mossad” (or “Section 9″ as GitS fans have pointed out)."

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http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2013/1...ts-own-mossad/


I wonder if they'll be recruiting cyborgs?
“Wait, National INtelligence agency of JApan – abbreviation: NINJA.”

Brilliant
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Old 2013-12-08, 06:34   Link #3288
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Even metal is cute in Japan

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Old 2013-12-08, 07:11   Link #3289
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Fact is, in the last decade and a half the idol boom just brought out all types of idol groups and individuals, anywhere from traditional to the edgy (mostly indies) or the outre (such as the aforementioned Babymetal).
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Old 2013-12-08, 07:26   Link #3290
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Even metal is cute in Japan

Ok that's bloody awesome
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Old 2013-12-10, 22:38   Link #3291
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Otaku Culture Runs Deep With Anime Tattoos:

"Colorful anime images aren't just for cars anymore. Otaku tattoos are becoming
more popular in Japan as of late, even prompting its own "Ota-Tattoo Night:Z"
convention in Osaka for the hobby. Currently, the tattoos are most popular among
young women in Japan. The tattoos are usually moe, bishojo, or bishonen
characters."

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/inte...-anime-tattoos
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Old 2013-12-11, 11:39   Link #3292
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Ishihara: “Japan Needs Its Own Mossad!”:

"In the wake of a new anti-spying law, top nationalist politician Shintaro Ishihara is
calling for Japan to go a step further and emulate Israel by “creating our own
Mossad” (or “Section 9″ as GitS fans have pointed out)."

See:

http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2013/1...ts-own-mossad/


I wonder if they'll be recruiting cyborgs?
Mossad is a terrible organization to emulate. The GRU and Unit 61398 (or whatever it's called) would be far better choices.

However, I'd be skeptical if Sankakucomplex said that water was wet - do you have any better sources?
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Old 2013-12-11, 19:58   Link #3293
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Mossad is a terrible organization to emulate. The GRU and Unit 61398 (or whatever it's called) would be far better choices.
Please tell me you have never served in a military.
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Old 2013-12-11, 20:09   Link #3294
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What are you talking about?
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Old 2013-12-11, 22:50   Link #3295
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What are you talking about?
Same question to you. Read back your own post; do you really intend it to sound, excuse my mirth, as ridiculous as you intended it to be?

That remark is much a similar to what I have heard from military scholars who have a bigger rank than their knowledge base in.....certain operations. I apologise if I cannot elaborate; but I shall direct you to sift through the many documents found on wikileaks to get a bigger picture of what "data gathering" in what political/diplomatic/military is about.
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Old 2013-12-11, 23:03   Link #3296
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Do you know why I'd say that Mossad is not the kind of organization you'd want to emulate?
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Old 2013-12-11, 23:17   Link #3297
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Do you know why I'd say that Mossad is not the kind of organization you'd want to emulate?
Explain away. Though nothing matters on the ground other than from a "edge" perspective.
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Old 2013-12-15, 08:39   Link #3298
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Japan Holds Contest to Find Best Telephone Answering Voice

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“How may I help you today?” a young contestant in a checked vest and skirt uniform says in Japanese after she picks up the phone, her hand visibly shaking. She chirps through the salutations in the high-pitched voice preferred by Japanese bosses for decades. She nods and bows, smiles and then grimaces in what appears to be nervousness and sheer effort. “I’m always at your service,” she says.

For over a half-century, office workers from companies across Japan have gathered each year to battle it out for the title of Japan’s best phone answerer.

Some experts explicitly tell women to speak in a higher voice than usual to sound feminine and energetic. “Think of the musical scale — do, re, mi, fa — and imagine speaking in fa,” says Akiko Mizuki, a business manner expert on AllAbout.com.

Mika Otani trained six months for the competition by writing out sample answers and practicing in front of a mirror to make sure she was properly opening up her larynx and articulating. But Ms. Otani, 26, does not plan to simply follow tradition. She considers herself a modern woman and shuns the high-pitched voice. As more women have taken on professional positions in recent years, she said, there has been a backlash against overly squeaky voices.

“I work at a financial institution, so I don’t want to sound like a cartoon character,” Ms. Otani said before the competition.
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Old 2013-12-16, 05:38   Link #3299
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Does anyone know anything about Japanese property regulations with regards to foreigners owning property and acting as landlords in Japan?
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Old 2013-12-16, 05:42   Link #3300
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Isn't Japan and SK have their own Island dispute? Liancourt Rocks was it? Anyway, I noticed the article is pretty generous~
Yes, over entirely worthless piece of rock.

Unlike the rock near Taiwan in dispute with China which actually is a key location for undersea resources, the one between Japan and Korean peninsula is pretty much just a rock.

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Does anyone know anything about Japanese property regulations with regards to foreigners owning property and acting as landlords in Japan?
There were some laws regulating ownership by foreign entity/individual pre-WW2, but it was not being practiced after the War.
However, due to concerns of Chinese purchases of Japanese lands, the law is starting to be discussed again.
The law isn't usable in it original form as it was an imperial military law that could seize foreign owned Japanese lands, but since that governing body no longer exist..
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