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Interesting, odd, outrageous or informative quotes about Japan

Archive for March, 2008

Not the best time to be in Japan Quote of the Day

“Breast fixation, especially partiality to larger breasts, is a recent phenomenon in Japan. Only two generations ago no eyelashes were batted when farm girls of all sizes and dimensions worked topless in the fields; the massive postwar Westernization brought an end to that.” Read the rest of this entry »

Japanese religion Quote of the Day

“a thirteeth-century Ian Paisley” Read the rest of this entry »

My big wrong Japanese wedding Quote of the day

“younger Japanese… nowadays choose [weddings with] Western-style outfits, tiered wedding cakes and waltzes”  Read the rest of this entry »

The mystery of Japanese weddings Quote of the Day

“this picture puzzled me…

1. Taka seems to be holding an acetylene torch. Perhaps instead of a wedding photo, Taka sent me a welding photo.

2. Akiko is already wearing her third outfit. Perhaps Taka has decided to limit shopping expenses and is about to cut her credit cards in half with the torch.

3. Maybe Taka is trying to keep the in-laws at a safe distance” Read the rest of this entry »

Ecstasy in bed Japanese-style

“I got back to the ryokan at midnight to find that the woman had left a pile of comic books by my pillow- Comics for Men and Comics for Ectasy. In Comics for Ectasy naked women were having their breasts sliced off with garden shears, being torn apart by bulls, and rammed with red hot irons. In Comics for Men, they were only being bound and raped.” Read the rest of this entry »

Gambarimasu spirit quote of the day

“Before I left he told me how the fishermen of Hokkaido exemplified the Japanese character. ‘Foreign fishermen,’ he explained, ‘will take only the fish they know they can sell and throw the rest back. But Japanese fishermen will keep fishing till their boats are full, even though it means they’ll have to sell their catch at half price. We Japanese are waakaahorikku (workaholics). We do everything with a vengeance.” Read the rest of this entry »

Japanese words for Inuit snow Quote of the day

“Just as the Inuit are said to have 18 words for snow, Hawaiians 47 for banana and Albanians 27 for moustache, the Japanese preoccupation is with bowing, for which there are half a dozen words”  Read the rest of this entry »