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Interesting, odd, outrageous or informative quotes about Japan

Archive for December, 2008

Japanese heroes Quote of the day

“John Wayne, Bruce Lee and Sir Galahad all wrapped up in one, with a bit of Yoda thrown in” Read the rest of this entry »

Salaryman life Quote of the Day

“we have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer the unsufferable”

Emperor Hirohito on 15 Aug 1945, predicting 60 years of unpaid overtime and seeing your children only when they are asleep, all so Americans can bankrupt the world using their credit cards to buy nice reliable cars the people who made them could never afford (Japan being one of the last countries to be able to buy Lexus cars)

Nihonjinron quote of the century

“The reason Japanese people are so short and have yellow skins is because they have eaten nothing but fish and rice for two thousand years… If we eat McDonald’s hamburgers and potatoes for a thousand years we will become taller, our skins become white, and our hair blonde” Read the rest of this entry »

Feminism Japanese style quote of the day

“in a county where woman’s liberation and equal rights haven’t made much headway, Pierre Cardin and Calvin Klein are blazing a wide trail” Read the rest of this entry »