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Rebellion Japanese-style Quote of the Day

“What distinguishes the [Hell’s Angels-style bousouzoku] gangs from their counterparts in the West is their rigidly organized structure. They charge membership fees, chant slogans and gang anthems, and proudly wear badges and uniforms… Paradoxically, in attempting to escape from the strait jacket of Japanese schooling, these 42,500 youngsters submit to the absolute regimen imposed by the gangs” Read the rest of this entry »

Japanese (?) conformity quote of the day

“What is absolutely new about this society which is accomplishing such marvels is that in all its many aspects…it is working toward the single goal of production… Hence a growing tendency to reduce all virtues to the primordial ideal of conformity… The nation is not individualistic in mentality, and it therefore accepts this collectivism as part of itself; and the regime really suits it. The material advantages are so great, the security so perfect, and the enthusiasm of collective action in accomplishing stupendous tasks so overwhelming, that in an almost mystical abandon, other considerations are neither heeded nor missed” Read the rest of this entry »

Japanese brainwashing quote of the day

“Children who can maintain proper posture are praised as ‘skillful’ (jouzu) and ‘being able to do it’ (dekiru). This usage is not a conscious manipulation of language by the teachers but the standard means of praising another’s activities, whatever the context, in Japanese. This cultural expression represents good behaviour to the children as a moderately challenging skill they will be able to accomplish through effort and practice rather than as an indication of obedience or tractability.” Read the rest of this entry »

Japanese conformity quote of the day

 “Those people hanging around Ginza, they are just showing off. If someone has it, other people want it. That’s Japanese. The group mentality.” Read the rest of this entry »