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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 »

The terrible fate of Japan Quote of the day

“Alas! Japan could be another New Zealand” Read the rest of this entry »

Japanophile quote of the day

” …a high official of a leading Japanese research centre… privately acknowledged that the United States with its highly competitive agricultural sector has by now taken the place of Japans prewar colonies, supplying agricultural products and raw materials to a superior modern industrial machine” Read the rest of this entry »

Japanese education and culture quote of the day

“Contrary to myth, Japan is not a single, monolithic culture persistently characterized by harmony and consensus…Rather, Japan is a nation of complex subcultures and has a plurality of traditions that have undergone considerable change over time… nowhere is this past better seen than in the repeated controversies about schooling over the past 150 years.” Read the rest of this entry »

Japan and the world quote of the day

“Among the rumors that went flying around the city was the imaginative one that an unnamed country of the West had developed an eathquake machine and was experimenting upon Japan. There were,nevertheless, no outbreaks of violence against.. westerners. Instead..,the nation turned on Koreans. The government urged restraint .. because the Western world might disapprove.” Read the rest of this entry »