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Japanland – quotes from the book by Karin Miller

“The English teachers that you send here, in your country they’re not good for anything more than pumping gas” Japanland pg 196

“Just study Japanese etiquette for the next thirty years, speak through a ventriloquist, and wear a paper bag over your head” The only way for a foreigner can fit in in Japan, according to Karin Muller’s Asian Studies professor, Japanland pg x

“John Wayne, Bruce Lee and Sir Galahad all wrapped up in one, with a bit of Yoda thrown in”

Samurai according to Karin Muller, Japanland pg 121

“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” Karin Muller, Japanland pg 10

“Even the full-size wrestlers are surprisingly graceful, like ballerinas inside stacks of tires”
Karin Muller, Japanland pg 19

“being born Japanese is not unlike signing up for a lifelong stint in the military: good benefits, great job security, but not a lot of room for renegades” Karin Muller, Japanland pg 47

“Japan is the only country I know where a flower can bring an entire nation to a state of near-sexual excitement” Karin Muller, Japanland pg 51

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