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The reason why you LOVE japanese culture.
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Posted 1/1/09 , edited 1/1/09
Well. I like the japanese culture and i'm just making a thread here for me and any other enthusiasts here that wants to discuss the reasons why.

(lol i just read someone's thread that bashes the japs culture and i'm just confused why anybody would do that to such wonderful culture)

Okay. i'm gonna start with the food. I love. sushi. I don't even care if it's the cheap 1 dollar ones by the mall's foodcourt. I like em. I'm thankful that them japs came up with such awesome food. And tempuras. And the katsus. And donburis and the Misos. Yumm.

And I love the medias they create. It's very refreshing. Specially in this hollywood dominated era. It's not as pretentious and over politically-correct like it's western counterpart. Like this manga I've been reading lately, Gantz. They tell the story like it is. And the characters didn't come across fake as plastic. Yes this is somewhat a specific genre and title of animes. And yes some animes are just as stupid as anything else. But still. It made it's impression on me. And ever since then I took a better liking to Japanese medias and all it's respective authors.

Oh and did I mention they make awesome horror movies. The recreation of the rings, the grudge, the darkwater, the yadda yadda. They know how to scare the shit out of people.

One last opinion I have about their culture (i know i've been dragging this too long). Is that they seem to know the beauty of minimalism. This is evident in the simple elegance of their buildings, foods, swords, scabards, houses, clothing, interior decorations, design, etc. It's the not the same kind of minimalism I like so much that the westerner invented (the bauhaus or something?). But i love it all the same.
Posted 1/1/09
I love their food :] its so good* x] takoyaki is the best.
2nd, their fashion is nice ^^
3rd, cars~
think thats about it...
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Personally, I love sushi and I admit that they do offer some neat nuances within their culture aside from "mainstream" asian characteristics.
However, they fucked the chinese hard as shit, killed more chinese civilians than hitler did the jews in the holocaust.
So for the japs that didn't believe in the war or the chink genocide, I applaud ur society. But for those who took part and whatever fcked up beliefs in their culture that initiated it, kill yourselves asap, your fckin worthless.
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ohhh btw, gantz is a fckin awesome manga! i love it hahahaha
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Hmm, I think I may just need to study it some more before I can honestly say that I love it, so far I've been interested though.
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Because it isn't American
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voidofsemblance wrote:

Because it isn't American


yo american culture kicks ass, literally, niggas is all about fckin sumone up and getting money. its all good, maybe not as aesthetic as japs, but we still owned them in WWII. LMFAO
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why?
well the guy above me is right lol
they're asians
they are more interesting.
they make anime
they make good music
and seriously japanese at least have the illusion of looking smarter LOL like i listen to a song from america and i hear what they're are saying and what they sing about just seems stupid. then i listen to a japanese song and i have no idea what they are saying and so i just have to go on the feel of the song. and it just seems superior.
maybe it's just cause that i've lived in australia all my life and i am fed up with the kind of people.
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bokwandu wrote:


voidofsemblance wrote:

Because it isn't American


yo american culture kicks ass, literally, niggas is all about fckin sumone up and getting money. its all good, maybe not as aesthetic as japs, but we still owned them in WWII. LMFAO


true shit, man. plus, there's a biiiiiiiiiiiig music culture difference.

I digress.
Posted 1/1/09
Anime Anime Anime Anime.
Okonomiyaki is heaven.
Fashion Statement.

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i love their food. and i love the way they respect the elderly.
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bokwandu wrote:

Personally, I love sushi and I admit that they do offer some neat nuances within their culture aside from "mainstream" asian characteristics.


nice. i thought i was the only one that thinks that. The neat nuances that is.. Not the sushi part. lol



However, they fucked the chinese hard as shit, killed more chinese civilians than hitler did the jews in the holocaust.
So for the japs that didn't believe in the war or the chink genocide, I applaud ur society. But for those who took part and whatever fcked up beliefs in their culture that initiated it, kill yourselves asap, your fckin worthless.


I wholeheartedly agree on this. war crimes are wrong. where is the love. lol

But err.. on this note though. If i was a japanese civilian on that world war 2 era, i wouldn't know what is going on with the war and shit. The majority of people don't understand politics. If the government brainwashes you with propaganda and make it a crime for you to not enlist to go to war.. Then you'll probably have to go to that same war.

In essence, my point is that... you just gotta separate the government and the people. The government's action doesn't necessarily represent the people's wish. (Like America and the unpopularity of the Iraq invasion even among their own people). Somebody says it like... It's true we were born with a beautiful mind, born and raised in this beautiful world. But wrong people pushes the button.

Not sure how it directly relates to the topic. But yeah. I felt that it did somehow. haha
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Posted 1/1/09
look at REAL japanese culture and not
the pop culture
it funny how people only look at the pop culture
and nothing else.
Posted 1/2/09
^ lol. good point.
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I think that they put so much more effort into their work... I don't know about you... but it seems as though, in America, everything is done for money... And while I don't know if that's also the major motivation for Japanese culture, however from what I've experienced it seems as though, their love for the job is what drives them more so then the money...

Plus, I tend to like their culture more so then American culture. (in some cases, not all) For example, the direspect that people have with in America astounds me every time... so I have always grown to admire how the japanese language inputs a defalt ground for building respect. Especially for their elders... how they have to call them, sensei... or ~san. etc.

Also.. their entertainment industry is always what I have to go back to when compairing a large cultural difference between America and Japan. It seems to me, that people in the American entertainment industry only have one talent. An actor is good at acting and that's pretty much it... (and they are not even that good at acting). Where as in Japan.... you wouldn't be able to survive like that... you have to be able to be multitalented... which ends up resulting in better productions of work as well. Additionally, in the consideration of comedies... i like Japanese comedy over American comedy.. I just feel like American's tend to repeat the same exact jokes just with a tiny bit of differentiation... however the Japanese tend to get more creative and unique with their jokes.... One more thing that I've noticed... When it comes to movies, television, and dramas and such... I think that American shows are always (or at least normally) plot driven... Where as Japanese shows are always (or at least normally) development driven. They are more concerned with how the main character develops or changes.... Which personally, I prefer or watching cars explode...

ok... so that was kinda long, but that's just my own personal opinion. Sorry if i offended anyone....
Posted 1/8/09 , edited 1/8/09
Because they're homosexual.


suavengylaiski wrote:

i love their food. and i love the way they respect the elderly.

Respecting the elderly by only molesting the young?
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