The land of the rising sun.
A island nation to the east near Korea.
Often overrated by anime junky.
Many people in North American and parts of Europe have many misconceptions about Japan. Many believe that the country lives, eats, sleeps, and breaths anime and people still walk around with swords and ninja and shoguns are still about. Even though weapons have been banned from civilians for years. Many people think Japan invented anime, well they are wrong all they did was improve on the idea of Disney cartoons that American GI’s brought over for entertainment. The reason why anime is where it’s at today is because you don’t have people who say animation is for kids nor do you have television producers saying.”You can’t put that on TV because its violent.”
The school system in japan is great even though they sometimes go to school 6 days a week depending on the school. Although Japan has little shootings “about 30 a year” more people just get stabbed. Teen suicide much like the rest of Asia is sky high because of the requirements of the Japanese school system.
Electronics in Japan are advanced even though 90% of them where invented in the US or other places. They go to Japan to become improved or mass produced. Stuff in Japan can be EXTREMELY expensive. A small two bedroom one bathroom apartment in Tokyo can cost around $700,000 US dollars.
Japan’s history is varied. From Shoguns and warriors of the feudal era to the atrocities of WW2 to stories of honor and respect. Although Japanese history classes are very vague on their history and their role in it.
Most Japanese people like the western influence because it made Japan the way it is today. Even though it involved the US dropping two atomic bombs on them and they hate they enjoy that the fact the US made them what it is. So it’s a trade off. *That part right there I got from interviewing a Japanese exchange student.*
Japan as a physical country is a really neat place. From mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes to the sandy and rocky beaches. Japan is a land of beauty.
So in all Japan is really a nice country and a great place to visit if you got the money to. But it is not a promise land so many people believe. Having been to Japan my self a few times I must say go to Japan for the culture beyond anime and electronics and the high-rises of the major cities and see the sights. Also don’t think of Japan as you see in anime and games think of it as a real country with real people like you and me. A good thing to if you go to Japan is to read up the different festivals and go to them. I guaranty your trip will be worth it.
Japan is a nice place to visit but not to live. Unless you got lot's of money.
Lead singer in No Doubt, chose to go solo and sell out even more by trying to make crappy hip hop/pop music. Has a strange obsession with Japanese Harajuku girls, even though the real Harajuku girls in Tokyo only dress like that on the weekends because they live in a conformist country. Upon asking a few Japanese exchange students at school they said that she seems like a asshole and she is trying to build a fan base in Japan even though Japanese people don’t really care for her.
Gwen Stefani- See wapanese/Japanaphile
Started a online fad of epic proportions. Just when you thought Numa Numa Dance was big, a World of Warcraft guild makes a video *staged or not dosent matter* that made everyone laugh. The video has a group
raiding some place and the guild is planing raid this one room that gave them probs in the past. As the raid is about to start a player in the group by the name "Leeroy" jumps up says his name and causes tons of monsters to kill his group. After everyone is dead and everyone is pissed at Leeroy he respons with the epic words "Atlest I have chicken."
Leeroy Jinkins in doing so became a internet star, but at the cost of never being able to play as Jeeroy again, being people will flood him with PM's and mail.
Leeroy-"Alright chums lets do this!
Other player-"Oh my god he just ran in..."
Some player-"Leeroy you're just stupid as hell..."
Leeroy-"Atlest I have chicken."
A rapper of the early 90's who became really successful. But having his idea of a "plan" as he called it he spent all his money on stuff he did not need. In other words he thought he could make money but his life style could not be covered by his music so he went bankrupt. MC Hammer can often be seen in the Central Valley of Cali "Thats northern cali" do to the fact he now lives in a small one bed room house in Tracy. MC Hammer can also been seen in Modesto Cali time to time.
Having spent my days in Modesto I have seen MC Hammer a few times and met him 5 times. Among other things George Lucus "Maker of Starwars and other films" can be found going to Modesto being he was born and rasied here. Being his parents still live in the area.
If you are white, your are on the wrong road.
The comedian Chris Rock famously advised, 'If a friend calls you on the telephone and says they're lost on Martin Luther King Boulevard and they want to know what they should do, the best response is ‘Run!’
Started in Japan, meaning to have sex, often using a pelvic thrust when doing so.
Caused when a American English teacher told some Japanese kids on a soccer field the English words for waist and shake. So being the kids they are they put it together to come up with a new word for sex that no one really understands outside of the kids...except for the one guy who helped start it.
Guy-*points at girl* I'd Waist-shake that.
*New Mcdonalds ad*
baba ba ba baa I'd waist-shake that.
Very expensive carbon. Often used in rings, but also used in drills and other things.
Nothing says I care to a woman like a piece of cut carbon mined by slave children in Angola. Aka a diamond.