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Old 01-06-2009, 01:58 AM
 
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What's the first things that come to your mind when you think of Japan? Here's what I think of, and not in any order:

- Mt. Fuji
- Tokyo/Tokyo Tower, massive skyscrapers, bright neon lights
- My family in Kanagawa
- Sushi
- Trains
- Sumo wrestling
- Darumas
- Kimonos/Geisha girls
- Bamboo
- Torii and shrines
- Contemporary Japanese youth culture
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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All very cliche I'm afraid but here goes :

Whale Hunting
Shinto
Bullet train
Hich Tech obsessed
Best Food in the World with French Food
Hello Kitty
Politeness
Tokyo
Hiroshima / Nagasaki
Samurais
Green Tea
Edamame
Sashimi/Sushi
Hakiro Kuwosawa
Very trend conscious
Kyoto
Geishas
Mount Fujiyama
Paper screen wooden houses
Ryokans
Tatami
Karate
Karaoke
Sake
People who tend to be very conformist
The Invasion of Manchuria
Cherry Blossoms
Sony and other electronics companies
Internment camps of Allied PoWs
Empire of the Rising Sun
Bonzais
An amazing way to have retained traditional values and yet become a cutting edge Nation in terms of technology and trends
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Asides from the above,

Sake.
Asahi Beer
World War 2 (Sorry but that is something most pacific nations associate with Japan)
I love Jappanesse Fashion, people watching is wonderfull in Japan

And of Course my Favourite TV show THE IRON CHEF!.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I'm living in Japan now..

For whatever reason...I think of 7-11 stores all over the place. It's the first thing that comes to my mind. Occassionally I think of a skirt walking by as well
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: South GA
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I think of a very good friend who was an exchange student from Japan!
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Racism.
Overcrowding.

Sorry if I'm too negative...
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Unknowed
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High-Tech
Big
Amazing
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: WI
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weirdoes. I can never understand waht they are thinking
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:42 AM
 
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who can understand what you are thinking?

At least they can spell
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Efficient public transportation
Good, affordable national healthcare system
General attitude towards foreigners seems a bit xenophobic
Good cuisine
Use of Chinese characters in written language, similarities with Chinese cultures
Cherry blossoms
Giant hornets
Quirky TV shows
Robotics
WW2 Atrocities (e.g. Nanjing Massacre)
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