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View Poll Results: China or Japan?
China 26 28.26%
Japan 66 71.74%
Voters: 92. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-03-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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I'd love to visit both but I'd go to Japan first because I'm fond of Japanese culture. And I'd love to visit China because I have Chinese ancestry.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:14 AM
 
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Which Buick models are cool looking? I've only seen the same black sedan style, as well as those very inexpensive small Buick cars. It is funny how Buick is so popular in China, and in the States its like a farty old man's car..........
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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I been to both and HAVE to pick Japan its much more clean,rich and fun. Also I hate to say it but civilized. And also Japan has a much better economy let alone China is still developing.>sorry Chinese people.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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Japan because of how clean it is
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:40 AM
 
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I've already been to China, but if I hadn't been to either it would still be China by the barest whisker. Both are fascinating countries and not too far from me on a world scale, and both have an interesting mix of the traditional and the supermodern. Both also boast natural beauty, although China is probably the most diverse single country on the planet (from palm fringed tropical beaches, to sub-arctic tundra, to the Himalayas, scorching deserts, towering limestone karsts).

I intend to make this an ongoing thing, and you can start your own 'battles' if you like.

Which would you rather go to?
Since I have already been to China, I would opt for Japan.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Personally, I'd like to visit both countries. It would be an interesting cultural experience. I chose China because I think I know a little less about it than Japan. Learning about Japan through the filtered animations and diversity class has given me some information. Although I would like to go there to see how much of it (probably very little) is actually true.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Already been to Japan twice but have only seen Tokyo.
I think i would rather visit Japan again but then the Kansai region (Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto) than go to China, Hong Kong is another story.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:36 AM
 
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Japan hands down. China is too crowded hectic, disgusting and dirty for me. Sorry if I offend any Chinese on here. That being said, I would avoid Tokyo and Osaka like the plague but I think I'd enjoy the rest of Japan
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:09 PM
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....never been to Japan, so no question i would want to visit there....heard Times Square in NYC doesn't compare to Shinjuku in Tokyo.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Oh I know, a good example is when they tore down all those old 'hutongs' - neighbourhoods that are hundreds of years old in Beijing to 'modernise' the place. Don't they realise how much things like that attract tourists? China is like the US in the 1950s - just build, build, build. I went to the world's biggest shopping mall (at the time, they've probably bettered themselves twice over now!) and it was full of Chanel and Louis Vutton stores that were so deserted it was eerie; and this was at 3pm on a Saturday! I hope they begin to appreciate what is important.
I know this post is damn near three years old now, but... I think that as was the case with the US, as the years go by and people are further and more people who were alive in the "bad old days" pass away, people will realize that the "good old days" were ones where excitement for the future trumped the legacy of the past. From my perception, it seems as though at the same time that the Chinese have an intense pride for their history and culture and often credit their success to it, they'll happily proclaim this from inside of a Bentley, wearing Louis Vuitton loafers and an Armani suit, gesturing while holding an iPhone in a 24kt gold case and a limited-edition Brietling on their wrist. The traditional definitions of "success" are gradually being covered with the same sort of consumerism that people held as an inferiority of the West just a couple decades ago. As the gold tarnishes, future generations will stand back and look at the towers that were once glittering with the unstoppable momentum of a nation as kitschy, dowdy reminders of naive arrogance that displaced a centuries-old culture.
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