Female-only areas in Japan.

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  1. The Dark Wolf

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    Unless we were the ones doing it. :D


    (A little more of that sarcasm thing, there. Personally, I'd wait until I at least was off the train, and sitting at the station, before I busted out my porn. :lol: )
     
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    Uhhh, forgive me if I didn't CLEARLY communicate that I understood that anime, hentai, and the news, were not accurate representations of your culture.

    Since this may take too long to adequately explain in this forum, could you perhaps recommend a good book.
     
  3. Naren

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    Man, that's difficult. I don't think culture can be properly explained through a book and some of the traditional anthropological books I've read on Japanese culture struck me as just plain insulting (such as The Sword and the Chrysanthamum). If I had to recommend a book, it definitely wouldn't be one you'd find in a regular bookstore...

    Modern Japanese culture is quick complicated. Traditional elements are still present, but they have faded away quite a bit. This is the type of thing that is hard to learn through a book. What do you want to know? If you want to know how Japanese view things or perceive things, you could read a book on Japanese philosophy, but then you'd get into a lot of stuff you might have no interest in like Shinto philosophy, Buddhist schools of thought, Neo-Confucianism, etc. If you want to know about the "Japanese way of life", you could get a book on "society" or "culture", but then you might get overloaded with that and not have a balance there.

    I really can't recommend any books... sorry...
     
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    Cancer Cancer:The Crucifuct

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    Perhaps some background would help here....

    About a year ago TechTV (before the <sarcasm>Awesomely Great G$Tv</sarcasm> took over) they have some show about an American videogame designer who moved to Japan. He said alot of things about the video game industry, but one thing that always stuck in mind was (and I'm paraphrasing) "If one wants to see the future of the world, one only need to look to Japan, as they truly are the only post-apocalyptic culture presently on Earth....", the show they went into how the cellphone was a dating tool of choice in Japan, with strangers meeting up for sex after text messaging each other...yadda yadda yadda G$TV sucks yadda yadda.

    Since I'm one of these bright and cheery souls who believes the world is heading for some kind of major catastrophe that we will no doubt survive, this is all very fascinating to me, and since the survival of humanity depends at least in part (unless we go back to cavemen ways) on human dating and mating, if I can get some glimpse into what the future is like well then ...super.

    That and I'm fledgling japanophile who wants the inside track on dating Asian women.....:agreed:
     
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    Hey guys... I guess you could argue that since he lives there, it's his culture, but that's a bit of a stretch to me, since he's as American as apple pie. I know him. FTR, Naren is a big, strapping white dude. He ain't Japanese! :lol: But he does know as much if not more about Japan and such than probably most Japanese people, plus he's totally fluent in Japanese.

    I think lots of people get the impression from being on here that you're asian, E. :lol:
     
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    Hmmm...how would one describe american culture?
     
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    Just like Japanese culture...

    ONLY BIGGER!!!

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  8. Naren

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    Ah, I interpreted that completely different. When he said "Uhhh, forgive me if I didn't CLEARLY communicate that I understood that anime, hentai, and the news, were not accurate representations of your culture." I didn't interpret that as him meaning I was Japanese. I thought he meant "I understood that animation, porno, and the news, are not accurate representations of anyone's culture." I thought the "your culture" was the all-encompassing "you." For example, "History is not a good representation of your culture" (whatever culture that may be). Note: that was just an example.

    Yeah, well, if anyone thinks I'm Japanese, all they have to do is look at the "real name:" field next to my post. 100% Caucasian.

    Cell phones aren't "dating tools." In the US, most people who go to have sex with some complete stranger use some internet website like adultfriendfinder or sexfriends.com or sexsexsexbuddies.org or whatever. In Japan, the internet is not as prevalent as it is in the US, so if someone gets all horny and wants to have sex with some complete stranger, they can do that on their cell phone. That's quite different from dating. I wouldn't say that someone using "adultfriendfinder" to have sex with people is "dating" those people.

    And, I work as a translator at a video game company here in Tokyo and you don't see me on shitty TV shows like that, do ya?
     
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    ^ Dude, don't make me sic Godzilla on yo' ass. :mad:


    :lol:
     
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    It would take me over 400 pages to describe American culture, so I won't bother. It's too complicated.

    Dude, I OWN Godzilla. :cool:
     
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    I bet you and him play dueling banjos at karaoke night, too. You on your 7, him on your mandolin! :shred:
     
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    How'd you know?! He plays a damn good mandolin. I'd never imagine with those huge fingers he'd be a mandolin shreddin' monster. Not a bad singer, either.
     
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    As long as you stay away from his radioactive breath I bet, huh?

    "OOOH SOOO... la mio.... " *ZAP*

    :flame:

    "Whoops."
     

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