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ぼうたおし or ‘Pulling the Pole’

Mar 01, 2013 No Comments

It is not a secret that the Japanese are known worldwide for their kindness and politeness, but once they have been given the ‘go ahead’ to leave all formalities behind, it is quite astonishing to see how quickly aggressive they become, sometimes even more so in comparison with other nationalities that are supposedly more violent. [...]

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Stone pillar saves a small town from a tsunami

Jan 02, 2013 No Comments

The people of a small village in Japan made sure they took the warning written on an old stone pillar seriously, which said “Remember the calamities caused by the great tsunamis, do not build your houses below this sign.” This might seem like something out of an RPG, in which they point out the gateway [...]

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Eat candy for a bigger chest

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

If you would like a significant augmentation of your chest, and have no money for an operation, then continue to read carefully… In Japan, they have invented a candy that may be the answer you’ve been waiting for! This candy is supposed to increase your breasts by more than one size. You only need to [...]

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A Japanese commercial

Nov 22, 2012 No Comments

The commercial starts out well and it looks like the child is going to have a bright future, but things do not always go the way you want. Or does it? Or not? Well here is the ad, so let’s see whether or not he is lucky indeed.  

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Bathing in Japan

Sep 20, 2012 No Comments

Some time ago, I wrote about the typical house in Japan. When I met up with a Japanese friend, I got to know more about Japanese houses and how important the bathroom is for them. It is obvious that the bathroom is important in every house, but in Japan it can become one of those [...]

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Kendama, a Japanese toy

Jul 20, 2012 No Comments

In another post, we saw the Japanese toy Daruma-otoshi. Now, it is time to talk about kendama (けん玉). This game consists of three components: a kind of hammer with a hollow side and a pointed side; a rope; and a ball with a small hole in it. The idea is to try and get the [...]

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Daruma otoshi: a Japanese game

Apr 26, 2012 No Comments

In this era of technology, you would think that we would write about a fantastic game that has a great impact and awesome graphics. But no, today we will write about a classic Japanese game. Daruma otoshi is one of those games that will always stay around. It is possible that you might not play [...]

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