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Re: Japan

Postby Anaxagoras » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:51 pm

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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:42 pm

Why is the videographer obsessed with the conductor's crotch?






What?

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Re: Japan

Postby Witness » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:27 am


Very neat, excellent sound quality! Thanks Anax!

But the sound doesn't pan with the picture… :twisted: (Never happy. :wink: )

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Re: Japan

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Re: Japan

Postby Grammatron » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:44 am

I've taken a local train on one of the routes from Kyoto to Nara to Osaka and in reverse. Very scenic country.
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Re: Japan

Postby Witness » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:56 pm

Japanese woo, the "Miross program" (I give no link):

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There are seven schools across Japan and about 150 full-time teachers responsible for the curriculum. Seminars are also held across in Japan for an introduction to Miross.

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Re: Japan

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:13 am

"Miross" doesn't sound Japanese at all.

Does the name confer a cachet of mysterious wisdom of the inscrutable Occident? :mrgreen:
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Re: Japan

Postby Grammatron » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:23 pm

http://www.bricknewz.com/2017/12/japane ... rumps.html

Japanese student translates Trump's tweets to practice English, accidentally gets 90k+ followers
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Re: Japan

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:31 am

Grammatron wrote:http://www.bricknewz.com/2017/12/japanese-student-translates-trumps.html

Japanese student translates Trump's tweets to practice English, accidentally gets 90k+ followers


Interesting, but the last tweet from that account appears to be dated 9/17.

Guess he got tired of it.
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Re: Japan

Postby Bruce » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:49 am

Much like DocX's Japanese references, Japan itself is getting old.

http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-fe ... sis-2017-4

the birth rate in Japan is so low, and the boom of senior citizens so huge, that adult diapers have outsold baby diapers for the last 6 years.


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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:35 am

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Re: Japan

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:46 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:"Miross" doesn't sound Japanese at all.

Does the name confer a cachet of mysterious wisdom of the inscrutable Occident? :mrgreen:


Probably something like that. I haven't encountered this in the wild. If you Google Miross, the first result appears to be a travel agency in Belgrade.
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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:17 am

Japanese does not have closed syllables that do not involve an "n"--ん or a repetition of the consonant such as is/sho/ni--いっしょに. Sometimes the terminal vowel is suppressed if it is an "u" as in desu--です--though I think you hear a very tiny "u" in Official Japanese Broadcast Speak.

The "One Point English" video previously linked I found especially funny because the prostitute teaching English would pause and stress the copula です as "des!" as she translated "first-rate cunt lapping!"

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Re: Japan

Postby Witness » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:18 am

Anaxagoras wrote:I haven't encountered this in the wild. If you Google Miross, the first result appears to be a travel agency in Belgrade.

Meet the founder:

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:mrgreen:

Woo + vaporware: http://rossco.jp/en/academy/.

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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:51 am

Still, I didn’t have it as bad as one 41-year-old woman living in Fukuoka City. Late in the afternoon of Saturday December 2, the woman (whose name has been withheld) contacted the police after the man who lived in the unit above her suddenly smashed through his floor/her ceiling and hurled a large piece of wood into her living space.

When the police arrived, they found that the man, 33-year-old Kei Fujino, had used some sort of object to bust out a roughly square opening 50 centimeters (19.7 inches) to a side. Once he’d punched through, he threw a piece of lumber approximately 120 centimeters (47.2 inches) through the hole, smashing the woman’s TV stand. Thankfully, the woman was not injured in the incident.

The police have placed Fujino under arrest, and in what might be the strangest part of the entire ordeal, the woman and Fujino have never met each other or spoken face-to-face. As such, the police say they don’t know what prompted the attack. The apparent targeting of the woman’s television, however, could be a sign that Fujino was upset over noise from the TV’s speakers. While a noisy neighbor can be a major nuisance, the tradeoff of putting a hole through your floor to deal with the problem seems like a net loss even before you factor in getting arrested for it. Given Fujino’s destructive powers, though, hopefully the authorities are holding him in a sturdily built facility.

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Re: Japan

Postby Witness » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:33 am

BBC wrote:Japanese firm to use drone to force overtime staff to go home

A Japanese firm is planning to use a drone to force employees out of their offices by playing music at them if they stay to work evening overtime.

The drone will fly through offices after hours playing Auld Lang Syne, which is commonly used to announce that stores are closing.

Japan has for years been trying to curb excessive overtime and the health issues and even deaths it can cause.

Experts were unimpressed, one branding it a "silly" idea.

According to Japanese media, office security and cleaning firm Taisei will develop the device with drone maker Blue Innovation and telecommunications company NTT East.

The camera-equipped drone will take flights through the office space playing the famous Scottish tune.

"You can't really work when you think 'it's coming over any time now' and hear Auld Lang Syne along with the buzz," Norihiro Kato, a director at Taisei, told news agency AFP.

Taisei plans to start the drone service in April 2018 as a trial within their own company and later in the year offer it to others.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42275874 (with critical point of view)

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Re: Japan

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:21 am

Japanese people tend to feel like it's their duty to work overtime. No, they don't get paid extra.
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Re: Japan

Postby Witness » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:29 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Japanese people tend to feel like it's their duty to work overtime. No, they don't get paid extra.

:roll:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFr0zeCZEcs

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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:57 am

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
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Re: Japan

Postby Anaxagoras » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:47 am

Witness wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:Japanese people tend to feel like it's their duty to work overtime. No, they don't get paid extra.

:roll:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFr0zeCZEcs



I believe the name of that hairstyle is Takashimada. 高島田

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/高島田

Eventually it will come back into fashion.
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