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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:07 pm

Yeah, that sounds like Japan to me. "Deliberately obscure" could be the national motto.
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:13 pm

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ETA: Ooh, I didn't expect that link to self-embed like that. Nice. :D
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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:23 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Yeah, that sounds like Japan to me. "Deliberately obscure" could be the national motto.
Not to mention how the government uses “privacy” as a weapon against transparency. I’ve heard of cases where people couldn’t get the government to release information it had about them due to “protection of personal privacy.”

But the government knows its audience. If there’s one idea almost every Japanese can get behind, it’s keeping the neighbors in the dark.

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:07 am

There is disturbing . . .

. . . and then there is Japan:

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:11 am

Doctor X wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:07 am
There is disturbing . . .

. . . and then there is Japan:
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FTFY! :o

She looks angry. I have seen such フィギュア in the shops of Akihabara, etc. Wouldn't actually buy one lest my family disown me. But (a friend told me once that) there's plenty more where that came from if you search for フィギュア. :wink:

Something rather disturbing:
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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:46 am

So is the idea to collect them all?

Variety of essentially similar poses in the same outfit, etc. 8)
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:09 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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So is the idea to collect them all?

Variety of essentially similar poses in the same outfit, etc. 8)
Well that's what makers would hope. The "figures" are supposed to be "collectables." The otaku collect these things which is why there is a market for them. I think only the most extreme otaku would actually try to collect all of them. Maybe just all of their favorite characters.
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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:38 am

So that's a definite character from some movie series or something like that.

Not just a generic salacious French maid in one of her many poses?
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:43 am

I really don't know Abdul. To me it just looks like a generic anime character in a maid outfit.

But likely it is a character from some anime. Maybe Doc knows.
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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:13 am

I just got a great idea.

A chess set of salacious French maids with different poses corresponding to the different pieces.

But if you are not Japanese enough you will never be able to remember which is which. :mrgreen:
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:28 am

Not like she is going to lose her head over it. . . .
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:31 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:43 am
But likely it is a character from some anime. Maybe Doc knows.
I do not know at all. Not my thing though I can see some humor in the intentionally funny ones like Tomoko:

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Some, from what I have seen, are intricately done much like various statutes and figures were collected and painted by D&D and other gamers "in the day."

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:53 pm

Japanese worker punished for starting lunch three minutes early

Managers called TV news conference and bowed in apology at employee’s ‘deeply regrettable’ actions

The 64-year-old, an employee of the waterworks bureau in the western city of Kobe, was fined and reprimanded after he was found to have left his desk just three minutes before the start of his designated lunch break on 26 occasions over a seven-month period.

Senior officials at the bureau then called a televised news conference, where they described the man’s conduct as “deeply regrettable” and bowed in apology.

A spokesman for the bureau told AFP: “The lunch break is from noon to 1pm. He left his desk before the break.”

The worker had violated a public service law requiring officials to “concentrate on their jobs”, according to the bureau.

Local media reported the incident soon after MPs passed a law intended to address Japan’s punishingly long working hours.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... utes-early

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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:55 pm

Witness wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:53 pm
Japanese worker punished for starting lunch three minutes early

Managers called TV news conference and bowed in apology at employee’s ‘deeply regrettable’ actions

The 64-year-old, an employee of the waterworks bureau in the western city of Kobe, was fined and reprimanded after he was found to have left his desk just three minutes before the start of his designated lunch break on 26 occasions over a seven-month period.

Senior officials at the bureau then called a televised news conference, where they described the man’s conduct as “deeply regrettable” and bowed in apology.

A spokesman for the bureau told AFP: “The lunch break is from noon to 1pm. He left his desk before the break.”

The worker had violated a public service law requiring officials to “concentrate on their jobs”, according to the bureau.

Local media reported the incident soon after MPs passed a law intended to address Japan’s punishingly long working hours.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... utes-early
Japan is an anal society, no doubt. But my inner cynic suspects this guy either pissed someone off or is getting scapegoated to keep the public looking stage left and thinking “Ah, sasuga desu ne. Our local government workers are just so honest, not even three minutes extra lunch break will be tolerated.” Meanwhile, local construction companies are busy stage right dropping bags of cash in corrupt politicians’ laps.

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:54 am

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"We just import olive oil."

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:26 am

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Re: Japan

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Post by Witness » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:14 am

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:18 am

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:31 am

Good.

Not enough.

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