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Post by JJW009 » Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:31 pm

I found THIS rather good personal website. It is a western view of Japan, and I found it well written and interesting.



One thing I learned:


Getting a drivers license in Japan costs 3,000 dollars and a one month training course must be taken.


Blimey - but I guess they don't want to encourage it! Judging by the Anime, most people use push bikes... now we know why!




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Post by brataccas » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:40 pm

I just got an import of Final fantasy 7: advent children fom japan with english subtitles <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://i6.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /><!--endemo--> anyone else seen it?




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Post by Big_Adam » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:42 pm

me think this should be in the anime section but.....meh. still havn't seen advent children i did watch a bit then left it. really need to see the rest. is it any good man??




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Post by brataccas » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:03 am

ive yet to watch it :P




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Post by belchingmatt » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:14 am

Import or download?




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Post by 0_Koneko_0 » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:20 am

I have a copy of FF:AC, japanese with subs. FF:AC is awesome and I shall be buying it when its released over here.



I LOVE the smoothness of the animation, and of course the musc done by Nobuo Uematsu..




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Post by Big_Adam » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:20 am

downloading. no we;re all upstanding and good citizens who would never do anything illigal ever



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Post by brataccas » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:32 am

well it was a 700mb mpeg on my friends pc, and I had brought over my external hard drive, ill let you guess what happans next <img src='http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/brataccas/spra.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image'>




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Post by brataccas » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:52 pm

OMFG! I was up till 3am and I thought oh bugger it ill just watch it now, and WOW that is such an awesome film! made my hair literally feel as though its standing on end :o the animation is the best ive seen in a movie and Its great seeing the FF7 characters :o truly awesome! ! !




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Post by Mrs Redeyes » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:49 am

Manekineko


Do you know what manekineko is? Manekineko are cat-shaped lucky charms. Maneki means beckoning and neko means cats in Japanese. A Manekineko raises one of its front paws and beckons (maneku) by showing the palm of the paw. It's said that manekineko raising the left hand beckons customers and one raising the right hand beckons money. You see manekineko in many Japanese stores.



It's said that manekineko reflect cultural differences between Japan and the US. Manekineko in Japan show the palm of its paw, and Manekineko made for exports show the back of its paw. In contrast to the Japanese beckon by showing the palm of the hand, the Americans beckon by showing the back of the hand.



Japanese lucky cat charms are popular items at souvenior shops in Japan. There are many different colors and designs of manekineko available. Enjoy finding your favorite ones when you visit Japan.


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Post by JJW009 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:32 pm

lol, a friend of mine has about 5 of them on his desk. He's an old customer of mine, so I probably won't see him again <!--emo&:(--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' /><!--endemo-->




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