I Like Japanese Culture

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    Who bought herself this book?

    ? WHO? Well me. XD I take Japanese lessons and we need this book to follow the lesson without trouble. :D I feel like my Japanese has improved a lot since I take these lessons. I'm level 2 now. :D :D
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 14, 2015

    Japanese Penpals

    hi I'm 15 going on 16 (in april) and I would like to have a japanese penpal, who is living in japn and looking to inprove there english,at the moment I'm learng japanese at home,my school doesn't teach it,but I know lots on japan as it is and I think would be cool to have a...
    Aspiestoryteller123 Aspiestoryteller123
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2013
    kingdave116 kingdave116
    13-15, M
    Mar 27, 2015

    I Can't Get Enough

    I love the Japanese culture so much! What got me into it, was the obvious... anime! And then I was curious to find out where this great animation was from, which opened the door to the whole culture and language. I began learning about samurai and Japanese battle weapons. And...
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    6 Responses Jun 20, 2008

    It may seem pretty unbelievable,

    but one of the best Japan-related books that I have ever read is written by a Hungarian author, Laszlo Krasznahorkai. The book is called " From the North by hill, from the South by lake, from the West by roads, from the Easy by river", according to the elements that should...
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    1 Response Nov 10, 2014

    Japan Was A Dream.

    I travelled to Japan this past summer. I spent three days in Tokyo, three days in Kyoto, and I did a week-long homestay in the western countryside, Toyama. I encountered alot of love, alot of racism. Learned even more Japanese (I've been studying for four years now). took over...
    Analouise Analouise
    18-21, F
    Apr 10, 2013

    Heading for japan for a month

    as of Boxing Day! Pretty keen! Anywhere I should check out?
    Zaada Zaada
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2014

    Writers like Mishima

    and Kawabata, filmmakers like Mizoguchi, Naruse, Kobayashi, also noise or rock bands like Merzbow, Acid Mothers Temple or Hijokaidan. Some day I want to learn Japanese and travel there.
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    1 Response Aug 6, 2014

    Amazing !

    Think I've always had a fascination regarding Japan; their traditions, their styles, their architecture, their people and their rich language.... I love the colours, the very rich colours, the temples, the mountains and whole general aesthetic of the country.... And, of course...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101
    41-45, M
    May 18, 2013

    Ahh yes, the ancient bushido way of the warrior,

    that goes all the way back to Emperor Meiji in only the 19th century who basically rewrote feudal Japanese history in order to make Japan feel like a more powerful, martial society. Jesus Christ did it work. Yeah, real Japan wasn't like that. On top of that, Japan, despite not...
    jasonBK1 jasonBK1
    18-21, M
    Mar 28
    Ihan14 Ihan14
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    Yay! I finally made it!

    I made teru teru dolls! What do you think? XD If you want to try, I don't mind noting down what you need and what you have to do. Its very simple:Need these: Cloth or fabric/ scissors/some sort of stuffing/string/ and basically any unique design stuff to make it your own doll...
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 3

    is it true that iincest is legall in japan

    and is a tradition? specially momson type. i have read that there are inzest clubs in japan like other normal night clubs. is it true?
    fariman1234 fariman1234
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2015

    I Like Japanese Culture And I Want To Learn More

    I have been fascinated by Japanese culture ever since I was in my High school sophomore English class where we had to read this book title Obasan. It was about internment camps in America, and I could stop reading it. America has internment camps and American History was an...
    eternalmoonlitsky87 eternalmoonlitsky87
    26-30, F
    Dec 30, 2012

    High Quality Craftsmanship

    i have many interests that align with things coming out of japan, like video games, comics, cars, music, fashion and maybe a few others. one thing that struck me is that japan doesn't churn out that much crap. there's tangible and earnest effort being put into the products...
    barrybear barrybear
    31-35, M
    Oct 29, 2013

    I liked the Japanese culture

    so much that I decided to spend a year living in the country learning the language. I also thought it was kind of just a phase but after spending as much time as I did there and then coming back to the states I felt more like Japan was my home and America was the foreign country...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2014

    My Japanese Roommate Is The Sweetest

    As a result of living with a japanese girl,i've come to know a lot about the culture and come in contact with many japanese people.  It may be just her personality or she and her friends may be of a different kind but i love what i see and hear so far... always eager to...
    mocha39 mocha39
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 8, 2009

    And i really miss it

    and want to go back :'(
    BiFurZak BiFurZak
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    I'm in this phase where I must go to Japan,

    and I must eat japanese food. And must learn Japanese !! And meet new japanese friends ! But I feel it's just a phase...anyways I WANT TO GO and I WANT TO MEET A JAPANESE PERSON :(
    kineticc kineticc
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2014

    I really admire Japanese culture.

    I was given the privilege to visit the country once and the experience for me was excellent. People are disciplined, courteous, kind.
    ilconde ilconde
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2014

    It's frustrating to me

    that in the west we have boiled down Japan's culture to cartoons. I cannot stand obsessive anime/manga fans. I have yet to speak to one who has even visited. They could tell me specific details about a niche anime but the second you begin to talk about things like festivals...
    1 Response Mar 8

    My Dream... To Marry A Japanese...

    I know it might be to soon to think on that but I have always been interested on Japanese boys! :O They are so respectful, generous, funny and cuteeeee! ^_^ I will take some Japanese courses at the end of my nursing A. program and get the basic then go to Japan! :D Who knows, I...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2013

    Especially their noodles,

    just too darn good
    Atom4815 Atom4815
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2015

    Japanese **** industry hit by shortage of

    men AFP report Only about 70 male actors to 10,000 women; $20 bn **** industry under threat TOKYO For a man carrying a nation's libido on his shoulders, Japanese "**** king Shimiken" looks as fresh as a daisy. The 35-year-old cult hero, described by one director as the Cristiano...
    khenpal khenpal
    51-55, M
    2 Responses May 10, 2015

    Nagashi-Bina Festival

    I know it's still a long way away but I can't wait for this perticler festival,not only because I love japanese culture but because it's on my birthday! April 11th,ironcly it's my 16th and this festivle is ment to bring good luck in to home,what I've gathed so far is that, you...
    Aspiestoryteller123 Aspiestoryteller123
    18-21, F
    Mar 11, 2013

    J-Pop Music.

    I really love the Japanese Pop music. It's much better than American pop music! My favorite artists are: Ayumi Hamasaki, Kumi Koda, Namie Amuro, capsule and Aural Vampire (don't think they classify under J-pop). Overall, I just really love Japanese music in general. I love the...
    xpetiteetoilex xpetiteetoilex
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2013

    There is this Summer program in Japan.

    .. Called Traditional Culture Summer program. It's a 3-4 weeks program that includes learning Japanese in a language school for 3hrs/day and in the afternoon, there are some activities! Excursions like going to Kyoto and Kara-(don't remember the name! XD) are part of the...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    I'm In Japan Right Now!

    I'm getting my bachelor's degree at a four year college here in Japan. It's interesting how much of life is similar and yet dissimilar, and I don't even know how to describe it. I'll just bring up an interesting cultural difference because I can -- Did you know, ladies (this...
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    5 Responses Feb 27, 2008

    I wanna go Tokyo!!!

    😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩 Somebody take me with them!!!
    CutieStare CutieStare
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2014

    I Luv Tokyo !

    Im a mixed of Chinese-Japanese- and Thai but I was born in Tokyo ;) So, Yeah Im glad to know that many ppl like and admire Japanese culture Japanese teenagers are very unique and dare to be different (like me) We dont ******' care what ppl will think of or judge us as "...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Nov 24, 2009


    Japanese culture is so innovative and at the leading edge in so many areas (think Honda, Toyota, Sony, Sanyo, Kurosawa, Imamura, Oe). Bukkake hit the West with surprise. That erotica could involve anonymous girls as front line actors astounded the cheap shallowness of US and...
    KenWX KenWX
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2011

    I Met Japanese Exchange Students

    Every year we get female exchange students at aout 14-15 years old to my private school in Australia. I, myself am Viet and Korean, but is interested in Japanese culture. Their food, sushi, bentos, their clothing, lolita, goth, anime and manga are all my interest. We got...
    VictoriaNCandyfloss VictoriaNCandyfloss
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2012


    I'm a western malw who loves the japanese Gyaru/gyaru-o sub-culture
    akkigama akkigama
    1 Response Jul 6, 2008

    And Japanoise too. It may sound weird,

    but I find it really intimate and real. Like the musicians are showing their guts to me.
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    2 Responses Feb 20, 2015

    Japanese Culture

    Something unique and fascinating about Japanese culture that has always magnetized towards me.  I love learning about their background, beliefs, and cooking their food :)
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    1 Response Jun 28, 2009

    Why is japan culture

    so much better then us Americans, Like for real everybody here is complaning about racism , Hate and other problems
    HazelRoseWolfe HazelRoseWolfe
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2015


    are probably the thing that fascinates me about japanese culture. they were unbelievably brave and loyal. how could someone be so loyal to their master to the extent of proudly dying for them?? the respect they had for the samurai code of conduct is to this day unmatched. i fell...
    suddenstorm suddenstorm
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 2, 2012


    watashiwa samui~desu...hidoi!Tatsuskete kudasai,..minna ~san?Phedo desu!*kisu*
    PhedoRuka PhedoRuka
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2009

    Grew up as an otaku during my teens

    and with friends we used to think it was the best country in the world and say things like we want to learn their tongue and some spiritual stuff they have and eat their food. But then the otaku fever slows down a lot and it stops being anime dream world but the good things we...
    Flouffy Flouffy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 7

    I grew up around "red necks",

    farmers, construction workers, etc. I feel slightly disgusted when I compare the depravity of our current American culture, to the far more sophisticated ancient Japanese culture. Even when compared to the native american culture. Life was simpler. They valued integrity...
    benmiller914 benmiller914
    22-25, M
    Nov 11, 2014
    RohanRam RohanRam
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    I Grow Up With Japanese Kwaii Culture and Anime In Hong Kong

    when i told my japanese friend about i know doraemon, gegege no kitaro, and many other favorite anime, they were giving me a -O- face. hong kong got deeply soaked into japanese 80s kawaii culture due to the economic face that time. and many other like me who grew up in the 80s...
    boxyfish boxyfish
    26-30, F
    Feb 10, 2009

    This is a song for a TV serial in the 1980s-

    疑惑。 I love 山口百惠 and 三浦友和。
    novembermoon novembermoon
    41-45, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    Japanese Secret Weapon Revealed

    This is an extract from a novel MS I have written. Nobody was talking about it. Not about planes, not about submarines, not about anything Japanese, not about the Pacific War of 1939-1945. But Christ’s bald headed mate from Tasmania thought he’d tell them anyway. The...
    KenWX KenWX
    61-65, M
    1 Response Dec 4, 2011

    I Love Japan

    japan is my favorite place aside from my own land... i never been there yet but i always go there... in my dreams... i am a konoha citizen..hehehe
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    2 Responses Nov 7, 2013

    Want To Visit

    Though I feel weird about it. I'm not sure how I would be received in Japan, but I've been looking into the culture for almost a decade now. If I went I would be going by myself though. I'd love to have a penpal I could meet up with who would show me a ton of cool places to go...
    RomeAgain RomeAgain
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

    is it true that iincest is legall in japan

    and is a tradition? specially momson type. i have read that there are inzest clubs in japan like other normal night clubs. is it true?
    fariman1234 fariman1234
    18-21, M
    Mar 18, 2015

    Related Experiences

    I'm learning Japanese through textfugu, and I've finally finished memorizing hiragana!
    EclaireBently EclaireBently
    13-15, F
    Apr 21
    We are a desi couple and I am the husband here. Have been here earlier and had some good interaction with people and friends here. Since EP is closing, I would like to connect...
    Desicouplefun Desicouplefun
    46-50, M
    Apr 21
    I originally came here to be anonymous, to read things I found to be of interest and respond however I liked without reproach, but I eventually realized that who I am and what I do...
    anon8369 anon8369
    31-35, M
    Apr 21
    I love history with a bit of mystery and particularly ancient history! Doesnt really matter where in the world it is. With the imminent closure of EP I am putting myself out there...
    stargirl58 stargirl58
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    SOMEBODY HELP PLZ!!! I don't know what language is that caracter from but, if you know what is means can you please help me
    XxmakaronxX XxmakaronxX
    13-15, F
    Apr 18
    then i'd love to introduce and recommend my favorite japanese rock artist. Aya Kamiki She is so cool https://youtu.be/DBIiYs2iFc8
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 17
    I feel like I have never been mentally here on Earth. Ever since I began to comprehend language and think critically I have never felt like I was meant to be on this Earth. This...
    MillennialStarSon MillennialStarSon
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 14
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_FestivalMay I sprinkle water on you if you are to hot ;)?Happy New Year to You All!What does your New Year look like?
    whyacinth whyacinth
    31-35, F
    Apr 11
    An open letter to ExperienceProject team; The day I received an email with a subject "Until We Meet Again", I had a fuzzy feeling but doubting that it's bad. Until I read it, and...
    Beliebingxx Beliebingxx
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
    All I want to find is a naughty cheerleader, nurse, Asian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Malaysian,or Thai girlfriend that atleast sends pictures, you don't have to be horny...
    vicedragon2 vicedragon2
    18-21, M
    Apr 9
    Im a junior in high school, my parents pressure me everyday about my future. They ask about school, about my friends, about prom, about colleges, about getting a job, but they...
    aqua1182 aqua1182
    16-17, F
    Apr 7
    : Because you - you think like that, and Jenna doesn't. Jenna dances for an audience. You dance like there's no-one else in the room... Your life's not simple, Fiona, and you can't...
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    Apr 7
    Fuc,k the liers who say they love you but they really don't Fuc,k the pretenders who'll make you believe when nothing true Fuc,k the maniacs who'll do everything to score Fuc,k...
    mysticalexis224 mysticalexis224
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 7
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