View Full Version : Aiki Taiso in prep for a US visit
09-13-2006, 12:42 PM
09-13-2006, 01:36 PM
I'm not sure how funny this video really is (I'm laughing, but with a guilty conscience). Its tragic that this is something the Japanese feel they must learn when coming to visit here.
In 1998 I visited some friends who live in Tokyo. They were military, but lived off base in a Japanese home. When they first arrived in Japan, they were advised that they could always leave their home and car doors unlocked without fear of break-ins...unless they were on base where they were surrounded by Americans. There it was a theft probelm and it was "big-american-city" security measures as usual: don't leave your car doors unlocked and hide all valuables...sad state of affairs :(
For some funny bastardization of english by Japanese, check out
Of course, I'm sure there has been many a cringing Japanese face when seeing some of the incorrect use of kanji on American t-shirts (and tattoos).
09-13-2006, 03:00 PM
I'm not sure how funny this video really is (I'm laughing, but with a guilty conscience). Its tragic that this is something the Japanese feel they must learn when coming to visit here. Just to be fair about the Japanese, I think it should be mentioned that one important factor to consider is that their idea of humor and "what's popular in western TV" has a lot to do with some of the bizarre talk-shows, variety shows, etc. ;)
09-13-2006, 07:15 PM
09-14-2006, 05:14 PM
Well I've seen some bastardized English on clothes of Asian origin, so I think we're all even =)
Oh you think that's bad...->
09-14-2006, 08:25 PM
Not work-safe LOL
09-14-2006, 09:00 PM
Soo bizarre. :D
Sigh...I sure miss Okinawa.
09-14-2006, 10:09 PM
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