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Old 09-13-2006, 12:42 PM   #1
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Aiki Taiso in prep for a US visit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS2GY8C_2sY
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:36 PM   #2
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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
www.engrish.com

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).
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Old 09-13-2006, 03:00 PM   #3
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Michael Young wrote:
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.

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Old 09-13-2006, 07:15 PM   #4
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Gadzook's!!!
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:14 PM   #5
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Well I've seen some bastardized English on clothes of Asian origin, so I think we're all even =)
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:30 PM   #6
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Oh you think that's bad...->

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsDNKpaKBa4

lmao
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:25 PM   #7
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Not work-safe LOL
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:00 PM   #8
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Soo bizarre.
Sigh...I sure miss Okinawa.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:09 PM   #9
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Hilarious.
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