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Postby gsjackson » June 1st, 2014, 2:38 pm

I don't know much about it, but my understanding is that the Japanese military in the '30s cultivated a culture of blood-thirsty ruthlessness. I had not thought this necessarily extended to Japanese civilian culture.
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Postby Yohan » June 1st, 2014, 3:15 pm

In general Japan is a nice place for living, I am living here since 1976, originally from Europe. No intention to go back to my native country.
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Postby Luc Furr » June 1st, 2014, 4:28 pm

A tourist never gets to know the real Japan. It is completely different from how it appears but really that is true of all countries, isn't it. I guess we could say the same about people.
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Postby Jester » June 2nd, 2014, 5:37 am

Yohan wrote:In general Japan is a nice place for living, I am living here since 1976, originally from Europe. No intention to go back to my native country.


Are you or have you been married to a Japanese lady?

Do you socialize with Japanese folks while speaking Japanese?

Or more with mixed couples, expats, etc?
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Postby Yohan » June 3rd, 2014, 3:23 pm

Jester wrote:Are you or have you been married to a Japanese lady?

Do you socialize with Japanese folks while speaking Japanese?

Or more with mixed couples, expats, etc?


I am married to a Japanese woman since 1976 and we have 2 daughters, and I was living before together with a Malaysian Chinese girl for a few years around 1972.

Yes, I speak and read Japanese fluently, but I am a white man from Europe, not of mixed race.

I am quite busy, not retired yet, time is always a problem. Yes, I have some contacts, not so much however, with Japanese people, and also with some other expats, mixed couples, this is mostly related to my job and people I know from my workplace and hobbies like radioamateur (mostly technicians from USA) - but most contacts I have with Philippine people, as I support my Filipina fosterdaughter since over 10 years.
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