Comments on: Things I won’t miss about Japan http://notjustninjas.chrissam42.com/2009/07/things-i-wont-miss-about-japan/ Tue, 15 May 2012 14:34:13 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 By: Christeph in Japan » Blog Archive » Things I will miss about Japan http://notjustninjas.chrissam42.com/2009/07/things-i-wont-miss-about-japan/comment-page-1/#comment-12250 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 06:57:46 +0000 http://notjustninjas.chrissam42.com/?p=735#comment-12250 [...] Indeed, the ubiquitous presence of Shinto shrines fully makes up for the country’s otherwise ugly construction practices. Nothing spruces up a wall of concrete like a bright and cheery shrine where you least expect it. [...]

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By: Mitsuye Yamada http://notjustninjas.chrissam42.com/2009/07/things-i-wont-miss-about-japan/comment-page-1/#comment-12248 Wed, 08 Jul 2009 23:36:31 +0000 http://notjustninjas.chrissam42.com/?p=735#comment-12248 Oh my! This was so much fun to read! Even I, who understand Japanese, had trouble understanding the the “yes which sometimes means no” in Japan. For instance, at one point I asked an “usher” (or some white gloved official-looking person who is always standing around) at a temple in Kyoto if I may take photographs and she said “Hai, blah blah blah.” Of course all I heard was the first word, “yes” so I started snapping pictures and got yelled at by a male guard. So I said to my cousin, “But that women at the entrance said I could take pictures and he said no she said (roughly translated) “Hai, we would appreciate it if you would refrain from taking pictures.”

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By: Obacyan http://notjustninjas.chrissam42.com/2009/07/things-i-wont-miss-about-japan/comment-page-1/#comment-12244 Mon, 06 Jul 2009 08:27:54 +0000 http://notjustninjas.chrissam42.com/?p=735#comment-12244 OMG… those are the things I hate the most.

Well, I mean, tell me about the goddamn bureaucracy…
There has not been a single day I didn’t have to deal with it in my office.

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By: mom http://notjustninjas.chrissam42.com/2009/07/things-i-wont-miss-about-japan/comment-page-1/#comment-12243 Mon, 06 Jul 2009 04:47:33 +0000 http://notjustninjas.chrissam42.com/?p=735#comment-12243 This is funny, Chris. We’re glad to read your writing occasionally. Good to hear from you. Love, Mom

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