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201. Posted:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Japan is okay, but China rocks!

Well, I'm sure that the China's culture is just as rich as Japan's, but their current government is a bit of a stinker (you know, with the internet censoring, forced population control, and imprisonment, or murder, of those who criticise government policies, amongst other human rights violations).

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202. Posted:

Just watched Begin Japanology. The subject was Regional Fast Food (referred to as B Grade Gourmet).

They showed various dishes, regionalized for various locations throughout Japan. there were way too many to list here, but they all looked good (variants on Ramen, Yakisoba, and Udon were plentiful).

The first B Grade gourmet dishes were developed in the 1950's, but didn't get any exposure outside of their region. In the 1980's (due to a large economic boom), fancy gourmet became popular. In the 1990's (due to the internet), regional B Grade Gourmet dishes started getting more exposure. More recently (due to an economic slowdown) B Grade Gourmet has become increasingly popular, as the various dishes are known all across the country, and people are cutting back from more extravagant foods.

A huge contest (started in 2006) was highlighted. This past year, there were hundreds of contestants and over 500,000 visitors in just two days.

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203. Posted:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Japan is okay, but China rocks!

No one who has ever been to both China and Japan says that. :P

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204. Posted:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Japan is okay, but China rocks!

Really, why?

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205. Posted:

Just watched Jibtv. They told the story of a coastal fishing town that was devistated by last year's tsunami, and how they're recovering.

Touching stuff.

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206. Posted:

LordOtakWiiU wrote:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Japan is okay, but China rocks!

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Really, why?

Because Japan sucks!

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207. Posted:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

LordOtakWiiU wrote:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Japan is okay, but China rocks!

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Really, why?

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Because Japan sucks!

How so?

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208. Posted:

They had a special showing of Sports Japan tonight (a show I usually don't get to see because of it's normal time)!

They talked about some of Japan's Olympic competitors.

The first (that I saw) was about one of Japan's shooters, Nakayama. They talked about how she juggles her Olympic career, and raising her daughter (as a single mother). The story was pretty touching.

They then talked about the Japanese volleyball team (women), and the technique, rules, and science behind the sport.

Note: missed the very first part, because I was finishing up watching Toonami.

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209. Posted:

J-Melo was on tonight! They had an Okinawan special.

The first song was Shimauta (Island Song), by the BOOM. Very unique (mixed traditional music styles with modern twists).

They then did a montage of different Japanese music groups & solo artists from Okinawa.

The next song was Shimanchunu Takara (Islander's Treasure), by BEGIN. Had a mixed sound of traditional and modern.

Traditional Okinawan songs, like Koe Naki Inochi & Tinsagunu Hana, were showcased.

Traditional Okinawan dances, Amawari & Kimutaka no uta, were shown.

The final song was Shinkanucha (fellowship), by Kazufumi (didn't catch his last name). Very upbeat & inspirational!

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210. Posted:

Just finished watching Itadakimatsu! Dining With the Chef. For some reason, the channel was mute, lol.

They made Tempura. They fried shrimp, sweet potatos, and Shiitake mushrooms. Looked awesome!

They also made Clam Miso Soup to go with it. Personally, I've never had clam...

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211. Posted:

I've not had clam either, but I do enjoy scallops :F

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212. Posted:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

LordOtakWiiU wrote:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Japan is okay, but China rocks!

Really, why?

Because Japan sucks!

Considering the lingering hatred China holds for Japan I'm sure they'd give SMEXIZELDAMAN a big thumbs up.

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213. Posted:

The_Fox wrote:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

LordOtakWiiU wrote:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Japan is okay, but China rocks!

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Really, why?

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Because Japan sucks!

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Considering the lingering hatred China holds for Japan I'm sure they'd give SMEXIZELDAMAN a big thumbs up.

Ah, the good old triangle of angst - Japan, Korea, China.

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214. Posted:

I couldn't watch NHK World programming tonight...

For some reason, they were showing some PBS crud called Tavis Smiley :(

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215. Posted:

I was going to watch Journeys in Japan (part 2 of their Ogasawara Islands special), but their channel & streaming app are still down :(

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216. Posted:

NHK World's channel is back up! Watched Begin Japanology. They Interviewed Philip Harper, Japan's first foreign "master sake brewer". He's from the U.K., and they told his story about how he came to Japan, and how he got into sake brewing.

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217. Posted:

I saw a Tokyo eye episode about Otakus /sniffle it was so beautiful

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218. Posted:

Lets talk about real japan, not this fake happy-go-lucky image they have been creating.
This land of the rising sun have some strange culture, like the practice of seppuku, is that still being done? Or have they simpley like jumping off buildings for fun.

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219. Posted:

LordJumpMad wrote:

Lets talk about real japan, not this fake happy-go-lucky image they have been creating.
This land of the rising sun have some strange culture, like the practice of seppuku, is that still being done? Or have they simpley like jumping off buildings for fun.

A history of ritual suicide is hardly unique to Japan. Nor is the idea of committing ritual suicide because you've been dishonoured out of reasonable society.

Do they still do it? No. Japan has a suicide rate like everywhere else in the world, but it's done in the same way that the rest of the world does it.

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J-Melo was on tonight! They had a show put on by popular Japanese DJs, Taku Takahashi & FPM (Fantastic Plastic Machine).

They toured the club that Taku Takahashi plays at, AIR, and the club FPM plays at, Warehouse 702. Never been to any clubs, so don't know if these stood out in any way.

The program's host, May J. even sang (although they didn't show the name of the song)!

Also, J-Melo is teaming up with Taku Takahashi by making a music video to support victims of the tragedy in Fukushima. They want viewers from all around the world to send in a small video of themselves exclaiming "Ganbare, Nippon!" (Don't give up, Japan!). These videos will be used in the music video.

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