Category: Japan

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The Salaryman

On this little planet called Japan, there is a single intelligent and able entity called Salaryman – a man of great working potential, fatigue-resistant and quick like the Shinkansen on steroids. Salarymen represent corporate...

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The Silver stage – Kabuki

I always hated modern Japan – too much anime, pacifism to the point of annoyance and Sunday Gundam pilots. I know that people need to express themselves, make others acknowledge their existence, but these...

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Abuse of make-up – Visual kei

An opinion…… Yesterday I randomly googled around, until I stumbled upon some disturbing images of androgen “beings” in flashy black and red goth suits and long sharp hair, known as Visual kei followers…. scared...

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Government and Zaibatsu – Road to Ruin

Ah, expectations and experiments don’t mix well together. This formula is something that dominated the young Meiji Japanese government in its first years, making it prone to various balks and pits. Many people in...

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Bewitching primitivism – Shinto

Have you ever played Neverwinter Nights 2 with a spirit shaman? If you did,  than  you know what Shinto is mostly about: spirits, nature and mortals. The old Japanese religion with basically an infinite...