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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 Mother of Darkness – Story behind Lilith

A critical lookout… Study of religion can be an excruciating undertaking. With the coming of the modern age, reliable and unbiased sources are extremely scarce and hard to find. Open your browser and start...

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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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Bloody Myth – The Vampire Syndrome

Those vampire myth  never gets old, only evolves into something worse in this day and age – movies, books, games and series only get more and more lame or simply the representation of the...

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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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Professor of war – Sun Tzu

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories. (Sun Tzu) The other day I went randomly browsing the inventory of the local old book shop, only to be frozen stiff...