February 12, 2007

Japan

Right. I have been to Japan. I was there for like 2 and a half weeks. While I would not claim to be an expert, but the idea most people have of Japan is different from my own. People seem to think it is completely different, like halfway between that Takeshi’s Castle and Lost in Translation, and not unlike Bladerunner. However it wasn’t. What i normally say is it was about twice as different as America, so like as alien again as being in America feels. Nothing (or at least very little) in Japan felt truely bizarre or unfamiliar. Most of the time it just felt like a strange bit of a very cosmopolitan city. I say this, trying to defuse the idea that Japan is a crazy cartoon technological insane place. Then the Japanese make me look stupid by allowing the world to see things like this:

Having been to japan I am thinking this is either a national joke to mock Schwarzenegger and the other celebrities who go over there to make adverts, or like a tactic to boost tourism by seeming totally crazy.


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  1. HAHAHA. Amazing.

    But is it actually Schwarzenegger?

    12 Feb 2007, 22:44


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