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by expo1970
Feb 4th, '07, 22:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Karei Naru Ichizoku
Replies: 92
Views: 38644

Everything about this drama is perfect except Kimura Takuya. If only they got a better actor for his part...
by expo1970
Jan 23rd, '07, 10:46
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Kohaku 07 DJ Ozma performance? Was this ok?
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

But at the same time, saying he shouldn't be on television is going a bit far. Yes, he should have had better judgement, but it's his reputation to pull stunts like that. And in any case, even if it wasn't Kouhaku, I bet he still would have done it. Any publicity is good publicity, and this especia...
by expo1970
Jan 22nd, '07, 04:03
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Kohaku 07 DJ Ozma performance? Was this ok?
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

I don't think it's NHK's responsibility to make sure DJ Ozma, an adult, would act maturely. On live television, on a program who's theme is family love, a show where children and elderly are all watching, DJ Ozma should have had the intelligence to where something more appropriate. Everyone knows yo...
by expo1970
Sep 2nd, '06, 12:39
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Korean Pop Star Diva Say No Nude Pictures to Japan
Replies: 29
Views: 23279

just to clear things up, "chosenjin" is not a racist term. that's just the word for a person of the chosen peninsula (korean peninsula). Usually it implies north korean these days, though, as it is becoming more standard to call south koreans, kankokujin.
by expo1970
Jul 23rd, '06, 11:41
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Hanbando Anti Japan movie
Replies: 109
Views: 14503

The Japanese, being very bad at diplomacy, appear to have a bad reputation amongst certain circles, but quite frankly, the world still holds much better sentiments towards Japan than Korea or China. Japan has never tried to overly defend itself from bashing (which to me seems stupid, because Japan h...
by expo1970
Jul 23rd, '06, 11:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Japan Sinks movie
Replies: 25
Views: 10096

Day after tomorrow, if watched purely for entertainment purposes, is a perfectly good movie. People who go to theaters with the intention to rate how "good" a movie is, will, of course, not enjoy movies as much as people who hold reasonable expectations. Of course, the best kind of movies is the kin...
by expo1970
Jul 21st, '06, 16:46
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Japan Sinks movie
Replies: 25
Views: 10096

just saw it. i usually don't like japanese movies (despite being japanese) because japanese directors seem to hold a false belief that the less people understand their movies, the better their movies are. HOWEVER, this movie follows Hollywood traditions in that movies that are easy to follow, have g...
by expo1970
Jul 21st, '06, 16:35
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Tokyo Tower Cancelled?
Replies: 17
Views: 4027

although the details aren't very clear, yamamoto either raped the girl or did something pretty close to it. whether or not he was framed by the girl or not, he's a repeater offense and he has to take responsibility for his actions as a celebrity seen by people all over japan, including children. i t...
by expo1970
Jul 21st, '06, 16:31
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Which Densha Otoko do you prefer?
Replies: 25
Views: 3538

movie by far. like previous people have said, the drama was way farfetched. Integrated ridiculous humor to bring in the child crowd. Totally unrealistic. Added tons of stupid stories like surfing to make it last 11 episodes. There never was a rival character in the original threads. Just the fact th...
by expo1970
Jul 2nd, '06, 12:12
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Saikano Live Action Movie
Replies: 18
Views: 4331

the main girl gained quite a few pounds since BR2... i rented the movie from tsutaya the other day. i ripped the dvd but the movie just wasn't worth wasting a dvdr to keep. i never really understood the story when i saw the animation (not that i've ever understood a japanese anime before, despite be...
by expo1970
May 11th, '06, 04:23
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which manga would you want to see 'drama-tised'?
Replies: 275
Views: 53841

Urasawa Naoki's Monster or 20th century boys
by expo1970
May 7th, '06, 04:00
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Same moments in K-Dramas that gets you frustrated.
Replies: 33
Views: 8860

korean dramas have lots of technical problems because of the way they are made. korean dramas are shown two episodes per week and so filming is often rushed. it's not very rare that a shot that was taken today is already on tv on that same night. also, actors and actresses are often not even reading...
by expo1970
Apr 26th, '06, 03:29
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Densha Otoko / Train man
Replies: 12
Views: 4103

i saw the movie first and i loved it much much better. the drama was unbelievable and ridiculous. it's just low level entertainment.
by expo1970
Apr 13th, '06, 04:59
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Things I noticed from Jdramas.
Replies: 253
Views: 84498

if real life were really like a drama.... 64) people will be sneezing all the time because someone is talking bad about them 65) nurses are always forced to confront the law or doctors are always struggling for power 66) rivers are running next to every road that leads to school 66) there is no wind...
by expo1970
Mar 31st, '06, 18:08
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japan's missed opportunity The spread of Kdrama to the west
Replies: 49
Views: 12813

Prince of Moles, I will buy your argument that Japanese government has at certain times tried to force its businesses overseas. However, I think the government of Japan doesn't do it now because it doesn't need to, not because it doesn't work (as you have stated). Korea right now needs to for its pr...
by expo1970
Mar 31st, '06, 17:58
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: J Networks discouraging dramas to be aired outside Asia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3817

Your blind faith in the pure capitalist system amazes me. The whole world has already recognized that pure capitalism doesn't work in all fields. This is just common sense. Where would the renaissance have been without the church and the government pouring money into these works. Where would science...
by expo1970
Mar 31st, '06, 04:42
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: J Networks discouraging dramas to be aired outside Asia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3817

Bussonlssa, I can't believe that there still exist people who think in such extremity. I feel like your arguments came straight out of a classical economist. Even my high school economics textbooks would argue with you that capitalism does not always provide people with the goods they want that's wh...
by expo1970
Mar 30th, '06, 17:23
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: J Networks discouraging dramas to be aired outside Asia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3817

America is a rape victim? I don't think this analogy works smoothly. First of all, it's under the assumption that capitalism always works in the best interest of the people. The limiting of American movies is more closer to the banning of fast food (which has not been successful in any country yet)....
by expo1970
Mar 30th, '06, 06:36
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japan's missed opportunity The spread of Kdrama to the west
Replies: 49
Views: 12813

Exactly as Prince of Moles stated: the Japanese were selling silk and other raw materials. This is nothing about "catering" to foreign markets. It's not like Japanese were making a silk that is "Japanese" in cultural nature. Anything really "Japanese" in intellectual thought, creativity, and ingenui...
by expo1970
Mar 30th, '06, 01:33
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japan's missed opportunity The spread of Kdrama to the west
Replies: 49
Views: 12813

I don't know what you're speaking of. Japanese were "marketing Japanese goods and culture to the Europeans and Americans"? What time period is this? This is clearly not Meiji era. Japanese businesses started tayloring to global interests only in recent years with Sony and their walkmans, Toyota and ...
by expo1970
Mar 30th, '06, 01:15
Forum: International Community
Topic: Japanese speaking D-Addicts?
Replies: 509
Views: 185174

なんだなんだ~この堅苦しい空気は!?他の板と全然違うじゃないか?もっと気楽にしゃべろうぜ! って、その前に自己紹介かw どうも、expo1970です、20世紀少年に影響されてexpo1970!東京生まれ、NY育ち。出身校は宇多田ヒカルでおなじみのアメリカンスクール!現在はNYCの大学でundergraduateでは数少ない日本人として孤軍奮闘中です。 好きなドラマは古畑任三郎、ひとつ屋根の下、振り返ればやつがいる、踊る大走査線ってとこかな?最近のもいいけど、やっぱオールディーズだよね!って、たった18年しか生きてない僕にとってはオールディーズだけど皆さんにとってはまだ記憶に新しかったりしてwジ...
by expo1970
Mar 30th, '06, 00:57
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Japan beats Cuba 10-6 in the World Baseball Classic
Replies: 6
Views: 2347

it's amazing how much controversy this caused though, with two misjudgements made by american judges in favor of the US.
by expo1970
Mar 30th, '06, 00:52
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: J Networks discouraging dramas to be aired outside Asia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3817

that's because the US is the country europe wants to protect itself from. hollywood is the biggest exporter of movies and tv in the world and many people feel that american culture makes then dumber. the french have a strict quota system on the amount of american media the french are exposed to beca...
by expo1970
Mar 30th, '06, 00:44
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japan's missed opportunity The spread of Kdrama to the west
Replies: 49
Views: 12813

i love when dave barry makes fun of japanese business interactions. don't have teh book in front of me but it went something like: a japanese business interaction: t: hello suzuki san. s: hello tanaka san. t: i'm sorry. s: no, no, i am sorrier. t: i'm sorry that you're sorry. s: i'm terribly sorry f...
by expo1970
Mar 29th, '06, 07:18
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: (HG) Hard Gay / Lazor Ramon
Replies: 55
Views: 19089

bakuten is NOT his show. he just has a small corner. HG is just a fad. like guitar samurai, testu and tomo, hiroshi, dandy sakano, he will disappear within the year. tetsu and tomo said when they were at kouhaku two years ago, "I was working at a convenience store last omisoka, now i'm at kohaku. im...
by expo1970
Mar 29th, '06, 07:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese and Dental Plan..
Replies: 27
Views: 4934

well, japanese people are very hiegene conscious people in general. they are famous for how picky they are about cleanliness. i personally realized that my standard of cleanliness was on a different level from Americans when I moved to NYC recently. dental care isn't much different. if you go into p...
by expo1970
Mar 29th, '06, 07:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Worst J-drama Ever! (*spoilers*)
Replies: 824
Views: 206376

i think it's easier to find terrible drama versus good drama. every season, there's probably over 10 different dramas airing and i only watch 2 or 3 max regularly. but THE ABSOLUTE worst I've seen is ironically the series of the month right now, Chakushin Ari. The most poorly made, scripted, acted d...
by expo1970
Mar 29th, '06, 06:52
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japan's missed opportunity The spread of Kdrama to the west
Replies: 49
Views: 12813

there's a huge difference in mentality between the koreans and japanese as groink has eloquently pointed out. Japanese people are not marketing japanese entertainment for foreign viewership. Foreign countries come excavating into Japan looking for stuff and then ask the Japanese if they are willing ...
by expo1970
Mar 5th, '06, 22:56
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which Drama do you like best? Korean Chinese or Japanese?
Replies: 294
Views: 70225

korean dramas are just too long. what makes a good story is that it has a good ending too. when it drags on for too long you just see more of the same thing. long, extended, unnecessary flashbacks with overly dramatic music just make korean dramas cheesy afternoon soaps. you don't see dramas like ko...
by expo1970
Feb 17th, '06, 06:40
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: what in Japanese Culture U dont like?
Replies: 125
Views: 18404

What I hate about Japanese culture is Japanese naivety. Japanese people are naive about the way the world works and are completely oblivious to the way the world perceives them. Japanese are completely ignorant of the negative impressions of its country and because they have no pride in their own na...
by expo1970
Feb 4th, '06, 00:09
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: I looked up "Japanese" at urbandictionary.com and.
Replies: 22
Views: 7084

Just the war generation dying is not going to be enough for hatred of Japanese to go away. As long as the Chinese Communist Party is in power, this will continue. Even if Japanese history textbooks start to tell distorted history in favor of China, the CCP will complain about Yasukuni, then war comp...
by expo1970
Feb 3rd, '06, 01:39
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: I looked up "Japanese" at urbandictionary.com and.
Replies: 22
Views: 7084

You have to realize, the Chinese government has a publically announced system of inducing hatred of Japanese into Chinese youth. In order to maintain their power over the 1.4 billion people in their country, the Chinese Communist Party must create an enemy and Japan happens to be a very convenient e...
by expo1970
Jan 27th, '06, 21:01
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Densha Otoko - The Movie
Replies: 44
Views: 18643

the drama and the movie are incomparable... they are totally differently genres.

the drama is more comedy than romance while the movie is much more realistic, moving, and romance.

the movie, i think, appeals to japanese audiences more though, because of the subtleness.
by expo1970
Jan 22nd, '06, 16:52
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Interracial dating... your views?
Replies: 342
Views: 68999

sigh, I'm not going to argue further, but i'm going to retort to the insinuations people have made against me. i'm not racist. I don't treat people of other ethnicities as lesser than mine. I do treat people of different ethnicities differently as is natural (defining racism to mean that would defin...
by expo1970
Jan 22nd, '06, 05:23
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Interracial dating... your views?
Replies: 342
Views: 68999

okay.... maybe my english isn't very good so people keep missing the big point i'm trying to make. i KNOW there are successful interracial marriages. i have many friends who are halfs. i have lots of friends who are envious of these halfs because they are so attractive (then again, there are ugly on...
by expo1970
Jan 22nd, '06, 04:56
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: what in Japanese Culture U dont like?
Replies: 125
Views: 18404

i don't think it's right to blindly hate japanese attitudes towards whaling and japanese history textbooks/attitude towards chinese. whaling is a very complicated issue, and considering that japan does not excessively whale, japan very much has a right to try to protect its own culture. to tell the ...
by expo1970
Jan 22nd, '06, 00:40
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Interracial dating... your views?
Replies: 342
Views: 68999

wow, I didn't expect everyone to hate my comment so much (i was actually expecting someone else to then be able to gather up their courage to say their point of view against interracial relations, but i guess with the reaction people had to my post, that's impossible) however, I will defend my post....
by expo1970
Jan 19th, '06, 13:07
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Interracial dating... your views?
Replies: 342
Views: 68999

you aren't a racist just by being against interracial mixing, that's a very ridiculous point of view. there are lots of logical, reasonable reasons for being against such a thing. and i'm sure this was said purely as a joke, but, it would be terrible if everyone mixed until they were "all the same c...
by expo1970
Nov 21st, '05, 08:51
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Racism
Replies: 135
Views: 25509

I personally have read the comic books in question and I didn't find any of what it said false. The fact of the matter is, the Koreans and the Chinese started the hatred towards us and the Japanese have only just finally begun to do what any other peoples would do: get peeved. The books in question ...
by expo1970
Sep 7th, '05, 04:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Densha Otoko - The Movie
Replies: 44
Views: 18643

I think the people here like the drama better because they saw the drama first. I personally saw the movie first and enjoyed it very much. It was much more romantic and believable. Because it was played by Yamada Takayuki, it was much more believable that Hermes could have fallen for densha. Perfect...
by expo1970
Jan 15th, '05, 17:23
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4470
Views: 1469119

i find it interesting that PRIDE has so much popularity. here in japan, it didn't get so much acclaim, in fact i stopped watching it because i thought it was pretty boring. i kept the channel to it though because i like takeuchi yuuko, hehe. i'll go donna-style with this post: Profession-Based Drama...
by expo1970
Jan 13th, '05, 14:03
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What do you like more: j-dramas or k-dramas
Replies: 213
Views: 42412

korean dramas remind me of japanese drama thirty years ago. japanese tv used to be like those that are being shown in korea right now. very melodramatic, similar to american day time soap operas. plot twists like "OH MY GOD YOU'RE MY BROTHER!" "I LOST MY MEMORY!" are kind of overly dramatic and unre...