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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2014 at 11:03 am
    Link: 20 Interesting Facts About Japan - Oh, Japan...always in the spotlight.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    May 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    That oldest company part piqued my interest, so I looked into it. It`s Kongo Gumi Company, Ltd., a construction company founded by Korean immigrants in 578 A.D. Among the many famous buildings they constructed was Osaka Castle in the 16th century. In 2006, 1400 years of family ownership ended when the company went into liquidation and was absorbed by the Takamatsu Corporation.

    Here`s an interesting little article about it from Business Week.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2014 at 3:24 pm
    I want to visit the cat cafe
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 24, 2014 at 4:16 pm
    I`ll resist posting a "Cherry Girls Cafe" picture here, lolz! Even if it`s G rated...
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2014 at 4:43 pm
    I was interested too Jake. Thanks for saving me the Google.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2014 at 5:05 pm
    this is pretty neat.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm
    Actually there are several cat cafe`s in Japan, not just one. Why? Because most all landlords there don`t allow pets.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 25, 2014 at 12:53 am
    China would happily reinforce the message of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    May 25, 2014 at 1:57 am
    We`re not gonna talk about the impaled baby? Allright then.
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    RandomNoun Male 18-29
    694 posts
    May 25, 2014 at 5:29 am
    `We`re not gonna talk about the impaled baby? Allright then.`

    The whole thing went a bit sour after that ...
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
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    May 25, 2014 at 6:08 am
    ah, this stuff is terrible, half-baken facts, mostly taken out of context and some inaccurate (in 16 years here in japan i`ve never heard of workplaces that condone falling asleep ... )

    now that the number of chinese civilians killed by japanese troops during wwii is huge is an important fact, and yet, sadly, hardly known in japan. but i`m not sure that the holocaust is the proper comparison, though; russians killed by german soldiers seems to be more apt (= two countries at war), and those numbers are larger (although a large part were soldiers, while chinese casualties are mainly civilian)
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 25, 2014 at 8:04 am
    I`d heard that Japan is the only country in the world where adult diapers out-sell infant ones.
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    Wundt Male 40-49
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    May 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm
    While the deaths of so many in China during WWII should not be minimized, the difference is one of proportionality. In 1935 there were roughly 15 millions Jews worldwide. The Holocaust killed 6 million, 40% of Jews on the planet. The worldwide population of Jews has still not returned to its pre-war numbers (currently estimated at 14 million). The Nazis also killed an additional 9 million political prisoners, gays, Poles, gypsies, and others. The percentage image on gypsies was even higher than the Jews.

    The Japanese would had to have killed over 200 million Chinese to have a similar impact as the Nazis did on the Jewish population.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    May 26, 2014 at 11:39 am
    its a doll
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
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    May 26, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    lol, almost pissed my own diapers ...

    ... given the aging population, you might actually be right!

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