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China will be the answer to Japan's problems.
People like to say the West is a guilt-based culture, while that of Japan is based on shame, with the chief distinction being that the former is an internalized emotion while the latter depends on the presence of a group. But
We have a lot of customers in Japan, but they don't quite get the local content that they always need, so we want to encourage all of our product teams to start thinking globally.
Even bigger than Japan is the inside of your head.
I was born in Japan and raised in Japan, but those are the only things that make me Japanese, I've grown up reading books from all over.
It is Japan's mission to be supreme in Asia, the South Seas and eventually the four corners of the world.
My first trip to Japan, in 1998, began with an enormous crowd of Japanese paparazzi and television crews, all waiting for me to clear customs in Tokyo (a first-time experience for this wine critic). Over the next five days, the attention never waned.
The Japanese are, to the highest degree, both aggressive and unaggressive, both militaristic and aesthetic, both insolent and polite, rigid and adaptable, submissive and resentful of being pushed around, loyal and treacherous, brave and timid, conservative and hospitable to new ways.
It seems like the best escape games come from Japan for some reason. It makes me proud.
The recipe to an unhappy life in Japan is to want to be Japanese if you are not. Anyone who wants to penetrate the country is setting themselves up for tears and disappointment.
I received from my experience in Japan an incredible sense of respect for the art of creating, not just the creative product. We're all about the product. To me, the process was also an incredibly important aspect of the total form.
Japan is quite weird because they wait for you to say something before they respond. You can literally hear a pin drop, they don't make a sound until you say something to the crowd.
Japan, not only a mega-busy city that thrives on electronics and efficiency, actually has an almost sacred appreciation of nature. One must travel outside of Tokyo to truly experience the 'old Japan' and more importantly feel these aspects of Japanese culture.
Japan. Not about the Japanese, but about moments of perfection. Commit it to memory and make good use of it. Because if I come home and you're still pining over this little girl without having given her a chance, I will call you a chicken shit for the rest of your life.
I'm very happy to be a foreigner in Japan, and I can't think of a more wonderful place to live, but at the same time, I would never want to be Japanese, because they are subject to stresses that I am not.
There's a tremendous amount of energy in Japan and, increasingly, in China.
My life was very Japanese.
Japan is the first nation in the world to accord 'comic books'
originally a 'humorous' form of entertainment mainly for young people
nearly the same social status as novels and films.
In the past, Japan through its colonial rule and aggression caused tremendous damage and suffering for the people of many countries, particularly those of Asian nations.
If I were trapped in one city and had to eat one nation's cuisine for the rest of my life, I would not mind eating Japanese. I adore Japanese food. I love it.
I wanna say 'China', but I don't really mean 'China.' I just mean the places that Chinese people come from.
We don't put our emotions out there in Japan. I'm Japanese, but I love to be honest.
Japan will change. Let's create a country where innovation is constantly happening, giving birth to new industries to lead the world, when I visit Silicon Valley I want to think about how we can take Silicon Valley's ways and make them work in Japan.
Japan is a bully nation that takes what it wants and threatens any who oppose it.
Japan has a low crime rate, unless you count the fact that approximately every fifteen minutes the entire Cabinet gets indicted for taking bribes.
Japan offers as much novelty perhaps as an excursion to another planet.
In fact, the whole of Japan is a pure invention. There is no such country, there are no such people ... The Japanese people are ... simply a mode of style, an exquisite fancy of art.
The spirit of the Japanese nation is, by its nature, a thing that must be propagated over the seven seas and extended over the five continents. Anything that may hinder its progress must be abolished, even by force.
It is impossible to remain indifferent to Japanese culture. It is a different civilisation where all you have learnt must be forgotten. It is a great intellectual challenge and a gorgeous sensual experience.
Japan would live and die by the race card - defining (and demonizing) America as "white" and thus Japan as a kindred but clearly superior "yellow" people.
Japan and Australia share the universal values of freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and fundamental human rights.
Canada I don't trust. The Canadian government hates me more than the Japanese.
It seems the best approach for any venture is a combo platter - Japan's quality-consciousness paired with America's willingness to experiment and (sometimes) fail.
I'm Japanese, but restaurants in my hometown served the most sanitized versions of California rolls. I grew up eating a lot of Japanese food at home that my parents or grandparents made.
There are many things to admire about Japan but this is the one thing I love the most and probably the only time I eat breakfast. Fish, eggs, soup, salad, veggies; all in the tiniest bites. It's a full meal, but it's so refreshing.
Unlike in the 1980s and 1990s, this time the Japanese are going to be more circumspect and invest in their end markets, which would include Europe and the United States.
The Japanese tend to be far more co-operative and docile and group-oriented. It would be easier to get the entire population of Tokyo to wear matching outfits than to get any two randomly selected Americans to agree on pizza toppings.
I've never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don't like eating fish. And I know that's very popular out there in Africa.
We have substantially improved our position in Japan which now represents a major part of our business.
The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience.
Japan can't get anything on the market very cheaply because it has a large, relatively highly paid workforce which you can't fire.
In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture.
Germany, the diseased world's bathhouse.
During the lifetime of Japan I became very neurotic, very paranoid.
Our goal is not simply to reconstruct the Japan that existed before March 11, 2011, but to build a new Japan. We are determined to overcome this historic challenge.
If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
I love going somewhere like Japan where you can't understand a word of the advertising - you just see it for its aesthetic beauty, without feeling that you're being sold something.
Japan has only 100m people. Asia has 4bn. At least one-third, maybe nearly half, will become middle class, and this is a big opportunity for Japanese businessmen.
If you go to Tokyo, I think it becomes very obvious that there's this almost seamless mixture of popular culture and Japanese traditional culture.
In Japan, I focus mostly on sending messages through Twitter, trying to spread my minority way of thinking.
The ambiguous orientation of Japan drove the country into the position of an invader in Asia.
America this is the impression I get from looking in the television set.
America is this correct?
The Japanese press likes me a lot, but the problem is the Japanese government. It's very bureaucratic.
The land of embarrassment and breakfast.
Japan is a great nation. It should begin to act like one.
Americans are so often thrown by Japan. It looks familiar but, an inch below the surface, it isn't anything like the West at all.
According to our belief, Japan was founded by the Sun Goddess Amaterasu Omikami, who is revered by the entire nation for her all-pervading virtue, and from whom our Imperial House is descended.
Nobody in the world is as good at making decisions as the Japanese.
I lived in Japan for about two years. I spent my time equally between religiously studying Aikido in Shinjuku by day and hard partying in Shibuya and Roppongi by night. On more than a few nights, those subways were my own personal stage coach to hell.
Clearly, Japan is a most important market for digital consumer products.
Japanese are very proud and workaholics. Proud workaholics.
Japanese chase-away juice." And
Japan will need to foster deep
I have a lot of Japanese friends: I grew up in Vancouver, and there's this huge Japanese population over there.
I love chicken. I love chicken products: fried chicken, roasted chicken, chicken nuggets - whatever. And going to Japan, I would see that these chicken were smoked and then grilled and then have this amazing crispy skin.
It is often said that the Japanese are extremely clean at home, or inside any house or office, but dirty and untidy outside. 'Go and look at a railway station,' I was told, 'and you'll be horrified.' I went and was horrified; horrified by the cleanliness of the place.
Turkey, Australia, and Japan are three of my top destinations.
Japan's biggest problems are conservatism and cowardice.
So, Japan as a country has lost its vigor; it feels very much closed in for various reasons.
All through the years since World War II, the Japanese people have, I am convinced, made strenuous efforts to preserve and promote world peace, contributing to the progress and prosperity of mankind.
I grew up in the countryside in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo.
UK - that was Britain.
Japan has very long hospital stays. Ah, it's almost a rest cure. People in Japan who are hospitalized might lie around the hospital for a week or two just to take a rest.
I will say that the food in both Japan and Italy was immaculate. I don't remember having bad food in either country.
As is known worldwide, Japan has tried to catch up with the western countries since the beginning of this century by importing science from them.
In the 1970s, Japan moved into the U.S. turf with its televisions, cars, chips, and steel. But if you think about it, the only business Japan destroyed was the U.S. television industry.
In writing the first edition of Japan's International Relations we aimed to provide a comprehensive analysis of Japan as a normal state, rather than as an aberrant or abnormal state.
First off, I don't want anyone to think I'm this huge thing in Japan. Every group from here that's made any records over any length of time - even indie bands - have a Cheap Trick effect in Japan.
Japan's beautiful seas and its territory are under threat, and young people are having trouble finding hope in the future amid economic slump. I promise to protect Japan's land and sea, and the lives of the Japanese people no matter what.
The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes.
Chopsticks box! I didn't know before and put them on the table and my Japan friends scolded me.
Japan has the oldest population in the world, and the Japanese go to the doctor more than anybody - about fourteen office visits per year, compared with five for the average American. And yet Japan spends about $3,400 per person on health care each year; we burn through $7,400 per person.
Almost a century has passed since Japan first entered the world community by concluding a treaty of amity with the United States of America in 1854.
Japan redefined world power. They showed you could become a world power without having a military.
In 1986, when I was 21, I lived in Tokyo for four months, boarding with a Japanese family and working for an American company.
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OH MY GOD! In Thailand, they've got the spiciest food I've ever had in my life!
That's Chinese, not Japanese
My observation is that after one hundred and twenty years of modernisation since the opening of the country, present-day Japan is split between two opposite poles of ambiguity.
A lot of people think Japanese food is difficult, a lot of work. But you don't have to buy the knife I have. You don't have to train as long as I have. You can do my cooking in your kitchen.
When you're talking about who is doing the most exciting and interesting horror films of the last 20 years, it's Japan. I mean, they are making amazing films.
As far as I have been able to understand, the Japanese seem to keep things close to the vest. Friendly but remote and polite to the point of being invisible. It is in the music, literature, film and art that the Japanese really seem to express themselves.
Ever since the Meiji restoration in 1868, Japan has turned its back on Asia in general and China in particular: its pattern of aggression from 1895 onwards and the colonies that resulted were among the consequences.
The Japanese are hard to understand, but once you do the world is your oyster.
I'm afraid Japanese people tend to collective hysteria.
Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most.
Japan. So successful was the Japanese 'welfare superpower' that by the 1970s life expectancy in Japan had become the longest in the world. But that, combined with a falling birth rate, has produced the world's oldest society, with more than 21 per cent of the population already over the age of 65.
It looks like they've been watching old Japan tapes!
I was born into a very important family in Japan. My grandfather was a descendant of the Emperor, and we were very wealthy.
My favorite knife is from Miyakoya in Japan - I have one in each of my restaurants.