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Are psychic ppl common in japan/korea?

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Hespia Klarerin
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12:57 am, Feb 26 2012
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I read something like Fruits Basket or Hana Kimi
and there r just ppl who see ghosts in there
and well. ppl seem surprised, but they dont seem to think its all that impossible
are there lots of ghost-seers in there? is it something relatively common?
its like "oh its freaky but its ok"
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It's a fantasy...fake...aka not real. Take fiction for what it is. Fiction. Not some representation for the truth. Doing so will make you delusional to what is reality. Believing that the metaphysical fantasies portrayed in those manga are real will lead you to lose your ability to sort the truth from all of the lies that propagate throughout this world.

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Well, some manga show 14 years old kids that are 190cm (about 6ft 1in) tall and strong enough to defeat 10 guys and they don't freak out as much as they should about it. If some one likes this existed, first it wouldn't be in Japan, but let's say he does, he would be analysed by the army


They don't even think is odd for a 15 year old Japanese girl to have a cup "F" breast, three times the size of a normal guy head, when in Japan they use a special system to measure Breast due to them been smaller that average in the occidental world


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To be fair, although i'm pretty damn sure there is no such thing as a place where "psychic ppl" are common, i think Japan and the Oriental hemisphere in general have a much more "open" mind (i use this words because i lack a proper term)


After all the oriental culture is full of Mysticism.

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No, there are actually loads of psychic people in Japan. There are agencies for psychics all up the streets in Tokyo. About 28% of all murders in Japan are accounted to possession by a spirit and the government estimates that 3 billion yen is spent every year repairing damage from supernatural attacks and treating the victims of the incidents.

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Hespia Klarerin
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im just saying that the topic is much more frequent than what u see in american comics
and they treat it as not a big deal

not to mention all thoses fortune teller boothes i see when i walk across artist ally in korea

and there's talk shows and stuff that features them too.

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Ghosts are not the problem, it's the pokemon. They're everywhere!!!!. bigrazz

Seriously, I had this discussion with my students and I don't think it's any more common here than it is in the rest of the world, they just seem to be more willing to treat it more seriously. When I asked a class who believed in ghosts, it was split pretty much down the middle, which would be more or less what I expect in England as well.

Anyway, I would say no, psychics are no more common in Japan (I can't speak for Korea), they just aren't as ridiculed. My Japanese friends tell me that they don't care so much about other people's religious beliefs, they are very accepting even if they don't share those beliefs. I think this extends beyond religion into the supernatural, so even if someone does not believe in ghosts or psychics, they will respect that the other person does.

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It's a cultural thing.

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Hespia Klarerin
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Quote from CuthienSilmeriel
Ghosts are not the problem, it's the pokemon. They're everywhere!!!!. bigrazz

Seriously, I had this discussion with my students and I don't think it's any more common here than it is in the rest of the world, they just seem to be more willing to treat it more seriously. When I asked a class who believ


are not as ridiculed
yah i guess that makes sense.
i dunt think a typical american class have half that ppl believing in ghosts though
id expect a lot less

well in korea, there are mudang though. shamans that communicate with ghosts.
not rly "common" but they always exists...somewhere

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Quote from Hespia Klarerin
are not as ridiculed
yah i guess that makes sense.
i dunt think a typical american class have half that ppl believing in ghosts though
id expect a lot less

well in korea, there are mudang though. shamans that communicate with ghosts.
not rly "common" but they always exists...somewhere


In England, at least amongst my friends, it was a pretty even split, though some people were on the fence. Having said that, my group of friends had a tendancy to debate any topic, so without asking everyone in England of their opinion, I can't really say. Same for Japan.

I live in a rural area, so maybe it's different in the big cities, but I've never met anyone claiming to be what we would consider a psychic. The shinto and buddist priests I have met have all been very down to earth, normal guys. They believe in spirituality, and respect the dead, but I wouldn't say they claim to be psychic. Not as we understand it anyway. In Japan, they worship both Shintoism and Buddism, which is why I'm told they are less strict when it comes to adopting/tolerating other beliefs. I really don't think they differ all that much from westerners though, some people believe, some don't, some don't know what to believe.

I think they do have the kind of shows you mentioned though, ghost hunts and the like. People who say they are mediums and the like do exist in Japan, I just don't see it as being a more common thing here compared to England, at least.

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