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i don't think there is a such thing as an "indian casino". indians (i'm asuming you mean native americans) just go to regular casinos
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In the US, native Americans on tribal lands are under tribal laws rather than state laws - most state laws prohibit casinos, while many tribal laws don't (there are other differences too; laws regarding fireworks & cigarettes are also different) so there are "Indian Casinos" in the middle of states that prohibit casinos, because they're on tribal lands.

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I don't age has much to do with it, but they are typically young..


Actually, age has everything to do with being a bishounen. The opposite of bishounen is "shibui", which expresses a sort of quiet and elegant masculinity (mostly from older men).

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How often would a tourist encounter Western-style toilets in Japan?

Most toilets usually have at least one western style cubicle. In some public places, (parks, subways), traditional toilets outnumber western ones. Why? Because they're considered more sanitary (as no part of your body actually touches the bowl). Toilets in shopping malls, schools, and restaurants are usually western-style, or mixed. Toilets in private homes are usually western style, as there are no issues of sanitation there. XD

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Is kancho really as popular amongst the kids as made out in Gaijin Smash? (warning: some foul language is present)

It really is popular among little kids, but it's not as "violent" as people make it out to be. Most of the time it's just a very, very mild poke. XD They don't actually make sure it goes in, you know. These westerners and their exaggerations... bigrazz

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I also heard that large drinks in vending machines are the same price as small drinks; true/false?!

Very false. When I was living in Japan (until 2 years ago), a can of soda is 120yen. A 2L bottle of soda is 250yen. As for other drinks, it really depends on what drink it is...not the size. An energy drink would cost more than a soda, for example, even if it's smaller. But coffee (which usually comes in a small package) costs less than a soda (which is bigger).
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I was wondering the same thing biggrin I got my answers thnx eyes

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Thanks for clearing those up Razril. eyes My prior concerns have now been allayed.

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Is kancho really as popular amongst the kids as made out in Gaijin Smash? (warning: some foul language is present)

It really is popular among little kids, but it's not as "violent" as people make it out to be. Most of the time it's just a very, very mild poke. XD They don't actually make sure it goes in, you know. These westerners and their exaggerations... bigrazz

Actually, regarding this issue. America has something similar called a rear admiral. It goes by atleast one other name. Anyways, it involves a broom stick and it is not so harmless. Its not as common as it used to be. Ask your parents. They might be more familiar with it. eek

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Is it true that japanese girls mind that indirect kiss thing?

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Is it true that japanese girls mind that indirect kiss thing?


Lol, my female friend steals my drinks all the time and doesn't do the "pour into mouth thing" (but I live in America, but I also know people in america who mind when you put ur lips to their drinks, mostly for sanitary reasons I'd say, no one wants mono after all).

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Regarding school uniforms. Do MOST schools have uniforms or are there actually quite a number of schools that allow free dress?


I never found that strange. In England school uniform is compulsory excpet for designated charitable non-uniform days.That is until we leave High School at 16. At college and uni of course we get to wear what we want.

What gets me about manga and anime is the number of characters who wear their school uniform ALL the time. I could never wait to get mine off, but they wear theirs after school and weekends as well. In Inuyasha Kagome even runs around the feudal era in her school uniform, why?

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Regarding school uniforms. Do MOST schools have uniforms or are there actually quite a number of schools that allow free dress?


I never found that strange. In England school uniform is compulsory excpet for designated charitable non-uniform days.That is until we leave High School at 16. At college and uni of course we get to wear what we want.

What gets me about manga and anime is the number of characters who wear their school uniform ALL the time. I could never wait to get mine off, but they wear theirs after school and weekends as well. In Inuyasha Kagome even runs around the feudal era in her school uniform, why?


It seems to me that most people in Japan get home late from doing stuffs after school so all they can wear is their school uniform (as far as I can tell). I'm just weirded out by the uniform in general, there's no compulsory uniform in most schools in america, which allows us guys to goggle at the sluts who barely pass the dress code.

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Regarding school uniforms. Do MOST schools have uniforms or are there actually quite a number of schools that allow free dress?


I never found that strange. In England school uniform is compulsory excpet for designated charitable non-uniform days.That is until we leave High School at 16. At college and uni of course we get to wear what we want.

What gets me about manga and anime is the number of characters who wear their school uniform ALL the time. I could never wait to get mine off, but they wear theirs after school and weekends as well. In Inuyasha Kagome even runs around the feudal era in her school uniform, why?


It seems to me that most people in Japan get home late from doing stuffs after school so all they can wear is their school uniform (as far as I can tell). I'm just weirded out by the uniform in general, there's no compulsory uniform in most schools in america, which allows us guys to goggle at the sluts who barely pass the dress code.



Well in England we don't seem to have as many after-school clubs. It depends what school you go to of course but around be besides the sports teams there were very few after-school clubs. The main reason for people staying after achool ended was detention or work (the latter mainly for year 11s since it was the final year) Also our uniform's dress code was rarely abided by completely. My school wore pal blue shirt, navy tie and navy blue jumper with navy blue skirt or pants for girls and black or grey for boys. Girls socks were navy blue or white and were supposed to be below the knee, so was the skirt, but mostly girls had tiny skirts on, knee high socks we spent the day pulling up.

I liked having a uniform though, it made things easier. No worrying over what to wear, you just chucked your uniform on and it also meant that people who couldn't afford brand named clothing or had a wierd sense of fashion didn't get bullied. It did make things easy to identify people from different schools when walking home, which lead to fights. The schools in my area all staggered their finishing time to prevent this though.

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i don't see why there is such marvelling at the mandatory uniform in Japan. We have it here too, in the UK. Some countries just have that policy, it's not unique to Japan.
cool idea for a topic btw, funkmu =]

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i don't see why there is such marvelling at the mandatory uniform in Japan. We have it here too, in the UK. Some countries just have that policy, it's not unique to Japan.]

Hell, I'm wondering too and I'm American. Many of the private schools ('specially the religious ones) have uniforms and lots of the public schools ('specially charter and urban schools) are moving towards uniforms.



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School uniforms can sometimes be considered as fashionable in Japan. Some girls even choose their high schools based on which has the cutest uniform. Doesn't happen a lot of the time, but I've known some girls who really do. At the very least it's always a factor in their decision when choosing high schools.

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I don't see anything strange about uniforms... In Singapore, all schools have uniforms...All the Junior Colleges have uniforms as well, which means that unless u go to a polytechnic, you normally wear uniforms till u're 18. smile Diff schools have diff regulations on socks, shoes and hair too. In secondary school normally u're only allowed white socks and shoes and no dyeing of the hair or make-up... it's less strict in JCs.
Haha but we often try to bend the rules- folding our skirts shorter, wearing ankle socks, not tucking in our shirts and such biggrin

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New one:
Why are half the thugs portrayed in manga, look like black men? I mean how many black people can you see walking through the streets of Tokyo?
(ie. Masa-san from Seto No Hanayome even tho techinically he's japanese he looks black)
Another example is that thug looking guy who's pretty nice in Hatsukoi Limited.

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