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Yeah, Japan...

The range of "normal" is almost infinite and beyond that there's a whole world or freaky. Not to mention Japan.

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fayanora
Aug. 29th, 2010 08:40 am (UTC)
Japan is the primordial ooze from which all freakiness comes from. ALL HAIL JAPAN!!!
writerwench
Aug. 29th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
I have a Japanese translator client, and what I've learnt of Japanese culture and society over the past 15 years is beyond 'weird'. Their values and beliefs are simply alien. Interesting, courteous, but utterly - alien.
brockulfsen
Aug. 29th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
I've had several Japanese friends over the years and the weirdest thing is that they seem completely unable to get that their culture is different to ours. Somehow all the things that are different about, say, Australia, manage to stay below their radar.

They also seem not to notice the whole weird perversion hentai thing, or be raised to pretend it isn't there.
writerwench
Aug. 29th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Yes... that amazing ability to simply Not See whatever is unacceptable or undesirable. I suppose that's a necessary skill in a crowded feudal society, with very little privacy - a rigid social structure of rules and mores becomes absolutely vital, and with it, the ability to disregard things that confuse, flummox or otherwise overwhelm the conventional view of life.

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