68%: “AKB Election More Important Than General Election”

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Japanese are supposedly now more interested in the AKB general election than their own parliamentary general election, with 68% more concerned over which idol finds herself “elected” to than which bunch of incompetents will be running the country next.

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  • Taylor commented on June 10, 2013 23:41

    omfg I can't take this anymore. 2212 2221 Shuubi, where did I say ALL WOMEN? You even added quotation marks on 'all women' what the fuck are you reading? Usually I just say women, which by itself in grown... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 10, 2013 22:21

    I like how Shuubi can make a post clarifying what she meant in a calm and reasonable matter in response to Taylor's dumbassery, and then Taylor ignores it and goes for the one where she... More


“70% of Guys” Hate Nail Art

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Elaborate nail art may be a staple of girly Japanese fashion, but that has not stopped the vast majority of men quizzed about it reporting that they actually hate it – much to the consternation of nail salons throughout the land.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 2, 2013 15:09

    This reminded me of Anjelah Johnson stand up comedy about nail salon. The Vietnamese nail lady kept saying she is try to help her because doesn't have a boyfriend. Pretty much paying extra... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 2, 2013 18:06

    Hey men, yeah you males out there. Guess what? The world does not revolve around you. Not everything girls do is to appear attractive to you. Sometimes we want to do stuff we like just... More


42% of Japanese “Otaku”

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Otaku are once again pondering statistics showing that of over 130,000 Japanese questioned, some 40% consider themselves “otaku,” with an even higher proportion – 62% – of teenagers saying the same.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 28, 2015 12:38

    It means, "Your house," and was used to refer to people who would spend copious amounts of time in their house preferring to do whatever hobby they had instead of going out and socializing. As... More

  • Cloud commented on May 6, 2013 06:31

    Sixties: 26.9% Seventies: 23.1% Eighties: 23.3% Please someone, give these guys a medal for awesomeness.... More


“Goth Loli” Most Loathed by Japanese Men

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Whereas Japanese women unerringly singled out otaku fashion, Japanese men quizzed on what they think the worst fashion excesses of their womenfolk are have targeted the more extreme fashion tribes for their opprobrium – most notably the darkly frilly excesses of the gothic lolita.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 23, 2013 15:19

    So they condemn women who dress with no regard for others which show personality and turn around and condemn women for wearing clothing that would attract too much male attention (from excessive cleavage to panty... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 23, 2013 04:31

    Humorous to see this labelling all Japanese men as paedophiles.... More


“Otaku Fashion” Most Loathed by Japanese Women

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Japanese women quizzed on how they expect their menfolk to dress have yet again made it clear that even eternal virginity is too good for those who insist on dressing like creepy otaku, singling out the archetypal staple of otaku “fashion” – a checked shirt tucked into a pair of jeans with rucksack riding high on both shoulders – for persistent scorn.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 20, 2013 12:43

    the story WAS about women judging men though...... More


60% of Japanese Men “Like Girls Young as Possible”

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The latest findings about the romantic interests of the Japanese to be inspiring interest are the not entirely surprising statistics that 60%  of Japanese men are interested in females of any age, as long as it is as young as possible.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 1, 2013 16:57

    That's reality on THIS WORLD!!!... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 11, 2013 10:04

    Come on. Just looking at the questions (only "younger" options) should lead to the conclusion : the quizz was for people who like youngers, so of course they will vote younger, as if they have... More


30% of Japanese Men “Have Never Even Dated”

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Findings that 30% of Japanese men surveyed report never having dated anyone in their entire lives have been causing consternation (and some relief) online.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 31, 2015 01:01

    I know that manga, it was by the same author who did Gantz. But it was depressing and left me feeling quite empty, certainly not for everyone.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 9, 2013 10:49

    Of course not.... More


“Why Does Japan Still Have Housewives?”

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In response to foreigners questioning their considerable backwardness, the Japanese have been pondering why it is so many of their women still aspire to and succeed in becoming housewives when the rest of the world is now enlightened enough to make both man and wife slave away at a workplace equally.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 20, 2014 04:43

    Why are housewives seen as a bad thing? It is the rest of the world that is backwards, not the areas with housewives.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 30, 2013 03:53

    300,000 MAY buy you a 1200 sq ft home in the bay area of california (or any other desirable metropolitan area where there are JOBS).... More


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Square Enix has been making news again – this time for posting a loss of 5.7 billion yen in its most recent financial statement, having posted a profit of 5 billion yen for the same period last year – the loss now being blamed on intense competition in the Japanese video game market and the fact that for some inexplicable reason foreigners refuse to buy its fine titles.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 28, 2013 15:22

    Don't fret my friends. We have Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Kingdom Hearts 3 on the way. It seems like only Tetsuya Nomura is putting in work.... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 15, 2013 09:45

    This must be a part of their ingenious plan to loose so much money that the fabric of space time is warped and they become rich.... More


Top 30 Best Selling Japanese Games of 2012: “Not Again!”

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Authoritative 2012 sales figures for Japan’s video game market have been released, with Nintendo’s array of child-friendly mega-franchises dominating sales more strongly than ever.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 29, 2013 14:08

    Translated: Waah. My totally cool japu-japu otaku desu names have been changed and I don't like it.... More

  • Shima-kun989 commented on February 2, 2013 07:08

    i FCKING HATE the ENGLISH NAMES they give them, its SATOSHI, and HIKARU, and idk all the other ones, but YEAH...... More


Japanese Suicides Plunge 9%

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Japan’s total suicides in 2012 dropped below 30,000 for the first time in 15 years, according to official statistics – dropping by some 9%.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 22, 2013 13:52

    I don't know. Limp Dickihara may have stepped down, but he screwed all those after him *cough*Senkaku*cough*.... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 22, 2013 13:49

    Japanese reports or records are as trustful as a China made product sold in China.... More


PS3 Outsells Xbox 360

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The PlayStation 3 has now narrowly outsold the Xbox 360, with total global sales of 77 million to 76 million at the end of 2012, according to industry statistics.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 24, 2013 21:36

    might wanna get that fixed or sold im sure youl get a high price for it once repaired... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 10, 2013 14:09

    Mine already exploded, it lasted 6 years tough, in that time i had 3, count them 3! xboxes, and i KNOW that im not alone in this, so even whit rampaging rrods on the xbox... More


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