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Evil Devil Fish Bad for Japan | Motherboard

Apparently, these guys (known as Oarfish) mean an earthquake is coming D: Click the link above to read the whole story.

Clapping to wake the gods

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Sorry for the poor quality. This is a man trying to wake the gods by clapping at a Japanese shrine. Breaks my heart every time.

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Prized Japanese social values that withstand ‘Westernization’ | The Japan Times Online

Interesting look into the values of the modern Japanese person. I’m not sure whether from being associated with Japanese culture or from my upbringing, but I would likely rank the same traits at the top. I just wish the author showed the full ranking!

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