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Others outside of Ainu did it as well, but a lot of it wasn't organised (or even properly at sea) until the Edo period IIRC.
Mostly assimilated. Some are still trying to keep their traditions and language (or what's left of them) alive and trying to get more recognition towards issues related to native rights. Mind you, the Japanese government didn't even recognise them as the natives until 2008.
Edited by TerminusEst on Dec 28th 2018 at 2:10:40 AM
I see. Interesting.
On a lighter note, it would seem we are seeing the Rise of the Machines. In dating, anyway.
Man marries a hologram. Of Hatsune Miku.
Why am I not surprised that Miku was the wife?
Don't worry, it was already a niche question and I'm pretty sure you have a life to live.
Inb 4 he gets killed by another otaku for stealing his waifu
Edited by AngelusNox on Dec 29th 2018 at 3:43:03 PM
Does it count as stealing if the waifu is cloned?
From what little I know, there are some efforts being made to celebrate and rekindle Ainu culture in Hokkaido, but I think as an ethnic-cultural group they're pretty much entirely assimilated. I think there were efforts made to, uh, "encourage" that by the Japanese government.
The Shiki-bocho knife ceremony
Originally a court ceremony, it's generally held to have originated during the Heian period, more specifically in the 9th century. Different schools exist. The idea is to not touch anything with hands, but only the implements and creating an auspicious arrangement.
Edited by TerminusEst on Jan 2nd 2019 at 3:13:47 AM
A question about zoning in Japan, where would martial arts schools be categorized in?
Any and all. You can have a dojo in a school, in your own residence, by itself etc.
One of ours is within the grounds of the Tokyo Imperial Palace now that I think of it.
Edited by TerminusEst on Jan 11th 2019 at 8:39:05 AM
They actually have a training Dojo within the Imperial Palace?
Is it too much to assume the Emperor goes down to it as well? Because that would be pretty awesome.
Most of the zoning is based on building size and disruption rather then use, mixed use is very.... prominent.
Parts of the Imperial Palace grounds are open to the public, especially the gardens, while other parts are opened on a semi-regular basis for tours (especially the parts of Edo Castle).
And a dojo on the grounds does make sense in the same way a lot of larger police stations are shown with a dojo in them. For use by the security staff.
The one that's used by us was purpose built on the orders of Emperor Showa from what I remember (other ryuha also use it), the Imperial Guards have their own.
Haven't been yet, apparently it's pretty cool.
There's a bar on the ground floor of the apartment building next to mine. When I moved in it was annoying since people would be loud, but now I don't really notice it anymore.
A look at he bosozoku and their dying subculture.
So I was re-reading Fate stay/night recently and it is mentioned at one point in tge story that Shirou, despite being nearly supetnaturally skilled at Kyudo, shouldn't participate in tournaments thanks to a scar in his shoulder, for that would reflect badly on his school club's reputation or something along those lines.
Something similar happens in Little Busters as well, though in that the relevant character lost an eye, what is the logic behind that rationale?
If you're really old-fashioned, it means you haven't taken care of the body your parents gave you. Possibly extends to the idea you might be living a reckless lifestyle.
Edited by TerminusEst on Feb 11th 2019 at 5:38:21 AM
And that, by extension, the school/ trainer has not been able to correct this reckless behaviour. Therefore is not much of a school/ trainer. :/
So, the possibility of an accident or any other sort of incident as an explanation cannot be considered? Sounds a bit like Victim Blaming.
Edited by raziel365 on Feb 11th 2019 at 6:22:42 AM
Victim Blaming in Japan is a time honored tradition. Though it's not alone in this regard.
NGT48 pop idol Maho Yamaguchi’s apology for home assault sparks outrage at Japanese victim-blaming
This was from January 11 of this year, btw.
Edited by M84 on Feb 11th 2019 at 10:23:44 PM
It might be considered, but it's always your fault. It's about saving face of the group (family, club etc.).
Edited by TerminusEst on Feb 11th 2019 at 6:27:00 AM
Regarding the earlier chat about workers' rights, it's worth remembering that the Japanese labour movement didn't just fall apart on its own.
Yeah. As a small note, some martial arts schools also taught in company dojos to create goon squads to help with strikebreaking measures. And to provide in-house security during a time when there really was no private security sector.
I wonder, is that behaviour motivated by Control Freak tendencies or just plain out Jerkassery?
Just tons and tons of cultural inertia and a culture heavily built around not disrupting that inertia or making any waves whatsoever.
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