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TerminusEst from Finland
Dec 28th 2018 at 2:07:04 PM

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.

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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

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TechPriest90 Servant of the Omnissiah from Collegia Titanica, Mars, Sol System Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Servant of the Omnissiah
Dec 28th 2018 at 7:27:10 PM

I see. Interesting.

On a lighter note, it would seem we are seeing the Rise of the Machines. In dating, anyway.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/28/health/rise-of-digisexuals-intl/index.html

Man marries a hologram. Of Hatsune Miku.

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raziel365 Anka Aquila from Lima, Perú Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Anka Aquila
Dec 28th 2018 at 10:06:22 PM

Why am I not surprised that Miku was the wife?

@ Imca

Don't worry, it was already a niche question and I'm pretty sure you have a life to live.

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AngelusNox Burn it down from somewhere in the night Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
Burn it down
Dec 29th 2018 at 9:42:28 AM

[up][up]Inb 4 he gets killed by another otaku for stealing his waifu

Edited by AngelusNox on Dec 29th 2018 at 3:43:03 PM

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TechPriest90 Servant of the Omnissiah from Collegia Titanica, Mars, Sol System Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Servant of the Omnissiah
Dec 29th 2018 at 1:57:57 PM

[up] Does it count as stealing if the waifu is cloned? tongue

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RedSavant Demon
Demon
Dec 30th 2018 at 3:43:41 AM

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.

TerminusEst from Finland
Jan 2nd 2019 at 3:09:53 AM

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

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Jan 11th 2019 at 7:49:49 AM

A question about zoning in Japan, where would martial arts schools be categorized in?

TerminusEst from Finland
Jan 11th 2019 at 8:38:23 AM

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

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TechPriest90 Servant of the Omnissiah from Collegia Titanica, Mars, Sol System Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Servant of the Omnissiah
Jan 11th 2019 at 3:51:29 PM

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.

I hold the secrets of the machine.
Jan 11th 2019 at 4:01:37 PM

Most of the zoning is based on building size and disruption rather then use, mixed use is very.... prominent.

KnightofLsama Servant of the Golden Lady of Chaos from The Sea of Chaos Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
Servant of the Golden Lady of Chaos
Jan 11th 2019 at 4:51:27 PM

[up][up] 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.

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TerminusEst from Finland
Jan 11th 2019 at 10:28:52 PM

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.

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RedSavant Demon
Demon
Jan 12th 2019 at 10:20:13 AM

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.

TerminusEst from Finland
Feb 8th 2019 at 4:40:27 AM

A look at he bosozoku and their dying subculture.

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HailMuffins Ice Bitch Queen from Pigging out at Mc Donalds Relationship Status: Californicating
Ice Bitch Queen
Feb 11th 2019 at 5:29:13 AM

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?

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TerminusEst from Finland
Feb 11th 2019 at 5:37:51 AM

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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

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Euodiachloris Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Feb 11th 2019 at 5:41:12 AM

[up]And that, by extension, the school/ trainer has not been able to correct this reckless behaviour. Therefore is not much of a school/ trainer. :/

raziel365 Anka Aquila from Lima, Perú Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Anka Aquila
Feb 11th 2019 at 6:20:57 AM

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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

Instead of focusing on relatives that divide us, maybe we should try to find the absolutes that tie us.
M84 'Til all are one from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
'Til all are one
Feb 11th 2019 at 6:21:59 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

Disgusted, but not surprised
TerminusEst from Finland
Feb 11th 2019 at 6:25:04 AM

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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

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Iaculus Pronounced YAK-you-luss from England
Pronounced YAK-you-luss
Feb 11th 2019 at 7:46:02 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.

What's precedent ever done for us?
TerminusEst from Finland
Feb 11th 2019 at 8:33:21 AM

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.

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raziel365 Anka Aquila from Lima, Perú Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Anka Aquila
Feb 11th 2019 at 9:18:54 AM

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I wonder, is that behaviour motivated by Control Freak tendencies or just plain out Jerkassery?

Instead of focusing on relatives that divide us, maybe we should try to find the absolutes that tie us.
LeGarcon Blowout soon fellow Stalker from Skadovsk Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
Feb 11th 2019 at 9:22:43 AM

Just tons and tons of cultural inertia and a culture heavily built around not disrupting that inertia or making any waves whatsoever.

Oh really when?

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