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My fake Japanese was smooth enough to earn me the title of 'The Emperor of Pleasing Graciousness' in that country.
They ask questions like 'do you believe in aliens' and those types of things. They were really interested in aliens, and that was really something that the Japanese have an interest in, and they are also very big fans of romances.
I notice that teams are now more interested in Japanese players than when I first went to Europe.
The second is that the role of China trade in Japanese economy, important as it is, has often been exaggerated, as proven by our experience of the past 6 years.
What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?
Walter F. Mondale
Subsequently, the Japanese people experienced a variety of vicissitudes and were involved in international disputes, eventually, for the first time in their history, experiencing the horrors of modern warfare on their own soil during World War II.
It was also during my tenure of office that the Japanese Government agreed to the conclusion of a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and signed it, pursuing a policy in harmony with the avowed desire of the people.
I think and hope and believe that the Japanese government and the people of Japan will be happy and content with the progress of justice in this case and that it will not become a great issue in the future.
There aren't many American directors here trying to direct a Japanese yakuza film. When you combine that with the fact that I don't speak much Japanese and this was an independent film I was financing myself - people were curious about what I was doing.
Since my Japanese isn't very good, I had to have an interpreter to communicate with most of the crew.
Japan is dealing us a dead hand. For two years we have watched the Japanese drag their feet and we can't let them continue to slam the door in our faces.
Craig L. Thomas
No one will understand a Japanese garden until you've walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now there's no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience.
J. Carter Brown
Japanese naval officers in dress whites are frequent guests at Pearl Harbor's officers' mess and are very polite. They always were. Except, of course, for that little interval there between 1941 and 1945.
My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. It took our nation over 40 years to apologize.
A lot of my stories are inspired by Japanese folklore or literature or movies: I've done stories based on Kabuki and Noh plays, and on Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo' movies.
If we don't do it, somebody else will. The Chinese, the Europeans and the Japanese all have the goal of going to the moon. Certainly we don't want to wake up and see that they have a base there before we do.
I'm totally addicted to Japanese anime and spend way, way, way too much time watching it.
There are all kinds of letters and protests that come from, not surprisingly, Japanese fishermen, the fishermen's wives; there are student groups, all different types of people; the protest against the Americans' use of the Pacific for nuclear testing.
Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.
J. M. Roberts
I shall ask to see whether they want me in dress clothes or in Japanese.
That is one reason so many of the Japanese pictures are not good, they cannot spare all the footage necessary for that bow, which is repeated over and over again.
The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral.
Frankly, I was surprised at how generous the Japanese press has been to the idea of a foreigner running Sony.
The Japanese do not fear God. They only fear bombs.
In Japanese sushi restaurants, a lot of sushi chefs talk too much.
First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament, but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture.
I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris.
John C. Danforth
They do not depend upon mere legends and myths. They are not predicated on the false conception that the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people are superior to other races.
To hear the Japanese plead for free trade is like hearing the word love on the lips of a harlot.
I'm for catching every Japanese in America, Alaska, and Hawai'i now and putting them in concentration camps.
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