AMPONTAN

Japan from the inside out

Ichigen koji (138)

Posted by ampontan on Monday, August 13, 2012

一言居士
– A person who has something to say about everything

Try to imagine it. His Majesty the Emperor parachutes down to applause from the stadium crowd. (Tokyo Metro District Gov. Ishihara) Shintaro gives one of his specialty speeches. AKB48 and Exile dance and sing.

Give me a break!

– A Japanese Tweeter known as Wataru on the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

Now try to imagine if the response of the international English-language media would have been the same as that for the London extravaganza.

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