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Japan: How it got “that way” in 8 Minutes

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  • Jewel Atkins July 24, 2017, 7:30 PM

    Well thanks for clearing that up.

  • ambiguousfrog July 24, 2017, 8:33 PM

    Now if my kids could learn history like that, they’d learn something.

  • Nori July 24, 2017, 9:02 PM

    Tokugawa Ieyasu blipped w/DJT. Comparison not off the mark.

  • Casey Klahn July 25, 2017, 9:03 AM

    Well done! I went to Japan for a month in the Eighties. Or was it the Nineties? Can’t recall. The place is immaculate to the degree that if you see trash, that’s remarkable in itself. Everyone dresses perfect, and you leave your wallet in the basket on your bike handles when you go into the barber shop to STS with the barber. Everything is made of bamboo or rice, and everything is super-expensive, except beef, which is prohibitively expensive.
    Yes, they are enigmatic. No, they didn’t like World War II. Yes, they respect Americans. No, they’ll never become “like” anyone else.

  • Snakepit Kansas July 26, 2017, 5:08 AM

    Casey has it right. Everything is in order. The first time I flew into Japan I recall urban areas when in several odd shaped plots, there were trees growing. The trees were all the same size and planted in a perfect matrix.

  • Jayne July 26, 2017, 5:43 AM

    Outstanding work , that video. And I found Casey Klahn’s comment extremely interesting too.

  • Dinah July 26, 2017, 2:16 PM

    That was great! However, as the child of a WWII B-29 pilot who made 35 flights from Saipan to Japan, I really don’t think those big bombs were dropped simply ‘out of curiosity’.

  • Eskyman July 27, 2017, 12:47 PM

    Good, but disappointingly incomplete!
    The influence of Godzilla wasn’t mentioned, and the origin of large-breasted catgirls with sensitive furry ears is still unknown (though we do know they like to have their heads petted.)