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Japan quotes by The Weeknd
#1. 'Kiss Land' is the story after 'Trilogy'; it's pretty much the second chapter of my life. The narrative takes place after my first flight; it's very foreign, very Asian-inspired. When people ask me, 'Why Japan?' I simply tell them it's the furthest I've ever been from home. It really is a different planet. #Quote by The Weeknd
Japan quotes by Bill Murray
#2. In Japan, you have no idea what they are saying, and they can't help you either. Nothing makes any sense. They're very polite, but you feel like a joke is being played on you the entire time you're there. #Quote by Bill Murray
Japan quotes by A.R. Rahman
#3. My list would be Russia, Morocco, Turkey, and South Africa I'm doing which is somewhere I've wanted to go, Australia, Japan maybe, and China, if I have the energy to go and play at all those places. #Quote by A.R. Rahman
Japan quotes by Michio Kaku
#4. The reactors in Japan are stable in the same way that a ticking time bomb is also stable. It wouldn't take much to light the fuse - a 6.6 earthquake, like what happened today in Japan, a pipe break, an over-pressurized containment vessel - anything could set it off, in which case we would have another Chernobyl, three times the magnitude of a Chernobyl accident. #Quote by Michio Kaku
Japan quotes by Mohamed ElBaradei
#5. Iran's goal is not to become another North Korea - a nuclear weapons possessor but a pariah in the international community - but rather Brazil or Japan, a technological powerhouse with the capacity to develop nuclear weapons if the political winds were to shift, while remaining a nonnuclear weapons state. #Quote by Mohamed ElBaradei
Japan quotes by Paul McCartney
#6. I can take pot or leave it. I got busted in Japan for it. I was nine days without it and there wasn't a hint of withdrawal, nothing. #Quote by Paul McCartney
Japan quotes by David Halberstam
#7. Because Japan had no defense industry, he knew, and not even an airplane industry, the best engineers of a generation were being funneled into other, seemingly more prosaic sectors, like automobiles, for example, and steel. These industries, which in America were having increasing difficulty competing for top engineers, were getting the absolute cream in Japan. This advantage in talent was already making a considerable difference, Hayashi believed, as Japan's heavy industries began to compete in the world's markets. #Quote by David Halberstam
Japan quotes by Alexander Gardner
#8. A very enjoyable meditation on the curious thing called 'Zen' -not the Japanese religious tradition but rather the Western clich of Zen that is embraced in advertising, self-help books, and much more ... Yamada, who is both a scholar of Buddhism and a student of archery, offers refreshing insight into Western stereotypes of Japan and Japanese culture, and how these are received in Japan. #Quote by Alexander Gardner
Japan quotes by Sheri Fink
#9. In the United States, Western Europe and Japan, there is widespread access to dialysis, most of it publicly funded. But in many countries, the majority of patients who need dialysis die without it. #Quote by Sheri Fink
Japan quotes by Kathryn Perez
#10. Insta-love isn't something that happens in real life. It
happens in the books I read, but not in the world I live. Though here
stands this beautiful, sexy, funny, sweet and amazing guy who has
done everything short of professing love at first sight to me and I'm
still standing here like a pair of lungs suffocating, needing him in
order to breathe. #Quote by Kathryn Perez
Japan quotes by Stuart D.B. Picken
#11. Purification in Shinto lifts the burden from the shoulders of the individual and washes it away. #Quote by Stuart D.B. Picken
Japan quotes by Haruki Murakami
#12. The better you were able to imagine what you wanted to imagine, the farther you could flee from reality. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Japan quotes by Akira Kurosawa
#13. The censors were so far gone as to find the following sentence obscene: 'The factory gate waited for the student workers, thrown open in longing.' What can I say? This obscenity verdict was handed down by a censor in response to my script for my 1944 film about a girls' volunteer corps, Ichiban utsukushiku (The Most Beautiful). I could not fathom what it was he found to be obscene about this sentence. Probably none of you can either. But for the mentally disturbed censor this sentence was unquestionably obscene. He explained that the word 'gate' very vividly suggested to him the vagina! For these people suffering from sexual manias, anything and everything made them feel carnal desire. Because they were obscene themselves, everything seen through their obscene eyes naturally became obscene. Nothing more or less than a case of sexual pathology. #Quote by Akira Kurosawa
Japan quotes by Kazuo Ishiguro
#14. But tell me, Taro, don't you worry at times we might be a little too hasty in following the Americans? I would be the first to agree many of the old ways must now be erased for ever, but don't you think sometimes some good things are being thrown out with the bad? Indeed, sometimes Japan has come to look like a small child learning from a strange adult. #Quote by Kazuo Ishiguro
Japan quotes by Beyonce Knowles
#15. I remember being in Japan when Destiny's Child put out 'Independent Women,' and women there were saying how proud they were to have their own jobs, their own independent thinking, their own goals. It made me feel so good, and I realized that one of my responsibilities was to inspire women in a deeper way. #Quote by Beyonce Knowles
Japan quotes by Takashi Murakami
#16. My parents came from the Kyushu Island in the Southern part of Japan to find work in Tokyo. So we could only afford to live downtown, in a low-income area. It was just by the river, and whenever a typhoon came around, we were under water up to, like, here. That's the kind of place we lived in. #Quote by Takashi Murakami
Japan quotes by David Mitchell
#17. Then one of them asked why Japanese kids try to ape American kids? The clothes, the rap music, the skateboards, the hair. I wanted to say that it's not America they're aping, it's the Japan of their parents that they're rejecting. And since there's no home-grown counter culture, they just take hold of the nearest one to hand, which happens to be American. But it's not American culture exploiting us. It's us exploiting it. #Quote by David Mitchell
Japan quotes by Marc Newson
#18. In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture. #Quote by Marc Newson
Japan quotes by P. Chidambaram
#19. If the exchange rate is a matter of pride, Japan should be only half as proud as India (120 yen to a dollar) and China ten times more (6.2 yuan to a dollar)! My #Quote by P. Chidambaram
Japan quotes by Shinzo Abe
#20. My hope is that the 21st century will be the first century where there will be no violation of human rights, and to that end, Japan would like to do our outmost. #Quote by Shinzo Abe
Japan quotes by George Orwell
#21. The birds sang, the proles sang. the Party did not sing. All round the world, in London and New York, in Africa and Brazil, and in the mysterious, forbidden lands beyond the frontiers, in the streets of Paris and Berlin, in the villages of the endless Russian plain, in the bazaars of China and Japan - everywhere stood the same solid unconquerable figure, made monstrous by work and childbearing, toiling from birth to death and still singing. #Quote by George Orwell
Japan quotes by Kiersten White
#22. I guess I can swing it,then." A night free from cow print and grease? Bleep yes I could swing it. "So where to? Italy? Iceland? Ooh,I could go for Japan. #Quote by Kiersten White
Japan quotes by Ryu Murakami
#23. Lady #1, Maki, had never once given any thought to what was really right for her in her life, simply believing that if she surrounded herself with super-exclusive things, she'd become a super-exclusive person. #Quote by Ryu Murakami
Japan quotes by Donald Trump
#24. My total focus was on building up our military, building up our strength, building up our borders, making sure that China, Japan, Mexico, both at the border and in trade, no longer takes advantage of our country. #Quote by Donald Trump
Japan quotes by Kathryn Lasky
#25. It is not a happy lot being a princess in any country, but especially Japan in which every tiny aspect of one's life is governed by the most rigid rules of protocol. #Quote by Kathryn Lasky
Japan quotes by Howard Stringer
#26. Japan can't get anything on the market very cheaply because it has a large, relatively highly paid workforce which you can't fire. #Quote by Howard Stringer
Japan quotes by Hideki Tojo
#27. Therefore, if one were to consider that there was virtually no possibility of success through the US-Japan negotiations, the military and economic pressures would only force Japan into further crisis if time were allowed to pass in vain. #Quote by Hideki Tojo
Japan quotes by Henry L. Stimson
#28. When the news first came that Japan had attacked us my first feeling was of relief that ... a crisis had come in a way which would unite all our people. This continued to be my dominant feeling in spite of the news of catastrophes which quickly developed. #Quote by Henry L. Stimson
Japan quotes by Shunryu Suzuki
#29. We must have beginner's mind, free from possessing anything, a mind that knows everything is in flowing change. Nothing exists but momentarily in its present form and color. One thing flows into another and cannot be grasped. Before the rain stops we hear a bird. Even under the heavy snow we see snowdrops and some new growth. In the East I saw rhubarb already. In Japan in the spring we eat cucumbers. #Quote by Shunryu Suzuki
Japan quotes by Katlyn Charlesworth
#30. Come out, Yamiko,
come out... #Quote by Katlyn Charlesworth
Japan quotes by Andrew Cherng
#31. I was born in Yangzhou, China, two years after World War II ended. I was 5 when my family escaped to Taiwan. Eight years later, we moved to Japan. #Quote by Andrew Cherng
Japan quotes by Craig L. Thomas
#32. 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. #Quote by Craig L. Thomas
Japan quotes by Laura Bailey
#33. I think starting in anime, like I did, gave me a good idea of how to approach games that come from Japan. Japanese developers can be very different from companies here in the western market. #Quote by Laura Bailey
Japan quotes by Elsa Peretti
#34. I can hold a cup of sake on a full moon in Japan, and the reflection of the moon in that little cup can make me feel so enthusiastic about beauty. That one good, magical moment can give me enough to create other things like the teardrop earring or necklace. #Quote by Elsa Peretti
Japan quotes by Ruth Reichl
#35. I was not prepared for the feel of the noodles in my mouth, or the purity of the taste. I had been in Japan for almost a month, but I had never experiences anything like this. The noodles quivered as if they were alive, and leapt into my mouth where they vibrated as if playing inaudible music. #Quote by Ruth Reichl
Japan quotes by Noam Chomsky
#36. China is a great manufacturing center, but it's actually mostly an assembly plant. So it assembles parts and components, high technology that comes from the surrounding industrial - more advanced industrial centers - Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, the United States, Europe - and it basically assembles them. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Japan quotes by Tadanobu Asano
#37. Basically, people in other countries don't want to have to work quite as flat-out as they do in Japan. #Quote by Tadanobu Asano
Japan quotes by John C. Wright
#38. Or, in your case, as wide. Wait. Did you just say Gandalf?"
"He is the founder of our order, and the first of the Five Warlocks. He comes from afar across the Western Ocean, from Easter Island, or perhaps from Japan."
"No, I think he comes from the mind of a story writer. An old-fashioned Roman Catholic from the days just before First Space Age. Unless I am confusing him with the guy who wrote about Talking Animal Land? With the Cowardly Lion who gets killed by a Wicked White Witch? I never read the text, I watched the comic."
"Oh, you err so! The Witches, we have preserved this lore since the time of the Fall of the Giants, whom we overthrew and destroyed. The tale is this: C. S. Lewis and Arthur C. Clarke were led by the Indian Maiden Sacagawea to the Pacific Ocean and back, stealing the land from the Red Man and selling them blankets impregnated with smallpox. It was called the Lewis and Clarke Expedition. When they reached the Pacific, they set out in the Dawn Treader to find the sea route to India, where the sacred river Alph runs through caverns measureless to man down to a sunless sea. They came to the Last Island, called Ramandu or Selidor, where the World Serpent guards the gateway to the Land of the Dead, and there they found Gandalf, returned alive from the underworld, and stripped of all his powers. He came again to mortal lands in North America to teach the Simon Families. The Chronicle is a symbolic retelling of their journey. It is one of our #Quote by John C. Wright
Japan quotes by Billy Higgins
#39. But anything that you hear about Japan is nothing like what you see when you actually go over there and see it, you know, in a real situation. #Quote by Billy Higgins
Japan quotes by Apolo Ohno
#40. My father is 100% Japanese and came to the United States when he was only 18 years old. My grandmother still resides in Japan, which has allowed me to travel to the roots of my ancestors with my father. #Quote by Apolo Ohno
Japan quotes by Nobuo Uematsu
#41. However in countries outside of Japan I think game music is still a potential growth market that has not yet developed to the extent that we are seeing in Japan. #Quote by Nobuo Uematsu
Japan quotes by Matt Goulding
#42. I can tell right away by looking at you what you want to eat," he says. "I can tell how many brothers and sisters you have."
After divining my favorite color (blue) and my astrological sign (Aquarius), Nakamura pulls out an ivory stalk of takenoko, fresh young bamboo ubiquitous in Japan during the spring. "This came in this morning from Kagumi. It's so sweet that you can eat it raw." He peels off the outer layer, cuts a thin slice, and passes it across the counter.
First, he scores an inch-thick bamboo steak with a ferocious santoku blade. Then he sears it in a dry sauté pan until the flesh softens and the natural sugars form a dark crust on the surface. While the bamboo cooks, he places two sacks of shirako, cod milt, under the broiler. ("Milt," by the way, is a euphemism for sperm. Cod sperm is everywhere in Japan in the winter and early spring, and despite the challenges its name might create for some, it's one of the most delicious things you can eat.)
Nakamura brings it all together on a Meiji-era ceramic plate: caramelized bamboo brushed with soy, broiled cod milt topped with miso made from foraged mountain vegetables, and, for good measure, two lightly boiled fava beans. An edible postcard of spring. I take a bite, drop my chopsticks, and look up to find Nakamura staring right at me.
"See, I told you I know what you want to eat."
The rest of the dinner unfolds in a similar fashion: a little counter banter, a little product display, then back to #Quote by Matt Goulding
Japan quotes by Christina Milian
#43. I had actually been on tour in Japan and I had my own world tour that I was doing. I was used to doing a show for an hour, so I was always learning choreography. #Quote by Christina Milian
Japan quotes by Osamu Dazai
#44. It would seem that the more irresponsible and crafty one is, the more likely one is to have a talent for storytelling. #Quote by Osamu Dazai
Japan quotes by Shigeru Yoshida
#45. We pray that henceforth not only Japan but all mankind may know the blessings of harmony and progress. #Quote by Shigeru Yoshida
Japan quotes by Paul Krassner
#46. I had become an atheist at the age of thirteen, when atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. #Quote by Paul Krassner
Japan quotes by Martin Jacques
#47. For 200 years, the dominant powers have also been the colonial powers: the European countries, the U.S. and Japan. They have never been required to pay their dues for what they did to those whom they possessed and treated with contempt. #Quote by Martin Jacques
Japan quotes by Seohyun
#48. It's not worth comparing; Kara and SNSD are both Korean girl groups. I'm proud that Korean girl groups are being recognized in Japan Everyone has their preferences. There are people who like SNSD and there are people who like Kara. #Quote by Seohyun
Japan quotes by Fuminori Nakamura
#49. Every year far more people kill themselves in Japan than die through war or terrorism in Iraq. We go on and on about other countries, but I think Japanese society is pretty cruel too. #Quote by Fuminori Nakamura
Japan quotes by Fumio Sasaki
#50. The Great East Japan Earthquake was said to be so large that it should only happen once every thousand years. I recall hearing someone say that our history from the year 0 through 2000 is the equivalent of twenty old ladies living to the age of one hundred. If that earthquake really was a once-in-a-thousand-years event, it would mean that two of those twenty old ladies would have been affected. Is that a high ratio or is it low? #Quote by Fumio Sasaki
Japan quotes by Sergei Lavrov
#51. NATO has a special relationship with countries far away from Europe: Australia, Japan, South Korea. They have joint projects and programmes which are being implemented without these countries becoming members of NATO. #Quote by Sergei Lavrov
Japan quotes by Akira Suzuki
#52. A resource-poor country like Japan can only rely on people's endeavor and knowledge. I would like to continue my effort to provide help to younger people. #Quote by Akira Suzuki
Japan quotes by Camille Paglia
#53. Imperialism and slavery are no white male monopoly, but are everywhere from Egypt, Assyria, and Persia to India, China and Japan. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Japan quotes by Angela Carter
#54. But I do not want to paint our circumstantial portraits so that we both emerge with enough well-rounded, spuriously detailed actuality that you are forced to believe in us. I do not want to practise such sleight of hand. You must be content only with glimpses of our outlines, as if you had caught sight of our reflections in the looking-glass of somebody else's house as you passed by the window. #Quote by Angela Carter
Japan quotes by Kami Garcia
#55. It was like being born in Germany after World War II, being from Japan after Pearl Harbour, or America after Hiroshima. History was a bitch sometimes. You couldn't change where you were from. But still, you didn't have to stay there. You didn't have to stay stuck in the past, like the ladies in the DAR, or the Gatlin Historical Society, or the Sisters. And you didn't have to accept that things had to be the way they were, like Lena. Ethan Carte Wate hadn't, and I couldn't either. #Quote by Kami Garcia
Japan quotes by Trevor Clinger
#56. Like Americans, the Japanese have a silent mode, but in Japan it can be referred to as "manner mode" (Japanese Cell Phone Culture, n.d.). #Quote by Trevor Clinger
Japan quotes by Paul Watson
#57. The Sea Shepherd crew is doing what governments should be doing, but refuse to do themselves, because of the threats of trade retaliation from Japan. #Quote by Paul Watson
Japan quotes by Dan Hurley
#58. I've now interviewed a couple hundred researchers in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and China. I visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where I met brain-injured veterans. I went to the San Francisco offices of Lumosity, the biggest online provider of these cognitive games aimed at improving intelligence. And I met twice with the guy who leads the funding in this area at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or IARPA. It's a government intelligence agency, like DARPA for spies. #Quote by Dan Hurley
Japan quotes by Tadao Ando
#59. But in Japan, there's nothing like that, since the temple is made of wood. The divine spirit inside the building is eternal, so the enclosure doesn't have to be. #Quote by Tadao Ando
Japan quotes by Isoroku Yamamoto
#60. Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. We would have to march into Washington and sign the treaty in the White House. #Quote by Isoroku Yamamoto
Japan quotes by Pico Iyer
#61. I'm very happy to be a foreigner in Japan, and I can't think of a more wonderful place to live, but at the same time, I would never want to be Japanese, because they are subject to stresses that I am not. #Quote by Pico Iyer
Japan quotes by Jarod Kintz
#62. What is art? Art is tar, rearranged. Art is tar on canvas or tar on tarp or tar on a naked body. Art is a bird chirping changed into something visual. Art is an image of a thousand beaks breaking into the office of a quack doctor. I know that doctor, and I've personally spoken to ten of those beaks. Art is rhythm, two hands clapping at a urinal while a third shakes off pee to the beat. Good art stays with you your whole life, especially if that good art is a tattoo. Good art is my name, written backwards, inked on your upper lip in a furry font. Art imitates life, just as life imitates Orafoura. Art can be anything from a Manet to a Monet to a painting of money to a missile. Art can save the world, or devastate it. (We could drop another big bomb on Japan, though I'm not advocating dumping Basquiat paintings on Hiroshima). Art rhymes with a bodily function, and everybody should let their creativity rip everywhere from the privacy of their bathrooms to small heated boxes with four of their closest friends. Art is thinking outside that box, and desperately trying to escape. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Japan quotes by Renee Ahdieh
#63. Bushidō is about experiencing life in every breath. Seeing life in the simplest of things. There is beauty and honor in that. #Quote by Renee Ahdieh
Japan quotes by Ken Follett
#64. Desperate men are dangerous. And I do know that the United States is not ready to go to war against Japan. Our navy isn't ready and our air force isn't ready. #Quote by Ken Follett
Japan quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#65. I had been conscious of depression and so I voiced to (Sec. Of War Stimson) my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that Japan was, at this very moment, seeking a way to surrender with a minimum loss of 'face.' #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Japan quotes by Paul Theroux
#66. But: all journeys were return journeys. The farther one traveled, the nakeder one got, until, towards the end, ceasing to be animated by any scene, one was most oneself, a man in a bed surrounded by empty bottles. The man who says, "I've got a wife and kids" is far from home; at home he speaks of Japan. But he does not know - how could he? - that the scenes changing in the train window from Victoria Station to Tokyo Central are nothing compared to the change in himself; and travel writing, which cannot but be droll at the outset, moves from journalism to fiction, arriving promptly as the Kodama Echo at autobiography. From there any further travel makes a beeline to confession, the embarrassed monologue in a deserted bazaar. The anonymous hotel room in a strange city ... #Quote by Paul Theroux
Japan quotes by Natasha Pulley
#67. What's that?' Thaniel said, curious. The postmarks and stamps weren't English or Japanese.

'A painting. There's a depressed Dutchman who does countryside scenes and flowers and things. It's ugly, but I have to maintain the estates in Japan and modern art is a good investment. #Quote by Natasha Pulley
Japan quotes by Dave Barry
#68. Japan has a low crime rate, unless you count the fact that approximately every fifteen minutes the entire Cabinet gets indicted for taking bribes. #Quote by Dave Barry
Japan quotes by Sir Laurens Van Der Post
#69. [The official prosecutors] ... were more vengeful on behalf of our injuries than I myself could ever be. #Quote by Sir Laurens Van Der Post
Japan quotes by John Roos
#70. Japan is a well-educated, technological society. It is a free society, protects intellectual property. #Quote by John Roos
Japan quotes by Yukio Mishima
#71. Japanese people today think of money, just money: Where is our national spirit today? The Jieitai must be the soul of Japan. ... The nation has no spiritual foundation. That is why you don't agree with me. You will just be American mercenaries. There you are in your tiny world. You do nothing for Japan. ... I salute the Emperor. Long live the emperor! #Quote by Yukio Mishima
Japan quotes by Isabella Bird
#72. There are eight or nine leading varieties of rice grown in Japan, all of which, except an upland species, require mud, water, and much puddling and nasty work. Rice is the staple food and the wealth of Japan. Its revenues were estimated in rice. Rice is grown almost wherever irrigation is possible. #Quote by Isabella Bird
Japan quotes by Lorraine Koh
#73. If the love is true, it will wait until the dream becomes a reality. True love also gives strength to a dream. #Quote by Lorraine Koh
Japan quotes by Rem Koolhaas
#74. Japan lives with drastic segregation between the sublime, the ugly, and the utterly without qualities. Dominance of the last 2 categories makes mere presence of the first stunning: when beauty 'happens', it is absolutely surprising. #Quote by Rem Koolhaas
Japan quotes by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
#75. As you can imagine, those who had fallen this far had been so worn down by their tortures in the seven other hells that they no longer had the strength to cry out. #Quote by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Japan quotes by Haruki Murakami
#76. Here you had the top professional soldier in Japan, and to think he didn't know how to kill himself with a gun! They took him straight to the hospital, he got the best care the American medical team could give him, recovered, then was tried and hanged. It's a terrible way to die. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Japan quotes by Ron Kind
#77. Right now, a majority of the debt is owed to foreign interests, Japan being the largest purchaser of government debt today, soon to be surpassed by China as the number one purchaser of our debt in this Nation. #Quote by Ron Kind
Japan quotes by Akio Morita
#78. Amenities are not of great concern to management in Japan. #Quote by Akio Morita
Japan quotes by Bill Maher
#79. Forget bringing the troops home from Iraq. We need to get the troops home from World War II. Can anybody tell me why, in 2009, we still have more than sixty thousand troops in Germany and thirty thousand in Japan? At some point, these people are going to have to learn to rape themselves. Our soldiers have been in Germany so long they now wear shorts with black socks. You know that crazy soldier hiding in the cave on Iwo Jima who doesn't know the war is over? That's us.

Bush and Cheney used to love to keep Americans all sphinctered-up on the notion that terrorists might follow us home. But actually, we're the people who go to your home and then never leave. Here's the facts: The Republic of America has more than five hundred thousand military personnel deployed on more than seven hundred bases, with troops in one hundred fifty countries - we're like McDonald's with tanks - including thirty-seven European countries - because you never know when Portugal might invade Euro Disney. And this doesn't even count our secret torture prisons, which are all over the place, but you never really see them until someone brings you there - kinda like IHOP.

Of course, Americans would never stand for this in reverse - we can barely stand letting Mexicans in to do the landscaping. Can you imagine if there were twenty thousand armed Guatemalans on a base in San Ber-nardino right now? Lou Dobbs would become a suicide bomber.

And why? How did this country get stuck #Quote by Bill Maher
Japan quotes by Newt Gingrich
#80. We used to be a serious country. When we got attacked at Pearl Harbor, we took on Imperial Japan, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. We beat all three in less than four years. We're about to enter the seventh year of this phony war against ... [terrorist groups], and we're losing. #Quote by Newt Gingrich
Japan quotes by Soseki Natsume
#81. Hirota feels strongly drawn toward nature and the natural, is hyper-sensitive to the artificial - particularly that most cramped and constraining man-made creation, society - and does his best to avoid it. #Quote by Soseki Natsume
Japan quotes by James Peoples
#82. China uses about half of the world's cement for its new roads and buildings.
According to the World Bank in 2007, China had 16 of the world's 20 most polluted cities.
One day in January 2013, the air pollution index in Beijing was 755 - measured on a scale of 0 to 500!
In late 2012, 16,000 dead pigs were found floating in the river that supplies water to
Shanghai, the PRC's largest city.
For 2010, a ministry of the Chinese government estimated the monetary cost of the environmental damage caused by rapid industrialization at $230 billion, which is 3.5 percent of China's gross domestic product.
Air pollution from Chinese factories wafts over to the Koreas and Japan. Sometimes, upper atmospheric winds carry the sulphur dioxide from China's coal-burning clear over to North America's west coast. #Quote by James Peoples
Japan quotes by H.E. Davey
#83. In Japan, a number of time-honored everyday activities (such as making tea, arranging flowers, and writing) have traditionally been deeply examined by their proponents. Students study how to make tea, perform martial arts, or write with a brush in the most skillful way possible to express themselves with maximum efficiency and minimum strain. Through this efficient, adroit, and creative performance, they arrive at art. But if they continue to delve even more deeply into their art, they discover principles that are truly universal, principles relating to life itself. Then, the art of brush writing becomes shodo - the "Way of the brush" - while the art of arranging flowers is elevated to the status of kado - the "Way of flowers." Through these Ways or Do forms, the Japanese have sought to realize the Way of living itself. They have approached the universal through the particular. #Quote by H.E. Davey
Japan quotes by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
#84. Great robber though he was, Kandata could only trash about like a dying frog as he choked on the blood of the pond. #Quote by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Japan quotes by Mike Johanns
#85. My goal with the Canadian border is the same goal I have for Japan and Korea. #Quote by Mike Johanns
Japan quotes by Yukio Mishima
#86. For everything sacred has the substance of dreams and memories, and so we experience the miracle of what is separated from us by time or distance suddenly being made tangible. #Quote by Yukio Mishima
Japan quotes by Billy Corgan
#87. We were in Japan once where they had 30 kinds of green tea. I thought there was one. #Quote by Billy Corgan
Japan quotes by J. William Fulbright
#88. With respect to the creation of the program, I introduced the bill in September 1945, immediately after the end of the war with Japan, in August of that year. A number of considerations, of course, entered into my decision to introduce the bill, growing from my own experience as a Rhodes scholar and the experiences our government had had with the first Word War debts, [Herbert] Hoover's efforts in establishing the Belgian-American Education Foundation after World War I, [and] the Boxer Rebellion indemnity. #Quote by J. William Fulbright
Japan quotes by John Hersey
#89. This private estate was far enough away from the explosion so that its bamboos, pines, laurel, and maples were still alive, and the green place invited refugees - partly because they believed that if the Americans came back, they would bomb only buildings; partly because the foliage seemed a center of coolness and life, and the estate's exquisitely precise rock gardens, with their quiet pools and arching bridges, were very Japanese, normal, secure; and also partly (according to some who were there) because of an irresistible, atavistic urge to hide under leaves. #Quote by John Hersey
Japan quotes by Peter Boghossian
#90. Your religious beliefs typically depend on the community in which you were raised or live. The spiritual experiences of people in ancient Greece, medieval Japan or 21st-century Saudi Arabia do not lead to belief in Christianity. It seems, therefore, that religious belief very likely tracks not truth but social conditioning." - Gary Gutting, "The Stone," New York Times, September 14, 2011 #Quote by Peter Boghossian
Japan quotes by Robert Zoellick
#91. Japan rose from the ashes of World War II as a 'trading state,' the model for export-led growth. It is not clear that the old export model of growth will be sustainable in a more 'balanced' global economy that does not rely so heavily on the U.S. consumer. #Quote by Robert Zoellick
Japan quotes by Kevin Eubanks
#92. In most places that are rich in guitar culture, everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa. In Japan there are string instruments played that way. It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks. #Quote by Kevin Eubanks
Japan quotes by Shinzo Abe
#93. The United Nations was founded 70 years ago, at the end of World War II. Since that time, Japan has steadfastly walked the path of peace and rebuilt a nation. And, since the mid-1950s onward, we have actively worked to share our experience of development with other nations, especially in Asia. #Quote by Shinzo Abe
Japan quotes by Sandra Buckley
#94. In any East Asian culture, you will find that women have a very tangible power within the household. This is often rejcted by non-Asian feminists who argue that it is not real power, but.. Japanese women look at the low status attributed to the domestic labor of housewives in North America and feel that this amounts to a denigration of a fundamental social role - whether it is performed by a man or a woman. #Quote by Sandra Buckley
Japan quotes by William J. Clinton
#95. The new century demands new partnerships for peace and security. The United Nations plays a crucial role, with allies sharing burdens America might otherwise bear alone. America needs a strong and effective U.N. I want to work with this new Congress to pay our dues and our debts. We must continue to support security and stability in Europe and Asia - expanding NATO and defining its new missions, maintaining our alliance with Japan, with Korea, with our other Asian allies, and engaging China. #Quote by William J. Clinton
Japan quotes by Kacy Catanzaro
#96. My dad and I used to watch 'Ninja Warrior' all the time back when it was in Japan. I would always say, 'I could do that,' kind of joking, but obviously kind of serious. #Quote by Kacy Catanzaro
Japan quotes by Elise Hu
#97. Technically, Japan and South Korea normalized their diplomatic ties 50 years ago, but this wasn't included in the Normalization Treaty because forced prostitution, coerced sex just was taboo to even talk about. #Quote by Elise Hu
Japan quotes by Rufus Wainwright
#98. Climate change has always been sort of my main focus. I think also with [what happened in Fukushima, Japan] there's still a lot to think about in terms of what's coming down the pike into the world's oceans, too. #Quote by Rufus Wainwright
Japan quotes by Takafumi Horie
#99. It's not that I'm not interested in politics, but rather, I think that the people who become politicians in Japan are not very dynamic. Honestly, I find business much more interesting than politics. #Quote by Takafumi Horie
Japan quotes by Jinzaburo Takagi
#100. My recent activities have been concentrated on criticism on and actions against Japan's and worldwide plutonium programs, since it is, as I believe, one of the greatest threats to the world ... #Quote by Jinzaburo Takagi
Japan quotes by Brett L. Walker
#101. But troubles far more menacing than sodomy threatened Japan. #Quote by Brett L. Walker
Japan quotes by David Letterman
#102. President Obama went to India, South Korea, then Japan. He's going to keep travelling until he finds his birth certificate. #Quote by David Letterman
Japan quotes by Nobu Matsuhisa
#103. When I was 11 or 12 - a young boy in Japan - one of my older brothers took me to a sushi restaurant. I had never been to one, and it was very memorable. Back then, sushi was expensive and hard to come by, not like today, when there's a sushi restaurant on every street corner and you can buy it in supermarkets. #Quote by Nobu Matsuhisa
Japan quotes by Donald Trump
#104. I wouldn't mind a little bow. In Japan, they bow. I love it. Only thing I love about Japan. #Quote by Donald Trump
Japan quotes by Hideki Tojo
#105. Throughout that period, Japan had made honest efforts to keep the destruction of war from spreading and, based on the belief that all nations of the world should find their places, had followed a policy designed to restore an expeditious peace between Japan and China. #Quote by Hideki Tojo
Japan quotes by George Takei
#106. I am the grandson of immigrants from Japan who went to America, boldly going to a strange new world, seeking new opportunities. My mother was born in Sacramento, California. My father was a San Franciscan. They met and married in Los Angeles, and I was born there. #Quote by George Takei
Japan quotes by Julie Dreyfus
#107. I have done several films, but I've mostly done TV, and 99% of the work I've done has been in Japan. #Quote by Julie Dreyfus
Japan quotes by Jonathan Glover
#108. o In the decision to use the bomb the base line had shifted down during the moral slide from the blockade to the area bombing of Germany and to the fire-bombing of Japan. Predictably one member of Stimson's committee made the point that the 'number of people that would be killed by the bomb would not be greater in general magnitude than the number already killed in fire raids'. #Quote by Jonathan Glover
Japan quotes by Ryan Graudin
#109. Kids with roofs and hot food have better things to do than play survival of the thuggiest. #Quote by Ryan Graudin
Japan quotes by George Zimmer
#110. I never considered the clothing business in college. But my father was a manufacturer of men's wear in the Northeast and wanted to investigate manufacturing in Asia. In 1972 he sent me to Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong for four months. I'm convinced it was his way of getting me into business, rather than letting me be a hippie. #Quote by George Zimmer
Japan quotes by Victor Davis Hanson
#111. Taking on all at once Germany, Japan, and Italy - diverse enemies all - did not require the weeding out of all the fascists and their supporters in Mexico, Argentina, Eastern Europe, and the Arab world. Instead, those in jackboots and armbands worldwide quietly stowed all their emblems away as organized fascism died on the vine once the roots were torn out in Berlin, Rome, and Tokyo. So too will the terrorists, once their sanctuaries and capital shrivel up - as is happening as we speak. #Quote by Victor Davis Hanson
Japan quotes by Susumu Katsumata
#112. I wish I could see a cherry blossom or a lotus flower. Where could they be? #Quote by Susumu Katsumata
Japan quotes by Shogo Oketani
#113. From New Year's Eve through the third of January, the streets of Tokyo grew quiet, as if all the people had disappeared. #Quote by Shogo Oketani
Japan quotes by F. Sionil Jose
#114. Self-respect, the value of 'face,' is universal but is most pronounced in China, then in Japan where the Confucian ethic is most influential. #Quote by F. Sionil Jose
Japan quotes by Doc Hastings
#115. V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific. #Quote by Doc Hastings
Japan quotes by Barry Eisler
#116. The person who returns from living abroad isn't the same person who left originally... Your outlook changes. You don't take things for granted that you used to. For instance, I noticed in New York that when one cab cut off another, the driver who got cut off would always yell at the other driver... and I realized this was because Americans assume that the other person intended to do what he did, so they want to teach the person a lesson. But you know, in Japan, people almost never get upset in those situations. Japanese look at other people's mistakes more as something arbitrary, like the weather, I think, not so much as something to get angry about. #Quote by Barry Eisler
Japan quotes by John Lennon
#117. I recently got into Haiku in Japan and I just think it's fantastic. Obviously, when you get rid of a whole section of illusion in your mind you're left with great precision. #Quote by John Lennon
Japan quotes by Kenzaburo Oe
#118. The ambiguous orientation of Japan drove the country into the position of an invader in Asia. #Quote by Kenzaburo Oe
Japan quotes by Takashi Miike
#119. For me, trying to expand the energy to make one movie in Hollywood would be the equivalent in terms of energy to making 10 movies in Japan. #Quote by Takashi Miike
Japan quotes by Sergei Lavrov
#120. We can say that Japan is the only country that calls into question the outcome of the Second World War; no one else does. #Quote by Sergei Lavrov
Japan quotes by Nagaru Tanigawa
#121. From theme song of the show: Boken Desho Desho, boken de ga ... its a good song #Quote by Nagaru Tanigawa
Japan quotes by Robert C. Solomon
#122. Another question has been raised rather widely in Europe, in Japan as well as in the United States is what, to what extent will the euro become a reserve currency. #Quote by Robert C. Solomon
Japan quotes by Bob Hope
#123. Rock and roll is catching on all over ... France ... England ... They even have it in Japan, only over there they call it judo. #Quote by Bob Hope
Japan quotes by Sook Nyul Choi
#124. Our farmers make enough rice to feed all of us, yet we must eat millet and barley. All that rice goes to feed the Imperial soldiers sent the Japanese residents...some even gets sent back to Japan...and the prices they charge us for the little rice that remains! Did you see the look of satisfaction on Captain Narita's face as he looked at these coarse little cookies? #Quote by Sook Nyul Choi
Japan quotes by Pat Buchanan
#125. We are thus in the position of having to borrow from Europe to defend Europe, of having to borrow from China and Japan to defend Chinese and Japanese access to Gulf oil, and of having to borrow from Arab emirs, sultans and monarchs to make Iraq safe for democracy. We borrow from the nations we defend so that we may continue to defend them. To question this is an unpardonable heresy called 'isolationism.' #Quote by Pat Buchanan
Japan quotes by Arthur Erickson
#126. We find Japan a little more difficult to understand because it has proven its 20th century prowess though the ancient traditions still persist. #Quote by Arthur Erickson
Japan quotes by David B. Givens
#127. Unlike most other facial signs of emotion, the smile is subject to learning and conscious control. In the U.S., Japan, and many other societies, children are taught to smile on purpose, e.g., in a courteous greeting, whether or not they actually feel happy. #Quote by David B. Givens
Japan quotes by Robet Jung
#128. Japan is a startling clash of the deeply traditional and the spiritual. The intensely current and the superficial. It's ancient, but futuristic. Conservative, yet hedonistic. Sleek skyscrapers graze the clouds like trees seeking sun in a man-made rainforest. Their concrete foundations often fertilized by the bodies of locals run afoul of the yakuza. It's a homogenous island nation with a quaint surface and a Twin Peaks underbelly. The polite, insular, and eerily innocuous, living symbiotically with the perverse, extroverted, and bizarre. Fashion-forward and fashion-retarded. You could make similar generalizations about most cultures of course, but Japan's beautiful contrasts were better than most."--Parker Choi #Quote by Robet Jung
Japan quotes by Jimmy Carter
#129. Ours is the most wasteful nation on Earth. We waste more energy than we import. With about the same standard of living, we use twice as much energy per person as do other countries like Germany, Japan, and Sweden. #Quote by Jimmy Carter
Japan quotes by Rin Chupeco
#130. There are so many other fun ways to dishonor the family name that buying girls' underwear shouldn't be one of them. #Quote by Rin Chupeco
Japan quotes by Sheena Iyengar
#131. People don't put as much of an emphasis in expanding their choices, so that, you know, one of the things that I learned when I was in Japan way back in the 1990's and there were all these quarrels happening between the U.S. and Japan about allowing more American products into the Japanese market. #Quote by Sheena Iyengar
Japan quotes by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
#132. He was said to have survived starvation by eating human flesh, after which he had the strength to tear out the antlers of a living stag with his bare hands. #Quote by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Japan quotes by Jackie Chan
#133. I play a nobody in Japan. #Quote by Jackie Chan
Japan quotes by Javier Camara
#134. I look Asian. I need to go to Japan. #Quote by Javier Camara
Japan quotes by Betty MacDonald
#135. Miss Appleby, her library books, and her story-telling sessions were very popular with all the children in Heavenly Valley. To Nancy and Plum they were a magic carpet that whisked them out of the dreariness and drudgery of their lives at Mrs. Monday's and transported them to palaces in India, canals in Holland, pioneer stockades during the Indian wars, cattle ranches in the West, mountains in Switzerland, pagodas in China, igloos in Alaska, jungles in Africa, castles in England, slums in London, gardens in Japan, or most important of all, into happy homes where there were mothers and fathers and no Mrs. Mondays or Marybelles. #Quote by Betty MacDonald
Japan quotes by Kevin J. Anderson
#136. Sure, President Bush can say that the U.S. government won't fund stem cell research, but believe me, Japan is applauding. Because they will just do it first and get all the patents. #Quote by Kevin J. Anderson
Japan quotes by Paul Nitze
#137. Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945 and in all probability prior to 1 November 1945, Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated. #Quote by Paul Nitze
Japan quotes by Michael K. Simpson
#138. Japan continues to work closely with the United States on the issue of the North Korean nuclear crisis and has played an important and constructive role in the Six-Party talks. #Quote by Michael K. Simpson
Japan quotes by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
#139. To the ancients, bears symbolized resurrection. The creature goes to sleep for a long time, its heartbeat decreases to almost nothing. The male often impregnates the female right before hibernation, but miraculously, egg and sperm do not unite right away. They float separately in her uterine broth until much later. Near the end of hibernation, the egg and sperm unite and cell division begins, so that the cubs will be born in the spring when the mother is awakening, just in time to care for and teach her new offspring. Not only by reason of awakening from hibernation as though from death, but much more so because the she-bear awakens with new young, this creature is a profound metaphor for our lives, for return and increase coming from something that seemed deadened.

The bear is associated with many huntress Goddesses: Artemis and Diana in Greece and Rome, and Muerte and Hecoteptl, mud women deities in the Latina cultures. These Goddesses bestowed upon women the power of tracking, knowing, 'digging out' the psychic aspects of all things. To the Japanese the bear is the symbol of loyalty, wisdom, and strength. In northern Japan where the Ainu tribe lives, the bear is one who can talk to God directly and bring messages back for humans. The cresent moon bear is considered a sacred being, one who was given the white mark on his throat by the Buddhist Goddess Kwan-Yin, whose emblem is the crescent moon. Kwan-Yin is the Goddess of Deep Compassion and the bear is her emiss #Quote by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Japan quotes by Muhammad Ali
#140. You can go to Japan, China, all the European, African, Arab, and South American countries, and man, they know me. I can't name a nation where they don't know me. #Quote by Muhammad Ali
Japan quotes by Jay Kay
#141. Well, there's lots of different things going on at the moment, I'm in talks with some people from Japan to do something and I'm also talking to Hugo Boss to do a very small line, which I want to keep to just 10-12 pieces, but what I want to do is sit with the designers for a couple of days bashing some stuff out ... #Quote by Jay Kay
Japan quotes by Ichiro Suzuki
#142. The more that Japanese players go to the big leagues to play and succeed, the more that will serve to inspire young kids in Japan to want to become baseball players when they grow up. #Quote by Ichiro Suzuki
Japan quotes by George W. Bush
#143. For a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. #Quote by George W. Bush
Japan quotes by Shigeru Yoshida
#144. We have listened here to the delegates who have recalled the terrible human suffering, and the great material destruction of the late war in the Pacific. It is with feelings of sorrow that we recall the part played in that catastrophic human experience by the old Japan. #Quote by Shigeru Yoshida
Japan quotes by David Alpay
#145. I have this weird musical thing I do: I play violin, and I even went on tour with Tim Robbins. We did a bunch of Canadian cities, and then went down to the States, and then we ended up in Japan. #Quote by David Alpay
Japan quotes by T.R. Reid
#146. When I was traveling the world on my quest, I asked the health ministry of each country how many citizens had declared bankruptcy in the past year because of medical bills. Generally, the officials responded to this question with a look of astonishment, as if I had asked how many flying saucers from Mars landed in the ministry's parking lot last week. How many people go bankrupt because of medical bills? In Britain, zero. In France, zero. In Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Switzerland: zero. In the United States, according to a joint study by Harvard Law School and Harvard Medical School, the annual figure is around 700,000.3 QUALITY #Quote by T.R. Reid
Japan quotes by Rose George
#147. What they have done in Japan, which I find so inspirational, is they've brought the toilet out from behind the locked door. They've made it conversational. People go out and upgrade their toilet. They talk about it. They've sanitized it. #Quote by Rose George
Japan quotes by Muhammad Ali
#148. I said to myself, 'the champion of the whole world can whoop every man in Russia, every man in America, every man in China, every man in Japan, every man in Europe - every man in the whole world'.It sounds big, didn't it? So I kept working until I did it. #Quote by Muhammad Ali
Japan quotes by Shi Zhengrong
#149. After the Fukushima disaster, Japan shut down most of its reactors and said it would move to renewables. #Quote by Shi Zhengrong
Japan quotes by Rajneesh
#150. Jesus must have been a really great artist in creating enemies because he was only thirty-three when he was crucified, and there were only three years of work because he appeared at the age of thirty. Up to that time he was with the mystery schools, going around the world to Egypt, to India, and the possibility is even to Tibet and to Japan. #Quote by Rajneesh
Japan quotes by Alan Brown
#151. You know Americans ... Self-improvement. No matter who or what we are, we're always working on ways to become somebody else. #Quote by Alan Brown
Japan quotes by Hiroki Azuma
#152. The image of Japan that obsesses otaku is in fact no more than a U.S. produced imitation. #Quote by Hiroki Azuma
Japan quotes by Jyoti Amge
#153. I feel grateful to be this size; after all, if I weren't small and had not achieved these world records, I might never have been able to visit Japan and Europe and many other wonderful countries. #Quote by Jyoti Amge
Japan quotes by Kentetsu Takamori
#154. What each of us believes in is up to us, but life is impossible without believing in something. #Quote by Kentetsu Takamori
Japan quotes by Randy Neugebauer
#155. The weekend brought good news for our friends in the cattle industry. At long last, Japan has taken the steps needed for American beef to make its way back into the Japanese market. #Quote by Randy Neugebauer
Japan quotes by James D. Bradley
#156. True combat power is arms multiplied by fighting spirit. If one of them is infinitely strong, you will succeed. - Asahi Shimbun newspaper, quoted in Japan at War: An Oral History #Quote by James D. Bradley
Japan quotes by Narendra Modi
#157. When I went to a school in Japan, they told me that both the teachers and students perform cleaning tasks here to keep the schools clean. I wondered why can't we do it in India. #Quote by Narendra Modi
Japan quotes by Phill Niblock
#158. Aomori Water is a sound collage piece made in 1998, in Aomori Japan. I was in a residency with other artists. A Japanese sculptor was making a round house and wanted a sound piece to play in it. I recorded some very gentle waves lapping the beach, for the first part. And a very small mountain stream, flowing, for the second part. I layered 8 tracks. This was the first work that I did in ProTools. #Quote by Phill Niblock
Japan quotes by Samuel P. Huntington
#159. God and Caesar, church and state, spiritual authority and temporal authority, have been a prevailing dualism in Western culture. Only in Hindu civilization were religion and politics also so distinctly separated. In Islam, God is Caesar; in China and Japan, Caesar is God; in Orthodoxy, God is Caesar's junior partner. #Quote by Samuel P. Huntington
Japan quotes by Sadako Ogata
#160. Japan should not intervene in other countries' conflicts by using military power. And I don't think Japan is capable of doing such things. For starters, I don't believe our country has sufficient human resources to make that type of international contribution. #Quote by Sadako Ogata
Japan quotes by Royall  Tyler
#161. So it is that in our world
hopes are thwarted at every turn
and the people's lot is always pain. #Quote by Royall Tyler
Japan quotes by Martin Jacques
#162. The election of Shinzo Abe as the leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic party and now prime minister will have profound repercussions for Japan and East Asia. Most western commentary during the premiership of Junichiro Koizumi has been concerned with the extent to which Japan has allowed a freer rein to market forces. #Quote by Martin Jacques
Japan quotes by Seungri
#163. I was an actor in Japan and I'm a regular on about three shows. I'm grateful for all of it. My personal activities like that help Big Bang as a whole as well. #Quote by Seungri
Japan quotes by Katrina Kaif
#164. I want to clear this once and for all. I was born in Hong Kong. I grew up in Japan and China. London is not home for me. I was there only for three years before I moved to India, but that's probably why I am connected with it. London is definitely not the place I consider my home. It's India that I consider home. #Quote by Katrina Kaif
Japan quotes by Melina Marchetta
#165. In an instant he forgot Joe's poem about Japan except the part about 'you are the bell, and I am the tongue of the bell, ringing you,' and a new sound entered his life, like when he was a kid and he first heard the sound of horses clip-clopping and he asked his mother in wonder, What's that sound, because I've never heard it before? #Quote by Melina Marchetta
Japan quotes by Jens Nordvig
#166. When you have risk aversion in Japan, the normal day-to-day outflows that happen in a normal market environment slow down. #Quote by Jens Nordvig
Japan quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#167. In Japan people drive on the left. In China people drive on the right. In Vietnam it doesn't matter. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Japan quotes by Robert Greene
#168. There is a popular saying in Japan that goes "Tada yori takai mono wa nai," meaning: "Nothing is more costly than something given free of charge." THE UNSPOKEN WAY, MICHIHIRO MATSUMOTO, 1988 #Quote by Robert Greene
Japan quotes by Tadao Ando
#169. When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan. #Quote by Tadao Ando
Japan quotes by Mark Tobey
#170. Sitting on the floor of a room in Japan, looking out on a small garden with flowers blooming and dragonflies hovering in space, I suddenly felt as if I had been too long above my boots. #Quote by Mark Tobey
Japan quotes by John N. Gray
#171. A common error of western commentators who seek to interpret Islamism sympathetically is to view it as a form of localised resistance to globalisation. In fact, Islamism is also a universalist political project. Along with Neoliberals and Marxists, Islamists are participants in a dispute about how the world as whole is to be governed. None is ready to entertain the possibility that it should always contain a diversity of regimes. On this point, they differ from non-western traditions of thinking in India, China and Japan, which are much more restrained in making universal claims.

In their unshakeable faith that one way of living is best for all humankind, the chief protagonists in the dispute about political Islam belong to a way of thinking that is quintessentially western. As in Cold War times, we are led to believe we are locked in a clash of civilisations: the West against the rest. In truth, the ideologues of political Islam are western voices, no less than Marx or Hayek. The struggle with radical Islam is yet another western family quarrel. #Quote by John N. Gray
Japan quotes by Sadao Araki
#172. It is Japan's mission to be supreme in Asia, the South Seas and eventually the four corners of the world. #Quote by Sadao Araki
Japan quotes by Jimmy Fallon
#173. Japan and South Korea are on high alert after North Korea successfully launched a long-range rocket. Both countries are surprised by North Korea's successful launch, but definitely not as surprised as North Korea. #Quote by Jimmy Fallon
Japan quotes by Shinzo Abe
#174. Japan's beautiful seas and its territory are under threat, and young people are having trouble finding hope in the future amid economic slump. I promise to protect Japan's land and sea, and the lives of the Japanese people no matter what. #Quote by Shinzo Abe
Japan quotes by David Douglas Duncan
#175. Today, Japan is one of the few countries in the world where one hears laughter everywhere. #Quote by David Douglas Duncan
Japan quotes by David Milne
#176. We have substantially improved our position in Japan which now represents a major part of our business. #Quote by David Milne
Japan quotes by Brandi Chastain
#177. The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive for a country that is very male dominant. #Quote by Brandi Chastain
Japan quotes by Nagaru Tanigawa
#178. It happened to me. And I'll never forget it. Back when I was in the sixth grade, my whole family went out to go watch a baseball game at the stadium. I didn't really care about baseball, but I was surprised by what I saw when we got there. Everywhere I looked, I saw people. On the other side of the stadium, the people looked so small, like little moving grains of rice. It was so crowded. I thought that everyone in Japan had to be packed in there. So I turned to my dad and asked him, "Do you know how many people are here right now"? He said since the stadium was full, probably fifty thousand. After the game, the street was filled with people and I was really shocked to see that, too. To me, it seemed like there was a ton of people there. But then, I realized it could only be a tiny fraction of all the people in Japan. When I got home, I pulled out my calculator. In social studies, I'd learned that the population of Japan was a hundred some odd million. So I divided that by fifty thousand. The answer was one two-thousandth. That shocked me even more. I was only one little person in that big crowded stadium filled with people, and believe me, there were so many people there, but it was just a handful of the entire population. Up till then, I always thought that I was, I don't know, kind of a special person. It was fun to be with my family. I had fun with my classmates. And the school that I was going to, it had just about the most interesting people anywhere. But that night, I r #Quote by Nagaru Tanigawa
Japan quotes by James A. Michener
#179. These are the highlights in a lifetime of following sports. Hilarity. The most sheer fun I ever had in sports was playing volleyball, a game I commend highly ... if you have ever seen the great women s teams of Japan and Russia or the equally good men's teams of Cuba and East Germany, you know how exciting this playground game, which requires so little equipment, can be. #Quote by James A. Michener
Japan quotes by Anthony Marra
#180. Everything did change, faster than his fingers could type. What he had been too cautious to hope for was pulled from his dreams and made real on the television screen. At that momentous hour on December 26, 1991, as he watched the red flag of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - the empire "empire extending eleven times zones, from the Sea of Japan to the Baltic coast, encompassing more than a hundred ethnicities and two hundred languages; the collective whose security demanded the sacrifice of millions, whose Slavic stupidity had demanded the deportation of Khassan's entire homeland; that utopian mirage cooked up by cruel young men who gave their mustaches more care than their morality; that whole horrid system that told him what he could be and do and think and say and believe and love and desire and hate, the system captained by Lenin and Zinoviev and Stalin and Malenkov and Beria and Molotov and Khrushchev and Kosygin and Mikoyan and Podgorny and Brezhnev and Andropov and Chernenko and Gorbachev, all of whom but Gorbachev he hated with a scorn no author should have for his subject, a scorn genetically encoded in his blood, inherited from his ancestors with their black hair and dark skin - as he watched that flag slink down the Kremlin flagpole for the final time, left limp by the windless sky, as if even the weather wanted to impart on communism this final disgrace, he looped his arms around his wife and son and he held them as the state that had denied him his life #Quote by Anthony Marra
Japan quotes by Evelyn Waugh
#181. They are all negros. And the Fascists won't be called black because of their racial pride, so they are called White after the White Russians. And the Bolsheviks want to be called Black because of their racial pride. So when you say black you mean red, and when you mean red you say white and when the party who call themselves blacks say traitors they mean what we call blacks, but what we mean when we say traitors I really couldn't tell you. But from your point of view it will be quite simple. Lord Copper only wants patriot victories and both sides call themselves patriots, and of course both sides will claim all the victories. But, of course, it's really a war between Russia and Germany and Italy and Japan who are all against one another on the patriotic side. I hope I make myself plain? #Quote by Evelyn Waugh
Japan quotes by Walter Isaacson
#182. The people who invented the twenty-first century were pot-smoking, sandal-wearing hippies from the West Coast like Steve, because they saw differently," he said. "The hierarchical systems of the East Coast, England, Germany, and Japan do not encourage this different thinking. The sixties produced an anarchic mind-set that is great for imagining a world not yet in existence. #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Japan quotes by Ayumi Hamasaki
#183. I'd heard a lot of Asian people were rooting for me, but I had no idea. I was stunned. They were ... impassioned, especially compared to Japan. I couldn't even have anticipated that kind of welcome. #Quote by Ayumi Hamasaki
Japan quotes by Arthur Golden
#184. Geisha because when I was living in Japan, I met a fellow whose mother was a geisha, and I thought that was kind of fascinating and ended up reading about the subject just about the same time I was getting interested in writing fiction. #Quote by Arthur Golden
Japan quotes by Marie Kondo
#185. What is the perfect amount of possessions? I think that most people don't know. If you have lived in Japan or the United States all your life, you have almost certainly been surrounded by far more than you need. This makes it hard for many people to imagine how much they need to live comfortably. As you reduce your belongings through the process of tidying, you will come to a point where you suddenly know how much is just right for you. You will feel it as clearly as if something has clicked inside your head and said, "Ah! This is just the amount I need to live comfortably. This is all I need to be happy. I don't need anything more." The satisfaction that envelops your whole being at that point is palpable. I call this the "just-right click point." Interestingly, once you have passed this point, you'll find that the amount you own never increases. And that is precisely why you will never rebound. #Quote by Marie Kondo
Japan quotes by Fareed Zakaria
#186. We have not noticed how fast the rest has risen. Most of the industrialized world--and a good part of the nonindustrialized world as well--has better cell phone service than the United States. Broadband is faster and cheaper across the industrial world, from Canada to France to Japan, and the United States now stands sixteenth in the world in broadband penetration per capita. Americans are constantly told by their politicians that the only thing we have to learn from other countries' health care systems is to be thankful for ours. Most Americans ignore the fact that a third of the country's public schools are totally dysfunctional (because their children go to the other two-thirds). The American litigation system is now routinely referred to as a huge cost to doing business, but no one dares propose any reform of it. Our mortgage deduction for housing costs a staggering $80 billion a year, and we are told it is crucial to support home ownership, except that Margaret Thatcher eliminated it in Britain, and yet that country has the same rate of home ownership as the United States. We rarely look around and notice other options and alternatives, convinced that "we're number one. #Quote by Fareed Zakaria
Japan quotes by Karen Wardamasky Bobrow
#187. Japan surprised almost everyone but Marty with their attack on Pearl Harbor, #Quote by Karen Wardamasky Bobrow
Japan quotes by Alex Kerr
#188. Since the 1970s, Japanese quality has become a byword, and many a book and article has been penned on the subject of Kaizen, 'improvement,' a form of corporate culture in which employers encourage their workers to submit ideas that will polish and improve efficiency. The writers on Kaizen, however, overlooked one weakness in this approach, which seemed minor at the time but has seriously impacted Japan's technology. Kaizen's emphasis is entirely on positive recommendations; there is no mechanism to deal with negative criticism, no way to disclose faults or mistakes - and this leads to a fundamental problem of information. People keep silent about embarrassing errors, with the result that problems are never solved. #Quote by Alex Kerr
Japan quotes by Curtis Granderson
#189. Japan has one of them crazy robot shortstops, #Quote by Curtis Granderson
Japan quotes by Adam Cole
#190. The ROH guys looking at the New Japan guys coming over, we're just psyched. We think, "oh great this is just going to make our show even better." The respect level with New Japan and ROH is at an all-time high. And anytime we get a company like New Japan Pro Wrestling on a ROH show, it just benefits our show. It has everybody all jacked up, ready to do the best we can like we always do. #Quote by Adam Cole
Japan quotes by Abigail Roux
#191. My God, how long would you have let me wander around Prague before you said 'hold up a minute, Helga, this isn't Japan! #Quote by Abigail Roux
Japan quotes by Billy Collins
#192. Japan

Today I pass the time reading
a favorite haiku,
saying the few words over and over.

It feels like eating
the same small, perfect grape
again and again.

I walk through the house reciting it
and leave its letters falling
through the air of every room.

I stand by the big silence of the piano and say it.
I say it in front of a painting of the sea.
I tap out its rhythm on an empty shelf.

I listen to myself saying it,
then I say it without listening,
then I hear it without saying it.

And when the dog looks up at me,
I kneel down on the floor
and whisper it into each of his long white ears.

It's the one about the one-ton
temple bell
with the moth sleeping on its surface,

and every time I say it, I feel the excruciating
pressure of the moth
on the surface of the iron bell.

When I say it at the window,
the bell is the world
and I am the moth resting there.

When I say it into the mirror,
I am the heavy bell
and the moth is life with its papery wings.

And later, when I say it to you in the dark,
you are the bell,
and I am the tongue of the bell, ringing you,

and the moth has flown
from its line
and moves like a hinge in the air above our bed. #Quote by Billy Collins
Japan quotes by Alex Cox
#193. Yeah, I'd be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film. #Quote by Alex Cox
Japan quotes by Kelly Jones
#194. I heard the Bloc Party record Japan before it came out in the UK as they are on the V2 record label. I think it has a great vibe and has great songs. I also think the Kings of Leon are right up my street. #Quote by Kelly Jones
Japan quotes by Kaylin McFarren
#195. Revenge requires taking oneself apart from the noise of men and of things, even from what resembles them; only the twisted soul remains. The consequences of my actions can not be remedied nor can they be wiped away. Eight deaths I must atone for in the afterlife. I'm cursed in both worlds. But one more job and my obligation ends. One more kill and I am free. – Akira Sato, Twisted Threads #Quote by Kaylin McFarren
Japan quotes by Adolf Hitler
#196. We must not take everything on our own shoulders; if we did, our successors would have nothing to do but to sleep. We must leave them some problems to solve, and the means with which to solve them - namely, a mighty Army and a mighty Air Force ; and the Army must be taught that, if some cowardly crew of politicians should come to power, then it is the Army's duty to intervene - as the Army in Japan did.
As a general principle, I think that a peace which lasts for more than twenty-five years is harmful to a nation. Peoples, like individuals, sometimes need regenerating by a little bloodletting. Our ancestors fought duels. Next came the barber and his bleeding-cups - and now we have the safety razor !
Nobody in the Middle Ages suffered from high blood-pressure - their constant brawls were ample safeguard against it; and in Upper Bavaria they practised the custom of Sunday bloodletting. Now, thanks to the safety razor, the world's bloodpressure is rising. It fills me with shame when I think that I have lost more blood shaving than on the field of battle. #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Japan quotes by Mary Schapiro
#197. Every morning when I pick up the newspaper and read about an earthquake in Japan or problems in European financial institutions, the first question I ask our staff is 'What is money-market-fund exposure?' #Quote by Mary Schapiro
Japan quotes by Henry Rosovsky
#198. English is not the primary language for universities in China, Korea, and Japan, but they are being evaluated on the basis of publications in English and courses taught in English. #Quote by Henry Rosovsky
Japan quotes by Pico Iyer
#199. One of the happier ironies of recent history is that even as Tibet is being wiped off the map in Tibet itself, here it is in California, in Switzerland, in Japan. All over the world, Tibetan Buddhism is now part of the neighborhood. In 1968, there were two Tibetan Buddhist centers in the West. By 2000, there were 40 in New York alone. #Quote by Pico Iyer
Japan quotes by Gloria Emerson
#200. Korea taught me nothing, for no one spoke of it when I was growing up, except as something about how wonderful the girls in Japan were. Vietnam taught some of us more than we perhaps ever wished to know. #Quote by Gloria Emerson

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