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No sex please - we're Japanese
USA Today ^ | Paul Wiseman

Posted on 06/03/2004 10:08:20 AM PDT by LonghornFreeper

Edited on 06/03/2004 10:17:14 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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TOPICS: Extended News; Japan
KEYWORDS: japanese
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To: Crusher138

I think that some people are very used to taking care of themselves. By providing (paying) for their own needs, they are taking care of themselves.

I was on bedrest for 2 months while I was pregnant with twins. I was in the hospital for a week, and then I went home and was totally dependent on my husband. When I was in the hospital, I didn't mind asking for help going to the bathroom or getting something to drink or eat. That was their job. At home, I hated burdening my husband with any of my requests. It was really hard on him taking care of me, and I only really needed food and drinks. I think it would be more difficult taking care of an elderly person.

Your parents seem like they love you a lot, and I think it was a wonderful gesture on their part.

61 posted on 06/04/2004 7:53:49 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: summer
PS Maybe some men need to learn how to romance a woman. Woman who have been working all their lives in jobs don't want to get married when marriage seems to offer nothing more but the demands of yet another job.

One thing you really notice about Japanese manga (comic books) for girls is that they're saturated with romance stories. It's as if Japanese girls & young women are desperate for it, and find it only in the fantasy of these "soft-core" shoujo manga. Meanwhile, the "boy manga" (shonen) are saturated with babes, boobs, mechas, alienated biker-type guys. Talk about men from Mars & women from Venus.

62 posted on 06/04/2004 8:28:20 PM PDT by valkyrieanne
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To: LonghornFreeper

I've seen one demographic study that says if current trends continue, there will only be 100 Italians, Japanese and Spaniards in 250 years.

63 posted on 06/04/2004 8:52:47 PM PDT by pragmatic_asian
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To: valkyrieanne

Re your post #62 - LOL...maybe you've got something there. Though I still think the same problem confronts some American men.

64 posted on 06/04/2004 9:08:49 PM PDT by summer
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