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  • Japan

    Votes: 95 4.7%
  • European Union

    Votes: 553 27.1%
  • Other European country

    Votes: 104 5.1%
  • USA

    Votes: 512 25.1%
  • Canada

    Votes: 104 5.1%
  • Australia or New Zealand

    Votes: 76 3.7%
  • Central or South America

    Votes: 48 2.4%
  • Asia (except Japan)

    Votes: 330 16.2%
  • India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal

    Votes: 22 1.1%
  • Middle East

    Votes: 61 3.0%
  • Africa

    Votes: 28 1.4%
  • Other (please specify)

    Votes: 113 5.5%

  • Total voters
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Maciamo

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I was just wondering how international this forum was and where the members came from.

I jump on the opportunity to introduce myself :
I am the perfect European. Born in Belgium with origins of at least 5 differents EU countries. I have lived and/or studied in UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia before to come and live in Japan now. My wife is Japanese. I am currently teaching English, and to a lesser degree French and Italian in Tokyo.
 
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( question...are you Tahara/1/2ic????)

If not HI AND WELCOME if so HI AGAIN.🙂

As you can see, I'm from Nr. Ireland is a scenic place with a lot of history, and this is a great idea to see how international the forum is, I hope you get a good response as I'd like to know. 🙂
 

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ahhh no, looks like a peeing war is gonna happen :)

hehe, I'm 3/4 German and 1/4 Danish born and raised in NY State, party high schooled and graduated from a uni in California, learned to calm myself in Japan and I'm married to a Japanese dragon lady too :)

Now, I wonder if my genes weren't adjusted due to the German expermintalogy of my relatives ...

So now you all know why I come across so strange. Thank goodness for the Danish blood and Japanese modesty !!!


hahahaha
 

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Originally posted by moyashi
So now you all know why I come across so strange. Thank goodness for the Danish blood and Japanese modesty !!
Seems to be a good mixture, as far as I can say.
:)
 

Maciamo

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What did you vote for shintemaster ? Nobody has chosen Australia...

Who are the 2 guys who have chosen "Other". I'm wondering where you come from.
 

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I'm one of the OTHERs! LOL... Aus + NZ made me feel like I would be stuck somewhere in the middle of the ocean!

:cautious:
 

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Originally posted by moyashi
hehe ... my middle name is Gerhard
Hehe, I am curious to know how "Gerhard" is pronounced in the States.
:)
 

moyashi

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:p

Don't know really....

I've heard the final D pronounced with a T quite a bit. It's not that difficult since names like Gerhard Weinberg are in the news every so often.

My first name is what takes a betting ... how the hell can you get Christine or Carlton, Carson or Kirsten out of Carsten .... dam ... 2 of the simpliest words in English "cars + ten" ... Well, that's the pronunciation I used ... a hard "ka" and weakend "r" sound would be a bit much .... for people who can't read English. .... My teachers all through out school.
 

Tragedy

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Greetings from San Francisco, California....and soon-to-be Shinjuku resident.
 

moyashi

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ugh, I wanna go to Shinjuku ... drift along the streets, watch all the people :)
 

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I just checked the member list. Apart from you there's another member from Brazil and one from Argentina. But you're the only active member from South America.
 

Olivia

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hahaha
I forgot, the other one from Brazil is my brother... :p pardon!

I told him about this forum so he must have had registered... hehehe
 

thomas

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Hehe, nice! Tell him to join. Any other interested family members?
:)
 

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Aren't we all part of a great family here at the Japan Forum??

Buahaha, forgive me, I just had a fast Sapporo Premium Lager, nice stuff.
:clap:
 

moyashi

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I'm an Asahi Super Dry boy myself in the city of the home to Sappro ;)

I had a few Carlsbergs on Saturday night ... wahoo, a night on the town without phone calls asking when I was coming home. ;) Too bad I only saw a few of SamuraiTora's Ronaldo Fan types ;)

hehe
 

Olivia

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:D

@ thomas
you asked if there were any other interested family members... i would ask if there are any other interesting family members... hehehe...
😊
 

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Olivia, I automatically assumed that all of your family members are interesting.

:)
 
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