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On a recent trip to Hokkaido, IG was struck not only by the culturally specific ironic dissonance of the message “please flush toilet paper after use in the water” but also the culturally specific need to translate that message into Chinese and Korean but not Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Martian, etc.
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In other news, Toyota President Toyoda apologized with only a ‘slight’ bow to the frenzied onanism of Japanese and non-Japanese media hoping to spark controversy. White House sources stated President Obama jived, “ain’t no big thing.”

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  1. So somethings are still getting LOST in translation.


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