Japanese food

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Mon Apr 17 08:19:28 UTC 2000

   Greetings again from Hiroshima!  I go to Beppo tomorrow.


  Mister Donut (the Missus wasn't in) offer Ice Coffee and Ice Tea.
  The Coffee Roasters Association of Japan has a pinup of a sexy woman with "ICE COFFEE" across her body.  Who am I to correct such English?
  Overall, it's about half ICE and half ICED in Japan.


   The "Guide to Hiroshima City" has a Hiroshima Gourmet which mentions the Hiroshima oyster (beware of radioactivity) and:

   Hiroshima Sake, said to be ild-mannered, like women, is melow and finely flavored and favored by connoisseuers.  Hiroshima Okonomiyaki, made first as an inexpensive western-style dish before the War, has plenty of vegetables perfectly complemented by a flavorful sauce, and has fans all over Japan.  The well known Hiroshima bean jam pastry, Momiji Manju, the crisply green Hiroshima pickles, and many other lef dishes all please the gourmet.

JANGLISH (continued)

  I had a delicious "AN DOUGHNUT" yesterday.  From the wrapper:

  Presents for you delicious taste.  Enjoy your happy time with this Doughnut.

  The restaurants here mainly serve Japanese food.  (Duh!)  There is no Mexican food to be found, but Italian food is everywhere, and probably better than in some places in Italy.  One restaurant in Kyoto offers an "antisalad."  What's before the salad?  Do you sit down??
  A hotel in Hiroshima is called Hotel High Up.  Perhaps better than the Motel Low Down, no?

SANGOKUJIN (continued)

   There were three letters to the editor in the Japan Times about this yesterday.  Two letters condemned the use, but one disturbing letter supported it.  The letter writer said that he saw a Korean go to a vending machine, order the wrong item by mistake, and take his anger out at the machine.  This was supposed to be some cultural flaw.  The tone of the letter was creepy.
  Terms used in the letters were Japanese "minzoku" (an identity formed in response to the over-Westernization of Japan in the 19th century), "Nihonjinron" (the racial uniqueness of the Japanese people).


  Cable cars/funiculars/trams are called "ropeways" in Japan.  I took one today on Miyajima Island.


  Hibakusha is the name for the survivors on the A-bomb blast.  It was used all throughout the Hiroshima Peace Park exhibit.  OED?


  In today's Daily Yomiuri, the headline on page two is "Man comes home to find own funeral."  Two people were involved in a car accident--one had died.  His wife and friends had identified the wrong man!!  His wife said they looked alike!!  TIME TO GET A DIVORCE, PAL!
  The phrase ALL---LOOK ALIKE has been used for Chinese, African-Americans, what have you.  I'm told that it became popular around World War II.  True? Where is Fred Shapiro when you need him?

FWIW:  There is something on the map here in Hiroshima called "Yale Yale A Building."  Boola Boola, I say

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