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"My life was very Japanese." - Bryan Clay

"I'm fascinated by Japanese cuisine." - Eric Ripert

"We must not again underestimate the Japanese." - Chester W Nimitz

"How could they possibly be Japanese planes?" - Husband E. Kimmel

"I've always been inspired by Japanese style." - Rihanna

"The Japanese are hard to figure out." - Jerry Garcia

"I've always been fascinated by Japanese culture." - Sarah Michelle Gellar

"Japanese is a very difficult language." - David Anders

"Japanese food makes me feel particularly good." - David Mitchell

"The Japanese fans always send weird things." - Tom Felton

"When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food." - Phil Collins

"The best way to learn Japanese is to be born as a Japanese baby, in Japan, raised by a Japanese family." - Dave Barry

"My hatred for Japanese cinema includes absolutely all of it." - Nagisa Oshima

"What do Japanese Jews love to eat? Hebrew National Tsunami." - Gilbert Gottfried

"Old Japanese saying, live scorpion in pants makes life interesting." - Will Hobbs

"EMBRACING THE EXISTING Japanese perspective on urban history and context" - Kengo Kuma

"European travellers find the Japanese a smiling race." - Bertrand Russell

"I believe, the Japanese film industry must be open." - Hiroyuki Sanada

"What you feel in Japanese poetry is always entirely longing." - Robert Bly

"There is no hierarchy in Japanese Buddhist poetry." - Robert Bly

"Japanese ships are strictly forbidden to leave for foreign countries." - Tokugawa Iemitsu

"My parents never understood me; they were Japanese." - Chic Murray

"The Japanese do not fear God. They only fear bombs." - Jerome Cady

"Well, dojo is a traditional Japanese word for training hall." - Joseph Jarman

"I'm not American. I still have my Japanese citizenship." - Masi Oka

"The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience." - Herb Alpert

"I'm just very obsessed with Japanese stuff in general." - Grimes

"I've always loved Japanese legend, anime and manga." - Lauren Beukes

"I'm afraid Japanese people tend to collective hysteria." - Tadashi Yanai

"Japanese businesspeople and companies are lacking in individuality." - Tadashi Yanai

"I'd not underestimate the competitive powers of the Japanese people." - John Roos

"You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios." - Gordon Sinclair

"Japanese people have a funny habit of abbreviating names." - Shigeru Miyamoto

"Japanese are very proud and workaholics. Proud workaholics." - Yoko Ono

"I especially love French, Italian and Japanese cuisines." - Eva Herzigova

"I've been missing Japanese literature so much of late." - Utada Hikaru

"My favorite kitchen was the Japanese and the Italian kitchen." - Karl Lagerfeld

"There are very few Japanese Jews. As a result, there is no Japanese word for Alan King." - Johnny Carson

"I have a lot of Japanese friends: I grew up in Vancouver, and there's this huge Japanese population over there." - Grimes

"The Japanese press likes me a lot, but the problem is the Japanese government. It's very bureaucratic." - Shuji Nakamura

"The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings. That's the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions." - Ichiro Suzuki

"The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights" - Hideki Tojo

"The method (of learning Japanese) recommended by experts is to be born as a Japanese baby and raised by a Japanese family, in Japan. And even then it's not easy." - Dave Barry

"Too many Japanese believe that they can say whatever they like in Japanese ('that statement was for a domestic audience' is very often an excuse for gaffes), as though Japanese is some secret code." - Debito Arudou

"Since I am a Japanese man who's been building through the experience of Japanese architecture, my actual designs come from Japanese architectural concepts, although they're based on Western methods and materials." - Tadao Ando

"I think that the Japanese - and I do love Japanese cuisine and adore Japanese food culture - I think that they're going to plow through the entire world's fishing. They're going to eat everything anyways." - David Chang

"They got word that the Japanese planes were coming back, so we sunk her ourselves so the Japanese wouldn't get it. We didn't want the Japanese to get it intact." - Barney Ross

"The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights." - Hideki Tojo

"I recognize the fact that I don't have one single drop of Japanese blood in my body. But I've always felt half Japanese at heart." - Scott Fujita

"Japanese women live in fear of making the least sound in a bathroom stall. Japanese men pay no attention to the subject whatsoever." - Amelie Nothomb

"The Japanese position was hopeless even before the first atomic bomb fell because the Japanese had lost control of their own air." - Henry H. Arnold

"I've had quite a lot of bad experiences with Japanese sweets. I reckon, Japanese...they can do most things really well but sweets, they're a bit dodgy." - Ian Graham

"We were in negotiations, but then the Japanese side suspended them unilaterally. Now, at the request of our Japanese partners, we have reopened these talks." - Vladimir Putin

"The contemporary Japanese directors who are well-known in the West - say, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Takeshi Kitano, Naomi Kawase - are mostly unknown to Japanese, particularly of the younger generation." - Hirokazu Koreeda

"The film begins with a visual list of eight and a half Japanese Pachinko Parlours filmed in several Japanese cities - Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto." - Peter Greenaway

"Japanese people wouldn't come up with ideas of blood splattering all over. Japanese focus more on the intricacies of the actions, the motion." - Satoshi Tajiri

"We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby." - Jack Adams

"Sino-Japanese relations will certainly brighten more in the future and the flowers of friendly Sino-Japanese relations will increase their beauty." - Wen Jiabao

"I recognize the fact that I don't have one single drop of Japanese blood in my body. But I've always felt half-Japanese at heart." - Scott Fujita

"I've never studied the Japanese. That's something that must have crept in there. But the Japanese are my biggest clients. They seem to like the elemental quality." - Andrew Wyeth

"I didn't read so much Japanese literature. Because my father was a teacher of Japanese literature, I just wanted to do something else." - Haruki Murakami

"When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell!" - William Halsey

"As the rising sun melts thinly frozen ice, so the Japanese Army is overcoming Chinese troops." - Shunroku Hata

"Nobody in the world is as good at making decisions as the Japanese." - Peter Drucker

"I want men to be more chic - and Japanese style has that kind of sophisticated elegance." - Roberto Cavalli

"I know karate, and like two other Japanese words - T-SHIRT" - Darynda Jones

"If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. - Japanese Proverb" - Stephen King

"Eat more like the French. Or the Japanese. Or the Italians. Or the Greeks." - Michael Pollan

"Give me fifty DC-3's and the Japanese can have the Burma Road." - Chiang Kai-shek

"Their racial characteristics are such that we cannot understand or trust even the citizen Japanese." - Henry L Stimson

"If you can call a Chevrolet a Chev, why can't you call a Japanese a Jap?" - Harold Ballard

"He's a novice - he should keep his opinions to Japanese football" - Alex Ferguson

"If it weren't for the Japanese and the Germans, we wouldn't have any good war movies." - Stanley Ralph Ross

"My favorite piece of technical writing: Assembly of Japanese bicycle require great peace of mind." - Robert M Pirsig

"The Japanese are hard to understand, but once you do the world is your oyster." - Paul Smith

"They [Japanese whalers] haven't produced a single peer-reviewed international scientific paper in 23 years." - Paul Watson

"What kind of people do they [the Japanese] think we are?" - Winston Churchill

"A bathroom should be sterile and beautiful and functional. It should exude Japanese-style purity." - Isaac Mizrahi

"The Japanese are a disease of the skin. The Communists are a disease of the heart." - Chiang Kai-shek

"I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation." - Hirohito

"God bless the universe, God bless Japanese, Chinese, Indians, all of them and let's have peace." - Mickey Rooney

"Americans really don't understand the Japanese nature, but it's not an easy thing to understand." - Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

"They've certainly grown, the Japanese. I mean grown in stature, playing-wise." - Ron Atkinson

"Believe it or not, Japanese is actually easier than some European languages!" - Phil Collins

"I'm very into the japanese sensibility. Oversize coats and baggy trousers." - Milla Jovovich

"If the Japanese are so smart, why do they eat with sticks?" - Jerry Lawler

"I was crazy about silent comedy - in the old days, and crazy about Japanese movies." - Keith Johnstone

"I have in mind repeated statements by Japanese military men containing threats against other states." - Joseph Stalin

"Eat only until you're 4/5 full. An ancient Japanese injunction." - Michael Pollan

"Part of the reason some Japanese companies have underperformed financially was corporate governance and board structures." - Jamie Dimon

"We've seen the volatility at dollar-yen, U.S. Treasurys, JGBs (Japanese government bonds), German bunds." - Jamie Dimon

"You can't be citing Japanese internment camps for anything the president elect is going to do!" - Megyn Kelly

"We have just received your reply. The Japanese Army will consider nothing but surrender." - Tomoyuki Yamashita

"If any Japanese returns from overseas after residing there, he must be put to death." - Tokugawa Iemitsu

"WaiWai was an essential guide to Japanese attitudes and editorial directives." - Debito Arudou

"Japanese refer to Europe as a museum and America as a farm." - Robert Gilpin

"By the time we're through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell." - William Halsey

"My brother then bought 1000 Japanese cameras. They all go, "Crick"." - Henny Youngman

"Lexington did launch its air group when a Japanese carrier was reported." - Jack Adams

"In basic training we had been told to watch out for Japanese spies." - Jack Adams

"The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands, on May 4." - Jack Adams

"Technological things, that Germans and Japanese would get real excited about." - John Badham

"I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris." - John C Danforth

"In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and its position was strengthened by Zen concepts." - Stephen Gardiner

"I have a doggy, a Japanese Akita, who I live to play with." - Corey Haim

"Japanese attitudes toward work seem to be critically different from American attitudes." - Akio Morita

"Without a huge shock, the sleepy-head, ignorant Japanese will never wake up." - Hiroo Onoda

"In Japanese sushi restaurants, a lot of sushi chefs talk too much." - Masa Takayama

"The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation." - Akihito

"I've got lots of weird illustrations of me from Japanese fans." - Jamie Bell

"I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema." - Leslie Caron

"The Japanese say, If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated." - Lester Cole

"Seppuku is Japanese for ritual suicide. I thought, What a cute name for a coat." - Lexa Doig

"I'm half-Japanese, so I collect toys, like a Yayoi Kusama stuffed pumpkin." - Nicola Formichetti

"The Japanese people are usually very prudent, even when they are convinced change is necessary." - Carlos Ghosn

"In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology." - Chuck Grassley

"England understands good Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisine; in France, we just get French." - Eva Green

"I shall ask to see whether they want me in dress clothes or in Japanese." - Sessue Hayakawa

"For many years, my favorite director has been the Japanese giant Akira Kurosawa." - Henry Rollins

"Japanese architecture is traditionally based on wooden structures that need renovating on a regular basis." - Tadao Ando

"I don't really do Japanese interviews. I don't think there's much call for me in Japan." - Nick Cave

"Japanese is sort of a hobby of mine, and I can get around Japan with ease." - Dick Cavett

"I think the French and the Japanese are both obsessed by seasons, small producers, freshness." - Alain Ducasse

"I look like I'm Chinese or Thai or Japanese - very different." - Mary Kom

"Another dynamic of this last year was our increased penetration into the Japanese market." - David Milne

"I think Japanese audiences are much more attentive than a London audience." - James Blake

"I am an admirer of haiku, and I'm a great admirer of Japanese literature in general." - Richard Flanagan

"Japanese architecture is very much copied in this country and in Europe." - Minoru Yamasaki

"I collect wrestling figures from overseas, like Japanese wrestling figures and Mexican wrestling figures." - Joseph Bruce

"I like the Japanese knives, I like French knives. Whatever's sharp." - Wolfgang Puck

"As long as there are Japanese tourists, there will be a market for the Old South." - John Shelton Reed

"Growing up in California, I obviously knew about our deep connections with the Japanese." - John Roos

"My CIA godfather told me he'd never heard any American speak Japanese so well." - Steven Seagal

"The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had." - David Rockefeller

"God bless the universe, God bless Japanese, Chinese, Indians, all of them, and let's have peace." - Mickey Rooney

"The only language that the Japanese whaling industry understands is economics." - Paul Watson

"Canada I don't trust. The Canadian government hates me more than the Japanese." - Paul Watson

"The film 'The Cove' made people aware of the Japanese slaughter of whales." - Paul Watson

"The Japanese have a long lifespan in part because they eat different forms of algae." - Homaro Cantu

"Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest." - Stephen Gardiner

"In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world." - Stephen Gardiner

"I'd forgotten I'd done the anime called Spirited Away, the English version of a Japanese film." - David Ogden Stiers

"I do not see how the Japanese can hold out against this united front." - Henry L Stimson

"The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness." - Paul Theroux

"Sort of like, I have to make the Japanese lyrics really deep." - Utada Hikaru

"One of my favorite Japanese proverbs is "Fall down 7 times, stand up 8"." - Georges St-Pierre

"What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?" - Walter F Mondale

"I always have dashi in my refrigerator - it's the almighty Japanese ingredient." - Masaharu Morimoto

"Thanks to the Japanese and Geronimo, John Wayne became a millionaire." - Pat Morita

"The idea of a Japanese comedian was not only a rarity, it was non-existent." - Pat Morita



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