quotes

Kim Jong-un’s “little red book” of quotes is the worst joke book you can buy for 500 yen

Other titles include: “How to Be a Terrible Leader for Dummies” and “431 Quotes to Lose All Your Friends.”

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The secret to creating world-class automobiles, as told by the engineers of Honda

The Japanese are globally recognized for their dedication towards technology. From household appliances to automobiles and even dancing robots, the high-quality creations from Japan have never ceased to wow the world with their amazing attention to detail. There is something about Japanese craftsmanship that is uniquely theirs. Whether is it their creative approach, or perhaps some natural ability they have, we don’t know, but we’re guessing it might be an extreme case of passion for their work.

We dug into the quotes and experiences of four superstars of Honda, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers, in an attempt to unravel the secret to their success.

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Japanese netizens share favorite quotes on marriage, not a single positive one in the bunch

“Marriage, in contrast to the flu, starts with a fever and ends with the chills.”
(Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

This quote by the German scientist/writer was the opening salvo to an online sharing session of people’s favorite marriage-related quotes. However, this was far from a lovefest. In fact, every single quote was anti-marriage or at the very least cautionary with regards to tying the knot.

If you’re wondering why more and more young Japanese people are turned off by the institution of marriage, these favored quotes may shed some light, or perhaps darkness, on the situation.

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Unforgettable lines from popular manga

Ever heard a phrase on TV or in a comic that shocked you right to the core? Maybe a particular line that struck a cord with you and forever afterward you found yourself repeating it? If you’re an avid anime fan, then you might have an answer to that question.

Recently, a survey was conducted among Japanese fans online regarding whether manga character lines left lasting impressions on their viewers. Out of over 700 inquiries, about 31 percent answered that yes, they’d been moved by particular phrases from manga. Here are some of the most heart-wrenching, go-getter phrases picked by fans.

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You Can Do It! A Collection of Inspirational Quotes and the Famous People Who Made Them

With the start of the Olympics just around the corner, we bring you a collection of quotes from people of varying degrees of fame and glory, some sure to make you think.


Prayer alone doesn’t give you courage. You need to make the effort and pray.

Evander Holyfield, boxer who, among other achievements, unwillingly fed Mike Tyson his ear.

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