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originally posted by: justneo
a reply to: Spider879
Uh, yeah I have heard the laws in Japan are very strict.
Well cutting out the booze wouldn't be a bad thing anyway for some one who has a temper.
Edit I have always wanted to go to Japan
originally posted by: anotheramethyst
aw man that sucks!!! i love dispelling tension with humor, you could try to have a funny quip ready to disarm the situation like "what, you think all white people look alike?" or something along those lines. or "here let me sign an autograph" and he uses his hand to look for a pen and then flips the bird... i don't know anything about japanese culture, or if these problems are occurring in bars full of american expats, so i don't know what will work. but if any of your friends is a natural comedian, maybe you can just be ready... or have a list of equally unwholesome celebrities in your mind so you can say, "what a coincidence, i was JUST about to say you look like newt gingrich" or whatever.... if you are quick enough and say it with a big enough genuine-looking smile, you can get away with saying some surprising things.