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Gudni GudnasonAug. 21, 2012 - 10:35AM JST
Here in Japan there are two grate grandmaster of the art of Ninja: Hatsumi Shihan and Tanemura Shihan, both who where instructed from a long lineage of masters of this art! Hatsumi is more famous for his role in many movies and several books that he has produced but Shoto Tanemura Shihan is more established as he holds the longest/oldest lineage of the art. His Dojo is world famous and both him and his instructors have taught such incredible groups as the British SAS anti terrorist unit, Israeli Mossad and the USA Navy Seals. Dojo info: www.genbukan.org.
Long live the Kagemusha`s (Shadow Warriors),
Posted in: 63-year-old engineer may be Japan's last ninja
Gudni GudnasonJul. 19, 2012 - 10:49PM JST
Cold Japan? only in winter time! I have lived here for several years now and I have had no problems with anything regarding my status. Once I did forget to register my new address, for 4 months, and they were pissed, since braking the rule sin Japan is not ok, BUT they just asked me to write a letter of apology and that was that! DONE!!!! I have a 5 year visa now and there is never any problems! Yes this is a scare article that has no root in reality! Get a grip and report correct info!
Posted in: Cool Japan? With new resident system for foreigners, 'Cold Japan' fits better
Gudni GudnasonJun. 28, 2012 - 10:33AM JST
Epic event, so happy to be around to see this happen! I was in Belfast during the worst time and it is time for this nonsense to stop! Jolly Good Dear QE. PEACE is coming
Posted in: Britain's queen shakes hands with ex-IRA chief
Gudni GudnasonJun. 26, 2012 - 11:20AM JST
I both rent and own land and property in Japan, but the issue is mostly around the problem of expats getting a loan to buy! It took me some time before the bank would even talk to me, and I had to live here for awhile to get a loan as an individual. My company could buy property since I co-own it with others. To buy and sell for profit is easy, we have now renovated a couple of houses and sold with 40% profit in both cases. Again what we all need to look out for is the "Gajin" thing where we are always just the "Foreigner" and we are not seen equally to the Japanese, this makes it hard sometimes to buy and even rent. Many rental companies have a policy against foreigners to rent their properties and many are reluctant to sell to us, I have been turned down 5 times to buy a property because I was a Gajin. Thats Japan!
Posted in: To rent or to own a property in Japan?
Gudni GudnasonMay. 18, 2012 - 10:19AM JST
WOW the comedian got his laugh and his wide discussion across the lines, he is still the master of his game!!!! lol However what he said, meant as a joke or not, was not a nice thing to say. Even a joke about ones mother, might be funny but it still is our mother, so it hurts! However, I feel that the more "offense" is in some of the posts here where some of you are saying things like: "...these people.." referring to gays and lesbians and the statement: ".....they do have anal sex....", please guys know what you are talking about, lesbians do not have anal sex but hey monkeys do, perhaps the monkeys are "HOMOS".... and many gay men dont even have "anal sex". However, "THEY" are just like US, we are ALL THE SAME. Why are we defining our selves by how or who we have sex with? We are just ALL OF US PEOPLE, just People and the more we try to put things into boxes the more we separate each other. To create a peaceful community we need to just see each other as human beings and get along. PEACE
Posted in: Beat Takeshi compares same-sex marriage with bestiality
Gudni GudnasonMay. 02, 2012 - 10:07AM JST
The word ARMAGEDDON actually means: The end of the world, AS WE KNOW IT!! and I KNOW that that is coming and most people will agree that, THAT IS A GOOD THING!!!! So fear not, a Brave New World is coming and soon we will have a different society that makes healthy choices without politics or religions to muddle the pond. You may call me a dreamer, but I am not the only one! PEACE
Posted in: One in seven thinks end of world is coming, with Dec 21, 2012, likely date - poll
Gudni GudnasonApr. 12, 2012 - 11:26AM JST
I want to start by saying that I LOVE JAPAN and I would not live here if I did not. The people are amazing and loving and the food, oh well, its the best, since I love sushi and sashimi! Having said that, I have been working here since 1997 and I have lived all over the world, Iceland (born), England, Sweden, France, Egypt, Congo, India, USA and more. Japan is by far the most racist country I have lived in. Legally you do not have the same rights as a Japanese, ever! Even the Finnish born Senator Marutei Tsurunen finds the same thing, he is a part of the Japanese senate and is still feeling like a Gajin... This part of living in Japan is hard but there are so many other good things that I just ignore it and I dont let people bother me with this, the few people that show it. Its more the establishment and the system then the people them selves. PEACE
Posted in: How do you feel about being a ‘gaijin’ in Japan?
Gudni GudnasonMar. 26, 2012 - 09:01AM JST
Its obvious to me GUYS that you are cheap and un-romantic! What a way to start a marriage!!! I gave my bride her dream wedding and in fact we do that every year: 1st year was on a beach in Wales with about 30 people and a dinner with champagne and kaviar (Beluga) after in a romantic castle, second was Meiji Shrine, then in Iceland with family, then in Thailand with Master Mantak Chia and about a 100 guests and last year was in Toronto and again in an extremely romantic setting. This year we plan something in Europe OR perhaps DISNEY RESORT in CHIBA which we both love!
If you DONT treat your woman RIGHT, she will never treat you right back!!! She is the ONE that you should be spending on and if you can afford it THEN DO IT! Do the romantic stuff she wants, it will carry a long way in your marriage! If you are going into it with the thought of: "Well its going to end in divorce so I will not spend a shit load of money on this" then you have lost already! Perhaps this is your fear of commitment hu..
Take a chance guys, invest in your WIFE and your eternal MARRIAGE with her!
In love, and we still are!!!! living in the real world of romance and passion..... and hey, why NOT!!!!
Gudni GudnasonMar. 25, 2012 - 10:15AM JST
Dear Godan; are you single? Have you any idea how much it costs to get married in Japan? That is a medium price range for a wedding in Japan, take the Okura hotel for 50 peeps and you need to double or triple that amount. Me and my wife did a ceremony at the infamous Meiji Shrine and a dinner at the Meiji Kinanken with just 200 people and that was freaking expensive. If we did Disneys deal would have saved us money.... yuppp they charge the gazoooba out of people and people spend that amount, even though we do have 60% divorce rate...lol
Gudni GudnasonMar. 25, 2012 - 10:08AM JST
I have a Tesla Roadster and I am charging it on Solar Power. Takes me 8 hours to charge it and I get 400 km out of that. Solar and Wind power is the way of the people and we can CHOSE to just ignore the grid if we want to. PEACE
Posted in: Electric cars risk losing green sheen in Japan
Gudni GudnasonMar. 18, 2012 - 11:04AM JST
Hey, I have been exploring Japan for the last 15 years and here are my favorite places:
Mount Kurama, outside Kyoto. Walking up the whole mountain takes a little bit of a hike but oh boy is it worth it. You can sometimes even see some real life Ninjas in the trees, there is a Ninja school up there. It stouts some of the most ancient iconic sculptures in Japan if you slip into the basement of the temple, that is half way up the mountain and slowly make your way, in the dark, behind all the urns with the remains of dead monks, there way in the back are 3 ancient statues and an old well coming straight out from the cliff. It is said that if the water is still running then the world is ok, so the monks go every day back there to check.
Musashizuka Park, Kumamoto, Kyushu. This is the resting place of the most famous Samurai of all times, Miyamoto Musashi who wrote: The Book of Five Rings, that has become a cult phenomena and a bestseller worldwide. This is a magical area with amazing energy and beauty.
Shikoku Island; 88 Temples trail. This walk is a long and hard one BUT it is an amazing trail. Stopping in several locations to either eat or sleep where you get to know the "real people" of Japan and authentic cooking. Not the tourist Tokyo style Japanese food. These people will tell you how Japan was BEFORE THE WAR and they do know, this area has kind of stagnated in time, I even saw an old tractor being used in a field that was at least from the 1930`s.
Tokyo: Todoroki Valley - Todoroki-keikoku. This amazing place is in Tokyo but when you are there you dont feel like you are in the city. The valley is isolated and stouts beautiful vegetation and a beautiful calm river. When walking through the valley floor you soon forget all your worries and stress slowly is melted away. It also has an amazing little temple that is famous for a monk that sat under a waterfall for one year in order to reach his enlightenment, which we dont know if he did or not. The water fall is still there but does not have much water left in it because of the constructions that have occurred all around in the neighborhood.
Amami Island. This tropical paradise makes you feel like you are in the Bahamas or somewhere nice and hot, you dont feel like this is Japan. Their amazing beaches and warm ocean makes this a sunbathers/divers paradise. There facilities are not all that good but its worth it as the island has so much to see, the hotel room is for sleeping only, right! The rainforest area is amazing and here you will find, if you can find it, one of the rarest cats of Japan, a tiger like cat that is almost extinct.
just a few places that I like, my list is much longer...
Founder of the Golden Pyramid of Peace NPO.
Gudni GudnasonMar. 06, 2012 - 02:59AM JST
No matter what is the truth, there is history of earthquakes in Tokyo area and its likely to hit again for sure. This does not mean that we run, in fact me and my wife are ready. Our household has food, water, propane, electric generator, ham radio, gasoline etc for several months for our household of 6 people, JUST IN CASE! If nothing happens: good, if it does, we are ready! We are not going to make Tokyo a place of fear for us to live, its our home! PEACE
Posted in: Quake researchers warn of Tokyo's 'Big One'
Gudni GudnasonJan. 23, 2012 - 08:06PM JST
It was something about a Nepalese scam, collecting money for Nepal but it was in the pocket operation. So many have been scammed so this is just one more incident that went wrong.
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The last time I met a sincere, honest and humble politicial it was at a funeral.....
Posted in: The LDP suffered a crushing defeat in the election for the House of Representatives in 2009, but the party is now sincere, humble and honest.