Japan quotes

  • I started a band [Big Japan] for fun. These sticks break easily, but they feel good.
    -- Adam Brody

    #Fun #Japan #Feel Good

  • Amenities are not of great concern to management in Japan.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Japan #Management #Concern

  • The method of producing comics in Japan is very hectic, but it's also rewarding because it's possible to do both the story and art all by yourself. In this way, it's possibly to bring out one's individuality. If this idea appeals to you, I call on you to try drawing your own manga.
    -- Akira Toriyama

    #Art #Japan #Ideas

  • There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they're going to exist. But they're losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters.
    -- Alan Cranston

    #Believe #Japan #Long

  • If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Japan #Computer #Speak

  • Yeah, I'd be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film.
    -- Alex Cox

    #Japan #Mexico #Film

  • We have new developing ties with Japan whom always supports our democratic process and economic development.
    -- Ali Abdullah Saleh

    #Japan #Ties #Support

  • History is the history of human behavior, and human behavior is the raw material of fiction. Most people recognize that novelists do research to get the facts right - how a glove factory works, for example, or how courtesans in imperial Japan dressed.
    -- Amy Waldman

    #Japan #People #Novelists

  • I love eating shabu-shabu in Japan - a kind of beef hotpot. But if you're talking about authentic, traditional food, then Italian cooking is one of the best in the world.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Italian #Japan #Talking

  • I have worked with this red all over the world - in Japan, California, France, Britain, Australia - a vein running round the earth. It has taught me about the flow, energy and life that connects one place with another.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Running #Artist #Japan

  • When I grew up, in Taiwan, the Korean War was seen as a good war, where America protected Asia. It was sort of an extension of World War II. And it was, of course, the peak of the Cold War. People in Taiwan were generally proAmerican. The Korean War made Japan. And then the Vietnam War made Taiwan. There is some truth to that.
    -- Ang Lee

    #War #Japan #America

  • The US bombed them back to traditional values – feminism does not exist in Japan. While I don’t like judging an entire culture…that does not excuse them.
    -- Anita Sarkeesian

    #Japan #Judging #Feminism

  • With the terrible earthquake and resulting tsunami that have devastated Japan, the only good news is that anyone exposed to excess radiation from the nuclear power plants is now probably much less likely to get cancer.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Cancer #Japan #Earthquakes

  • My father is 100% Japanese and came to the United States when he was only 18 years old. My grandmother still resides in Japan, which has allowed me to travel to the roots of my ancestors with my father.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Father #Grandmother #Japan

  • Japan, not only a mega-busy city that thrives on electronics and efficiency, actually has an almost sacred appreciation of nature. One must travel outside of Tokyo to truly experience the 'old Japan' and more importantly feel these aspects of Japanese culture.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Appreciation #Japan #Cities

  • We find Japan a little more difficult to understand because it has proven its 20th century prowess though the ancient traditions still persist.
    -- Arthur Erickson

    #Artist #Japan #Littles

  • Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind.
    -- Arthur Erickson

    #Artist #Japan #Europe

  • The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.
    -- Arthur Erickson

    #Artist #Japan #Europe

  • It is the love of ordinary people, in Burma, in Japan or anywhere else in the world, for justice and peace and freedom that is our surest defense against the forces of unreason and extremism ...
    -- Aung San Suu Kyi

    #Japan #People #Justice

  • I'd heard a lot of Asian people were rooting for me, but I had no idea. I was stunned. They were... impassioned, especially compared to Japan. I couldn't even have anticipated that kind of welcome
    -- Ayumi Hamasaki

    #Japan #Ideas #People

  • Since 2010, America has put more people back to work than Europe, Japan, and all advanced economies combined.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Japan #Europe #America

  • In America, unlike England, unlike Israel, unlike Japan, other democracies, we have elections that have staggered terms.
    -- Barney Frank

    #Israel #Japan #America

  • I love Japan, and Tokyo is my favorite city.
    -- Barry Eisler

    #Japan #Cities #Tokyo

  • They were ridiculous times. After I won my World Championship in 1976, I went to Japan.
    -- Barry Sheene

    #Japan #World #Ridiculous

  • In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane, and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do. They even do little speeches before you play gigs.
    -- Beck

    #Airplane #Japan #Play

  • I've been to Japan but I've never been to China, I'd love to go to China. I don't know, I like to go to places that are remote. So, I think I'd like to do that more. And just sort of also explore not having a structured work life someday, to have more free time to sort of see what happens.
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Thinking #Japan #Someday

  • Much attention has been focused on the MMR shot itself, whereas in all probability it is a combination of the three factors listed above: the increasing number of vaccines, the large amount of mercury, and the inherent danger of the triple vaccine.....The MMR vaccine is also especially suspect because laboratories in England, Ireland, and Japan have found evidence of MMR vaccine viruses in the intestinal tracts of autistic children, but not in control group, non-autistic children.
    -- Bernard Rimland

    #Children #Japan #Vaccines

  • They say that Japan's rigorous building codes and regulations saved thousands of lives over there. Or, as Republicans here saw it, it 'fostered a socialist, anti-business environment that's worse than being dead.'
    -- Bill Maher

    #Japan #Regulation #Saws

  • America is behind Europe and Japan in terms of accepting adult ideas in animation.
    -- Bill Plympton

    #Japan #Europe #Ideas

  • I loved Japan. I used to read a lot about it when I was a child. And I always wanted to go. And it was delightful. I absolutely loved it. What a smashing place.
    -- Billy Connolly

    #Children #Japan #Comedy

  • But anything that you hear about Japan is nothing like what you see when you actually go over there and see it, you know, in a real situation.
    -- Billy Higgins

    #Real #Japan #Situation

  • I might have played a little bit more in Europe than I have in Japan.
    -- Billy Higgins

    #Japan #Europe #Littles

  • The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.
    -- Billy Higgins

    #Music #Japan #People

  • I have learned that I, we, are a dollar-a-day people (which is terrible, they say, because a cow in Japan is worth $9 a day). This means that a Japanese cow would be a middle class Kenyan... a $9-a-day cow from Japan could very well head a humanitarian NGO in Kenya. Massages are very cheap in Nairobi, so the cow would be comfortable.
    -- Binyavanga Wainaina

    #Mean #Japan #Class

  • Well actually, we are working on the live album from the shows in Japan. I'm trying to get that finished.
    -- Bootsy Collins

    #Japan #Trying #Albums

  • The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive for a country that is very male dominant.
    -- Brandi Chastain

    #Country #Glowing #Japan

  • The biggest trading partner of the United States is not West Germany or Japan, it's right here.
    -- Brian Mulroney

    #Japan #United States #Germany

  • I've never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don't like eating fish.
    -- Britney Spears

    #Japan #Eating #Fishes

  • After college, I wanted to learned about myself as an American, so I left the United States and went to Japan.
    -- Bruce Feiler

    #College #Japan #United States

  • Since World War II, Japan has spawned enormous numbers of new religions featuring the supernatural.... In Thailand, diseases are treated with pills manufactured from pulverized sacred Scripture. Witches are today being burned in South Africa.... The worldwide TM [Transcendental Meditation] organization has an estimated valuation of $3 billion. For a fee, they promise to make you invisible, to enable you to fly.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Atheist #War #Japan

  • You don't implement change easily in Japan unless you explain very clearly why you need to do this change, how you're going to do this change and what's going to be the outcome of this change. If you offset or you forget to explain one of these three steps you're not going to do it.
    -- Carlos Ghosn

    #Japan #Three #Needs

  • What I worry about is not just Nissan, but Japanese manufacturers losing motivation to maintain production in Japan. The high yen is definitely a headwind.
    -- Carlos Ghosn

    #Motivation #Japan #Worry

  • China will be the answer to Japan's problems.
    -- Carlos Ghosn

    #Japan #Answers #Problem

  • I started my career as a singer in Japan, but left it all behind to focus on my dancing career.
    -- Carrie Ann Inaba

    #Japan #Careers #Dancing

  • The course of the line we indicated as forming our grandest terrestrial fold [along the shores of Japan] returns upon itself. It is an endless fold, an endless band, the common possession of two sciences. It is geological in origin, geographical in effect. It is the wedding ring of geology and geography, uniting them at once and for ever in indissoluble union.
    -- Charles Lapworth

    #Two #Japan #Uniting

  • I believe that this is not only the view of the people on both sides of the Strait. It is also the common expectation of the US, Japan and the international community.
    -- Chen Shui-bian

    #Believe #Japan #Views

  • I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
    -- Cher

    #Christmas #Aunt #Japan

  • The enemy of our games was always Japan, and the courses were so thorough that after the start of World War II, nothing that happened in the Pacific was strange or unexpected.
    -- Chester W. Nimitz

    #War #Japan #Games

  • The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace. The atomic bomb played no decisive part, from a purely military point of view, in the defeat of Japan.
    -- Chester W. Nimitz

    #Military #Japan #Views

  • I think the biggest difficulty is that when I'm here in America, there's a necessity of using English, so I really have a great sense of really wanting to learn, but unfortunately when I head back to Japan, the necessity vanishes and so does my enthusiasm about learning.
    -- Chiaki Kuriyama

    #Thinking #Japan #America

  • A movie of mine is going to be released in Japan next year. I play a waitress who's a really regular girl in this movie. The English title isn't decided yet, but in Japanese it's I'll Get on the A Train Sometime.
    -- Chiaki Kuriyama

    #Girl #Japan #Years

  • Japan is very much a TV-centered entertainment industry. So, when you talk about big stars in Japan, generally they are people who are on television. I work mostly in movies.
    -- Chiaki Kuriyama

    #Stars #Japan #People

  • I had actually been on tour in Japan and I had my own world tour that I was doing. I was used to doing a show for an hour, so I was always learning choreography
    -- Christina Milian

    #Japan #World #Hours

  • If plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters - 204 if you're in Japan.
    -- Claire Cook

    #Determination #Japan #Letters

  • It looks like they've been watching old Japan tapes!
    -- CM Punk

    #Japan #Wwe #Tape

  • I've been to Japan, I've been to China, I've been to Africa, I've been to the Middle East, I've been to Europe a little bit. I've never been to South America.
    -- Colin Quinn

    #Japan #Europe #America

  • Japan is dealing us a dead hand. For two years we have watched the Japanese drag their feet and we can't let them continue to slam the door in our faces.
    -- Craig L. Thomas

    #Japan #Doors #Hands

  • Japan has one of them crazy robot shortstops,
    -- Curtis Granderson

    #Crazy #Japan #Robots

  • We're at war with Japan. We were attacked by Japan. Do you want to kill Japanese, or would you rather have Americans killed?
    -- Curtis LeMay

    #War #Japan #Want

  • A people that has licked a more formidable enemy than Germany or Japan, primitive North America . . . a country whose national motto has been "root, hog, or die."
    -- D. W Brogan

    #Country #Japan #Roots

  • Since ancient times, people from throughout Asia have brought to Japan their talents, knowledge and energy, helping to lay the basis for Japan's existence as a country.
    -- Daisaku Ikeda

    #Country #Japan #People

  • From the streets of Cairo and the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, from the busy political calendar to the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, social media was not only sharing the news but driving it.
    -- Dan Rather

    #Wall #Spring #Japan

  • From Japan to Thailand, I keep discovering amazing talent, cuisine and food markets.
    -- Daniel Boulud

    #Japan #Thailand #Cuisine

  • I will say that the food in both Japan and Italy was immaculate. I don't remember having bad food in either country.
    -- Daniel Gillies

    #Country #Japan #Remember

  • It seems the best approach for any venture is a combo platter - Japan's quality-consciousness paired with America's willingness to experiment and (sometimes) fail.
    -- Daniel H. Pink

    #Japan #America #Quality

  • Human reactions to robots varies by culture and changes over time. In the United States we are terrified by killer robots. In Japan people want to snuggle with killer robots.
    -- Daniel H. Wilson

    #Japan #People #United States

  • I get constantly mistaken for Elijah Wood. I was in Japan and someone held out a photo of him for me to sign.
    -- Daniel Radcliffe

    #Japan #Woods #Mistaken

  • Tokyo is huge. Something like 15 million people live there, and my estimate is that at any given moment, 14.7 million of them are lost.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Humorous #Japan #People

  • The Japanese, implementing a complex, long-term, and ultimately successful strategy to dominate the U S consumer-electronics market, attacked Pearl Harbor.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Humorous #Successful #Japan

  • 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

    #Baby #Humorous #Japan

  • Flying from the United States to Tokyo takes approximately as long as law school.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Humorous #School #Japan

  • I would say that the single most important conclusion I reached, after traveling through Japan, as well as countless hours reading, studying, and analyzing this fascinating culture, is that you should always tighten the cap on the shampoo bottle before you put it in your suitcase.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Reading #Japan #Cities

  • Japan has a low crime rate, unless you count the fact that approximately every fifteen minutes the entire Cabinet gets indicted for taking bribes.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Humorous #Japan #Fifteen

  • The average taxpayer in Germany or Japan pays less for the defense of his country than the average taxpayer in America pays for the defense of Germany or Japan.
    -- David Bergland

    #Country #Japan #Average

  • I want completing the single market to be our driving mission. I want us to be at the forefront of transformative trade deals with the US, Japan and India as part of the drive towards global free trade. And I want us to be pushing to exempt Europe's smallest entrepreneurial companies from more EU directives.
    -- David Cameron

    #Japan #Europe #India

  • People don't think that bread is part of Asian culture or Asian food culture, but it's quite prevalent in Northern China, and you see it throughout Japan and as you go to Taiwan.
    -- David Chang

    #Thinking #Japan #People

  • I love chicken. I love chicken products: fried chicken, roasted chicken, chicken nuggets - whatever. And going to Japan, I would see that these chicken were smoked and then grilled and then have this amazing crispy skin.
    -- David Chang

    #Japan #Skins #Nuggets

  • Clearly, Japan is a most important market for digital consumer products.
    -- David Milne

    #Japan #Important #Digital

  • The United States is broke — fiscally, morally, intellectually — and the Fed has incited a global currency war (Japan just signed up, the Brazilians and Chinese are angry, and the German-dominated euro zone is crumbling) that will soon overwhelm it. When the latest bubble pops, there will be nothing to stop the collapse. If this sounds like advice to get out of the markets and hide out in cash, it is.
    -- David Stockman

    #War #Japan #Advice

  • On December 7, 1941, an event took place that had nothing to do with me or my family and yet which had devastating consequences for all of us - Japan bombed Pearl Harbour in a surprise attack. With that event began one of the shoddiest chapters in the tortuous history of democracy in North America.
    -- David Suzuki

    #Japan #America #Democracy

  • During the lifetime of Japan I became very neurotic, very paranoid.
    -- David Sylvian

    #Japan #Lifetime #Paranoid

  • I used to have a silk dressing gown an uncle bought in Japan and when I came downstairs in it, my dad used to call me Davinia. There was never embarrassment about that kind of thing. My sister used to dress me up a lot. She thought I was a little doll.
    -- David Walliams

    #Uncles #Dad #Japan

  • The defensive perimeter [of the United States in East Asia] runs along the Aleutians to Japan and then goes to the Ryukyus.
    -- Dean Acheson

    #Running #War #Japan

  • I was recording stuff with my dad when I was like five, six years old. I played with him on tour. I'd gone with him to Japan in '91, played some gigs, did a couple shows at the Albert Hall.
    -- Dhani Harrison

    #Couple #Dad #Japan

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

    #Japan #Hobbies #Ease

  • No wonder this circuit failed. It says 'Made in Japan'.
    -- Doc Brown

    #Japan #Wonder #Made

  • V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific.
    -- Doc Hastings

    #Fighting #Japan #Victory

  • I got nominated for my second film as best young director in the Aikido Film Festival in Japan.
    -- Donnie Yen

    #Japan #Aikido #Directors

  • The ongoing dispute over the relocation of U.S. Marines on Okinawa should be quickly settled. This isn't just an issue for the U.S. and Japan. It has regional implications.
    -- Ed Royce

    #Marine #Japan #Issues

  • At the punch-bowl's brink, let the thirsty think, what they say in Japan: first the man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the man!
    -- Edward Rowland Sill

    #Men #Thinking #Japan

  • The desire to see Okinawa returned to Japan developed into a broad national consensus among our people.
    -- Eisaku Sato

    #Japan #People #Desire

  • The role of Italy and of Austria has diminished as has that of France and Britain; Germany and Japan have suffered catastrophically.
    -- Emily Greene Balch

    #Japan #France #Germany

  • The amount of U.S. debt held by countries such as China and Japan is at a historic high, with foreign investors holding half of America's publicly held debt. This dependence raises the specter that other nations will be able to influence our policies in ways antithetical to American interests.
    -- Evan Bayh

    #Country #Japan #America

  • The Japanese bureaucracy is unique. It is also very powerful, although it is now the object of so much criticism. Many of Japans brightest made it a pillar of strength and continuity.
    -- F. Sionil José

    #Powerful #Unique #Japan

  • When I race in Australia or Korea or Japan I know it will be a big change for me because Ferrari fans are worldwide.
    -- Fernando Alonso

    #Race #Japan #Korea

  • Whatever happens in the country, whatever warfare harasses our land, we will never relinquish our hold on Western learning. As long as this school of ours stands, Japan remains a civilized nation of the world.
    -- Fukuzawa Yukichi

    #Country #School #Japan

  • We believe in fair exchange rates and Japan doesn't practice that. They have massive U.S. dollar reserves, and they use them to intervene regularly.
    -- G. Richard Wagoner, Jr.

    #Believe #Japan #Practice

  • A reminder (Japan's earthquake and tsunami) how flimsy our sophisticated modern world really is
    -- George Alagiah

    #Future #Japan #Earthquakes

  • No compromise is possible and the victory of the democracies can only be complete with the utter defeat of the war machines of Germany and Japan.
    -- George C. Marshall

    #War #Japan #Victory

  • The Japanese are human beings like the rest of us, but they will strongly resent this insinuation.
    -- George Mikes

    #Humorous #Japan #Resent