Saturday, July 07, 2007

Only Japan has fireflies

Speaking of nihonjinron, I was talking to a guy the other day and mentioned how we could easily see fireflies in my hometown and how we would catch them and keep them overnight in jars to watch their lights.

This shocked him as his eyes grew as big as saucers. He was so stunned he could barely compose himself to ask "Are there fireflies in America too?" Like four seasons, I suppose a lot of folks here believe that Japan is THE ONLY Country with fireflies. Mmmm. Fujiwara does say that Japanese education is deteriorating and Japanese are becoming nearly as dumb as Americans, despite the "fact" that a Japanese junior high student has an education equal to a US university freshman. (Please tell Malaysia that fact, as they don't---or at least did not--accept a Japanese 4-year degree as a valid university education. Those stupid foreigners!)

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