Sumo on Ice
"Would you mind bringing me a Western utensil?"
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"A ninja is silent as darkness, so-tippy-toes, people, tippy-toes!"
The Great Screen Of Japan
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"My hands—as you can see—are tiny and made of porcelain, so let's be careful."
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"But we're not just talking about buying a car-we're talking about confronting this country's trade deficit with Japan."
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"I'm big in Japan."
"We're in Japanese waters, that's for sure."
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"And this tattoo is an old English proverb."
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"He may be only a junior partner, but remember - his mother destroyed half of Tokyo."
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"Tuesday nights are Ed's Kabuki League bowl-offs."
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"I hear he's huge in Japan."
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Darwin's Origin of Sushi.
"I was at my sister's today. They have two pots."
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"There might be some scarring."
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"If I ever go to Japan, I'm sure the pilot will be able to find it, so why do I have to know where it is?"
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Netsukes of New York.
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"We've stayed together for the sake."
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"From right to left, you have your tekkamaki, your futomaki, and then your yamaimo roll. The little pile of pink stuff is ginger, the green one's wasabi. And, of course, you already recognize your vodka martini."
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"I didn't know that any of your Living National Treasures played golf."
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A Sudden Transfer To The Tokyo Office
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