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That’s right. Stitch is American.

Here’s a list of things from Japan that people are surprised Americans know about: The list was longer in my head, and I’ll probably update at some point.

  • Pokémon
  • Nintendo
  • Playstation (PSP)
  • Mario (The name “Mario” was given by Nintendo of America…)
  • Dragonball Z
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Sushi
  • Japanese Game Shows
  • Disney (What? It’s American…They’re always surprised when I recognize Chip N Dale or Stitch from Lilo and Stich or other characters, and then proceed to ask me if we have them in America) By the way I’ve grown to really like Stitch in my time in Japan. He’s so awesome

Things they think we have in the states but don’t:

  • Electric Toilets
  • A Nursury right in the high school for teen mothers
  • A McDonalds right in the school
  • Everyone carries a gun to school

On a related note about Disney, I figured out why the 7 dwarves have such weird names.  They’re Japanese, and didn’t introduce themselves to Snow White when they first fricken met her, and she had to make names for them based off of a characteristic of them. I mean seriously.  It’s been like 2 months, and I still mentally refer to most people with names such as Blondie, Screamy, Sleepy, Sex-y, Booky, PSP-y, Spikey, Late-y, Dozey, and Goku-y (it’s due to the spikey blond hair).  And when I do get around to asking their names they say both names together really fast and I’m left with nil (“What’s your name?” “KUCHIYAMAHIROYUKI” “Oh ok. Thank you, Kuchi..hiro..something..”)


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