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    Everyone here is always saying that "osaka is dirty" blah blah blah...... So wouldn't that make New York Osaka and Boston Tokyo?!?

    Boston is Kyoto.
    It has a lot of history, is a smaller compact city, historic buildings, used to be the political capital but no longer is, etc.
    Thus, the sister city relationship.


    LA would be Osaka, if New York is Tokyo. Duh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasabi View Post
    Whoa, shots fired! I'm a New Englander and Dunkin is like a cult up here.
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    I didn't see them, but you might get people who don't try them because they're chewy. Bad teeth and all that jazz.

    Edit: ground coffee from Dunkin is less superior than Japanese ground coffee, and that's saying a ton.
    DD is a good call, it's easy to give to the office so that they can all try it. What Ananasboat is missing, is that the omiyage doesn't have to be good or high quality, just something your area is known for. I don't think your co-workers are going to be thinking about the quality of the stupid crackers they bring back from "sight seeing location number 324"
    DD isn't available here (but strangely is available in Korea.)

    Anything from New England is fine:
    Salt water taffy
    Cape cod potato chips
    Those weird lobster candy things you buy on the cape
    Even VT/NH maple candy
    Any NE brewed alcohols

    I My Humble (but experienced) Opinion.


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    While I agree that DD isn't good per se, I mean Cumberland farms has better coffee....but anyway, you can roll up with a pound from the Wired Puppy or ERC but there isn't going to be the chance they might see it in a movie in the future, etc. Plus DD is something EVERYONE drinks, not just the hip kids. (Warning Blanket statement ahead) Japanese people in general love that kind of stuff; to be the same, to fit in like everyone else. (Yeah yeah, I know you saw Fruits and love Yayoi Kusuma, but it's true.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatefall View Post
    Everyone here is always saying that "osaka is dirty" blah blah blah...... So wouldn't that make New York Osaka and Boston Tokyo?!?

    Boston is Kyoto.
    It has a lot of history, is a smaller compact city, historic buildings, used to be the political capital but no longer is, etc.
    Thus, the sister city relationship.


    LA would be Osaka, if New York is Tokyo. Duh.
    Is LA in New England now? Nice try, but I remain the expert on comparing Osaka to things.

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    Mothy: normally I agree with you but you're wrong on this one. I see where you going, you think Osaka and Boston are both awful, but, sorry no dice this time.

    Boston / Kyoto = conservative (loves tradtional clothing/ black , filled with basic bitches)

    Osaka / LA = a little wild, clubs getting raided for drugs, loves super bleached hair and leopard print.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatefall View Post
    Mothy: normally I agree with you but you're wrong on this one. I see where you going, you think Osaka and Boston are both awful, but, sorry no dice this time.

    Boston / Kyoto = conservative (loves tradtional clothing/ black , filled with basic bitches)

    Osaka / LA = a little wild, clubs getting raised for drugs, loves super bleached hair and leopard print.
    Go learn your American geography before you argue with me. Again, LA IS NOT IN NEW ENGLAND!

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    Kyoto = *insert boring overrated town of your choice
    Tokyo = *insert large metropolis of your choice
    Osaka = *insert large bowel movement of your choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    Kyoto = *insert boring overrated town of your choice
    Tokyo = *insert large metropolis of your choice
    Osaka = *insert large bowel movement of your choice
    Exactly!

    Kyoto = Boston
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    You're really bad at comparing things to other things.

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    Love you though.

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    I was really hoping LA's sister city was Osaka, but Nagoya?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatefall View Post
    I was really hoping LA's sister city was Osaka, but Nagoya?!?
    WHAT! Nagoya deserves better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bi-Kun View Post
    WHAT! Nagoya deserves better...
    I feel like people who hate on LA have only been to Hollywood.


    Prefect weather, hiking, snowboarding, great beaches and amazing food.

    You're right Nagoya has all of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatefall View Post
    I feel like people who hate on LA have only been to Hollywood.


    Prefect weather, hiking, snowboarding, great beaches and amazing food.

    You're right Nagoya has all of that.
    (Read: sarcasm)
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    Throwing in the hat, can't argue with Futurama......
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    Cilantro, why do I see you everywhere now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomePeopleJustSaySnow View Post
    Cilantro, why do I see you everywhere now?
    Because it's delicious




    Ok because Chipotle
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    I have quite a few pecan trees at my house. They are about as local and close to home as I can get. I was thinking about just wrapping small packages of shelled pecans in cellophane. I have plenty and all it would cost me is a little time.

    Not sure if they would like pecans or not. Anyone have any insight on that? From what I've read they are pretty expensive in Japan.
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    You would also have to look at import restrictions, I know in the states you cannot even bring in oranges or nuts. Best to check that one out.
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    I wouldn't bother. Probably the best thing to do is to buy a range of individually wrapped snacks from your local japanese supermarket when its your birthday or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer Baron View Post
    I wouldn't bother. Probably the best thing to do is to buy a range of individually wrapped snacks from your local japanese supermarket when its your birthday or something.
    People do not expect presents when a new member of staff joins.
    This seems to be the general advice, and I'm going to heed it.
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