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And in the news today, Japanese tourists shocked by rude Frenchmen, disabused of romantic notions of Paris, sent home in tears: Paris Syndrome.

This year alone, the Japanese embassy in Paris has had to repatriate four people with a doctor or nurse on board the plane to help them get over the shock.

To be fair, this only happens to about a dozen Japanese tourists a year, out of a million or so who visit France.

God help them if they ever visit Philadelphia.



And while we're on the subject of Japan, if you're in my Venn diagram sff set intersection, you've probably already seen this link on BoingBoing, but if you're in my anime set intersection, you might not have: Photographs of Japanese Love Hotels. [probably no less  work-safe than reading your LJ friends list]

I'm especially amused by the schoolroom stage set, and the subway. Dearie, dearie me.




TOTSU

tsu(ku)

meaning: thrust, lung, protrude

突き刺す == tsukisasu == (verb) to stab, to pierce, to thrust
突き当たり == tsukiatari == (noun) end (e.g., of a street)




"Of disputed etymology." Current elements are 'hole' (穴) and 'big' (大). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Thrust into big hole.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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