Andre’s Bit: About Japan – some interesting facts.


Hugh Paxton’s Blog isn’t one hundred percent sure that all Andre’s interesting facts about Japan are true.

In Japan I met quite a few Muslims (mainly sleazy Iranians selling forged telephone cards in Shinjuku station – they glued a thin strip of foil over used and discarded cards covering the punch holes that marked card use and that deceived public telephones, very clever) and one believer got into a university where I was teaching and murdered a rather gentle Japanese prof who was translating Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses (if you know of a more hideous and contentious author please let me know, if you’ve read the book let me know, if you’ve read any of his books let me know). So Islam isn’t entirely absent from Japanese society.

Quite a few of Andre’s facts are true. I‘ve lived in Japan for over ten years. I’ve seen them in action. And I regard Japanese with respect. Some of my best friends are Japanese etc. But no utopia. Aum Shinrikyo, subway gassing, the ongoing Fukushima Fuks up.

I’m not entirely sure why this stuff sent by Andre is doing the internet rounds.

It will stimulate debate and that is why I am posting it. If you’ve got a child reluctant to brush teeth show it to her or him and then you can all clean the kitchen and the toilets together.

Then belt the hell out of anybody attending Friday Prayers. And hurl out all the Muslims and eliminate then. .

This post is, I suspect, Made in Japan.

I can picture the author.

I’m still wondering if I would like him if we met.

A Muslim wouldn’t.


Hugh from Bangkok!!

From: Andre Gast []
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:02 PM
To: Brigitte Alpers; Hugh Paxton
Subject: FW: About Japan

Japan – some interestingfacts.

These practices set a high standard for young people

* Japanese children clean their schools every day for a quarter of an
hour with teachers. This led to the emergence of a Japanese generation who is modest and keen on cleanliness.

* Any Japanese citizen who has a dog must carry special bags to pick
up dog droppings. Hygiene and their eagerness to address cleanliness
is part of Japanese ethics.

* A hygiene worker in Japan is called "health engineer" and can command salary of USD 5000 to 8000 per month, and a cleaner is subjected to written and oral tests!

* Japan does not have any natural resources, and they are exposed to
hundreds of earthquakes a year, but this has not prevented its becoming the second largest economy in the world.

* In just ten years Hiroshima returned to what it was economically vibrant before the fall of the atomic bomb.

* Japan prevents the use of mobile phones in trains, restaurants and indoors.

* For first to sixth primary year Japanese students must learn ethics in dealing with people.

* Even though one of the richest people in the world, the Japanese do
not have servants.The parents are responsible for the house and children.

* There is no examination from the first to the third primary level because the goal of education is to instill concepts and character building.

* If you go to a buffet restaurant in Japan you will notice people only eat as much as they need without any waste because food must not be wasted.

* The rate of delayed trains in Japan is about 7 seconds per year!!
The Japanese appreciate the value of time and are very punctual to minutes and seconds.

* Children in schools brush their teeth (sterile) and clean their teeth after a meal at school, teaching them to maintain their health from an early age.

* Japanese students take half an hour to finish their meals to ensure proper digestion because these students are the future of Japan.

The Japanese focus on maintaining their own culture. Therefore.

* No political leader or a prime minister from an Islamic nation has visited Japan not the Ayatollah of Iran, the King of Saudi Arabia or even a Saudi Prince!

* Japan is a country keeping Islam at bay by putting strict restrictions on Islam and ALL Muslims.

1) Japan is the only nation that does not give citizenship to Muslims.
2) In Japan permanent residency is not given to Muslims.
3) There is a strong ban on the propagation of Islam in Japan .
4) In the University of Japan, Arabic or any Islamic language is not taught.
5) One cannot import a ‘Koran’ published in the Arabic language.
6) According to data published by the Japanese government, it has given temporary residency to only 2 lakhs, Muslims, who must follow the Japanese Law of the Land. These Muslims should speak Japanese and carry their religious rituals in their homes.
7) Japan is the only country in the world that has a negligible number of embassies in Islamic countries.
8) Muslims residing in Japan are the employees of foreign companies.
9) Even today, visas are not granted to Muslim doctors, engineers or managers sent by foreign companies.
10) In the majority of companies it is stated in their regulations that no Muslims should apply for a job.
11) The Japanese government is of the opinion that Muslims are fundamentalist, and even in the era of globalization they are not willing to change their Muslim laws.
12) Muslims cannot even rent a house in Japan .
13) If anyone comes to know that his neighbor is a Muslim then the whole neighborhood stays alert.
14) No one can start an Islamic cell or Arabic ‘Madrasa’ in Japan ..
15) There is no Sharia law in Japan .
16) If a Japanese woman marries a Muslim, she is considered an outcast forever.
17) According to Mr. Kumiko Yagi, Professor of Arab/Islamic Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, " There is a mind frame in Japan that Islam is a very narrow minded religion and one should stay away from it."

The Japanese might have lost the war, but they are in charge of their own country.

There are no bombs going off in crowded business centers, "Honor Killings", nor killing of innocent children or anyone else.

Something to think about.

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3 Responses to “Andre’s Bit: About Japan – some interesting facts.”

  1. Stella Says:

    I’m not sure how factual some of these facts are either.

    I’ve read the Satanic Verses, because I wanted to see what got so many weirdos so angry. I couldn’t see what the fuss was about until around two thirds of the way through, when I discovered what got the weirdos all upset and laughed until I cried. I don’t really recommend it though. I didn’t find it very entertaining or interesting, and it’s nowhere near as good as your books.

  2. Hugh Says:

    Stella, my next book will be fronted by a dedication to you! And I’ll spell your name correctly. With some luck. So far every book dedication has been spelled incorrectly. I still can’t believe why this happens! Me? Editors? I even got my daughter’s name wrong. I’m doing two books at the moment. One set in in a pet shop. Both, I hope, infuriating to bearded weirdos. But a romp and lots of gratuitous violence with a joke here and there. Cheers!

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