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keita
    本当は「課金した」というのは間違ってるよね、笑
    keita
      @cgiffard oh yeah, especially with station names where the Shinkansen had to be a whole new station (as in, there wasn't room in the old station) like 横浜 and 新横浜
      keita
        @cgiffard that's really cool. Place names especially have really literal names "東京" east capital, "新宿" new rest stop, etc. haha.
        keita
          @cgiffard haha no, 太郎 goes together. (So much so that it's one of those "John Doe" names)
          keita
            @cgiffard not much about the last names, but given names meanings can be important to some people. My name 敬太郎 means "respectful son" haha.
            keita
              My grandparents' grave (my family name, Kobayashi, is 小林) Image [cl.ly]
              keita
                @holbrook we live in central Tokyo :)
                keita
                  @holbrook it's a graveyard that has my great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents and their families grave. My great-great grandparents plot had stones going back to the late 1700s. Interesting stuff.
                  keita
                    @cgiffard both the US and Japan are at fault for that... The whole world, really. It's hard to put blame on one state, let alone one person
                    keita
                      @cgiffard it's not unfounded, though. I don't know what the best way to deal with it is though. Also, you're using people to fight and the best way to increase their morale is to tell them the bad guys are inhuman monsters
                      keita
                        Anyways, the war ended and his family had to start from scratch. I think they left the US after a few years and went back to Japan.
                        keita
                          He and his family were then put in an internment camp a few years later as US-Japan hostilities rose. His property was seized and auctioned.
                          keita
                            This is my great-grandfather's grave. He came to the US, pursued a career in law, graduated top of his class, passed the bar exam, but denied the right to practice law due to him being Japanese. Image [cl.ly]
                            keita
                              お墓詣り@八幡浜 Image [cl.ly]
                              keita
                                15 minutes of free wifi on a 1 hour flight isn't too bad at all.