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Those Canadians, eh

> > A Canadian Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals
from the Canadian, US, English, Australian and French Navies.
At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of
officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone
was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French
Admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages,
North Americans generally learn only English. He then asked, ‘Why is it
that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than
speaking French?’
Without hesitating, the Canadian Admiral replied ‘Maybe it’s because the
Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t have
to speak German.’
You could have heard a pin drop.

> > When Robert Whiting, an elderly Canadian gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris
by plane he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on at
French Customs.
‘You have been to France before, monsieur?’ the customs officer asked sarcastically..
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
The official replied, ‘Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.’
The Canadian said, ‘The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.’
‘Impossible, Monseur. Canadians always have to show passports on arrival
in France !’
The Canadian senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly
explained, ‘Well, when I came ashore on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate
this country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.’
You could have heard a pin drop.

> > Canadians are Cool.

–Sent via Tom Anderson

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On Playing Wargames

A brief report on playing wargames on FOX News:

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Samurai History

The Yahoo Group Samurai history, examines Japanese
history of the Samurai. I will let them tell you more:

This group, is for the examination of Japanese history, focusing on the Samurai history of Japan prior to 1886. Questions, statements, and discussions about Japanese Samurai history are all welcome. Please be sure to check the archives when you join, as any questions you may have might have already been discussed in depth. Also, please check the ‘Top Misconceptions of the Samurai’ for information on misunderstood points of the Samurai class of Japan before posting, and also realize that this is a history list.

And don’t forget to join the Samurai Archives Citadel – the online community for Japanese history and culture, with forums covering topics such as history, culture, entertainment, Japanese martial arts, anime, and current events.

The Management of the list reserves the right to delete any posts without warning or explanation.

Associated with the Samurai Archives Japanese History Page. Check out the Samurai Archives store for Japanese history related merchandise and logo wear.

Go to the Group at Yahoo Groups

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J-Tank Magazine

J-Tank is the Japanese tank study group in which I participate. It
publishes the magazine “J-Tank” on Japanese tanks and armored vehicles
twice a year. The text of the magazine is in Japanese, but it has many
interesting photos which cannot be seen elsewhere. For more details, see
the following page.

Read J-Tank Now


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The morning light shines on a village in Europe just before the offensive is to begin.

The Japanese Tank Discussion Group

Unlike the publications available to the legions of enthusiasts interested in the Wunderwaffe of the German war effort, there is no central forum available to those of us who are interested in the armored forces of Imperial Japan…until now.

Through the services of Yahoo!Groups, I have decided to modernize my newsletter on the topic and invite others to contribute to Senshagun, the only publication dedicated to the study of this somewhat obscure topic.

The parameters are simple. Senshagun is interested in postings on the following topics:

1) Japanese armored vehicles and related vehicles from the so-called “Imperial” period, running from circa 1917 (the approximate acquisition date of the first Japanese tank) through 1945 (the end of the Japanese empire)

b) Information on Japanese armored units, either in the terms of order of battle and TO&E, or pertaining to their employment during the wars fought by Japan within the period.

c) Information on Japanese military personnel involved in armored operations or vehicle design and manufacturing during the period

d) Information on the location and condition of any relics (museum vehicles, privately held vehicles, range targets, or whatever) pertaining to the topic.

This is not a modeling group per se, although much of what might be discussed would be of use to those interested in the modeling of military miniatures. Similarly, there may be some spill-over into the world of wargaming (aka “conflict simulations”, both paper- and computer-based).

This group is moderated, and any postings not conforming to the above criteria will be removed. Each criterion stands on its own, but I will make exceptions for postings that may cut across more than one.

Terry Stibal
Moderator, Senshagun

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JIGG, Japan`s International Gamers Guild



連絡はkevinsenglishschools at hotmail.com迄。


Wargame Events in Japan I hope you enjoy our club! If you have any articles about roleplaying games, or historical simulation boardgaming, post them at the link above.
We are the English speaking roleplaying and wargames clubs of Japan. Many members speak both English and Japanese, so if you only speak one of them, you are still welcome to come and play games with us!

You don`t need to give up your hobby if you come to live and work in Japan!

グループの説明: JIGG: 小田原ウォーゲームサクル。私達は歴史のゲームが好きです。たとえば「将軍」や「関が原」のよな日本の歴史のゲームをします。世界の歴史のゲームもします。私達はPEACEが大すきです。戦争のことをよく考えるので本当に悪いことだとわかります。ご連絡下さい:
カテゴリ: ウォーゲーム
Email: kevinsenglishschools at hotmail.com

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JIGG, Japan`s International Gamers Guild – On Wargames

“Alexander the Great. Napoleon Bonaparte. George Patton. Men whose military genius shaped the world around them.

War games let you re-create and out-do the epic accomplishments of these great men by putting you in charge of the grand strategies and sharp tactics that decide the fate of men and nations.

War games also encompass non-historical settings, such as futuristic science-fiction conflicts and fanstasy battles between men and monster.

Whether you are a student of history looking to examine a particular era, or a casual gamer looking to enjoy a new gaming experience…”–(Fun Again Games Store Site), wargames allow you to explore history.

JIGG members meet all over this island nation. While many of our members reside in the Tokyo-Kanagawa area, we have members everywhere. Our society is composed of a group of people who enjoy wargames and roleplaying games. These are games about history, politics, economics, future history and science fiction–these games are usually referred to as wargames. While roleplaying games can be played with a gamemaster or on a computer, other games are played on a board, with cards, on a table top, or on a computer We have members from all over the world! In JIGG, the majority of the members favor roleplaying games.

In HisSim Japan, most members enjoy wargames. Some members play a mixture of both and both clubs host a mix of events. Most people have a game they enjoy, and post on our discussion boards to organize a game at their apartment, or anywhere they can borrow a table and some chairs. Some games have even been held outdoors at local parks! Choose a game you like, and post for opponents or roleplayers at our discussion boards listed here.

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