I got caught-up in a stalemate on the sword arts thread forum regarding a cultural issue. I'm not going back to it because it became obvious to me that some folks have a hard time understanding how other cultures view specific issues & the world in general.

Here is a small offering to how some Japanese adapted to the "Free Hugs" campaign.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Vg8qugxDCwg

(it caught my eye because I know the Harajuku area along w/ Yoyogi & Omote Sando - my old stomping grounds)
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Ed Ichihara Smith - Shukokai