Japanese TV To Feature Turkey?

Last week Yutaka emailed me, asking for assistance with questions about Turkey. Yutaka was an AIESEC trainee in Turkey in 2004-2005 and TBS, a Japanese TV station had contacted him via his website. They wanted to know specific answers about Turkey to help decide which country to base their end of year episode of Ichiteru on. Ichiteru is a talk-show featuring non-Japanese women living in Japan. I hope they choose Turkey!

As TBS required answers promptly, I have already sent my replies to Yutaka. I will disclose them on this blog later. In the meantime, what are you responses to the following questions?

In Turkey,

1: is there a job that is NOT likely to exist in Japan (or in any other countries)?

2: is there anything free that is NOT usually free in other countries?

3: how men satisfy their sexual needs by PAYING MONEY?
(since Turkey is a Muslim nation, the TV station simply wonders..)

4: what are criteria for good-looking men?

5: do you know anybody who personally runs her/his own zoo?

6: is there a TV show specially aimed for house-wives?
If yes, can you please name some (with details, preferably)

7: is there an interesting/funny/strange accomodation for students?

8: is there a special signal that you send when you want to have sex?
(like making eye contact, etc..)

9: is there a “taboo” present that you should never ever give?

UPDATE (2006/12/12): I have justed posted the answers I sent to Yutaka in the comments.
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8 thoughts on “Japanese TV To Feature Turkey?

  1. That is bloody mad! (I’m saying that in the niceset sense possible).

    The questions are brilliant.

    Let me try and answer them.

    1: Perhaps that bloke who likes prosecuting anyone who he thinks is not turkish enough.

    2: Turks are clearly mor willing to wish you a good day, or a long life.

    3: Turkish girls are very … ahh… understanding

    4: Anyone with a moustache like David Boon’s.

    5: Ahh. No

    6: Billions of them. Just try tuning in around about midday.

    7: There was that place in Adana where I tried to get in about 10 years ago and was getting rather friendly with a girl until some bastard raided the room and I was kicked out.

    8: I’m not giving away all my secrets.

    9: A taboo? Never admit that you like the English cricket team

  2. Hi,

    I have sent the questions to all Turkish ladies who are living abroad and all married with different nationalities. As soon as I got the answers from them will forward to you!

    derya

  3. Oz,

    Thanks for your replies. I did think it was a lark and I would love to see the finished product if they chose Turkey.

    Derya,

    I cannot wait to read the answers Turkish expat wives give!

  4. In Turkey,

    1: is there a job that is NOT likely to exist in Japan (or in any
    other countries)?
    Mini busses drivers, witches

    2: is there anything free that is NOT usually free in other
    countries?
    Open 30 days free Ramadan tents

    3: how men satisfy their sexual needs by PAYING MONEY?
    Yes we do have General Houses with the price range of different ages.

    4: what are criteria for good-looking men?
    Bank account ;))))

    5: do you know anybody who personally runs her/his own zoo?
    No

    6: is there a TV show specially aimed for house-wives?
    If yes, can you please name some (with details, preferably)
    Kusum Aydin ( My bird Aydin :))) Seda the morning
    Sultan :))))

    7: is there an interesting/funny/strange accomodation for students?
    No

    8: is there a special signal that you send when you want to have
    sex? (like making eye contact, etc..)
    yes eye contact:)))))))))))))

    9: is there a “taboo” present that you should never ever give?
    non

  5. 1: is there a job that is NOT likely to exist in Japan (or in any other
    countries)?
    Yes, PAY TOILET CASHIER, or so I think
    What about the guy selling pickle juice? or the guy selling you the chance to weigh yourself on a busy street?
    or the guy who re-fills lighters for a living?… Only in Turkey, I think.

    2: is there anything free that is NOT usually free in other countries?
    Opinions!
    Definitely not public toilets! In Turkey they charge you for an extra packet of ketchup.
    You even have to pay for a box of matches, which is crazy
    On the other hand, Turkey is light years ahead with the ‘moist towelettes” given at restaurants..
    Oversized, great smelling and complete with gratuitous advertising. Here, you get something the size of a postage stamp.

    3: how men satisfy their sexual needs by PAYING MONEY?
    (since Turkey is a Muslim nation, the TV station simply wonders..)
    I truly wouldn’t know, being the prudish type, and can’t afford it, being such a kirtipiyoz, but the name Natasha comes to mind..

    4: what are criteria for good-looking men?
    Hmmm.. More chest hair than back hair, I suppose.
    But that’s coming from one who has shorn legs. The chicks dig it, I think.
    Of course, when your legs are like veined marble, what better way to flaunt them?
    And having all of your original teeth is a big plus.. as is having shoulders which are wider than your hips..

    5: do you know anybody who personally runs her/his own zoo?
    No.

    6: is there a TV show specially aimed for house-wives?
    If yes, can you please name some (with details, preferably)
    Can you say OPRAH? Desperate Housewives? Dr Phil?

    7: is there an interesting/funny/strange accomodation for students?
    I once delivered pizza for Dominoes, mostly to college dorms.
    Yes I found it funny and interesting when drunk and stoned college girls paid for their pizza while topless.

    8: is there a special signal that you send when you want to have sex?
    (like making eye contact, etc..)
    When Murat wants to make sexy time, he usually suppresses the urge and channels that energy into blogging.

    9: is there a “taboo” present that you should never ever give?
    Knives. NEVER give knives as a gift. That’s just stupid.

  6. What is it with question 5 “do you know anybody who personally runs her/his own zoo?”

    Is it normal in Japan to know someone who not has his own zoo, but runs it as well?

  7. Thank you anonymous and Murat for your replies. Here are the answers I sent:

    1: is there a job that is NOT likely to exist in Japan (or in any other countries)?

    The ‘keseci’ is the person in the Turkish bath who scrubs people with a rough cloth that feels like sandpaper, extracting huge amounts of dirt and loose skin before washing the person with bubbles.

    2: is there anything free that is NOT usually free in other countries?

    Turkish people, particularly in villages and in the east are extremely hospitable and commonly offer free glasses of tea and meals to visitors.

    ‘Free’ visits to pottery factories and carpet shops for tourists.

    Turkey has thousands of ancient Roman, Greek and other ruins all over the country. The less-popular ruins can oftern be visited for free.

    3: how men satisfy their sexual needs by PAYING MONEY?
    (since Turkey is a Muslim nation, the TV station simply wonders..)

    Although Turkey is more liberal than most other Muslim nations, many men and boys still lose their virginity with a prostitute. This can either be at the government sanctioned and controlled brothels or with the illegal streetwalkers, nick-named ‘Natashas’ because they are commonly from ex-Soviet Republics.

    4: what are criteria for good-looking men?

    Reasonably tall; dark hair; dark, thick moustache; good build.

    5: do you know anybody who personally runs her/his own zoo?

    No, zoos are not very common in Turkey. There are not many public or private zoos and the ones that do exist are often not maintained properly. See Tarsus Zoofor an example.

    6: is there a TV show specially aimed for house-wives?
    If yes, can you please name some (with details, preferrably)

    Yes, there are many TV shows aimed at housewives, including:
    Sabahlarin Sultani: this variety show is hosted by Seda Sayan every weekday morning. Seda discusses broken relationships with the mother-in-law, including the reasons for their child’s divorce/separation.

    There is also a cooking show featuring a Japanese cook making Turkish food, but I can’t remember further details.

    7: is there an intersting/funny/strange accomodation for students?

    During my boss’ wife’s universty studies she stayed in an historic Ottoman building, originally used to house the Emperor’s soldiers, but now converted to a hotel.

    8: is there a special signal that you send when you want to have sex?
    (like making eye contact, etc..)

    The main sign is blinking for longer than normal when looking at a person’s eyes. This can just mean friendship (if done between friends) or it can indicate a desire for romance.

    9: is there a “taboo” present that you should never ever give?

    Except to a very close friend, you should never give a sex toy.

  8. Dear Joe, I like how you have answered those questions (better then the others) Thanks for having done this. If Turkey will be chosen it will be thanks to your benevol help. 🙂

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