• tansuikabutsu posted a message on the post Beast in the East: Yakuza 0 - Part 07.

    Wikipedia has a nice short article about telephone clubs. The ones in this game are their original incarnations, of course.

  • tansuikabutsu posted a message on the post Beast in the East: Yakuza 0 - Part 06.

    Regarding the sales tax, you're (of course) missing on some background - the Japanese sales tax was indeed introduced at 3% around the time the game is set. It was raised to 5% in the late '90s, and ...

  • tansuikabutsu posted a message on the post Beast in the East: Yakuza 0 - Part 03.

    @mishutiirio: Yeah, I had no doubt the game was parodying a real band I wasn't familiar with, and this one is certainly it (the members even look exactly the same as their game counterparts). Still, K...

  • tansuikabutsu posted a message on the post Beast in the East: Yakuza 0 - Part 03.

    Quick couple of cultural comments:-san can, in fact, be used after business names and not just for people, as in Sony-san. You use it when it's appropriate to use polite language in regard to the busi...