Posted by: Ryoko
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When Japanese people are taken a picture, they make the ''V sign'' or ''Peace sign.''
How does this custom come from?
Although it's not known when the V sign first came into use, it's said that Prime Minister
Winston Churchill of England made a pose of ''V sign'' during World War II to show his intention
of winning the war against Germany.
During the Vietnam war, anti-war protests used the sign to show ''peace'' which caught on in Japan.
The other story is that about 30 years ago, the popular Japanese star Jun Inoue appeared on
a Konica photo camera commercial and make his own style peace sign.
It became famous instantly in Japan.
The Peace sign spreads throughout the country!!!
Be Japanese, make the V sign!!!!!!!
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Posted by: ryoko (August 2, 2010 7:04 PM)