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  •  this is another misconceptin (1+ / 0-)
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    against the westerners.
    I guess, it hasn't changed since GHQ era.

    Just being with foreigners qualified to be a slut.
    Because sexual relation are always implied

    Some strangers often swear at the women whom with westerners.
    "You must like bigger dxxx! "
    - which should more humiliating themselves than toward girls...

    anyway, that is what I'm saying about,
    There are full of prejudiced people, stereo typing all foreigners.

    Most common idea in Japan is
    "It's not the discrimination, it's just different."

    meaning, you cannnot live, work and play with us, because you are different.
    It's nothing personal, certainly not discrimination, you are just different.

    So not much you can do about,
    because to Japanese eyes, Westerners are more sexually and violently aggressive. And that is the fact.

    They even use that excuse at the international court.
    Do you know about Japanese child kidnapping?
    Japan is the haven for the child kidnapping.
    Many Japanese kidnapped the children after divorce, and never contact the kid's father again.

    International society has been trying to change that.
    And Japanese government official statement for that accusation is

    "Japanese need to be protected from violent westerners."

    believe or not, that honestly is the official defend

    I don't want to threaten you or anything,
    I'm sure your lady must be a fine person.
    but information never hurt, I think.

    •  I had a friend who did a year in Japan (1+ / 0-)
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      for study abroad and he encountered that 'You are just different' mentality.

      Culture differences can be quite jarring but they can also be  quite positive. I want to thank you for posting these diaries. You are rapidly become a favorite author of mine. It's simply fascinating to get a glimpse inside Japanese culture.

      Der Weg ist das Ziel

      by duhban on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 09:34:53 PM PST

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    •  There are places with signs (0+ / 0-)

      saying "Japanese only".  There are apartments that will not rent to gaijin.  Even having a Japanese passport is not enough; you have to look Japanese.

      This is not against the law.

      Partly this is a reaction against boorish American servicemen who do not speak Japanese and make no effort to learn local ways.

      •  and usually for the sex industry (0+ / 0-)

        since only Foreigners have HIV

        We had the big scandal about the HIV tainted blood transfusion.
        which blamed on American.
        (which is a lie, of course)

        I think American should know, what's going on in Japan.
        Since probably only country which can stop us.

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