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Japan and the Philippines - Is there some connection?
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i just realized a lot of my buddies are filipino and born in japan...and ive come across unusually many half-filipino, half-japanese individuals. is there some underlying connection? O_O i know it sounds like a ridiculous question at first but ive seen so much of it that it's beginning to stand out. i mean if i saw lots of korean-japanese and chinese-japanese, itd be a tiny bit more logical as the countries are closer together, but hmmm...just noticed that these two countries seem to be...more linked than normal. or maybe im just weird, then never mind me ^^;;

NOTE: i am aware of the WWII significance of soldiers and comfort women and rape and other...activities. but also note that this didn't happen in ONLY the philippines, and that the events were 60 years ago -- so my question is, what is the factor, if there is any, that still links these two cultures together even today despite the passage of time and the significant distance.

edit again: to clarify, why is it ESPECIALLY significant in the philippines, i realize colonization made impact everywhere it occurred but it seems that influence still seems strongest in the philippines.
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Diru look at japanese controlled territory durring WWII and you would understand why there are many half jap half fili
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maybe,, filipinos are just present everywhere
but japan has a need for entertainment so that might be a reason
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Japan colonized, uhm more like occupied, the Philippines during 1941 till 1945, and they say that a lot of the Japanese soldiers raped a lot of Filipino women and even took some of them to their country.

Maybe that's a connection?

Oh and also the women that go to Japan to be hostesses or something.
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well there's this girl named ixia, and she sometimes goes to japan to be with her family, but she lives in the philippines.
soo yehh, that's pretty much how they're connected.
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Well.. I never came across a half Japanese person and a half filipino. Though it does seem like a nice mix. I've came across 3 people who are half korean and half japanese though. :/
I think it's just the matter of who you meet. You're just basing this on the fact that you've met a few mixes that are half japanese and half filipino. I also know a lot of half indian and half korean. I doubt the two countries have a link just because there are a few individuals that are mixed by those two countries.. :/
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geeene_16 wrote:

Japan colonized, uhm more like occupied, the Philippines during 1941 till 1945, and they say that a lot of the Japanese soldiers raped a lot of Filipino women and even took some of them to their country.

Maybe that's a connection?

Oh and also the women that go to Japan to be hostesses or something.


You know its rare these days to find someone who knows their history and for that you deserve a cuddle.
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geeene_16 wrote:

Japan colonized, uhm more like occupied, the Philippines during 1941 till 1945, and they say that a lot of the Japanese soldiers raped a lot of Filipino women and even took some of them to their country.

Maybe that's a connection?

Oh and also the women that go to Japan to be hostesses or something.


You know its rare these days to find someone who knows their history and for that you deserve a cuddle.


Ha ha. Thanks I guess.
Philippine history is pretty interesting, esp. the 100-year colonization of the Spaniards.
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geeene_16 wrote:

Japan colonized, uhm more like occupied, the Philippines during 1941 till 1945, and they say that a lot of the Japanese soldiers raped a lot of Filipino women and even took some of them to their country.

Maybe that's a connection?

Oh and also the women that go to Japan to be hostesses or something.


Your answer seems logical
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sypris wrote:

Diru look at japanese controlled territory durring WWII and you would understand why there are many half jap half fili


>3> ive seen that...and the japanese were occupying korea predominantly and you dont find much korean-japanese ppl...and even if it were so, it's been 60 or so years since japan had colonies, so could the effects still last into the next few generations?
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geeene_16 wrote:


sypris wrote:


geeene_16 wrote:

Japan colonized, uhm more like occupied, the Philippines during 1941 till 1945, and they say that a lot of the Japanese soldiers raped a lot of Filipino women and even took some of them to their country.

Maybe that's a connection?

Oh and also the women that go to Japan to be hostesses or something.


You know its rare these days to find someone who knows their history and for that you deserve a cuddle.


Ha ha. Thanks I guess.
Philippine history is pretty interesting, esp. the 100-year colonization of the Spaniards.


Hehe unfortunately I am not to up with philippine history as I am with other cultures have any specific area of interest other than the 100 year colonization
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sypris wrote:

Diru look at japanese controlled territory durring WWII and you would understand why there are many half jap half fili


>3> ive seen that...and the japanese were occupying korea predominantly and you dont find much korean-japanese ppl...and even if it were so, it's been 60 or so years since japan had colonies, so could the effects still last into the next few generations?


Japan has as well took control manchiria, china, the phillipines, and many of the other south-east asia areas and I bet if you looked hard enough you would see plenty half japanese half koreans.
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The Rotary club of Davao and Japan are close partners, Unlike Manila and Japan in which businesses are dominated by the Chinese, Davao has it's fair share with the Japanese(it even has a Japanese college there).
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sypris wrote:


diruJUMP wrote:


sypris wrote:

Diru look at japanese controlled territory durring WWII and you would understand why there are many half jap half fili


>3> ive seen that...and the japanese were occupying korea predominantly and you dont find much korean-japanese ppl...and even if it were so, it's been 60 or so years since japan had colonies, so could the effects still last into the next few generations?


Japan has as well took control manchiria, china, the phillipines, and many of the other south-east asia areas and I bet if you looked hard enough you would see plenty half japanese half koreans.


nah my point is that im coming across unusually many fil-japs (no racist intentions, just abbreviation) WITHOUT looking for them. i havent seen many other half-jap ppl, and no doubt if i looked hard, there'd be a large number, but since i find the mentioned mix without much effort at all im assuming that there are significantly more individuals in that range.
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diruJUMP wrote:

>3> ive seen that...and the japanese were occupying korea predominantly and you dont find much korean-japanese ppl...and even if it were so, it's been 60 or so years since japan had colonies, so could the effects still last into the next few generations?


Sorry to butt in. But there are a lot of Korean-Japanese people in Korea. My best friend is Korean-Japanese.
Japan can't have any more "colonies" because they would then break the Postdam declaration with the Allies. Bla bla bla. And of course the effects would still last. That's how history is made. You mold the influences you get from them into your own. It's not strange finding half-half people anywhere.
Filipinos tend to migrate all across the world. Plus, like I said before, the Japanese occupation produced a LOT of Japanese-Filipinos.
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