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Japan and the Philippines - Is there some connection?
Posted 11/4/08
i never came across a half-fili and half-jap.. o.o
WW2?
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rikkivill wrote:


geeene_16 wrote:
I'm like 1/8 Filipino so I know the history. It's interesting and it stopped getting interesting after the Japanese occupation.


LOL, it did, didn't it?
Maybe because there's no more war.

Phillipinos are just a mixed race even from before. There's very few who you can call pure filipino, since either one or more of the oldest families have chinese, japanese, indo-malaysian blood.
Then the colonizations started which got filipinos a mix of spanish, (more) japanese and american.
AND THEN, when filipinos started migrating to other countries, and that's when the mixed babies got produced. Oh plus, the whole perception of pinays+other ethinicities = beautiful babies.
I know its out of the topic, but don't you notice that?


lol Japinos... or.. Philippans! j/k

but yeah im filipino as well and have a mix of spanish (grandfather was hispanic) and a small mix of chinese in my blood so looks will be different, spanish people think im spanish, filipinos think im filipino... lol but yeah i doubt ive seen any "pure" filipinos because most likely they will have some kind of mix from another race... but hey as long as they make beautiful babies then its all good
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Posted 11/4/08
just like china, america and other countries.. yes there is.. but what connection are you talking about?
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Posted 11/4/08
Bukkake.
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Posted 11/4/08
hmmm *thinking* i dont know any half phili and jap person....im ask some one..
Posted 11/4/08
historical background.
Posted 11/4/08 , edited 11/4/08
historical background of japanese in the philippines

Before WWII:


Pre-colonial

Contact with the Philippine islands began when Japanese traders/merchants first settled in the archipelago during the 12th century AD when the Philippines was under the Luzon Empire and the Majapahit Kingdom. Notable settlements of the period include the ones along Lingayen Gulf.

Spanish era



The Japanese population in the Philippines has since included descendants of Japanese Catholics and other Japanese Christians who fled from the religious persecution imposed by the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo period and settled during the colonial period from the 1600s until the 1800s. A statue of daimyo Ukon Takayama, who was exiled to the Philippines in 1614 because he refused to disvow his Christian beliefs, stands a patch of land across the road from the Post Office building in the Paco area of Manila. In the 1600s, the Spaniards referred to the Paco Area as the 'Yellow Plaza' because of the more than 3,000 Japanese who resided there.[2]

Many of the Japanese men intermarried with Filipino women (including those of mixed or unmixed Spanish and Chinese descent), thus forming the new Japanese mestizo community. A sizeable population settled in Manila, Davao, the Visayas and in the 1600s in Dilao, Paco and Ilocos Norte Province. This hybrid group tend to be re-assimilated either into the Filipino or the Japanese communities, and thus no accurate denominations could be established, though their estimates range from 100,000 to 200,000. Many were killed or expelled after World War II. Many Japanese mestizos tended to deny their Japanese heritage and changed their family names in order to avoid discrimination.

American period and the Post-WWII era

During the American colonial era, the number of Japanese laborers working in plantations rose so high that in the 1900s, Davao soon became dubbed as a Ko Nippon Koku ("Little Japan" in Japanese) with a Japanese school, a Shinto shrine and a diplomatic mission from Japan. There is even a popular restaurant called "The Japanese Tunnel", which includes an actual tunnel built by the Japanese during World War II.[3]

For fear of discrimination, some fled to the mountains after World War II while many others changed their names in the attempts to assimilate. Many were also killed (c. 10,000 Japanese Mestizos and Japanese) while others were deported as an act of retaliation. Their Japanese identity may take on extremes, some have completely lost their Japanese identity while others have "returned" to Japan, the homeland of their forebears. There is also a number of contemporary Japanese-mestizos, not associated with the history of the earlier established ones, born either in the Philippines or Japan. These latter are the resultant of unions between Filipinos and recent Japanese immigrants to the Philippines or Japanese and immigrant Filipino workers in Japan. Most Japanese mestizos speak tribal languages and Tagalog. They may also be known as Japinos, although this term is considered derogatory by many. There are believed to be between 100,000 and 200,000 Japanese-mestizos in the country, but no accurate figure is currently available. Thousands of war-displaced ethnic Japanese still live in the country and are denied recognition as Japanese nationals in order to return to Japan.

Modern times

The recent Japanese Filipinos are descendants of 1980s and 1990s Japanese settlers usually businesspeople, most of whom are men, and (mostly female) locals. Many are children of thousands of overseas Filipino workers, commonly "Japayuki", who went to Japan mostly as entertainers, helpers, and maids. They are in the Philippines also to learn English as it is the third largest English-speaking country. As the Japayuki Filipina mothers return to the Philippines, most take their children along with them.[4] A significant number in the US today are the product of Filipino- and Japanese American intermarriages, mostly in California, Hawaii and other US territories in the Pacific, while others are Filipinos of Japanese ancestry who have migrated to the United States.

Several foundations today such as the Federation of Nikkeijin Kai Philippines exist throughout the country through the efforts of prosperous Japanese descendants and expatriates to assist Filipinos of Japanese ancestry to travel in Japan to trace their roots and visit relatives, and also charity purposes such as offering working visas and educational scholarships of impoverished Japanese Filipino children. Similar organizations exist in the Visayas to commemorate and signify the historical settlement of Japanese Filipinos in the region. The Philippines also has the highest number of Japanese in the country than any other Southeast Asian country.

Conclusion: Even before WWII, we, Filipinos, the same as our Asian neighbors, has connections with the Japanese. Like our connections with the Arabs, Chinese, Hindus, Malays and etc. The Japanese were once known as Dilao once, before and during the Spanish times. Again, to clarify most of your misunderstanding or whatsoever you people got in your minds out there. The Japanese where here long before the WWII. Many historical documents "CAN" prove that.
Posted 11/4/08
it's all about WWII, i think.

but there are many chinese-filipinos too, i think
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Posted 11/4/08
no
Posted 11/4/08

specialist7 wrote:


rikkivill wrote:


geeene_16 wrote:
I'm like 1/8 Filipino so I know the history. It's interesting and it stopped getting interesting after the Japanese occupation.


LOL, it did, didn't it?
Maybe because there's no more war.

Phillipinos are just a mixed race even from before. There's very few who you can call pure filipino, since either one or more of the oldest families have chinese, japanese, indo-malaysian blood.
Then the colonizations started which got filipinos a mix of spanish, (more) japanese and american.
AND THEN, when filipinos started migrating to other countries, and that's when the mixed babies got produced. Oh plus, the whole perception of pinays+other ethinicities = beautiful babies.
I know its out of the topic, but don't you notice that?


lol Japinos... or.. Philippans! j/k

but yeah im filipino as well and have a mix of spanish (grandfather was hispanic) and a small mix of chinese in my blood so looks will be different, spanish people think im spanish, filipinos think im filipino... lol but yeah i doubt ive seen any "pure" filipinos because most likely they will have some kind of mix from another race... but hey as long as they make beautiful babies then its all good :)


its hard to find really pure filipinos in our country, i agree with that
and the last part are yea lol
Posted 11/4/08 , edited 11/4/08

KinkyBear wrote:

no


ur in UK idk if u know what were talking about
Posted 11/4/08
i know lots of half filipino and japanese.
like the girl in my display, she's half
Posted 11/4/08
pinoys are the brazilians of Asia.

spread the word.
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i have a friend who is half-filipino, half-japanese. she 's lived here in the philippines for her entire life, and has never been to japan.. i actually feel sorry for her mom (japanese) coz she can't speak tagalog that well.. but she's staying here anyways
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Posted 11/4/08

Erehe wrote:


KunaixIchigo wrote:

I know all this WW2 history
but I never met a Filipino/Japanese mix before..


Then you really don't know the whole story, "The Great Raid" would make a great reference movie if you want to know about the Japanese occupation in the Philippines, On the other hand, the reference for the Filipino/Japanese mix they are referring can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_Women



:DDDDD
I meant that where I live
It would be extremely unlikely to see a Japanese or Filipino person (or other Orientals)
it's mostly Mexicans (over 90%) with Vietnamese people next as common
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