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Do you want to go to Japan just because of the Anime?
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Well to be honest you proved my point in the way you think of us. When you said we do not learn from our faults and our history is one sided. A couple years of history will not show you that. I rember growing up and learning history in usa all my life. We never learned it they way you learned it and for that i feel sorry for you.

No my point in you missing the quote was even in america there is a form of dislike and haterd among races. Doesnt mean everyone sees it that way. It is useally the fact of where you were raised and not haveing many of the other race or none at all around.

plus you have to look at the fact of how much the usa and jap realite to each other. They buy most of our music. Some people that is a main part of there curlter. Also in some cartgoryies they were number 1. Ever since ww2 when usa helped rebuild jap curtlers have begun to join togther. I mean just take anime and music. Not many americans like jap music, but they love ours. We like anime witch is there tv mostly made by there people and way of view. I mean just because some people are not open minded doesnt mean they all are not.
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Ah, but in America, whites dislike the other "races". In Japan, the Japanese dislike all of the other countries. Americans like all forms of white people. The Japanese (I'm sorry that I am generalizing) even are 'racist' against other Asians. I understand that not everyone has hatred towards the other races. I am saying that the country as a whole dislikes foreigners.

Anime is not all of the television in Japan. In fact, most of the Japanese foreign exchange students I know hate it (saying that it is something you watch when you are a child). I agree that Japan takes a lot of culture from America and the same is true in reverse. Have you noticed that American fashion lately is based off of the Japanese? However this give/take relationship doesn't mean there is no distaste for the other country. Some people enjoy rap, but continue to be racist towards blacks.

I don't think I understand your first paragraph.
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Well i mean that is true for all countries. Even though america is a melting pot. We as a nation are not too fond of other countries.

Also i understand the anime thing because one of my friends had a exchange student too. I wasnt trying to say they liked it but americans did.

Just like this forum says did anime make you want to go to jap? You have to think of the reverse the things from amercia that are really big over there. That people love alot wouldnt the opsite be the same for them too?
Posted 10/24/06
although the japanese are a raciest people for the most part they heavily contradict themsevles because they do everything they can to have western influences. you can buy a latte or Fajita in japan and also they love our fashion for companys like louis vuitton and other western designers its their single largest market. asian girls dye their hair blonde and have plastic surgerys to make their eyes more rounded...they secretly might not like us but they sure as hell need us in thier culture. So they are much more accepting to westerns than any other type of race




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You have to admit, many girls in America dress up in kimonos, dye their hair black, and wear shirts with kanji on it to pretend they are Japanese. It's all about looking different from the people around you. The people want attention. Anyway, Louis Vuitton is French, not American.

Yes, the Japanese contradict themselves. So do most other countries. Japan likes the western influences, but does not like the people (like I keep trying to state) because of the way outsiders are portrayed in the country.
Posted 10/24/06
i never said none do lol i think every country does to an extent...but as for the american girls in kimonos and kanji shirts...... i only see the girls who like anime and things along that line who own those the majority of american girls arent japanese obsessed or even interested.....and i never said LV was american i said western




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Not really i have not seen one american girl do that where i live. They only do that if they a hardcore anime fan. Only if they going to anime convention too. Well i mean thisnt really weither they like us or not. It is weither that influence would make you want to go there.
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Yes, but not every girl in Japan has blonde hair, tries to round their eyes, and buys Louis Vuitton.

Well as far as I know, the Japanese foreign exchange students were not interested in American culture as much as the fast food. One of the Japanese girls last year gained 15 pounds in the time she was in America. They were more preoccupied with their work and they made few friends with the other kids. In fact, most of the conversation around a particular male Japanese student was about lending him Japanese music since he did not bring his to America. They were more concerned with their studies than the American culture.
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Maybe.. well i wanna go to Japan to go to the disney and. uh. well anime is one part I also wanna see the cool singers too
Posted 10/24/06
but you have to take into consideration there in an entirely different country of course its going to be different for them that in no ways shows that their not interested they came here for a purpose not a vacation soo of course they are going to concentrate on their studies more.
and no not every girl does but you can tell its their because just look @ all of the jpop singers and acts they rap in english and the girls and boys have blonde hair



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There is also video games. I don't know if anyone brought that up too. Akihibara has a lot of cool shit too. I would go to Japan, but I wouldn't watch anything culturaly significant like temples and stuff ebcause chances are that I wouldn't be able to understand the tour guide with their broken English and I would prefer not to deal with that.
Posted 10/24/06
Akihibara


^ isnt that where all the otakus hang out ?



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I didn't understand everything you typed kyo. If you could put periods into your sentences, that would help greatly.

I think what arx typed brings up another point. Americans seem to think that foreigners must learn English when visiting America. But when forced to learn another language (such as Japanese) to go to another country, they learn it poorly or don't learn it at all, expecting the English to be perfect or deciding to not to learn about the Japanese culture (which is what they are most proud of).

x_x I'm so tired, I can't even keep my thoughts straight. I'm going to bed now. I'll check on this again tomorrow.
Posted 10/24/06
haha it has nothing to do with my puncuation you just didnt have anything to say back lol


anyhow goodnight everyone


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Uh...no. I didn't understand the "...of course its going to be different for them that in no ways shows that their not interested they came" part. I understood the of course its going to be different for them part. The that in no ways shows that their not interested they came part is what confusing me. Maybe if you reworded it would help. The final part about the JPop is confusing me too, so I'm just assuming what I think you might mean. Either that or I don't understand which part of what I write you're responding to.

Are you saying that you have to keep your hair color in order to stay true to your heritage/country? How ridiculous. And you talk about music being influenced. Yes, the music is influenced, but it's not like American music isn't influenced from somewhere else, and that music is influenced from somewhere else, etc.
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