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Japan Pays Foreign Workers to Go Home
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Posted 3/30/10
hmm so how would a halfbreed like me be considered half Norwegian half Mexican would I be given cold indifference lol. or be looked at weird because with my black hair and brown eyes if I let my beard grow out for more than a week it goes from black to patches of light red and blond with a dark red streak next to chin lol freaking genetic markers why couldn't I have gotten the cool green brown swirl eyes instead of this weird beard.
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24 / F / Romania
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Posted 4/30/10
this sucks.... :|
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25 / M / 日本
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Posted 5/1/10 , edited 5/1/10
fyi, Japanese government rarely ever represents the attitude of the Japanese population as a whole. Japanese government has been criticized both internationally and intranationally over a variety of political and ethical issues. In terms of historical upbringing, I would find it rather difficult to imagine the Japanese government improving on its traditional ethnocentric values considering the fact that Japan gets no benefit from doing so.

There certainly are many aspects of Japanese people who have tainted views of certain subjects, but unlike the greater half of Japanese government, the greater half of the Japanese population don't hold racist views in general (Korea being an exception).

I would hope that this one article doesn't mindwash everyone into thinking that Japan is entirely racist and ethnocentric. At least they're paying the Brazilian family to leave, and not kicking them out. It's not like Japan is the only country that holds a historical problem with racism.


EDIT: Oh, this thread was bumped a month by the post before me lol
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Posted 5/2/10
Well, its their country, unless it is outright persecution and bigot, deprevation of rights as listed by the UN Charters, &c. why should we complain about what they want to do?
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23 / F / Australia
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Posted 5/10/10
i dont really care
its not like im going to live in japan
i like where i live
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24 / M / ocoee,FL, America
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Posted 8/15/10

Cyberpirate wrote:

They are doing a good thing! If they don't do shit with it their own culture will be exchanged with all the immigrants coming in. It's happening all over the world.



no thier not u idiot..what japan is doing is wrong..but i understand that its not only japan thats doing these others countries too..and i also understand that every country has the right to do whatever they want with their citizens/foreigners but not like this!!
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27 / M / Minnesota
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Posted 8/15/10 , edited 8/15/10
It is very short-sighted indeed. But it's no different if you look at a country like a huge business. They hired people when they needed them(and their priority was persons of Japanese decent that were in other countries, like Brazil), and now that they are hit with financially hard times, they're letting people go(or rather, in this case, asking them to leave the country). Harsh? Yes. Uncommon? Surprisingly not. It's insanely hard to get citizenship or a professional visa in other counties unless you can really contribute to their society. They're not looking for welfare cases.

One quote from the article: “Naturally, we don’t want those same people back in Japan after a couple of months,” Mr. Kawasaki said. “Japanese taxpayers would ask, ‘What kind of ridiculous policy is this?’ ” got me thinking, that if the USA started doing this, taxpayers(myself included) would be absolutely outraged. I do however think that they should change it so that these people could re-apply after a certain amount of time(3 years was listed as what another country was doing, and that seems reasonable).
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28 / M / Yuba city california
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Posted 8/15/10
hopefully they'll let me in to teach english in the future and not try to get rid of me!
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29 / F / PLACES
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Posted 8/15/10
Not at all surprising.

The Japanese are on really hard times. And when I say really hard - I mean that while we had a recession here in the US, the Japanese had a depression. They have to save money, and hiring foreigners, particularly English Teachers, tends to command a rather high salary, as most English teachers, men and women alike, have degrees.


Besides, what's their obsession with white skin, almond shaped eyes and defined cheek bones? Is not a big deal! Is not my fault they have such an inferiority complex, and because of that, they exclude everyone who do not like them, even if they are all "white, with almond eyes and defined cheek bones". After all, most Brazilian (most are Portuguese/Italian descendants) and some Peruvian (if they're from Spaniard origin) people are white with perfect face symmetry, so is not a racial thing 100%, but more of a xenophobic thing.


The Japanese are not trying to be white. Their desire for paleness has nothing to do with white people because white people OFTENTIMES tend to be darker than Japanese people, and in addition, they value features that are much more in line with their own cultural standards, not trying to be like white people. The features that you're talking about are not extremely common with white people, and in addition, they like for their women to have smoother faces that don't reveal their cheekbones. The Japanese often think that white people have huge noses.

FOLKS - BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY - THE JAPANESE DO NOT LIKE WHITE PEOPLE ANY MORE THAN THEY LIKE ANYONE ELSE.


This decision is more in line with both xenophobia AND their economic crisis.
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Posted 9/1/10
I feel bad know cause Im latina
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