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Indian sterotype and racism in Japan
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Posted 1/2/08
Ok there are alot of threads about blacks and racism but im woundering if racism towards Indians are as high in Japan. Im indian myself and these past few years with issues of terrorism rising, some STUPID people have started to look at me like im going to bomb them or somthing stupid like that. (im not even muslim (extremist) im hindu) As i am learning japanese and maybe in a few years time i might like to live over there for about a year or so to get a feel for different cultures. i was wondering how much racism is actually over in Japan about indians and what the general stereotype for indians are over there.
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Gosh, I've never known it was that large of a problem. I never even knew there were racism in Japan. Mostly Japanese there, so it would be hard to have interactions with Indian. I guess it wouldn't be weird to alienate another ethnic group, but I don't think Japan would really look at you and see you as a terrorist. Then again, I didn't see one Indian guy in Japan. I saw A LOT in China's airport though. They were nice to me. lol
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torio333 wrote:

Gosh, I've never known it was that large of a problem. I never even knew there were racism in Japan. Mostly Japanese there, so it would be hard to have interactions with Indian. I guess it wouldn't be weird to alienate another ethnic group, but I don't think Japan would really look at you and see you as a terrorist. Then again, I didn't see one Indian guy in Japan. I saw A LOT in China's airport though. They were nice to me. lol


im not saying that there is racism in Japan well its probs not as bad as were i am now (England) so im kinda relived to hear that XD but im kinda worried that ill be like the only indian about =(
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Posted 1/2/08

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torio333 wrote:

Gosh, I've never known it was that large of a problem. I never even knew there were racism in Japan. Mostly Japanese there, so it would be hard to have interactions with Indian. I guess it wouldn't be weird to alienate another ethnic group, but I don't think Japan would really look at you and see you as a terrorist. Then again, I didn't see one Indian guy in Japan. I saw A LOT in China's airport though. They were nice to me. lol


im not saying that there is racism in Japan well its probs not as bad as were i am now (England) so im kinda relived to hear that XD but im kinda worried that ill be like the only indian about =(


There is a lot of racism in Japan,the Japanese are very xenophobic and tend to look upon foreigners with distrust and suspicion.If the racism in England is bad,then expect the racism in Japan to be a lot worse.
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Posted 1/2/08

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goswami wrote:


torio333 wrote:

Gosh, I've never known it was that large of a problem. I never even knew there were racism in Japan. Mostly Japanese there, so it would be hard to have interactions with Indian. I guess it wouldn't be weird to alienate another ethnic group, but I don't think Japan would really look at you and see you as a terrorist. Then again, I didn't see one Indian guy in Japan. I saw A LOT in China's airport though. They were nice to me. lol


im not saying that there is racism in Japan well its probs not as bad as were i am now (England) so im kinda relived to hear that XD but im kinda worried that ill be like the only indian about =(


There is a lot of racism in Japan,the Japanese are very xenophobic and tend to look upon foreigners with distrust and suspicion.If the racism in England is bad,then expect the racism in Japan to be a lot worse.


Omg that must be bad then =/ kinda not sure what to make of the place now but hey taking a 2 week holiday before actually going to live in the place might be a better idea. How bad can the racism get to over there?
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So the Japanese are racist, or are they just very mistrusting toward foreigners?
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fair enough but im talking specificly about indians, every1 has their own stereotype of another race but i want to know what the japanese stereotype indians
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goswami wrote:

fair enough but im talking specificly about indians, every1 has their own stereotype of another race but i want to know what the japanese stereotype indians


To be honest,I'm not really sure about the Japanese attitude towards Indians,but from my personal experience and that of my friends,the racism can get pretty bad.Signs that say *JAPANESE ONLY* are not uncommon.
Posted 1/2/08
i thought the japanese make fun of.. them.. o.o
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HXtjt5ZrG5o

one of my friend said if you call "jap" to the japanese its racist.. he said type "jp" instead.
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Well in my class in the U.S
There is this Indian guy and yes, he's not even muslim.
But people in my class always joke around about him carrying a bomb.
He's not pushed around..but they always play these jokes.
They fake Indian accents and say they hate indian food when they don't
even know how it tastes like.
They also make fun of turbans..


Posted 1/2/08
Japan has racism? Oh how the world has fallen
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Posted 1/2/08
there is racism everywhere. No matter where you go there will always be a few idiots within a society.

please012 wrote:

Well in my class in the U.S
There is this Indian guy and yes, he's not even muslim.
But people in my class always joke around about him carrying a bomb.
He's not pushed around..but they always play these jokes.
They fake Indian accents and say they hate indian food when they don't
even know how it tastes like.
They also make fun of turbans..




idiots. Indian food is the greatest. I love it more then chinese and italian food.
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Posted 1/2/08
^ It is good =)
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uh did you mean all muslims are extremists..? (regarding the first post)

i dont really know about the stereotypes they have in Japan, but it would probably be the same stereotypes in most areas..
Everywhere will have people that are racist. I would think Japan would be less tolerant to foreigners because there arent many there. You'd most likely stick out like a sore thumb.
But that shouldnt stop you. You should visit and see how you like it. Everyone has different experiences based on how they handle the situation.
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Posted 1/2/08
it is true that sometimes there is racism in japan..... (my friend went there she said it was kinda weird being the only different person there in a sea of asians) but your going to a different culture... and a different country..... so i agree with what whateversx said.... and most muslim extremists seem to come from the middle east... (no offence) but not really many come from india...... but seriously sometimes i hate sterotypes..... it is like saying americans only eat hamburgers......
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