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The Difference between America and Japan
Kyouma 
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This is kind of a weird post and I really haven't made full sense of it yet, but I kind of just had the idea while watching [email protected], and I even doubt anybody will understand it but yeah.

In Japan it's almost like you can live your dreams and fantasy every day, but in doing so it almost makes it feel impossible and out of reach. But in America you live and work towards your dream, but never see it materialized.

This is kind of negative way to look at it but I kind of feel like it's the truth. Like you can watch idolmaster and get that feeling of an idols life, getting to visualize and see all those cute, cool, entertaining stuff. And in real life you actually get those idols and stuff and you can see this really hot girls singing and wearing cute outifts and all, but you'll never have that. You won't get to date one of them or live with them etc, but only watch and support them.

In America anime isn't as big and lots of people look down on all that idol stuff because we're such a religious run country and blah blah blah degrading women men are perverted all that rubbish, but in spite of all that it's something we still like and enjoy and want to live but never can because of our culture.

But really in both situations nothing happens in the end, it's really just take your pick. Do you want to live your fantasy and KNOW you will never have it, or want your fantasy but not live it in the hopes you'll actually achieve it.

I hope I made some kind of sense to someone because even though it's kind of hard to explain, it's a really good subject on culture and their general outlook on life.

And the more I typed it and read it afterwards the less sense it even makes to me lol. So I'll just see what you all think.
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Honestly I have no idea what this post is talking about, so im going to go on a whim here..
Regardless of what country you inhabit, if you want something enough you will work hard enough to obtain it. Its not about what people tell you to do, but if its not in your heart to do so, you'll only be fooling yourself. Kinda like the saying, "If you do what you love, you won't work a day in your life."


As for japan and living your dreams, its not all its cracked up to be. Anime is just fantasy, not reality.
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this post made no sense to me... partly cuz i was too lazy to read through the whole entire block of stuff.

1. Japan and America are two VERY different countries. Japan>>>>>>>>>>America. my inequality.

2. what is this idea you got in your head while watching [email protected]??? that's an anime. it's not based off of real life... it's based off a video game. unlike the AKB48 anime they're going to make... >__> which i still believe is completely fake.

i don't get it... LIVE you fantasy but actually NOT live it?
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I have no idea what this post is talking about, so im going to go on a whim here..
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Note of advise: when you compare anime to real life, prepare to be dissppointed.



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Seiyuu: In Japan, they are goddesses/gods. In America, they are just celebrities.
Anime purchases: In Japan, they buy (and think later). In America, we download (or legally stream). Few buy.
Anime TV ratings: In Japan, Sazae-san is victorious (25%). In America, Pokemon, Naruto, One Piece and Bleach are victorious... (only 10%).
Amazon: In Japan, anime makes it to the top ratings. In America, only Hollywood movies, Pixar CG and Disney cartoons make it to the top rankings.

That's it so far.
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Why compare animation to actual life is what popped into my head first. Since I'm bewildered as well, I'll take a shot at it lol. I'm not sure how the numbers of achievement in career success differs from both countries, but I don't think either country is better than the other in that engagement.
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differance between Japan and America?? Everything
Size
Population
Language
food
Looks
Politics
Schooling( they have to pay to play)
Transit
Housing
Driving
on and on and a fun little fact
America has Suicide by Cop and Japan( Sorry guys I'm being Sarcastic) throw themselfs under trains
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Mangasurf makes a good point.
Many American eat too much unhealthy food (FastFood). From my best knowledge of other countries like Japan; eating habits tend to be more healthy. I don't eat very healthy, but I don't eat a lot either.

One of the best differences between America and Japan is how friendly the people are.
Americans tend to be more or less to say "crabby" or "stubborn".
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Kyouma wrote:

This is kind of a weird post and I really haven't made full sense of it yet, but I kind of just had the idea while watching [email protected], and I even doubt anybody will understand it but yeah.

In Japan it's almost like you can live your dreams and fantasy every day, but in doing so it almost makes it feel impossible and out of reach. But in America you live and work towards your dream, but never see it materialized.

This is kind of negative way to look at it but I kind of feel like it's the truth. Like you can watch idolmaster and get that feeling of an idols life, getting to visualize and see all those cute, cool, entertaining stuff. And in real life you actually get those idols and stuff and you can see this really hot girls singing and wearing cute outifts and all, but you'll never have that. You won't get to date one of them or live with them etc, but only watch and support them.

In America anime isn't as big and lots of people look down on all that idol stuff because we're such a religious run country and blah blah blah degrading women men are perverted all that rubbish, but in spite of all that it's something we still like and enjoy and want to live but never can because of our culture.

But really in both situations nothing happens in the end, it's really just take your pick. Do you want to live your fantasy and KNOW you will never have it, or want your fantasy but not live it in the hopes you'll actually achieve it.

I hope I made some kind of sense to someone because even though it's kind of hard to explain, it's a really good subject on culture and their general outlook on life.

And the more I typed it and read it afterwards the less sense it even makes to me lol. So I'll just see what you all think.


Fuck there was this link I wanted to post to show you the REAL situations/problems American expats encounter when migrating to Japan. It was written by a rather well-adjusted American expat himself.

You are delusional if you think Japan is 100% made of awesome. There are some serious culture differences that westerners will never comprehend not to mention the Japanese are actually discriminatory of foreigners. Japan is also an extremely structured society when it comes to social norms/in the workplace and there is a lot less freedom than you imagine.

I will say one thing though, the Japanese are hugely inspirational when it comes to their art and creativity.

I cannot imagine two countries more different than Japan and America.

Edit: Bah I did not read your post thoroughly sorry. Anyway, interesting but not entirely accurate view but there are lot more prominent differences between Japan and America than what you mentioned.
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zomb_a wrote:

Mangasurf makes a good point.
Many American eat too much unhealthy food (FastFood). From my best knowledge of other countries like Japan; eating habits tend to be more healthy. I don't eat very healthy, but I don't eat a lot either.

One of the best differences between America and Japan is how friendly the people are.
Americans tend to be more or less to say "crabby" or "stubborn".


You do realize the obesity in Asia is so prominent that its becoming ILLEGAL to be unhealthy right? If you're above a certain weight/waist size they do a pseudo-Nazi regimen and send your ass to a concentration camp for big people whether you like it or not. Look it up.
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Japanese are GOOD at fighting video games and american suck at it but dont want to admit it, plus most americans suck at all video games in general unless your neet
Posted 3/19/12
Eh, I don't know what you're talking about, but I actually got my dream; sex.
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