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Japanese impressions of dark Skinned People
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Posted 4/13/12
Ok so online theres alot of articles on how japanese people view american blacks or people of dark skin in general. Do you think as a black american you'd get a welcome stay?
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This is a hell of a question? I'm Japanese and black mix first of all... I was born here in japan I speak, read, and write Japanese the first thing you should know is that Japanese are usually most comfortable with other Japanese or those who can navigate the culture and LNG. We Japanese are known as the most hospitable people in the world. with that said all guest that come to japan are welcomed... that is our culture but most Japanese dont often meet foreigners so with that said there is a strong shy factor when speaking to people who are non Japanese (Gaigokujin). in my area there are not many non-Japanese ( or very few i should say) but when people find out I'm a mix there is always so many who become more interested in me. as for dark skin people I have many friends in Tokyo who are Indian/ African (dark-skin cultures) who work in computer company they all speak Japanese and they love living here. though I will say when it comes to women pale Asian skin it is seen as beautiful but there are also the younger generation that love to tan and become dark but if you go to Okinawa many Japanese have dark skin too LOL. i think such hang ups and insecurities about skin color and race are an American thing. we don't care...we just live in the Japanese way.... that's all ( hope that helps you out)
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Posted 4/13/12

optomist1000 wrote:

This is a hell of a question? I'm Japanese and black mix first of all... I was born here in japan I speak, read, and write Japanese the first thing you should know is that Japanese are usually most comfortable with other Japanese or those who can navigate the culture and LNG. We Japanese are known as the most hospitable people in the world. with that said all guest that come to japan are welcomed... that is our culture but most Japanese dont often meet foreigners so with that said there is a strong shy factor when speaking to people who are non Japanese (Gaigokujin). in my area there are not many non-Japanese ( or very few i should say) but when people find out I'm a mix there is always so many who become more interested in me. as for dark skin people I have many friends in Tokyo who are Indian/ African (dark-skin cultures) who work in computer company they all speak Japanese and they love living here. though I will say when it comes to women pale Asian skin it is seen as beautiful but there are also the younger generation that love to tan and become dark but if you go to Okinawa many Japanese have dark skin too LOL. i think such hang ups and insecurities about skin color and race are an American thing. we don't care...we just live in the Japanese way.... that's all ( hope that helps you out)


Thanks dude that was great information
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Posted 4/20/12
racism does exist in japan here and there, but its different in north america

the racists in japan, well they are not racist against you because you are of a particular nationality, its because you are not nihonjin plain and simple
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would you consider this dark in japan?
Posted 12/16/12
Actually it's considered a fashion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qe4AZRkFYE
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Posted 12/17/12

PumeHana92 wrote:

Actually it's considered a fashion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qe4AZRkFYE


She's cute

But anyway : these racism posts are going nowhere
THERE IS RACISM EVERYWHERE
DEAL WITH IT

And don't go making other posts like 'Do Japanese hate Mexicans?', 'Do they hate Italians ?', 'Do they hate short people ?', 'Muslims?', 'Aboriginals?', ... Use common sense.
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Posted 12/17/12
The Japanese hate people with more than the nominal amount of nipples. Trufax.
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Posted 12/19/12

Tomoko3san wrote:


Javek wrote:

would you consider this dark in japan?


She's black as the night and would be considered African where I live.


She doesn't look anywhere close to black. She looks like any random Asian girl. She's just "Asian" or "Japanese" to us Americans. I can say that because I went to school with a Vietnamese kid who was really dark. (I look more Native American despite being overwhelmingly white with pinches of black and native)
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Posted 12/20/12

The_Libertarian_Otaku wrote:


Tomoko3san wrote:


Javek wrote:

would you consider this dark in japan?


She's black as the night and would be considered African where I live.


She doesn't look anywhere close to black. She looks like any random Asian girl. She's just "Asian" or "Japanese" to us Americans. I can say that because I went to school with a Vietnamese kid who was really dark. (I look more Native American despite being overwhelmingly white with pinches of black and native)


It was a joke because the question was so ridiculous
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Posted 12/21/12

Javek wrote:

how so....that girl probably experiences more racial discrimination in japan then any western foreigner would


And why would that be ?

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Posted 12/21/12

Tomoko3san wrote:


Javek wrote:

how so....that girl probably experiences more racial discrimination in japan then any western foreigner would


And why would that be ?



Due to her race...you dont know how racial discrimination works????
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Posted 12/21/12
I always wonderd how the japanese thought about blacks, there views. ever since I seen dbz the first anime I seen with a black person in it but that dosnt tell a thing. me i think there is racists every way more so stereotypes than racist I believe there is less of it in japan then america for me i thought they just didnt like outsiders nothing to do with race but i know little about it.
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Posted 12/22/12

Javek wrote:


Tomoko3san wrote:


Javek wrote:

how so....that girl probably experiences more racial discrimination in japan then any western foreigner would


And why would that be ?



Due to her race...you dont know how racial discrimination works????


Can't tell if trolling or not

Why are all these racism threads popping up ? Most forum members will never visit Japan so why bother talking about being discriminated, killed and ending up with the fishes

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