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Post Reply Why Non-Japanese Otakus should NEVER visit Japan
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Posted 12/29/13
The ops canvas is limited especially using the examples he did but I cannot deny his strong belief.

The whole premise of his post was to advice people on this site to not visit the country. Using a historical events and a movie as a foundation for his opinion he decided to "admire them from a distance". If the examples he used are his "best" then people feel obligated to educate him/her/op because they believe they have better examples ...

I would not dare call his claims "completely warped and distorted" especially when he used atrocious events were millions died. I do believe he should continue to have that mindset - but also allow himself to grow because there is nothing wrong with "respecting others belief" which the op wanted to mainly say.

In regards to visiting the country I say go; it's your time, money and gain. There is an infrastructure for it and tourist agencies depend on it.

He raised the question and there is nothing wrong with that. So the next time you fill out a customs form think about those checkboxes "Business or Pleasure etc"

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Well I'm asian so I'll blend in, so maybe I have a better chance of not getting jumped
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Anazoth wrote:

This is one of the main reasons that i love the japanese culture. If every country followed their example then our countries wouldn't be flooded with 'outsiders'. My comment sounds pretty harsh but its the truth.


Yeah, you are right. You'd have a busted economy, declining birthrate, insane government run by ancient men who have no idea what the fuck is going on and a disgustingly high suicide rate. Follow their example for all of these things!
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Posted 1/26/14
ummmmmm, Nicole Kidman is Australian,
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Wow well I Am still planing my trip because well ''I am a Canadian'' and( we only put them in internment camps). so I expect it may not be as warm a welcome then say Belgium but I completely agree with Members sushipath and George_z the best way to understand is to actually go there. This is Japan we are talking about Not saudi arabia or afghanistan now there are some places where especially as a woman and and american you can expect to be disliked by the locals for not acquiring there customs. (✿◠‿◠)
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Posted 2/26/14

KurisuSensei wrote:


Anazoth wrote:

This is one of the main reasons that i love the japanese culture. If every country followed their example then our countries wouldn't be flooded with 'outsiders'. My comment sounds pretty harsh but its the truth.


Yeah, you are right. You'd have a busted economy, declining birthrate, insane government run by ancient men who have no idea what the fuck is going on and a disgustingly high suicide rate. Follow their example for all of these things!


I'ma be honest, I'm not sure what country your talking about, outside of "Not China" because they have such an absurd birthrate.

But insane government run by ancient men who have no idea what the fuck is going on sounds like every government ever.
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Posted 2/27/14
Talking about Japan. That's what they have.

Suicide rates are off the charts, unemployment is terrible, minimum wage is unlivable. At this point it is literally impossible for Japan to fix its population demographic problem through breeding. They require huge a huge influx of young immigrants in order to save the economy and the general lifestyle of the population. They won't do it because the people at the top are ancient, xenophobic, and spineless.
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Posted 3/2/14
I believe that this post came about because of the belief that by going to japan this person feels threatened that he will be assaulted and dejected because of his difference to the natives of the land. many psychological study's of humanity are about how the goal of humans are to feel accepted, which is why as youth we peg importance on making friends, and fitting in to the social higharcy as we mature and are in our adolescence. social acceptance is a hard thing to do but is easier for Americans and others in countries, because of our background and how some countries are made primarily of immigrants, the larger population diversity the theoretically greater tolerance of different races and ethnicities. On the matter of the Dropping of the atomic bombs, it was a strategic choice made on the facts that the president had at his disposal.
The most important things to factor in to your decision is the fact if you want to or not, in the end its your choice, just choose the choice that you'll regret the least!
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Posted 3/30/14
I feel that it's always hard for a non-national or one not from the same ethnicity to live in most countries in Asia as they are all mostly homogenous. Since more travelers are going to Asia, I think it'll get better in time. I wouldn't put off a trip because of that. I think Asians need to be more exposed to Westerners after all, so that perhaps they'll get tired of taking photos of caucasians or people of African descent in the streets or subway.
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I think Asians need to be more exposed to Westerners after all, so that perhaps they'll get tired of taking photos of caucasians or people of African descent in the streets or subway.
I thought this was one of the best parts of living in Japan. You instantly have something something to talk about in that situation.
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Posted 4/2/14
Old people seem to really like me. American, Mexican, Italian, Jewish. Old people of all nationalities like me. Maybe the older Japanese population will be the same.
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Posted 4/2/14
It's not going to stop me from visiting.
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Posted 4/3/14
I don't get OP's kind of mentality. It might be better to join the real world. Japan is great. I had the time of my life studying abroad. Travel broadens the mind, and it's super fun. WWII ended almost 80 years ago. Let's not borrow problems from our grandparents and great grandparents. It's way better to visit each other, learn about other cultures, and share values and experiences than it is to alienate ourselves from one another until we can pretend that the other is not even real or human. It is because of close cultural and economic ties that it is pretty much unthinkable for the US and Japan to fight a war now. Share the love, eat some soba (seriously, why is it so hard to get good soba in the US?), and meet as many people as you can and the world will be a better place.
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Posted 4/16/14
"It has been 1 year after the WTC attacks, and it is still fresh in Americans minds. Then, out in public, you spot a Muslim guy dressed in an American flag suit talking to some other Muslims how much he loves The Simpsons, Nicole Kidman and Budweiser.

Wouldn't that upset you a little bit?"


No? Why would it?

"This is why I vowed not to go to Japan. My friend and I love and respect Japan so much that we refuse to disgrace their native land by stepping foot onto it. We gladly take the blame of our ancestors that ravished them in the 1940s and we will continue to serve their punishment until we can be forgiven...if such a thing is even possible."

What...? Why on Earth would you take blame for something that is no longer relevant anymore?

I've never been to Japan, but I have MANY Japanese friends from Japan. Not ONE of them has ever mentioned anything about Hiroshima or hating foreigners or anything like that. In fact, they have been the complete opposite. Incredibly kind, welcoming, and friendly. Sounds like your friend is out of touch with reality.
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Posted 4/18/14
Well, I see it as this.
The person who created this topic, they believe that the past wars and scars will lead to Japanese people feeling uneasy with foreigners. I disagree. Not because I have friends in Japan or such, but I belive that the younger generation of kids have learnt to accept. Surely, some of the older people have learned to accept as well. If some of them have hatred against Americans (and not just Americans, but also, other nationalities), it doesn't mean that their whole hatred is based on that thing. This is vice versa for other countries. Japan isn't the only place that holds people like that.

Also, I think that the person who created the topic can believe what he wants, whether people agree or not. Maybe making a thread about it wasn't a good idea, but he can express his point of view.

Anyway, that is just how I see it. Whether you agree or not, it doesn't bother me.
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