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People who are obessed with Japan
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Posted 1/26/08

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Yeah, no offense, but there are a lot of Americans that are Weeaboos. And I agree, there is no such thing as a healthy obsession. Lots of weeaboos think that Asian means "Japanese," and it's annoying when they stick some random Japanese word in romaji in their sentences. And... they all think that Japanese people only eat sushi and rice and eat obento all the time (it's like how they think that Chinese people only eat fried rice, and other Chinese takeout). =\ I seriously don't see how Japan is so great.

It's alright to be interested in the Japanese culture, but people shouldn't go around claiming that they are Japanese/know everything about Japan.


yeah i so agree
this kind of people kidda annoy me
Posted 1/26/08
Obsession... is not... good. Yeah, I do find Japan interesting but I'm not gonna turn myself into a Japanese person. (I have Filipino pride man.) And I find other countries fascinating too. I find it disconcerting that there are a lot of wapanese people... I wonder what Japanese people think about this.
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Would I be considered a weeaboo if I were:

- Studying the language using any resource I can get my eyes/hands on
- Joining their social networking website (NOT myspace, but rather mixi.jp)
- Making a pen pal on SAID social networking site
- Watching anime with a Japanese dictionary in hand
- Studying the culture instead of getting views off anime/J-Pop
- Frequenting a Japanese [wonky] culture blog (Tofugu)


Do you use Japanese words in everyday situations?
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sweetdreamspanto wrote:

Obsession... is not... good. Yeah, I do find Japan interesting but I'm not gonna turn myself into a Japanese person. (I have Filipino pride man.) And I find other countries fascinating too. I find it disconcerting that there are a lot of wapanese people... I wonder what Japanese people think about this.


no doubt they'll proud
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Posted 1/26/08

sweetdreamspanto wrote:

Obsession... is not... good. Yeah, I do find Japan interesting but I'm not gonna turn myself into a Japanese person. (I have Filipino pride man.) And I find other countries fascinating too. I find it disconcerting that there are a lot of wapanese people... I wonder what Japanese people think about this.


Japanese people seem to be vice versa.
I think its just like here, Some people are complete weeaboos.(I don't know the term for love of American culture)
Some people could care less.
Posted 1/26/08

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sweetdreamspanto wrote:

Obsession... is not... good. Yeah, I do find Japan interesting but I'm not gonna turn myself into a Japanese person. (I have Filipino pride man.) And I find other countries fascinating too. I find it disconcerting that there are a lot of wapanese people... I wonder what Japanese people think about this.


no doubt they'll proud


I'd be kind of freaked out. Then again, I don't see weaboos for Filipino people anywhere.. so I wouldn't really know.
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I'm obsessed with Japan.
I know my limits. XD;
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Posted 1/26/08

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JohtoKen wrote:

Would I be considered a weeaboo if I were:

- Studying the language using any resource I can get my eyes/hands on
- Joining their social networking website (NOT myspace, but rather mixi.jp)
- Making a pen pal on SAID social networking site
- Watching anime with a Japanese dictionary in hand
- Studying the culture instead of getting views off anime/J-Pop
- Frequenting a Japanese [wonky] culture blog (Tofugu)


Do you use Japanese words in everyday situations?

Because I don't live in Japan, it's really difficult to speak Japanese. Though when I DO speak Japanese, I refrain from using simple words with English like "That's so kawaii!". I will speak Japanese in SENTENCES, however, and I'm not one to just mimic from anime; I synthesize my own thoughts and make them into a sentence.

Example:
You're not Japanese, are you?
あなたは日本人じゃないでしょうね?
anata wa nihonjin janai deshou ne?

It may not be perfect Japanese, but at least it's better than hearing something from anime and mimicking it.
Posted 1/26/08
I haven't actually had the pleasure (if you could call it that) of being around a weaboo. However, I do see a lot of people that go through a "OMG JAPAN IS TEH BEST COUNTRY EVAR!!1!" phase. After awhile, though, they do come to the realization that they're being ridiculous, and get out of their phase rather fast.

I'll admit to being one of those people (although I'm not white, I'm Vietnamese)--and it happened around Fall '07. I wanted to move to Japan, live there, spoke random Japanese, watched 3+ hours of anime a day, the works. Last summer, though, I finally saw how stupid I was being and quickly snapped out of it, however.

(Don't worry, I don't plan on moving there anytime soon, I don't pretend to know Japanese anymore, and now I only watch an hour of anime a week at best. I'd say that's a major improvement.)
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I love Japan and it's culture but its also I place I consider home since it was the longest place I lived. I don't care what other people really think about it. I mean I love so many places and not just countries in Asia but in Europe and the world. It doesn't matter if someone is obsessed with it or not but like someone else said in this thread, it shouldn't be your life.
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ATAndTruong wrote:

I haven't actually had the pleasure (if you could call it that) of being around a weaboo. However, I do see a lot of people that go through a "OMG JAPAN IS TEH BEST COUNTRY EVAR!!1!" phase. After awhile, though, they do come to the realization that they're being ridiculous, and get out of their phase rather fast.

I'll admit to being one of those people (although I'm not white, I'm Vietnamese)--and it happened around Fall '07. I wanted to move to Japan, live there, spoke random Japanese, watched 3+ hours of anime a day, the works. Last summer, though, I finally saw how stupid I was being and quickly snapped out of it, however.

(Don't worry, I don't plan on moving there anytime soon, I don't pretend to know Japanese anymore, and now I only watch an hour of anime a week at best. I'd say that's a major improvement.)


lol good job. I actually am hoping to move there for a bit because my sister is living there right now. Ive started to learn the language and everything..but im way less insaine about it then i once was...
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Posted 1/26/08

JohtoKen wrote:


SeoulIncheon wrote:


JohtoKen wrote:

Would I be considered a weeaboo if I were:

- Studying the language using any resource I can get my eyes/hands on
- Joining their social networking website (NOT myspace, but rather mixi.jp)
- Making a pen pal on SAID social networking site
- Watching anime with a Japanese dictionary in hand
- Studying the culture instead of getting views off anime/J-Pop
- Frequenting a Japanese [wonky] culture blog (Tofugu)


Do you use Japanese words in everyday situations?

Because I don't live in Japan, it's really difficult to speak Japanese. Though when I DO speak Japanese, I refrain from using simple words with English like "That's so kawaii!". I will speak Japanese in SENTENCES, however, and I'm not one to just mimic from anime; I synthesize my own thoughts and make them into a sentence.

Example:
You're not Japanese, are you?
あなたは日本人じゃないでしょうね?
anata wa nihonjin janai deshou ne?

It may not be perfect Japanese, but at least it's better than hearing something from anime and mimicking it.

Well, I mean, do you speak to a non-Japanese person randomly in Japanese? For instance, you're talking to a friend and they say something weird and you would be like "What are you talking about?" in Japanese.
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never met anyone like that
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In 2005, a United Nations report expressed concerns about "deep and profound" racism in Japan and insufficient government recognition of the problem.[1][2] The author of the report, Doudou Diène (Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights), concluded after an investigation and nine-day tour of Japan that racial discrimination and xenophobia in Japan primarily affects three groups: national minorities, descendants of former Japanese colonies and foreigners from other Asian countries
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Posted 1/26/08

SeoulIncheon wrote:


JohtoKen wrote:


SeoulIncheon wrote:


JohtoKen wrote:

Would I be considered a weeaboo if I were:

- Studying the language using any resource I can get my eyes/hands on
- Joining their social networking website (NOT myspace, but rather mixi.jp)
- Making a pen pal on SAID social networking site
- Watching anime with a Japanese dictionary in hand
- Studying the culture instead of getting views off anime/J-Pop
- Frequenting a Japanese [wonky] culture blog (Tofugu)


Do you use Japanese words in everyday situations?

Because I don't live in Japan, it's really difficult to speak Japanese. Though when I DO speak Japanese, I refrain from using simple words with English like "That's so kawaii!". I will speak Japanese in SENTENCES, however, and I'm not one to just mimic from anime; I synthesize my own thoughts and make them into a sentence.

Example:
You're not Japanese, are you?
あなたは日本人じゃないでしょうね?
anata wa nihonjin janai deshou ne?

It may not be perfect Japanese, but at least it's better than hearing something from anime and mimicking it.

Well, I mean, do you speak to a non-Japanese person randomly in Japanese? For instance, you're talking to a friend and they say something weird and you would be like "What are you talking about?" in Japanese.

Nope. That comes out in English. The only time I SPEAK Japanese is if I want to say in Japanese what I WROTE in Japanese. I don't usually use it in everyday conversation, though the fact that Japanese vowels sound the same in Spanish (the language class I have to take at school) intrigues me...so much that I often do word plays on Spanish <=> Japanese (i.e. what's said 'idiot' in Japanese is said 'cow' in Spanish).

The only time I would converse in Japanese is on the internet with my Japanese, 19-year-old pen pal.
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