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Posted 11/13/14
I'm assuming since this is an anime based website, we all have at least a certain affinity toward Japan. Now from what I've seen, there's not really a lot of actual Japanese residents on this website, which makes sense as they don't really need it.

But seeing as anime and manga fans in general tend to shed their original culture and assume Japan's, I wanna see if we can do this...

What do you like about your country?


I'll admit it that I do this too. I tend to just kinda forgo a lot of American culture and stick to Japanese/Asian stuff, but it doesn't mean I've forgotten I'm American nor do I dislike America.

I like the usual acceptance toward immigrants we here in the US have. I love American baseball. I like Law And Order. We made King of The Hill, so God bless us. And I like how we, for the most part, are free individuals. You can debate that though

Overall, I'm not the kind of otaku/weeb who says "Screw my actual country". I actually do really love my country, just in a twisted, and non reciprocal kind of way

'Murica.


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Posted 11/13/14
Well because the weather always changes we get to gripe about the weather all we like. If we're ever lost for conversation that's a good default topic.
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I feel the US has a few shortcomings, but I like it here and can't imagine living anywhere else.

Of course, it helps that I'm a sports journalist and American sports are of much better quality than most of the rest of the world.
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Posted 11/13/14 , edited 6/16/15

AiYumega wrote:

Overall, I'm not the kind of otaku/weeb who says "Screw my actual country".


I'm the kind of otaku/weeb who says "Screw my actual country".
Posted 11/13/14
I like that it's really safe here... (well we're on a big island in the middle of the ocean... it's hard to get invaded here lol). The standard of living is great, you can complain/sue about anything.

Other than that, I can't really relate to the culture/people here.

__________

I want to immigrate to Japan, because it's one of the two Asian countries that is actually DEVELOPED and safe. It doesn't mean I'm a weeaboo or whatever. I get so annoyed when people start throwing that term around without asking why someone wants to immigrate to Japan.

I feel like Japan is CLOSER to my original culture than Australia.

If I'm allowed to be honest, I don't feel comfortable being surrounded by non-Asian people on a daily basis. I don't feel like I belong and I always feel homesick. I feel more comfortable being surrounded by other Asians.

__________

Nobody wants to immigrate to another country, but it's because our original one is so fcked up that's why we forced ourselves to move elsewhere even though it's psychologically stressful.

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Posted 11/13/14
what do i like about 'murrica.

lots of empty spaces. old roads. old cars.
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i want to live on the moon
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Maple Syrup and Tim Hortons. ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º)
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Posted 11/13/14 , edited 11/13/14
The USA has alot of beautiful wilderness. On the surface, some people may assume that we're made up of cities and suburbs, but we actually have more wide open space than many would think. Also, despite how much the US culture has changed, it's pretty easy to "go back to our roots." In other words, one moment you may be in an urban city, and, sometimes not even thirty miles down the road, you'd think it's more than sixty years earlier. It's especially drastic here in Pennsylvania. The Old Order Amish and Mennonites make sure to give the illusion of stepping through a time portal. Although somewhat hidden, we've also alot of people carrying on with old traditions, such as canning, crochet, and soap-making.
I'm a big fan of how easy it can be to essentially choose which era to live in.

EDIT:
As for Japan, I only want to visit, not move. There are some aspects of Japanese culture that know I can't adjust well to, especially with my temper.
Posted 11/13/14

MissileThePoliceDog wrote:

Maple Syrup and Tim Hortons. ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º)


Ketchup chips and Poutine. ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º)

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Posted 11/13/14 , edited 11/13/14
Hmmmm...normally I just think about the things that I think are wrong about Canada. Though actually, just this morning I was thinking about how wonderful hoar frost is when it covers all the trees and the ground is covered in snow. It really is beautiful. As for culture...umm...I like eating beef and beef is very popular here, and when you get a hamburger, it's not vomit enducingly under cooked like in some places (looks directly south).

It's difficult thinking about my own culture, because it's the culture I live in.

Edit: As was stated above me, poutine poutine poutine poutine poutine poutine poutine poutine poutine.
Posted 11/13/14

Ketchup chips and Poutine. ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º)


Don't forget red plaid shirts, bomber hats and apologizing for everything.
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Posted 11/13/14
Not... very... much....

America here as well.
I've never been outside of the US, but I don't feel an association with my country very important. I'm not an otaku really. And to be honest, I don't care very much what culture it is. I feel best as Socrates once said, "I am not an Athenian, I am a cosmopolitan". (a citizen of the world).

I like the nature that surrounds me when it surrounds me. I like the cities when they surround me. I'm not fond of the people generally. They want too much and are very infantile. But I think that's partially human nature, and they're not ALL like that..... just most. :P

Meh.


Food for thought:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/55140/10-japanese-travel-tips-visiting-america

I kinda like the last one...

weirdly optimistic is a nice one.... even when it gets us into trouble..
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serifsansserif wrote:

Not... very... much....

America here as well.
I've never been outside of the US, but I don't feel an association with my country very important. I'm not an otaku really. And to be honest, I don't care very much what culture it is. I feel best as Socrates once said, "I am not an Athenian, I am a cosmopolitan". (a citizen of the world).

I like the nature that surrounds me when it surrounds me. I like the cities when they surround me. I'm not fond of the people generally. They want too much and are very infantile. But I think that's partially human nature, and they're not ALL like that..... just most. :P

Meh.


Food for thought:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/55140/10-japanese-travel-tips-visiting-america

I kinda like the last one...

weirdly optimistic is a nice one.... even when it gets us into trouble.. :P


Yeah that article is funny and it outlines some of the positives I think too.

I really liked number ten too.


10. But darn it all, they’re so weirdly optimistic you just can’t stay irritated at them.

In Japan, there is great fear of failure and mistakes in front of other people. It is better to do nothing and avoid being criticized than to taste the humiliation of failure. As a result, there are things we wanted to do, but did not, and often regret.

In America, you can make mistakes, fail, and it doesn’t matter. It is a fundamental feeling that to sometimes be incorrect is natural. In addition, rather than thinking about mistakes and failures, American’s have curiosity and say, "Let’s try anyway!"
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Posted 11/13/14
Um... I like that where I live (in America) is diverse with lots of different cultures. I also appreciate the many fast food places XD
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