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why would you need any sacrificing at all? you can learn the language and culture and live in japan without sacrificing your identity lol unless your talking about looking japanese and being born in japan, in which case..... thats stupid..... lol
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Nah. I like myself the way I am.
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Naw, I'll accept for who I am. Sometime I joke about how Fate deny me as a Asian! :p

Only time I wish I was Asian (Chinese) when my ex-girlfriend broke up with me because I'm white and she Chinese.. She told me she have to do what her family say the old traditional marriage...keep the Bloodline pure.. meaning Chinese female and Chinese Male full blooded not half. :/
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Sorry, but this looks like another try to make a closet weeaboo-hater thread. Since the pejorative, classism-wise and a not-at-all original concept of weeaboo resides on deny -what you are- (whatever that means) to become a Japanese culture fanatic beyond """healthy levels""". But we can be lost on semantics forever with that term. Neither I'm interested on bring up such debate here.

But I can be wrong about the real goal of this thread.

First, the word -identity- in this context sounds pretty vague. Could you please be more specific ?

Identity could mean national pride, or self awareness related with your surroundings (which is even more vague).

Lets say, as a western, you lost your parents when you were a baby. Then 'cus there was no one else around to take care of you a Japanese couple adopted you and took you to Japan You won't you became Japanese for that simple fact but your identity will be Japanese.

Another explanation of what you mean is to be some type of dude, then to change completely your way of life and beliefs, which, again, it has nothing wrong with it as long as YOU decided to become that way. Because, if I'm correct is the very foundation of freedom: To do whatever you want to do respecting others freedom as well. Since you used -sacrifice- as well, it does imply you didn't wanna change in the first place.

Of course some calls we make are penalized by society. With intolerance or hate. But to just not be what we want to be because we worry about how other ppl think is pretty closed minded. Again, it depends on each individual to be inside the wall or not. Not everybody is willing to be socially shunned and then decide to stay inside the society rules/beliefs/way of life, but others don't.

So to sum up, people no matter how or where they were born, their initial beliefs/ideals they have the right to become whatever they want if that fulfills their lives. As long as they don't screw up the freedom of others to become whatever they want as well, which means to not shove in other ppl throats or own tastes and ideals.
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tridragon1 wrote:

Does no one read my answer properly?


They wanna sound funny.
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You know that oni are Japanese demons, right?
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Hell no. In japan, people would stare at me, thinking I'm exotic and interesting(being a 6.1" European). Wouldn't trade who I am for anything.

I already get stared at & called exotic so that wouldnt bother me lol
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tridragon1 wrote:

Does no one read my answer properly?


Nope still a pretty Weeaboo question.
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No, for three reasons

1) I like a lot of british culture as well. And I love british food. I really don't like the idea of sushi, or any fish for that matter
2) Being an otaku in england makes me feel different and unique. But being an otaku in Japan would be just normal.
3) I prefer living in England. No threats of tsunami's or earthquakes. No threats from China. But if I was japanese and moved to England, I'd probably have to deal with a lot of racism.
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Naw, I'll accept for who I am. Sometime I joke about how Fate deny me as a Asian! :p

Only time I wish I was Asian (Chinese) when my ex-girlfriend broke up with me because I'm white and she Chinese.. She told me she have to do what her family say the old traditional marriage...keep the Bloodline pure.. meaning Chinese female and Chinese Male full blooded not half. :/

I kinda have the problem rn. My boyfriend is Korean. He told me his parents also seem strict about who he marries. AND who he dates. (so im kinda a secret to them rn since im not asian). His parents want him to marry another Asian at least. Not sure why that is, because they don't care about keeping a pure family bloodline. I kinda find it weird that Asian families in America still expected their children to marry another Asian, specifically one of their race.
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LOLno.
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No, but I would move to Japan in a heartbeat and become a fisherman and do welding on the side!
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Posted 5/29/15

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JanusCascade wrote:

Naw, I'll accept for who I am. Sometime I joke about how Fate deny me as a Asian! :p

Only time I wish I was Asian (Chinese) when my ex-girlfriend broke up with me because I'm white and she Chinese.. She told me she have to do what her family say the old traditional marriage...keep the Bloodline pure.. meaning Chinese female and Chinese Male full blooded not half. :/

I kinda have the problem rn. My boyfriend is Korean. He told me his parents also seem strict about who he marries. AND who he dates. (so im kinda a secret to them rn since im not asian). His parents want him to marry another Asian at least. Not sure why that is, because they don't care about keeping a pure family bloodline. I kinda find it weird that Asian families in America still expected their children to marry another Asian, specifically one of their race.


Sadly and in my humble opinion, shallow ideals such as keeping physical features are everywhere. But it seems more predominant in Asian countries. Which is why the word ハーフ [haafu] "half" still has a use in Japan. (´_ゝ`)
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Posted 5/29/15

I would sacrifice my identity right now for a better one.

If the Japanese identity in question is much better than my current one, I would take it.
Posted 5/29/15
I'm sure even if I did sacrifice my identity to become a completely new Japanese person I'd end up just as worthless and shitty as I am right now.
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