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I'm just curious.
Personally I think of ninjas, samurai, sushi, cars, and strange variety shows.

What's the first thing to pop in your mind when you think of Japan as a country?
Similarly, what do you think other countries think of when they think of your country?
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When I think of Japan I can picture weird adverts and TV shows. Grown men who cry over anime Hahahaha and have rooms covered in anime merchandise.


What other countries think of my country would be tea and crumpets. Awesome British accents and nasty teeth ( I have to admit some people do have disgusting teeth). Rain ( even though it's hot asf) and the queen. Most importantly foreigners think England is a great place to abuse the benefits system and get nice homes.
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Nobodyofimportance wrote: What's the first thing to pop in your mind when you think of Japan as a country?


A land of contradictions, with polite people and a rich history.
Then again, I am about to embark on my 7th holiday there so my view on the country has been adjusted to reality as I have seen both the great things of the country, as well as the desolation once you start moving beyond the "places to go".

To say it with an image frequently shared by friends of mine living in Japan:



Similarly, what do you think other countries think of when they think of your country?


Oh dear, I do not know where to start so I'll just sum it up in a few words.
Tulips
Cheese
Wooden shoes
Windmills
Legal prostitution
Weed and other drugs
Amsterdam
Posted 7/17/15
Sophistication, complexity, unique/strange customs, rich tradition, wary of outsiders, leaders in tech and business, ninjas, samurai, geisha, karate, gaming, anime.

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Hot JPop idols.
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Tangible: cherry blossoms, tsunamis, kimono, asians, kanji

Intangible: discipline, social classes, familial duties, strictness, grades,
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Everyone especially anime fans, most likely think of anime and Eastern Asian girls.
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Cherry Blossoms
Panty vending machines
More vending machines
Sushi
Robots
Polite people
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sushi
sake
kimono's
school girls
low age of consent
bukkake
hentai
bondage
tentacles
noodles
seafood
rice
crazy game shows
samurai's
anime
sports cars and drifting
fighting games
robots
panties
vending machimes
kawaii
trains
cram school
paper sliding doors
no shoes inside and kneeling for dinner
chop sticks
world war 2
kamikaze
seppuku
radiation
earth quakes
base ball
censored porn
polite/manners
bowing
buisness men
dating sims
JRPG's
arcades
bento
yakuza
godzilla
EDIT: summo's
Kendo
oh, and perverted.
another edit, racist.
smoking.
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Hmmm well I suppose that image changed over time but some is the same. I think of lots of colour,cute things,girls in crazy fashions,guys with nice hair, tall buildings,random music playing in shops, extremely clean pavements and parks, candy,beautiful idols. huge arcades,A playground for men. super safe even late at night, An amazing second hand market to buy all sorts of things super cheap from music to anime/manga and idol goods etc.

Then the bad side, shady clubs,porn,Nigerian touts, closed off policies,distrust of foreigners, racist while acting like they are not, no human rights for non citizens wired into their own constitution, the number of venues not allowing foreigners increased after foreign aid due to tsunami, very high suicide rate, social pressures, in Tokyo everyone is an introverted robot.
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Polygamy I guess.

Momma taught me not to love the wicked ones.
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Chinese people probably think of them as savages. During the emperor's reign the soldiers basically were savages, things have improved since but things like Nanking can't be forgotten that easily
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No immagration.
"sorry Japanese only/no foreigners" signs.
Ganguro and black face.
EDIT:Robots
pubic hair
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When ever I think of japan I think of a big city.
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I'm sure Japan is very popular in China and Korea.
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