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One thing you DON'T like about Japan.
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A lot of already good suggestions here, but I may as well also throw in their justice system...
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22 / M / England
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People working themselves half to death as an ideal. I can't like their culture very much because of that.
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25 / F / New Jersey, USA
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The whole living to work rather than work to live.
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23 / Eire
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The Yakuza and other organised crime.
How there are still traditional families who threat women like garbage.
Marriage meetings :S
The killing of whales and dolphins, even if its for research.
Xenophobia especially towards foreigners who are very interested in Japanese culture and/or want to live in Japan, seems tourists are okay, but foreigners living there, it seems is something some Japanese find offensive for some reason.

There seems to be sort of a family generational political system, not entirely sure, but from the little I know there are some families who have been in politics for generations, just going from father to son. Politics dominated by certain families doesn't sit right with me.

I separated the politics one because I am not entirely sure if its true or just rhetoric or rumor.

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I can understand what you mean, I suppose its just a big difference in culture that is hard for many to agree with. Still I like the idea of people doing the best they can, not working themselves to death, preferably something more optimistic
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Like England, Japan was founded on a social structure and a pecking order, grew up working out its pecking order by bullying others into fulfilling their social obligations, and, as a nation of bullied children, only knows how to solve social problems by bullying them into living up to expectations.

For all the government trying to sell us the anime of Cool Japan, say that you watch anime in Japan, and you'll immediately be pegged as a horny, jobless Internet-addicted pedophile slacker immaturely retreating from the world because they were afraid of social rejection, and watch "kids" cartoons like Pretty Cure rather than join the brave ambitious world of working connected adults.
And those who are, because of the psychological damage of rejection and bullying, Japanese society believes it can bully back into society by haranguing them to their face and behind their back about their irresponsibility and immaturity.
(Like the 50's that couldn't admit it might have been the cause of teen restlessness, and blamed comic books as the "cause" of juvenile delinquency, post-Recession Japan faces a generation that doesn't see any purpose in pushing themselves since school years to join the corporate rat race, and retreats from the cutthroat competition that makes them turn against each other....It must be all the fault of those NEET hikkikomori bragging about how PROUD they are not to work, while they pursue their otaku fandoms!)

A country that teaches "Mind your own business" grows up too smug about its own, and with a profound apathy toward anyone else's.
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This I can also understand, working is a pain in the ass. Though I would like to believe the idea is to do something you enjoy.
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it's so far away and so expensive
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IntenseAutism wrote:

I can understand what you mean, I suppose its just a big difference in culture that is hard for many to agree with. Still I like the idea of people doing the best they can, not working themselves to death, preferably something more optimistic


"people in Japan do considerably long hours of overtime work without such payment (overtime without pay)"
they basically have to work longer than what's in their contract, and they receive no pay. zero yen for that extra work.
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/adv/wol/dy/opinion/society_120206.html

it's not about people doing the best they can - rather, it's the companies exploiting their workers and bullying them into working for far longer than they legally should. and no, the government doesn't seem to interfere in that aspect.
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Sogno- wrote:

it's so far away and so expensive



Having been to Japan almost two years ago, its worth the long flight and the price. But if there's one thing I don't like about Japan, its the fact that the subway trains in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto can get very crowded at certain times of the day. But al least the countries crime rate is low.
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I'll add: Their persist, blatant and decades long campaign of revisionist history about all the absolutely horrifying shit Imperial Japan did.



Ranwolf wrote:
I blame the lack of protein and calcium in the average Japanese diet.


Uh...genetics? >.>



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Squatting bathrooms
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29 / M / B.C, Canada
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runec wrote:

I'll add: Their persist, blatant and decades long campaign of revisionist history about all the absolutely horrifying shit Imperial Japan did.

Yeah North America really ain't got a leg to stand on when it comes to revisionist history bashing mate. My high school history course failed to cover the horrid things the Europeans did to my people .

runec wrote:
Uh...genetics? >.>


Yeah that's why most of the Japanese born in North America and exposed to our diet tend to be both taller and heavier.
Posted 4/30/16
I don't like how animators don't get enough pay... I've also seen the sort of stereotypes their female pop stars have to stick with..... I remember Minegishi Minami, from AKB48. She shaved her hair because she broke "band rules". She spent the night with her boyfriend, and she's 20. I forgot whether they were going to push her out of the band because she slept with him or whether she just had a boyfriend in the first place..... But ouch. The cute and innocent ideal they have to keep up even in their private lives too? .............
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Very crowded areas and the idea of Cosplay cafes make me cringe.
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I would imagine not liking all the smoking everywhere and not being allowed into certian places because iam not Japanese.
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