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Posted 2/12/08
I can't really say but those stereotypes mentioned above are pretty damning
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XXxspgxXX wrote:

yea they kinda are.
at least...they're the only country i know that has "non japanese people can't go in" in some of there shop's and spa's.


there are some businesses that don't want to deal with gaijin in general probably because they have had bad experiences with them. or they could be just assholes. anyway thats rare and no big deal. i'm a gaijin and have been to a many hotels and onsens without ever having a problem.
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Maybe some are, maybe some aren't. I haven't met every Japanese person in the world to know.

Don't take anime for real. :\
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I haven't had much experience with mainland Japanese people other than in playing alongside them in the mmorpg "Final Fantasy XI". I can only speculate and agree about how they're extremely cautious about foreigners. The nice Japanese people are really nice but for the majority of the online gaming community you often see "English no thanks!" or some elaboration about how inferior our
"American" (if you speak English you're automatically classified as one) skills are compared to their's in their party invite profile. It's really frustrating and I wish they could be more subtle about it... If something goes horribly wrong in a Japanese party and you happen to be the only foreigner, chances are they'll point fingers and then boot you from the party. However, on the other side of the same coin, if you happen to impress them with your abilities they'll be more than welcome to invite you to their group on their next adventure regardless of their resentment for the rest of the English speaking community. A word of wisdom (if any intelligence at all coming from my mouth), don't mess with the Japanese people because they're good at keeping their blacklists!
Posted 2/12/08
Hahahaha!! Why wouldn't they?! They have been made fun of and I wouldn't blame them for being racist. Who likes being joked on all the time? They get picked on in schools for what? Being smart? Haha! "He's a nerd because he actually did his homework!" And besides, we're all racist to an extent.. ItsTheTruth.
Posted 2/12/08
There are some Japanese people in CR . Once you find one , why not PM them and ask ?
We don`t really know much about them or their culture and it`s hard to search it on the net .
All I can say is , as O_oStefferzO-o pointed out , every race has racists .
You can see racism everywhere if you look closely .
About that gaijin thing , it was shown in the movie Tokyo Drift .
The main character wasn`t really accepted because he was an outsider .
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Posted 2/12/08
yes. i think theyre racist to Americans in general. i experienced some racism on my trip there. they would look at me and laugh because i have normal colored hair.
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i don't know any japanese people so i'm gonna give them the benift of the doubt, but you do hear bad things about racism and 'japanese only' places in japan. have a look around debito.org to see what i mean.

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Posted 2/12/08 , edited 8/9/08
Every race is racist, or has racists

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Everybody shut the f**k off , every race has racists . why don't ask a some Japanese in CR if he or she is racists and to give a ansewer of it ?
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i think the main worry is that there are no actual laws against racism in japan , it's still against human rights and everything but there are no actual japanese laws against it.
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Posted 2/12/08

LordDolmus wrote:

Just to clarify I'll name a few key races.

White
Black
Hispanic
Indian

The only time you see any Americans on Japan's television networks is on one of their cartoons and the white guys are always greedy, cocky and arrogant. The black guys are either drawn in Blackface or some muscular big lipped guy. And the hispanics and indians are never seen. Only once was a guy hispanic on Pokemon and I'm pretty sure that was just because America dubbed him that way, otherwise, nope.


Japanese racist, some may be but i live in japan. And i always see black white, mexicans on tv...and plus japanese people are amazed at foreigners...sometimes they come and take pictures and even shake there hand.
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man, i'm sick of hearing racist comments. Japanese are not racist people. If you watch Black Lagoon, you'll find out that Japanese write a good black guy in that anime. Being black doesn't mean you are bad. Who said white is arrogant and cocky? And why are asians (yellow people) smart? These are just rumors guys, don't fall for such nonsense. If you think that someone is racist, you should look at yourself first. If you are not racist, you shouldn't be talking about others.

Cartoons/Animes are there to entertain. They are not there for you to make bad comments about other species.
I don't care if anime only has all white, all yellow, or all black, all i care is good story line. Take for example "Revolutionary Girl Utena", this anime has great combination. To me: if you are white, yellow, or black make no different. WE ARE ALL HUMAN.

Racist people tend to make racist remarks.
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HEY! have you ever seen a japanese person in an anime? ive only seen whites and blacks but of cours emaybe some other races but me personally who has seen a lot of animes have never seen a japanese person lol.
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Posted 2/12/08

LordDolmus wrote:

Just to clarify I'll name a few key races.

White
Black
Hispanic
Indian

The only time you see any Americans on Japan's television networks is on one of their cartoons and the white guys are always greedy, cocky and arrogant. The black guys are either drawn in Blackface or some muscular big lipped guy. And the hispanics and indians are never seen. Only once was a guy hispanic on Pokemon and I'm pretty sure that was just because America dubbed him that way, otherwise, nope.


erm...isn't it unfair to base on anime? afterall, they are just shows. many other countries also portray very few foreigners and even if they do, they are usually stereotypes and caricatures. not accurate at all.
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