Re: "I wanna go to Japan"...right?
lol dont get me wrong racism is in every country.
It depends where ya go too. Like if you go to Tokyo Shinjuku or or red light areas (where prosties are mainly around) you might find the "japanese only" sign. Thas cause some or most elderly have a fear of non-japanese speaking people, and so to save the hassle, they only allow those who speak it fluently or understand it well. i can say tho, that i find it sad, but in shinjuku there used to be alot of racism towards chinese, korean and filipinos. Why? I think it had something to do with the past or the world war. I was pretty young when that happened. I figure it out know and i wish i could protest about it.
in my opinion as is msot people i know outside of tokyo, osaka and all those rich places, calling a foreigner "gaijin" or "alien" is pretty racist. Racist to the point where they will start hating Japan.But hey, we live in the 21st century. Younger people love "gaijin" and end up marrying them. which is why in okinawa we say "japan is starting to be champloo" meaning its starting to have a hybrid of cultures, nationalities and music. which it should be like that even japanese young men are liking black girls and filipinos . dont think japan is magical country and its different from all others, cause its not. fact is fact humans are all the same. there will be some racists, some anti-socialists, some emos, some "normal" people, gang riots etc etc.
you'll only survive japan if you at least know some of the language, can read hiragana, katakana (maybe some kanji but not neccesary), give out a positive attitude so dont look angry all the time be happy , and er your tone of voice also. oh yeh and take lots of money with you, we're talking about a rich country ya know. and the beauty of the country will take place. hassle? yes but might be worth it in the ed.
Last edited by OffTheChain; 12-02-2006 at 07:18 PM.