everyday Japanese people, specifically.
They have every reason to hate us. Do they?
everyday Japanese people, specifically.
They have every reason to hate us. Do they?
|by Anonymous||reply 198||11/13/2013|
No. But they desire to triumph over us.%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/17/2011|
What is an "everyday" Japanese?%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/17/2011|
Japanese are really into blondes and eyefolds (an ex of mine made a fortune in Japan just for mud wrestling other blonde girls) but my Dad told me that during the war, Japanese snipers would specifically target the blond guys.
There wasn't a single blond guy left in his company after the first three months.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/17/2011|
Hey, they attacked us OP
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/17/2011|
they are grateful for not having been annihilated, and allowed to preserve their ancient traditions, Royal family, Shintoism. et al.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/17/2011|
Yes, we do.
We truly do.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/17/2011|
Let's see....%0D %0D who cares?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/17/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/17/2011|
They despise us but not because we dropped two atom bombs on them and forced the Emperor to surrender. They despise us because they are deeply, secretly racist, much more racist than we could ever dream of being.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/18/2011|
Japanese like Americans. They find them entertaining.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/18/2011|
"Secretly" racist? There is nothing secret about Japanese racism. Look at their treatment of guest workers.%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/18/2011|
They're even racist toward the Chinese. Their treatment of the Chinese during WWII ranks among the worst atrocities ever perpetrated by one nation against another.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/18/2011|
ShinjukuBaby. Why then, in public transportation, do you get the impression they think foreigners smell?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/18/2011|
Incredibly racist, but the chicks dig white guys.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/18/2011|
And what good does that do Dataloungers, R19?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/18/2011|
Putting aside whether that's true or not, R18, do you hate people who smell?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/18/2011|
Another self-hating Liberal? Fantastic.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/18/2011|
Japanese are very paranoid about odors in general...
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/18/2011|
Racism is at the core of Japanese identity so strong is their tribal identification. Indeed, I think the ethnic cleansing of Ainu from Honshu was not actually that long ago as far as these things go.%0D %0D But it less about superiority of the race than it is superiority of the group cohesion. And they don't hate America for beating them, but they do want to beat America, this is a thought they always have. They still celebrate Pearl Harbor as a big victory and it is unrealistic of Americans to imagine that they wouldn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/18/2011|
Japan LOOOOVES Americans and America. So much so, that they line up around the block to check out a new KFC. Every D-list celebrity can find work over there simply because they're from the USA!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/18/2011|
[italic]They're even racist toward the Chinese.[/italic]
Uh, no one should be loving China, hon.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/18/2011|
r14 = angry about his Honda.
I don't know what you're on about. The Yen is stronger than ever. The Japanese have been whipping everyone's ass in the technological department. They make everything!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/18/2011|
[quote]Every D-list celebrity can find work over there simply because they're from the USA!%0D %0D We should send them Spencer and Heidi.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/18/2011|
do theylike Bai Ling?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/18/2011|
OP, everybody hates Americans. And they have every reason to hate you. Wake up.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/18/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/18/2011|
Best laugh I've had all night!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/18/2011|
We should give them credit from ejecting Paris Hilton from the country. She didn't even make it out of the airport.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/18/2011|
Oh bullshit. Not everybody hates Americans. You don't get out much.
Russians and particularly people from India/Pakistan are far more unpopular.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/18/2011|
[quote]They're even racist toward the Chinese.
What do you mean "even"? That is really strange wording.
"Oh sure, they hate blacks -- and who doesn't, really? -- but they hate CHINESE too! It doesn't make sense, because they both have those weird eyelids and squiggly lines for an alphabet, so they should have TONS in common!"
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/18/2011|
I think hate is too strong a word. 'Annoying' is how I would describe most Americans. Like a toddler in a restaurant. You are aware they are there, but kind of wish they weren't.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/18/2011|
It is ironic that the Japanese snipers targeted blond guys in WW2, because they sided with Nazi Germany, who worshiped the blond, blue eyed male.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/18/2011|
Is R30 phoning from 1989? LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/18/2011|
Chill out, R38, what I meant is thew Japanese are both obviously within the Asian race. That's obvious, huh? You on board now? Lovely.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/18/2011|
Is it racism when the Japanese hate the Chinese?
Is it racism when the Germans hate the French?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/18/2011|
The blonde boys may have just been easier to spot.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/18/2011|
More about the blond(e) obsession, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/18/2011|
They are extremely ethnocentric and feel they are culturally and biologically superior to all others. Americans amuse them, but they need us economically. They especially look down on (and thus are hated) by the Chinese and Koreans. Not to mention the rape of Nanking.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/18/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/18/2011|
They hate us for our freedom!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/18/2011|
The strong yen is actually very bad for their economy because they're a major exporting nation. Strong yen means Japanese goods are more expensive abroad. Kind of like the opposite of cheap Chinese goods (helped in part by their low valued currency).
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/18/2011|
My dear father, a WW2 veteran always maintained that the Nazis were bad but the Japanese were worse. Nazis were methodic in their killings.The Japanese were cruel beyond belief and delighted in sick unending torture. Captured Americans were literally flayed alive then rubbed with salt. Hands held over red hot coal till they roasted and genitals chewed off by caged starved rats....All to the delight of Japanese solders. My father hated the Japanese.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/18/2011|
That is very disturbing, R51. Where those common practices?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/18/2011|
Ugh R51, that sounds like those manga middle aged Japanese men read on the bullet train to Tokyo.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/18/2011|
They probably hate American porn. It wouldn't be weird enough for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/19/2011|
Yeah, the Germans quickly killed people but didn't torture them. The Japanese tortured their prisoners in unimaginable ways before killing them. The Holocaust was horrible, but US soldiers would have prefered a Zyclon B shower over the horrors suffered as a prisoner of the Japanese.
BTW, the Japanese often filmed the torture of prisoners.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/19/2011|
[quote]Yeah, the Germans quickly killed people but didn't torture them.%0D %0D You're a moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/19/2011|
The whole Pacific Theater was psycho. They mutilated us and we mutilated them. The only difference, as I said, was the blond boys.
Europe was just a tad better -- there wasn't the racist anti-Japanese angle -- but my uncle came home from there and was never the same, not from witnessing Nazi atrocities, although there were plenty, but from seeing what his brother Americans were capable of inflicting -- even on civilians.
The following article tells some stories of what happened there to contrast John McCain's Vietnam experience, which is also informative.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/19/2011|
"Where those common practices?"
From what I understand all American prisoners were subject to unspeakable torture. The severity depended on the sadistic streak in the captors. My father said that American solders were less scared of German capture then Japanese capture. He reported that American solders in the pacific were issued cyanide capsules to ingest in case of imminent capture. He also said that unlike American solders captured by the Germans He never once witnessed a returning former Japanese prisoner...very sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/19/2011|
I read a book about the rape of Nanking which talked about the Japanese treatment of the Chinese prior to the worst of what happened there. The Japanese used live Chinese for bayonet practice. Seriously. And they took pictures of it and it ran in their newspapers. The book contained pictures of the dead Chinese with bayonets in them. The Japanese say they were unaware of the atrocities of the Japanese military and the author mentioned the pictures in their newspapers as proof that the Japanese knew Chinese were used for bayonet practice. A Nazi stationed in Nanking who was horrified by what the Japanese were doing to the Chinese ended up helping to save some of them. The book is by Iris Chang.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/19/2011|
Iris Chang wrote a good book...
That whole situation was weird -- Nazis were stuffing people in camps and creating the Holocaust while the Japanese were slaughtering the Chinese (and Filipinos and the people on New Guinea and all the islands), yet the Germans in Japan or with the Japanese in China were horrified by Nanking, and the Japanese who were told by the Nazis to start rounding up the Jews in their area of operations just ignored the order.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/19/2011|
There was a Godzilla movie made in the '90s that was condemned for it's virulent anti-Americanism. I seem to recall there was a scene where Godzilla destroyed the USS Arizona memorial and the US vets gathered there.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/19/2011|
Do the Japanese hate Americans? Is there any nationality that DOESN'T hate Americans?%0D %0D %0D ...just wondering...
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/19/2011|
R48 [quote]When the war was over, we should have killed the oldest male child in every Japanese family After all, Nazis and Japanese are much nicer bunch of people than you.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||01/19/2011|
The Japanese didn't believe they were committing atrocities because they genuinely didn't believe non-Japanese to be human. They as much said so when atrocities in China were investigated. Japanese soldiers flat out said, "Chinese are inhuman."
|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/19/2011|
R58, thank you for the response. That is horrific.
R64, I am surprised to hear that. They are practically the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/19/2011|
My father was a POW in a German camp from 1943 until the end of the war. His diary (that he even had one) somewhat confirms what R58 says.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||01/19/2011|
A former Japanese Army officer who served in China, Uno Shintaro, stated:
The major means of getting intelligence was to extract information by interrogating prisoners. Torture was an unavoidable necessity. Murdering and burying them follows naturally. You do it so you won't be found out. I believed and acted this way because I was convinced of what I was doing. We carried out our duty as instructed by our masters. We did it for the sake of our country. From our filial obligation to our ancestors. On the battlefield, we never really considered the Chinese humans. When you're winning, the losers look really miserable. We concluded that the Yamato [i.e., Japanese] race was superior.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/19/2011|
They also loathe black people, which is funny because they try so hard to emulate our style and culture.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/19/2011|
A neighbor of mine when I was growing up was a POW of the Germans. He was made the personal chef to an officer on a German submarine. He said he was treated very well and became friends with the officer. His greatest fear was that he would be torpedoed by an American ship. His greatest sadness about his capture was that he was on a sub that might kill fellow Americans. He didn't want to die at the hands of his own people and he didn't want to be involved in the killing of any of his own people.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||01/19/2011|
When did they release him R69?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||01/19/2011|
most people hate you...you're that loud weird fat kid that wont shut up about god.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||01/19/2011|
R71, lay off the bong.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||01/19/2011|
The second "battle Royale" movie is so anti-American in tone, even Hugo Chavez would reject it. It's actually kind of funny watching the villain do a rant about American military injustices when he's putting explosive collars on the necks of Japanese teens to blow their heads off.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||01/19/2011|
They are humiliated they lost a war to such selfish and stupid people. I mean the US in 1940 had many people living subsistence or eating dirt. They think it's only due to technology, though, so they have made it their business not to get behind in technology.%0D But "hate"? No. They think too little of us to hate us.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||01/19/2011|
"What Country Likes the U.S. the best?"
"What country is Most (or Least) Liked of All the Countries in the World?"
|by Anonymous||reply 75||01/19/2011|
But aren't the Japanese obsessed with Americana and places like McDonald's and our crappy popular culture?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||01/19/2011|
Are you Japanese r27? I'm guessing not. Anyway, there aren't many black people in Japan, but there are so many many Japanese emulating blacks embracing everything from hip hop culture to faux dread locks.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||01/19/2011|
Please post about your experiences in Japan. Or the experiences of people you know who have been to Japan.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||01/20/2011|
Hey Cristoforo Colombo, you spelled your own name wrong. How do you think Silvio Berlusconi is looked at these days?
Like the other poster, you don't get out much. Other nations are coming up and throwing their weight around. Their executives (invariably male except for a few powerful mens' daughters) are open about picking up prostitutes in public places, like to smoke everywhere, brazenly pay bribes, and treat women with hardcore contempt. They get folks rubbed out or imprisoned who interfere with their business deals.
When these people take over, the world and you will miss America. It really wasn't that bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||01/20/2011|
My high school had an exchange program with an exclusive private school in Kyoto. The Japanese kids who came every year who were very into America I was told were considered black sheep back home. It was more a thing with the girls, who were very into learning perfect English so they could get jobs overseas. I remember one kid who called himself Georgie - after George HW Bush. He was a weird one.
Then again, think of white guys who are really into manga and anime and all that stuff - probably the same thing. Japanophiles have always given me the creeps.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||01/20/2011|
What the Japanese do not hate about America is the vulgarity and superficiality that so offends Europeans. The Japanese love that shit.%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 81||01/20/2011|
Free for the hirrs! Godzilla apploaches!
|by Anonymous||reply 82||01/20/2011|
R80, I'd say that the latter are even more ridiculous. I just do not understand it.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||01/20/2011|
Japanese are laboriously polite, but a whiff of disdain hangs around their encounters with foreigners. Women speak far, far better English than men, but are relegated to professions like barmaid and laundress so men can show they are boss with second-rate English.
In an understaffed, pump-yer-own-gas, DIY America, the numbers of Japanese people doing service make-work comes as a shock. Packages are prepared with many layers of beautiful paper and ribbons. Too many workers inflate the price of everything on offer.
Japan declares the superiority of the Japanese esthetic, but Tokyo is an ugly city. Kyoto, the showplace Japanese town, saw the demolition of 40,000 traditional wooden houses in the 1990s. Japanese are now very puzzled why no tourists want to come to pricey, fusspot, non-preserving Japan.
On the plus side, Japan is safe, public transportation is great, the food is good, and the vibe can be kooky and fun. Any sexual fetish can be accommodated there too.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||01/20/2011|
[quote]Iris Chang wrote a good book...%0D %0D She also committed suicide. "Chang was also reportedly deeply disturbed by much of the subject matter of her research. Her work in Nanjing left her physically weak, according to one of her co-researchers."%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 85||01/20/2011|
Dear Japan (%E8%A6%AA%E6%84%9B%E3%81%AA%E3%82%8B%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC)
|by Anonymous||reply 86||01/20/2011|
So who do the Japanese like?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||01/20/2011|
Take your teasing and simmer down, R42.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||01/20/2011|
"Oh yes, I'm turning Japanese, I really think so".
|by Anonymous||reply 89||01/20/2011|
I just had dinner at Kyubey, so right now Japan is the best place on earth to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||01/20/2011|
OP is likely AYP or the incessant anti-American Brit troll who starts at least one of these "They should hate us, right?" threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||01/20/2011|
That's true, R85, and there were some episodes of mental breakdown in college which got glossed over in the histories many wrote after she killed herself.
I think she got too into her work, always had to be number 1, was crippled by Caucasian dosages of anti-depressants and other mood altering drugs, and this is always used against her history of Nanking, which I think is unfair.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||01/20/2011|
I'm a Japanese, an everyday Japanese...
I didn't know that "everyday" can be used as adjective, like..."I'm an everyday Japanese." I had no idea.
The answer is NO. OP There's no hate emotion toward Americans in Japan.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||01/20/2011|
I lived in Japan and now live in Korea. It's amazing that at one time in my life I thought all Asians were the same (the mentality). I imagine they feel the same about whitey. My Grandparents hate the Japanese. Loathe them. They are definitely perceived as cruel. It also amazes me the hatred Koreans have for the Japanese. I had a student today tell me the Japanese are 'monkeys'. I informed him that Korean and Japanese dna is almost identical. Koreans can be pushy, aggressive and petty but I have almost come to prefer that to the Japanese 'veil' of politeness. The Japanese are however, far cooler and socially developed. Btw, the Japanese are not enamoured with Americans. Like most Asians they think they are sloppy, slobby idiots. But they will take from American culture what they think is cool. It has nothing to do with the country itself. If Germany became cool, they would steal from Germany. They are not interested in the background behind what they like (eg 'black culture').
|by Anonymous||reply 94||01/20/2011|
Just to clarify, R93, OP's use of "everyday" is unusual. Most American English speakers would use "ordinary" in this context.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||01/20/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 96||01/20/2011|
Are there a lot of Brits on Datalounge(I know about ayb)?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||01/20/2011|
We love you Macaroni Rascals!!
|by Anonymous||reply 98||01/20/2011|
I live in the East Village (NYC) which is becoming Japantown. A lot of them are perfectly nice, but yes there is a disdainful attitude that drives me nuts.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||01/20/2011|
R98, that is one of the greatest things ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||01/20/2011|
R99, please describe this attitude. Subtleties and all.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||01/20/2011|
They look you up and down, R101, and sneer. Also, their epicanthal folds quiver gently.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||01/20/2011|
[quote]Oh bullshit. Not everybody hates Americans. You don't get out much.
You are seriously deluded to think that. Here in Canada, Americans are despised so much it's referred to as our national pasttime.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||01/20/2011|
Canada's national bird is the loon. Just saying.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||01/20/2011|
I could spend hours on Engrish, a site devoted to how the Japanese love of English words and how they put them in the most mangled grammar imginable on clothing, food packaging, buildings, you name it.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||01/20/2011|
I have taught East Asian students for years.%0D %0D The Chinese: Very polite, committed, and very serious in their attitude with respect to learning. When I went to China, one of my students told me later he felt embarassed he did not ask me to stay with his family. When I gently reminded him that I had not seen him in some time, he then apologized for that. I cannot say enough good things about them.%0D %0D The Koreans: Yes, they are agressive--they will chase you down the hallways to find out how to get a better grade--but there is also a kindness about them I have noticed. They also have a sense of humor if you catch them off guard.%0D %0D The Japanese: I can't quite put my finger on it...condescending? Other teachers I have met have noticed the same thing. They do not have the sincerity of the Chinese, nor the drive of the Koreans. One of my colleagues once joked "The only difference with the Japanese and the French is that the latter have better food." Lol. Maybe that's it.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||01/21/2011|
Engrish is admittedly very funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||01/21/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 108||01/21/2011|
R106, the French also have nude beaches.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||01/21/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 110||01/24/2011|
The Japanese are just jealous of the large pieces of land we own and our large houses.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||01/25/2011|
r38 you took the words right out of my mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||03/05/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||03/13/2011|
A Japanese salary man encounters an African American woman at a Tokyo cafe:
|by Anonymous||reply 114||03/13/2011|
As for the "odor" thing, some Japanese say Americans smell like baby vomit, presumably from all the dairy products we consume.
Of course, it's just another opportunity for them to feel good about themselves.
I think R106 might be on to something. Maybe the Japanese are the French of Asia, so convinced of their superiority that they become something of a running joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||03/13/2011|
I read a story in the NYT about how KFC is the preferred holiday meal in Japan. The company even markets their bucket o' chicken as a great holiday feast.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||03/13/2011|
What really puts me off are the agressive packs of Jap tourists that come to the U.S. They will fucking run you over without giving it a second thought.
And I hate their whole culture of "deep shame", hari kari and "ancestors". I find it to be very backward, arcane and camp. Japanese girls have to be the weirdest, dizziest bitches in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||03/13/2011|
Do they still love "Anne of Green Gables" and Canada in general?
|by Anonymous||reply 118||03/13/2011|
R114, that's one of the funniest things I've ever seen!
|by Anonymous||reply 119||03/13/2011|
the Japs attacked us first remember? Oh is everything America does contemptable?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||03/13/2011|
The Japanese still love blackface.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||03/13/2011|
I can't believe that New Yorkers are complaining about people with disdainful attitudes. Haaaaa haaaaaa, what are you jealous?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||03/13/2011|
Wait, the japanese love ann of green gables?!
|by Anonymous||reply 123||03/13/2011|
Oh hardcore R123, at least they did in the 90s -- they even opened a "Anne of Green Gables Land" in Japan, but I don't know if it is still there.
But every summer, they would overrun the island...
|by Anonymous||reply 124||03/13/2011|
They're just angry that we don't eroticize cephalopods.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||03/13/2011|
gee, I don't know.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||03/13/2011|
For a minute I felt bad for the Japanese and then this reminded me why I don't need to give a fuck about them. %0D %0D [quote]The Japanese don't mind white Americans, but hate African-Americans. I mean HATE them. Black people who go to Japan say they are openly racist towards blacks.%0D %0D I saw a black guy on CNN who was being interviewed from Japan yesterday, he looked perfectly comfortable there but I can't imagine why he'd choose Japan to study.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||03/13/2011|
R127, how do you know if that's really true? It could be just a lie.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||03/14/2011|
The bigotry towards blacks is not limited to Japan. Pretty much all of Asia is openly bigoted towards blacks.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||03/14/2011|
How about all the world,R129?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||03/14/2011|
Who doesn't hate the Americans?
|by Anonymous||reply 131||03/14/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 132||03/16/2011|
[italic]the Japs attacked us first remember?[/italic]
Who knew that dead people could post from beyond the grave? Yes, "Japs". Good one. Tell us about the "Niggers" next.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||03/16/2011|
No way, R33. They're too scary and evil.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||03/16/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 135||03/18/2011|
From what I have heard (anecdotally) is that the Japanese saw how the black American troops were treated by the Army and by the US itself, so were insulted to be under occupation by people not even respected by their own country.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||03/18/2011|
Why do we always subscribe to this nonsense of an entire group of people hating another entire group of people? It's such bullshit.
Like everywhere else on the planet, there are assholes and there are good people. We're talking about millions and millions of people. How ridiculous to assume anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||03/18/2011|
My neighbor's daughter recently returned from Japan and felt she was starred at in a disapproving way everywhere she went. She is 23 years old, thin with dark hair and pale skin
|by Anonymous||reply 138||03/18/2011|
I'm looking for a Japanese top to fuck me good
|by Anonymous||reply 139||07/17/2011|
A good friend of mine worked in Japan off-and-on several years ago. She's really outgoing, but she seemed to get frustrated without how reserved they are. It got to the point where she felt shunned, which is sad because she's smart, funny, beautiful, and great to be around.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||07/17/2011|
Ummm pretty much everybody hates Americans. Something to do with starting wars for no good reason or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||07/17/2011|
The whole of Japan is a pure invention.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||07/17/2011|
Whereas the Japanese had an excellent reason, r141?
|by Anonymous||reply 143||07/17/2011|
[quote]the Japanese had an excellent reason
They had the usual reason -- oil. We wouldn't let them have any
|by Anonymous||reply 144||07/17/2011|
[quote]They had the usual reason -- oil. We wouldn't let them have any
The US placed an embargo on oil sales to Japan. They weren't prevented from buying oil elsewhere. Nor did they need to start a war to get it. Keep in mind that the embargo was a response to Japanese expansion by conquest in Asia. Japan wasn't a nation of peace by any means.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||07/17/2011|
I didn't know anyone under the age of 90 still called them "Japs."
|by Anonymous||reply 146||07/17/2011|
Americans hate Americans; no reason for anyone else to.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||07/17/2011|
'I didn't know anyone under the age of 90 still called them "Japs."'
I call them *Hello Kitties*.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||07/17/2011|
I used to hate a JAP, but then I found out that Gwyneth's mother is a gentile--so technically she's not Jewish.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||07/17/2011|
[quote]I saw a black guy on CNN who was being interviewed from Japan yesterday, he looked perfectly comfortable there but I can't imagine why he'd choose Japan to study.%0D %0D He's probably gettting tons of pussy. I heard some Japanese girls are really fascinated by big black cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||07/17/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 152||07/17/2011|
The World from Berlin:
'The US Is Holding the Whole World Hostage'
With no solution to the US debt crisis in sight, the rest of the world is starting to get nervous. German commentators urge congressional leaders to get their act together. A US default would have catastrophic consequences, they warn
|by Anonymous||reply 153||07/17/2011|
They hate the whole nuclear death-industry thing: GE's finest reactors included.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||07/17/2011|
The Japanese ordered those GE reactors from the US; don't tell me they were too ignorant to know better. The Japanese also eat KFC, McDonald's, wear fake dreads and worship Michael Jackson. Enough said.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||07/17/2011|
HONOLULU July 18, 2011 (AP)
For the first time, one of the most traditional and symbolic of Japan's art forms, the tea ceremony, is due to be performed at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.
The event this week is being planned to honor Americans who died when Japan attacked Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. Organizers hope it will serve as a gesture of reconciliation between two nations that once fought fiercely, but which now are close allies.
Genshitsu Sen, the 88-year-old grand tea master of the Urasenke School of Tea %E2%80%94 which is the largest of the three schools of Japanese tea ceremony %E2%80%94 is due to perform the ancient ritual Tuesday morning within the white structure that sits above the sunken battleship.
Two Pearl Harbor survivors are expected to participate, along with the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Patrick Walsh. Yoshihiko Kamo, the Japanese consul general in Honolulu, is also due to attend.
"This goes a long way, I think, in reminding people that that terrible war is over and these two countries have been at peace and allies for the last 65 years," said Daniel Martinez, the National Park Service's chief historian for the memorial. "What you're seeing is two nations that have come full circle."
During a Japanese tea ceremony, the person performing the ritual will carefully mix hot water with green tea in a ceramic bowl and offer the drink to the assembled guests. The bowls, lacquer tea containers, wooden spoons and other implements used to prepare the tea are often selected to represent the seasons %E2%80%94spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
Sen, who served in the Japanese naval air force during World War II, is the 15th generation of his family to lead Urasenke, which dates to the 1600s. Urasenke is the largest of the three schools of traditional tea ceremony.
The impetus for Tuesday's event is the 60th anniversary of the Urasenke school's Hawaii chapter. Jean Ariyoshi, the wife of former Hawaii Gov. George Ariyoshi, originated the idea of having it at the Arizona memorial.
Martinez said the ceremony was akin to other examples of U.S.-Japanese reconciliation, including when the U.S. ambassador to Japan last year attended an annual ceremony remembering the bombing of Hiroshima.
Martinez said the park service, which runs the memorial and the Pearl Harbor visitors center, has been reaching out to survivors of the attack to explain what is taking place.
"We know this matters to them. After all, it's their history of that time period and we are very, very careful in making sure that they are briefed and informed of the activity," Martinez said.
Some veterans of the war have been able to forgive the attack, but others haven't, Martinez said, and it's important to understand both perspectives.
Sen lived in Hawaii in 1952, when he lectured at and took courses at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has performed tea ceremony for former First Lady Laura Bush, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, among other notables.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||07/18/2011|
[quote] the Urasenke School of Tea " which is the largest of the three schools of Japanese tea ceremony "
[quote]During a Japanese tea ceremony, the person performing the ritual will carefully mix hot water with green tea in a ceramic bowl and offer the drink to the assembled guests. The bowls, lacquer tea containers, wooden spoons and other implements used to prepare the tea are often selected to represent the seasons "spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
[quote]it's important to understand both perspectives.
Okay, they attacked us. We defended ourselves and eventually went on the offensive because the Japanese didn't stop. So...what's the other perspective.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||07/18/2011|
I was puzzled as to why so many Americans take offence to the Japanese being reserved. But then, most Americans I know are like big, goofy labradors. They leap all over you, baying their heads off, and expect your total attention while they are in the room. You either want to pet them, or kick them in the balls.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||07/18/2011|
Japanese don't hate America. Republicans do.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||07/18/2011|
The Japanese have some weird sex shit. What's up with the fascination for dumb, giggling schoolgirls?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||07/18/2011|
Many of our DL posters should move to Japan, R160; they'd be very popular.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||07/18/2011|
The Japanese conducted germ warfare experiments on live human subjects in Manchuria during WWII. They killed over half a million Chinese and Korean. The experiments were extremely sadistic including vivisection. See wikipedia entry on Japanese Army Unit 731:
|by Anonymous||reply 162||07/18/2011|
Japan is a nation highly stratified based on gender, age, education level, employment, and a whole lot of other factors. As a foreigner, you have no place in that hierarchy and you are, accordingly, treated with a certain level of distrust. Any society like that which was also highly isolated until maybe 100-150 years ago is like a clan: if you are not born into it, you'll always be an outsider.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||07/18/2011|
What really happened to [Iris] Chang? Although there is little doubt that she pulled the trigger, she had been an extremely strong person whose sad end would a year earlier have seemed utterly out of character to those who knew her best. Kamen does little to illuminate the mystery. Part of the problem is that, true to one of the less felicitous traditions of New Journalism, Kamen conducts much of the explication in the first person singular. Too often the approach is, "This is what happened to me," rather than "These are the facts." While it is understandable that Kamen, as a friend of Chang's, might be tempted to take this approach, it proves in her hands, as in the hands of so many second-rank American journalists, a lazy and incurious writer's way of avoiding the time-consuming research needed to resolve contentious issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||04/21/2012|
(Sorry -- quote got cut):
Towards the end Chang was evidently suffering serious psychological problems (in one of her suicide notes she described herself as "a wild-eyed wreck"). Instead of providing as impartial as possible an assessment of these problems, Finding Iris Chang treats us to a confused account in which Kamen tries to equate her own experience of psychological illness with Chang's. The unstated assumption is that the problems arose from similarly autonomous causes, which of course would be highly unlikely in any circumstances let alone in the uniquely Orwellian world in which Chang found herself.
From what little factual information Kamen provides, Chang's problems seem to have a world away from Kamen's. For a start Chang seems to have had no pre-history of illness: her problems emerged suddenly only in her final months.
Chang was used to stress and generally thrived on it. The question is whether the external pressures increased qualitatively or quantitatively towards the end. Kamen makes little attempt to address this. Kamen emphasizes how much Chang had been affected by interviews with Bataan Death March survivors. But such interviews could hardly have been more distressing than her mid-1990s interviews about the even more appalling atrocities committed at Nanjing.
Kamen also suggests that Chang's punishing work schedule may have been a factor. But again this seems less than convincing. After all from earliest childhood Chang had been an overachiever (she had written her first mystery story at the age of four!) and she was used to pushing herself to the limit. Another factor Kamen mentions is that Chang had been frightened by the harassment efforts of ostensible Japanese "rightists" -- but again this was nothing new. As far back as 1998, she had been quoted as saying, "not a week goes by when I am not harrassed by a vicious [Japanese] right wing group."
Kamen treats Chang's complaints of being followed and watched as evidence merely of acute paranoia. This surely puts the emphasis in the wrong place. While we will probably never know the truth, what surely cannot be denied is that, even by Chang's own daring previous standards, the Bataan book was a work apart in the degree to which she was baiting formidable geopolitical interests. In highlighting the fact that the Bataan survivors had never received more than derisory compensation she was provoking apoplexy not only in Tokyo but perhaps even more so in Washington, where, in the name of good U.S.-Japan relations, the State Department has long been even more fanatically hostile than the Japanese establishment in slapping down the Bataan survivors' quest for justice. In essence Chang was poking a stick in the eyes of two of the world's most powerful governments at once.
As Kamen records, some Bataan survivors have speculated that Chang's death was not a suicide. All the evidence, however, seems to suggest that this goes too far. The real question is whether new forms of coercion were instigated against Chang in her final months. What is clear is that the pressures in the field are enormous and few Westerners stay long without being relieved of their truth ethic. Either that or they voluntarily sideline themselves in bland peripheral aspects of the subject. Chang retained her Western truth ethic to the end -- and kept her gaze unflinchingly on the center of the target.
Chang seems to have believed that her real enemies resided in Washington not Tokyo. As she pointed out, the Bush administration was desperate to ingratiate itself with Tokyo in its efforts to retain at least nominal Japanese support for the Iraq war. Was the U.S. government watching Chang at the end? In truth, because of a legal ban on spying on U.S. citizens, Washington tends to "outsource" such work to other nations. So the real question comes back to what Tokyo was doing. Given the size of the stakes and the fact that the Bush administration would almost certainly turn a blind eye, it is hard to see how the Japanese government would not have spied on her.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||04/21/2012|
OP Are you Korean? Because it's always Koreans who start this kind of thread on Internet!! Soo annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||04/21/2012|
Despite what some posters are claiming, surveys show that the US remains the most admired country in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||04/21/2012|
Go, Speed! Go!
|by Anonymous||reply 168||04/21/2012|
I've always thought that Japanese culture is wonderful. Ive always wanted to go to Japan but I've been told that Americans (white peeps like myself) are treated with distaste. On the other hand I've been told by people who say they have been (very few people) that its much better than America. I automaticly disregard the perverse things some people say about the women there (though it would be pretty awesome if it were true). Im mostly interested in how i would be treated if i went. If anyone knows...
|by Anonymous||reply 169||01/24/2013|
FUCKING RIGHT WE DO!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 170||01/24/2013|
As the years pass on, few know the atrocities the Japanese committed before and during WW2.
Japs that do, understand why we melted their people with atomic bombs.
Japan was worse than Germany and Italy together.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||01/24/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 172||01/25/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 173||01/25/2013|
I love every single one of you Americans. I was about to say, "Except for William Shatner", then I remembered... he's Canadian! So, I do love you all.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||01/25/2013|
I think hate is too strong a word. After more than 10 years I don't notice black people being treated any more poorly than white non-Japanese people. You get the constant stares and people not wanting to sit next to you on the train simply because you're not Japanese.
Is it annoying? Yes, after a while. Though in the summer, I'm happy not to have someone squeeze in beside me on the train.
No matter how well you speak or write the language, or how long you live here, or even once you have permanent residency, you are ALWAYS the outsider. Thats the part I find most annoying, but you can't change the mind-set of 250 million people that easily.
Japanese people don't love OR hate American culture in its entirety. Like most things we think of as being Japanese (kanji, and much of the culture/food) it was lifted from China because "they liked it".
I'm not American, but I know plenty of Americans that are loud and obnoxious, refusing to learn ANY Japanese and expecting Japan to change to suit THEM, rather than the other way around. Typical stereotypical "American" behavior.
I was once having a conversation with an older gent about the war, and he said quite honestly "they needed Hiroshima and Nakasaki to happen".
And yes, Anne of Green Gables is still popular. Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||01/25/2013|
"I'm not American, but I know plenty of Americans that are loud and obnoxious, refusing to learn ANY Japanese and expecting Japan to change to suit THEM, rather than the other way around. Typical stereotypical "American" behavior."
More America-bashing ... sigh (clue: "typical" stereotypical)
ALL Canadians, Brits, etc. eagerly learn Japanese of course ... you NEVER see other native English speakers insisting the "foreign" person understand English.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||01/25/2013|
I'm an American citizen, and living in a redneck state i can say without remorse that the most of the people out here are just racist and half retarded. Im sick of hearing people say "learn english or go home" and seeing it on bumper stickers everyday makes me feel more and more like i should move to canada. We are a melting pot country of diverse cultures and languages. Why is it that everyone is still racist? Im white, ive been called a cracker plenty of times, or been made fun of cause i burn easily. Does it offend me? not a bit, in fact i think it is kinda funny that i get sunburned so fast and that i seem to not be able to jump that high lol. Steriotypes always have truth behind them. Why cant everyone just accept our flaws as a whole?
As far as america goes, to all you who think u are better cause u were born in america, let me put things in perspective for you. We are way down the list in terms of academics, most of the world hates us because we feel as though we are better than everyone else and can travel to some other country and do whatever the fuck we want. This steriotype is proved true by people who treat people from other countries poorly just because they dont speak english. Again, I'm an American, but im sick of this backward twisted country and its inability to make up its mind. Half the country is intolerant, the other half only tolerates. I agree with the rest of the world, Americans are "typicly" stuborn, self centered arogant pricks with no common sense or remorse. So, the next time you catch yourself saying "speak english" just remember thats why we are hated.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||01/25/2013|
Fukishima will be the end game of Japan, unfortunately. I have nothing against the modern-day Japanese, and my family had fought them in WWll, but I cannot hate on people that were not alive fifty years ago.
I can blame the Japanese for Fukishima, however, and the endless lying and obstruction almost looks like suicide to me. The Royal family of Japan is suffering radiation sickness symptoms, and it looks as if they have all given up hope. The Japanese have zero concern for its children. No one is contesting the amounts of radiation in the food and milk. Children are dying in that country.
This whole notion of "saving face" will kill off that entire race of people. It's crazy. However, that's their problem, and we need to be concerned about our health risks from Fukishima. Japan doesn't care about us, clearly, and radiation is being registered all over America. The Pacific Northwest has suffered unprecedented rates of miscarriages and birth defects. This is all being covered up.
Fukishima will be worse than Chernobyl, and NO ONE is talking about it!
|by Anonymous||reply 178||01/25/2013|
[quote]The Royal family of Japan is suffering radiation sickness symptoms
|by Anonymous||reply 179||01/25/2013|
The Imperial Family of Japan have been coming down with serious illness since Fukishima. They are ingesting beef and mushrooms (which absorb radiation) in areas of Japan that test high in Fukishima radiation. to their credit, they have not left their people and fled the country however, they are leading their countryfolk down the path of death in denial of radiation.
It is now known that Chernobyl has been responsible for the deaths of at least one million people, worldwide. This is not the errant speculation of tin-hat theorists, these are the numbers presented by respected scientists, most of whom are European, of course. The American press still refuses most coverage of radiation events and nuclear disasters.
We will never be told of the dangers of Fukishima, ever, so forget about being forewarned or cared about or given adequate health care. It won't happen. The Japanese have a hari-kari attitude about death but we aren't even being informed.
We need to demand that our media is honest and investigates the catastrophy of Fukishima.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||01/25/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 181||01/25/2013|
Hey r176, i said I knew plenty of Americans that were that way. I didn't say all of them.
Do try to keep up. There's also a difference between traveling to a place and living somewhere for over 10 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||01/25/2013|
[quote]Here in Canada, Americans are despised so much it's referred to as our national pasttime.
Yet American culture is ALL you consume. Take the TV everyone watches, for example. How many Canadian shows do you watch?
|by Anonymous||reply 183||01/26/2013|
[quote]It also amazes me the hatred Koreans have for the Japanese.
Gangnam style was a hit everywhere but Japan.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||01/26/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 185||01/26/2013|
NEWSFLASH! There is not a single society in the history of the earth that was or is not racist and/or prejudiced against some group. EVERY human being is racist or prejudiced to some degree and those who claim they are not are LIARS.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||01/26/2013|
r186 = Turning Japanese
|by Anonymous||reply 187||01/26/2013|
Look what they did to the 787.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||01/27/2013|
They raped Nanking, which was hard because all gooks look alike so the Japs and the Chinks couldn't tell which one was to be raped and which one was to rape.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||01/27/2013|
Look at their adorable Obama doll.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||11/13/2013|
[quote] Do the Japanese hate Americans
Pretty much everybody does
|by Anonymous||reply 192||11/13/2013|
I would posit that the Japanese are Xenophobic, not racist.
I'd explain this theory to you but I have to hang my fabulous new drapes. Look it up, bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||11/13/2013|
I read the Japanese are very grateful for American assistance after the tsunami. They refer to America using the word for "friend."
|by Anonymous||reply 194||11/13/2013|
They better handle Fukashima in the next six months. They are exposing their culture's psychosis, self-hate and sociopathology to the world.
It is unbelievable you people support Obama when he has said NOTHING about this nightmare catastrophe.
I don't have children yet I am amazed at the ignorance of those who do have them when it comes to the effects of this ecological game changer.
Fuck Japan - look at what they are doing to us all!
|by Anonymous||reply 195||11/13/2013|
I hate R190, but I'm not Japanese.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||11/13/2013|
R162. That's truly disturbing. steven spielberg should make a movie about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||11/13/2013|
Why is that Obama doll dressed like that?
|by Anonymous||reply 198||11/13/2013|