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Do the Japanese hate Americans?

everyday Japanese people, specifically.

They have every reason to hate us. Do they?

by Anonymousreply 19811/13/2013

No. But they desire to triumph over us.%0D

by Anonymousreply 101/17/2011

What is an "everyday" Japanese?%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 301/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 401/17/2011

Hey, they attacked us OP

by Anonymousreply 501/17/2011

they are grateful for not having been annihilated, and allowed to preserve their ancient traditions, Royal family, Shintoism. et al.

by Anonymousreply 601/17/2011

Yes, we do.

We truly do.

by Anonymousreply 701/17/2011

Let's see....%0D %0D who cares?

by Anonymousreply 801/17/2011


by Anonymousreply 901/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1001/18/2011

Japanese like Americans. They find them entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 1201/18/2011

"Secretly" racist? There is nothing secret about Japanese racism. Look at their treatment of guest workers.%0D

by Anonymousreply 1501/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1601/18/2011

ShinjukuBaby. Why then, in public transportation, do you get the impression they think foreigners smell?

by Anonymousreply 1801/18/2011

Incredibly racist, but the chicks dig white guys.

by Anonymousreply 1901/18/2011

And what good does that do Dataloungers, R19?

by Anonymousreply 2001/18/2011

Putting aside whether that's true or not, R18, do you hate people who smell?

by Anonymousreply 2101/18/2011

Another self-hating Liberal? Fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 2201/18/2011

Japanese are very paranoid about odors in general...

by Anonymousreply 2301/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2601/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2801/18/2011

[italic]They're even racist toward the Chinese.[/italic]

Uh, no one should be loving China, hon.

by Anonymousreply 2901/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3001/18/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 3101/18/2011

do theylike Bai Ling?

by Anonymousreply 3201/18/2011

OP, everybody hates Americans. And they have every reason to hate you. Wake up.

by Anonymousreply 3301/18/2011

Jealousy, R33?

by Anonymousreply 3401/18/2011

[quote]Jealousy, [R33]?

Best laugh I've had all night!

by Anonymousreply 3501/18/2011

We should give them credit from ejecting Paris Hilton from the country. She didn't even make it out of the airport.

by Anonymousreply 3601/18/2011

Oh bullshit. Not everybody hates Americans. You don't get out much.

Russians and particularly people from India/Pakistan are far more unpopular.

by Anonymousreply 3701/18/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 3801/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 3901/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4001/18/2011

Is R30 phoning from 1989? LOL.

by Anonymousreply 4101/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4201/18/2011

Is it racism when the Japanese hate the Chinese?

Is it racism when the Germans hate the French?

by Anonymousreply 4301/18/2011

The blonde boys may have just been easier to spot.

by Anonymousreply 4401/18/2011

More about the blond(e) obsession, please.

by Anonymousreply 4501/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 4601/18/2011

Oh dear.

by Anonymousreply 4701/18/2011

They hate us for our freedom!

by Anonymousreply 4901/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5001/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5101/18/2011

That is very disturbing, R51. Where those common practices?

by Anonymousreply 5201/18/2011

Ugh R51, that sounds like those manga middle aged Japanese men read on the bullet train to Tokyo.

by Anonymousreply 5301/18/2011

They probably hate American porn. It wouldn't be weird enough for them.

by Anonymousreply 5401/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5501/19/2011

[quote]Yeah, the Germans quickly killed people but didn't torture them.%0D %0D You're a moron.

by Anonymousreply 5601/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5701/19/2011

Reply 52

"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 Anonymousreply 5801/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 5901/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6001/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6101/19/2011

Do the Japanese hate Americans? Is there any nationality that DOESN'T hate Americans?%0D %0D %0D ...just wondering...

by Anonymousreply 6201/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6301/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6401/19/2011

R58, thank you for the response. That is horrific.

R64, I am surprised to hear that. They are practically the same.

by Anonymousreply 6501/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6601/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6701/19/2011

They also loathe black people, which is funny because they try so hard to emulate our style and culture.

by Anonymousreply 6801/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 6901/19/2011

When did they release him R69?

by Anonymousreply 7001/19/2011

most people hate're that loud weird fat kid that wont shut up about god.

by Anonymousreply 7101/19/2011

R71, lay off the bong.

by Anonymousreply 7201/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7301/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7401/19/2011

Thread ideas:

"What Country Likes the U.S. the best?"

"What country is Most (or Least) Liked of All the Countries in the World?"

by Anonymousreply 7501/19/2011

But aren't the Japanese obsessed with Americana and places like McDonald's and our crappy popular culture?

by Anonymousreply 7601/19/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7701/19/2011

Please post about your experiences in Japan. Or the experiences of people you know who have been to Japan.

by Anonymousreply 7801/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 7901/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8001/20/2011

What the Japanese do not hate about America is the vulgarity and superficiality that so offends Europeans. The Japanese love that shit.%0D

by Anonymousreply 8101/20/2011

Free for the hirrs! Godzilla apploaches!

by Anonymousreply 8201/20/2011

R80, I'd say that the latter are even more ridiculous. I just do not understand it.

by Anonymousreply 8301/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 8401/20/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 8501/20/2011

Dear Japan (%E8%A6%AA%E6%84%9B%E3%81%AA%E3%82%8B%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC)

by Anonymousreply 8601/20/2011

So who do the Japanese like?

by Anonymousreply 8701/20/2011

Take your teasing and simmer down, R42.

by Anonymousreply 8801/20/2011

"Oh yes, I'm turning Japanese, I really think so".

by Anonymousreply 8901/20/2011

I just had dinner at Kyubey, so right now Japan is the best place on earth to me.

by Anonymousreply 9001/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 9101/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 9201/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 9301/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 9401/20/2011

Just to clarify, R93, OP's use of "everyday" is unusual. Most American English speakers would use "ordinary" in this context.

by Anonymousreply 9501/20/2011


by Anonymousreply 9601/20/2011

Are there a lot of Brits on Datalounge(I know about ayb)?

by Anonymousreply 9701/20/2011

We love you Macaroni Rascals!!

by Anonymousreply 9801/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 9901/20/2011

R98, that is one of the greatest things ever.

by Anonymousreply 10001/20/2011

R99, please describe this attitude. Subtleties and all.

by Anonymousreply 10101/20/2011

They look you up and down, R101, and sneer. Also, their epicanthal folds quiver gently.

by Anonymousreply 10201/20/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 10301/20/2011

Canada's national bird is the loon. Just saying.

by Anonymousreply 10401/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10501/20/2011

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 Anonymousreply 10601/21/2011

Engrish is admittedly very funny.

by Anonymousreply 10701/21/2011

Engrish funny!

by Anonymousreply 10801/21/2011

R106, the French also have nude beaches.

by Anonymousreply 10901/21/2011


by Anonymousreply 11001/24/2011

The Japanese are just jealous of the large pieces of land we own and our large houses.

by Anonymousreply 11101/25/2011

r38 you took the words right out of my mouth.

by Anonymousreply 11203/05/2011


by Anonymousreply 11303/13/2011

A Japanese salary man encounters an African American woman at a Tokyo cafe:

by Anonymousreply 11403/13/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11503/13/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11603/13/2011

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 Anonymousreply 11703/13/2011

Do they still love "Anne of Green Gables" and Canada in general?

by Anonymousreply 11803/13/2011

R114, that's one of the funniest things I've ever seen!

by Anonymousreply 11903/13/2011

the Japs attacked us first remember? Oh is everything America does contemptable?

by Anonymousreply 12003/13/2011

The Japanese still love blackface.

by Anonymousreply 12103/13/2011

I can't believe that New Yorkers are complaining about people with disdainful attitudes. Haaaaa haaaaaa, what are you jealous?

by Anonymousreply 12203/13/2011

Wait, the japanese love ann of green gables?!

by Anonymousreply 12303/13/2011

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 Anonymousreply 12403/13/2011

They're just angry that we don't eroticize cephalopods.

by Anonymousreply 12503/13/2011

gee, I don't know.

by Anonymousreply 12603/13/2011

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 Anonymousreply 12703/13/2011

R127, how do you know if that's really true? It could be just a lie.

by Anonymousreply 12803/14/2011

The bigotry towards blacks is not limited to Japan. Pretty much all of Asia is openly bigoted towards blacks.

by Anonymousreply 12903/14/2011

How about all the world,R129?

by Anonymousreply 13003/14/2011

Who doesn't hate the Americans?

by Anonymousreply 13103/14/2011


by Anonymousreply 13203/16/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 13303/16/2011

No way, R33. They're too scary and evil.

by Anonymousreply 13403/16/2011


by Anonymousreply 13503/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 13603/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 13703/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 13803/18/2011

I'm looking for a Japanese top to fuck me good

by Anonymousreply 13907/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 14007/17/2011

Ummm pretty much everybody hates Americans. Something to do with starting wars for no good reason or something.

by Anonymousreply 14107/17/2011

The whole of Japan is a pure invention.

by Anonymousreply 14207/17/2011

Whereas the Japanese had an excellent reason, r141?

by Anonymousreply 14307/17/2011

[quote]the Japanese had an excellent reason

They had the usual reason -- oil. We wouldn't let them have any

by Anonymousreply 14407/17/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 14507/17/2011

I didn't know anyone under the age of 90 still called them "Japs."

by Anonymousreply 14607/17/2011

Americans hate Americans; no reason for anyone else to.

by Anonymousreply 14707/17/2011

'I didn't know anyone under the age of 90 still called them "Japs."'

I call them *Hello Kitties*.

by Anonymousreply 14807/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 15007/17/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 15107/17/2011


by Anonymousreply 15207/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 15307/17/2011

They hate the whole nuclear death-industry thing: GE's finest reactors included.

by Anonymousreply 15407/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 15507/17/2011

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 Anonymousreply 15607/18/2011

[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.

Another MARY!!!

[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 Anonymousreply 15707/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 15807/18/2011

Japanese don't hate America. Republicans do.

by Anonymousreply 15907/18/2011

The Japanese have some weird sex shit. What's up with the fascination for dumb, giggling schoolgirls?

by Anonymousreply 16007/18/2011

Many of our DL posters should move to Japan, R160; they'd be very popular.

by Anonymousreply 16107/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 16207/18/2011

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 Anonymousreply 16307/18/2011

For R85:

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 Anonymousreply 16404/21/2012

(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 Anonymousreply 16504/21/2012

OP Are you Korean? Because it's always Koreans who start this kind of thread on Internet!! Soo annoying.

by Anonymousreply 16604/21/2012

Despite what some posters are claiming, surveys show that the US remains the most admired country in the world.

by Anonymousreply 16704/21/2012

Go, Speed! Go!

by Anonymousreply 16804/21/2012

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 Anonymousreply 16901/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 17001/24/2013

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 Anonymousreply 17101/24/2013


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by Anonymousreply 17301/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 17401/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 17501/25/2013

"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 Anonymousreply 17601/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 17701/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 17801/25/2013

[quote]The Royal family of Japan is suffering radiation sickness symptoms


by Anonymousreply 17901/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 18001/25/2013


by Anonymousreply 18101/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 18201/25/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 18301/26/2013

[quote]It also amazes me the hatred Koreans have for the Japanese.

Gangnam style was a hit everywhere but Japan.

by Anonymousreply 18401/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 18501/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 18601/26/2013

r186 = Turning Japanese

by Anonymousreply 18701/26/2013

Look what they did to the 787.

by Anonymousreply 18801/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 18901/27/2013

Look at their adorable Obama doll.

by Anonymousreply 19111/13/2013

[quote] Do the Japanese hate Americans


Pretty much everybody does

by Anonymousreply 19211/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 19311/13/2013

I read the Japanese are very grateful for American assistance after the tsunami. They refer to America using the word for "friend."

by Anonymousreply 19411/13/2013

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 Anonymousreply 19511/13/2013

I hate R190, but I'm not Japanese.

by Anonymousreply 19611/13/2013

R162. That's truly disturbing. steven spielberg should make a movie about it.

by Anonymousreply 19711/13/2013

Why is that Obama doll dressed like that?

by Anonymousreply 19811/13/2013
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