How do Japanese people treat foreigners?2010-04-11 at 05:26 am admin
I am actually seriously considering of visiting Japan to see if I like it enough to move there. However I am curious, how do Japanese people treat American people? Do they have respect for them like any other people in Japan? The reason i asked this I've read Chinese people are treated second class no matter what..so I was curious about Americans.
Answer:As long as you are visiting Japan as a tourist, you are OK.
Answer:Visit Japan, it's a really fun and interesting place! Many people love it. You can't move there though, unless you marry a Japanese National. The Japanese government welcomes tourists for a certain period of time, but Japan is not an immigration-friendly melting pot, like America. You can live there if you have a 4-year degree(10 year work visa) or if you are going to school there(4 year student visa). You cannot live there permanently with these visas, however. Japanese people are generally polite and keep to themselves, so if you feel like people are being cold towards you, just remember that they're just not very talkative with foreign strangers…
And foreign men in Japan looking for a Japanese girls with no other business in the country are very frowned upon, in my opinion…
Basically like in any country, because of things that have happened in the past (wars, occupations) the older generations may have tension, like you said between the Japanese and Chinese. Younger generations are not really affected by this, so I'm sure you will have a good time visiting
Answer:Japanese group all foreigners into one category - not Japanese.
It is as though the Japanese consider themselves to be a different species. Apart from all other races.
The only human behaviors that are respected in Japan are those qualities deemed to be Japanese.
Behaving in a way not common to all is considered strange and wrong.
Foreigners are therefore considered strange and wrong.
Japanese people do not consider that there are other equally valid ways to behave.
The singing talents of a Korean pop star might be appreciated by some but it is at the same level of appreciation that we extend to a lion in a zoo. His power is admirable and exciting but alas he is merely a lion, an animal, not one of us and inferior.
Foreigners simply do not understand that the almost shockingly aggressive friendliness that they are sometimes greeted with in Japan is a mechanism, a shallow veneer that hides a complete lack of interest or concern.
The fact is, being a foreigner is seen as proof positive that you do not have the qualities necessary to be a good Japanese person.
How will you be treated? You will largely be ignored unless you can perform tricks like a lion in the zoo. Just don't be so naive to think you can join the audience after the show is over.
Answer:@Joe Moe 66 i hope you do know that all people are different and you are just helping a negative stereotype go around
but to answer your question a long as you act i a mature way no one will notice you(thats a good thing)
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Answer:Depends on who you are….
Pretty young western girl: treated well
Old western pervert just looking to sleep with Japanese women: badly
Answer:well if you behave you'll be fine
a lot of japanese are afraid there english skills are bad and dont know what to do
Answer:Most foreigners are treated in a very cold way. Japanese are incredibly racist, towards most other nationalities and races. It's just the way they are. If you're going there for a few weeks, you wouldn't care. But to live there you need to be immune to it or else it will get to you, sooner or later.
I know quite a few people who live(d) there for quite some time and all of them gave very negative feedback on this matter. A friend of mine went to Tokyo for a year on a work/scholarship, aka he could study part time at a uni and all the cost were covered by the Japanese company he was working part time for while there. Chemical engineer, by the way, complicated stuff even in one own's mother tongue. He went there with non-existent Japanese. Guess what? From day one they sent him e-mails with daily tasks (noone would speak to him for the first three months) in Japanese only, and none of the forty people working at the company would help him translate any of it (even though later he found out almost ALL of them spoke quite passable English). He had to get a translator (and pay out of his own pocket) just to be able to do his job).
They are a typical short-thumbed (if you know what I mean) nation, frustrated, have no self-respect, are branded and brainwashed by what they will proudly call 'tradition'. The way the men treat women and the way women take that as normal is also rather sickening. Pathetic, in a word.
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