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November 19th, 2017 at 4:36:34 AM permalink
AZDuffman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Evenbob
I have heard people say they made
lifelong friends while living in China.
You hear the opposite about, say,
Japan. You can live there for 10 years
and have no friends and never
feel welcome, even if you deal with
the same Japanese every day. It's
an entirely different culture than China.
Or even VietNam. Which is also
a friendly Asian country.


It is called "gaigin." Means "outsider." Japanese will be very polite and friendly to foreigners. But it will be a shallow friendliness. No matter what you do, there will only be so much acceptance. Unless you are Korean or other Asian. Those they dislike. Koreans will do anything to pass for Japanese in Japan.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
November 19th, 2017 at 11:08:41 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Threads: 115
Posts: 13602
Quote: AZDuffman
It is called "gaigin." Means "outsider." Japanese will be very polite and friendly to foreigners. But it will be a shallow friendliness. No matter what you do, there will only be so much acceptance. Unless you are Korean or other Asian. Those they dislike. Koreans will do anything to pass for Japanese in Japan.


I never saw so much racial hatred
as Asians have for other Asians,
when I lived in Hawaii. It was almost
hard to believe, made black/white
relations look almost cordial.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
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