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#1
why does Japan hold such an attraction for so many people? as someone who has only done cursory research on it, it seems like a place with extremely backwards laws, regressive social values, a pervasive and visceral hatred of immigration/any sort of mixed race people, and absolutely shit culture (I'm obviously going to be biased there, but honestly it looks so much more shit than any other country on earth).

so why do people like it? is it how boring and clean everything is? why are there not russian or brazilian equivalents of weeaboos?
#3
the only thing good about Russia is this website, O and Ovie.

BTW that just sounds like my neighbor province Quebec xD except for the shit culture.
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#4
Russia is easy for political reasons and familiarity.
Brazil is hardly reported about (exception Olympics) and is not a major American interest.

Japan has had good relations with the US since the end of WWII, and their culture seems quaint to many. Also, their media and technology contributions have been substantial. You've neglected to mention that traditional Japanese culture highly reveres nature, which might contribute to your view of them having a clean country.

That said, weeaboos are cringey.

Also, Eyenon, do not connect Japan with China. No.
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#5
Sweet tech, good food, cool sites and varied landscapes.
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#6
anime gurls r cute
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everything that you've come to expect


#8
Because it's vastly different but also the same
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#9
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Sweet tech, good food, cool sites and varied landscapes.

Pretty much
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#11
I'd never want to live in Japan but it seems nice to vist. Especially compared to Brazil or fucking Russia
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#14
I don't understand the obsession with Japan, but I went to Tokyo last year and it was great.
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#15
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why?

Never been to any of them but from people I know that travel a lot they've all really liked Japan. It's clean, the cities are fun, food is good. Brazil I've heard mixed things about. Rio seems cool. And I've honestly never heard much good about Russia outside of some cool architecture and history stuff
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#16
I am fascinated by the culture in terms of how it is portrayed in Ozu/Kurosawa movies, the society in transition, old way vs new, yada yada. And it seems like it's got a pretty zen philosophical atmosphere and i'd be interested to experience it just to see what it's like compared to the fast paced, materialism of the USA. Different perspectives on what life is about is what makes Japan interesting to me I guess.

The anime tech geek hello kitty stuff makes me wanna barf and almost ruins Japan for me. But i'd like to go to like Kyoto or Okinawa or one of those less kawaii places.
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why?


because brazil and russia are dodgy as fuck
dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


#19
Maybe I'm thinking of a different stereotype.
Im thinking of the guys into the history, collecting replica swords and whatnot, geisha fetishes, and of course anime
Etc etc.
Its China appreciation for westerners.
#21
Russia (and most of Europe) seems boring.

Brazil and pretty much all of central/south america is my kind of place though.
#22
Also they had a life size Gundam in Odaiba.


Name another place with a lifesize Gundam.
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#23
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because brazil and russia are dodgy as fuck


That's a polite way of putting it. A large portion of South America is a cesspool of crime right now.
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That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

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#24
It's the crazy TV shows
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Russia (and most of Europe) seems boring.

Brazil and pretty much all of central/south america is my kind of place though.

swimming in shitrivers is on my bucket list as well
#28
Brazil is so good don't listen to the hate.
I guess you should probably be scared if you look like a stereotype of a donald trump voter or Fox news watcher.
But most anybody from middle class or lower USA will be fine down there.
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It's the crazy TV shows

my fav is the one where they get a bunch of people to stick their bare asses through a hole in the wall and one guy has to go around lapping them all up blindfolded and guessing which one is his significant other
#30
I think it's cuz of the backward culture found in anime. It appeals to a certain subset of nerd. I've actually started learning hiragana a couple days back and I'm legit loving it. I wanna get to kanji already cuz I've always been curious about how logographic systems work with regards to sentence structure (I know, I should've done Chinese for that, but I just got curious about Japanese for no reason at all). Plus from what I understand Japanese functions using both syllabries and logograms, which makes me all the more curious about how that enterprise floats.

I'm not really interested in the kawaii crap. I actually don't know much at all about modern Japanese culture. It'd be fun to visit but when it comes to east Asian coastal countries my heart belongs to another.


Also Brazil might be fun to visit. Russia is a shithole that I refuse to ever set foot in. Ever. I like 20th century Russian culture and all but fuck if I can't stand this iteration.
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my fav is the one where they get a bunch of people to stick their bare asses through a hole in the wall and one guy has to go around lapping them all up blindfolded and guessing which one is his significant other

I spent one day watching japanese tv shows on youtube some time ago. I liked the one where a group of men had to work together to get up a slippery slope and throw some shit to reveal a naked lady
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#32
there's one where they get a legit pornstar to fuck you and if you last 10 minutes you get dollar
dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


#33
I'd go to Brazil or Japan but probably not Russia. I don't even have a really good reason why. I suppose that's just the American in me.
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#34
I think overwhelmingly negative and positive views on japan are only half based on reality.

kind of likd my teacher from mexico who explained the us to me kind of like this thread "america is too conservative, people dress really bland, people are too afraid of public displays of affection, the humor is nothing but poop jokes, they are too afraid of racial mixing unlike latin america [which has no racism or xenophobia whatsoever past or present lol right?]" a cursory look never explains the complexities and variations that make up a country.
#35
i would love to see russia but i will not visit russia because they invaded the sovereign nation of ukraine & i think that is fucked up
#36
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I think overwhelmingly negative and positive views on japan are only half based on reality.

kind of likd my teacher from mexico who explained the us to me kind of like this thread "america is too conservative, people dress really bland, people are too afraid of public displays of affection, the humor is nothing but poop jokes, they are too afraid of racial mixing unlike latin america [which has no racism or xenophobia whatsoever past or present lol right?]" a cursory look never explains the complexities and variations that make up a country.

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#37
For real tho Gaki no Tsukai is the GOAT game show
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#38
this thread also reminded me of being sympathetic towards russia. not that i have a really positive view of russia but i think basically everything about that country is more complicated than it being an evil shithole. I think we're really quite similar in many ways when it comes to world influence and that a lot of hatred comes from "antiamericanism" more than the actual bad thibgs that happen there

lol evan
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this thread also reminded me of being sympathetic towards russia. not that i have a really positive view of russia but i think basically everything about that country is more complicated than it being an evil shithole. I think we're really quite similar in many ways when it comes to world influence and that a lot of hatred comes "antiamericanism" more than the actual bad thibgs that happen there

lol evan

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kind of like how ug is three quarters shithole and one quarter pavliickk
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