Concerns over Japan

K73SK

K73SK

Well I have been reading some news on Japan, and it looks like there could possibly be relationship problems in the future between U.S. and Japan, and I was hoping this wouldn't cause us to be unable to visit the country at least... But I was talking to some guy in another forums, and he told me this, and I wanted to hear some opinions... because my friend says otherwise : [quo]*Quote:* Japan isn't doing much better either. I wouldn't look too closely into the value of their yen rising. Anyway, in all my time in Japan, I haven't met a single foreigner who wasn't effected in some drastic way by the social and racial discrimination (oh it's quite big in that country).[/quo] I asked if he leaved in the kansai region, since I learned in here they are more harsher with their dialect and that maybe the reason he see's it often...his reply : [quo]*Quote:* Are you reading their newspapers, watching their news, reading their BB on the internet? The state of order is pretty messed up after that last prime minister suddenly quit. And yes, I was in the Kansai region. Mind you, I stayed in Tokyo for a month, but mainly hung out in Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara. Trust me, their attitude changes when you speak their language fluently and walk around with a cellphone that you need to live in Japan for 1 year to have[/quo] I told him I didn't want to get into a debate, because well I don't like starting trouble. I'm not a mean argumentative person. I just wanted to hear the opinions from people who have experience living there. Thanks :oops:
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Konnichiwa K73SK, One of the things you should know about Japan is that though it appears (and is, to some extent) westernized, with cellphones, malls, TVs, pop music, and all that you would expect in America, it is still a country holding on tight to it's traditions, it's thoughts, it's history, and most of all, I would say, to their nationality. Having said that, Japanese love foreigners. They are sometimes more open to foreigners coming into their homes, inviting them to dinner...than they are to other Japanese people. They are also curious, may ask some random questions that may be obvious to you... I believe that each person can have a different experience in Japan, so, I would recommend you go and see for yourself. Whether it's Kansai region, out in the countryside, or right in the center of Tokyo, there are going to be extremely nice Japanese people, and some that may be rude. But... those extremes is what makes a nation so interesting and worth being part of! :D p.s. Concerning the Yen...Yen always follows the American Dollar, so just keep an eye for the US$, if it rises, it's most likely Yen will rise too! Jyane!! :wink:
K73SK

K73SK

Ya! :] I was talking to my friend, and he said that compared to the U.S., there are many more people who are kind to him then he would find here. He said he did once in awhile come across one or two rude people, but all together he found more polite ones than if he were to walk the streets in a U.S. city :] . I think maybe the person who was telling me in the other forums, may just have had bad experiences. Or maybe he's rude himself :lol: never know. Well thanks for the information! Jya :D

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