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    I do my best to uphold the Japanese's misconceptions and stereotypes about british people
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    You're telling me that all those people who complain about being told countless times how good their Japanese is despite it being shit and how amazing it is that they can use chopsticks actually want to keep hearing the same thing over and over again? They might not directly say "Hey, I want to break down these stereotypes and misconceptions", but that seems to be what they'd hope to accomplish, or at the very least what they wish would happen.

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    I also want to make love to Scarlett Johansson, neither that nor the changing of Japanese Stereotypes is likely to happen any time soon.
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    You probably have a better chance with the Scarlett thing.

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    Why would you want to change it? Being a celebrity/performing monkey is awesome!!
    Great men of action never mind on occasion being ridiculous; in a sense it is part of their job.

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    @Ini

    Just out of pure curiosity, what are some of the stereotypes you've found Japanese people have of British people??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvac002 View Post
    @Ini

    Just out of pure curiosity, what are some of the stereotypes you've found Japanese people have of British people??
    The women all wear maid outfits and the men perfect gentlemen.
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    Always carries umbrellas, opens doors for ladies, eat nothing but fried breakfasts or fish and chips. I make a point of doing all those things everyday while wearing a top hat and a monocle
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    Surely you're exaggerating! The fish and chips I could understand though.

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    I open doors for ladies because I'm not a massive faggot, generally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    Why would you want to change it? Being a celebrity/performing monkey is awesome!!
    "sensei sensei how do I tell Jiggit that he is cool in English?"
    "Jiggit have you been to france? Oh my gaa i love you"


    "Jiggit how tall are you? you are perfect, please marriage with me"

    Anyone who says they want to change that is probably an awkward fatty who can't keep their interest beyond the first few weeks.

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    Or not a pedo.
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    Only a fool would do a teachers workload for an assistants salary.

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    Being called cute all the time is ok, but "big bust!" followed by a tit grab is out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coop52 View Post
    Being called cute all the time is ok, but "big bust!" followed by a tit grab is out.
    That's out? Jeez. Glad I'm married now. I just don't think I could deal with the modern dating game.

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    There's a big difference between saying "this is stupid. I wish they would stop." And saying "I want to make them stop."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    you're just a racist.
    Ummm... Some of those definitely sounded like quotes from yr kiddos.
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    Only a fool would do a teachers workload for an assistants salary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    "sensei sensei how do I tell Jiggit that he is cool in English?"
    "Jiggit have you been to france? Oh my gaa i love you"


    "Jiggit how tall are you? you are perfect, please marriage with me"

    Anyone who says they want to change that is probably an awkward fatty who can't keep their interest beyond the first few weeks.
    Sounds like you work in high school, meanwhile in junior high school it sounds more like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by coop52 View Post
    Being called cute all the time is ok, but "big bust!" followed by a tit grab is out.
    How are they going to experience a foreign culture if you cut them off all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gezora View Post
    Ummm... Some of those definitely sounded like quotes from yr kiddos.
    What's your point?

    Are you trying to say your excuse for being a unlikable misery is that you don't want to seem like a paedo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coop52 View Post
    Why would you want anything more than that sweet spot where you can have Japanese friends and a decent relationship with coworkers and still be able to get away with stuff because derp gaijin. After seeing just how much bullshit regular Japanese people put up with, why would you want all that? I like Japan (enough to stay here as long as I have and want to continue here post JET), but I'd never want that kind of stress for myself. I feel like I'm accepted enough as I am.
    I'm thinking this is where I would want to draw the line. I've always been wrapped up in the concern of getting deep enough to not feel like a total outsider, which feels like a permanent fear to me, either because I'm neurotic or because people refused to sit next to me on buses and trains every day for 7 consecutive months. I think "going native" has less of the objective of trying to turn completely Japanese (because really, who would want to turn completely into any culture? they all suck, there's your non-bigoted racism for the day) and more the objective of not feeling like you're from another planet every time you try to encounter anyone.

    I mean, no, I don't want to work 16 hour days, I don't want to become an alcoholic, I don't want my marriage to include multiple decades without any sexual contact, and I don't want to draw myself into a crazy fascination with rice and green tea instead of realizing that there exists something called variety in the world. To that extent, no, I don't wish I could become completely Japanese and am willing to accept my gaijinity. On the other hand, is it really too much to ask for to try to dip a little more than my feet into Japanese society, long enough that I can live comfortably instead of building some kind of fantasy world around me where the gimmick of being some kind of walking variety show segment to everyone around me lasts the rest of my life or until I leave? In all my time studying abroad, very few people advanced past the most shallow conversational topics in existence (even by Japanese standards), never have I been more than some kind of mascot for any sports club I joined (and let me not start on the International Friendship club, which I learned I was not supposed to join because their mission is to prepare events for Japanese to meet foreigners), never could people even greet me with an ohayo and depart with an otsukare, and every person I met at an international party relegated me to one of two positions: "must be a halfee" or "how cute, the gaijin is speaking Japanese to us."

    It's kind of dickish how whenever I bring this up, the response is always the hilarious false dichotomy of "Why can't you just appreciate being a gaijin? It's not like life is any better for the Japanese." As if the options are very clear: have everyone talk to you like you're on a variety show, or be an alcoholic lifer in a dead-end job and marriage.

    On that note, if anyone has a guide on how to become valuable enough to the Japanese around you that they will treat you like a friend and/or co-worker rather than a mascot, please let me know.

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