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2004/9/7 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Reference/History/WW2/Japan] UID:33396 Activity:nil
9/7     An oldie from Japan Today.  Asking random japanese people what
        they would do if they were foreigners.  Also a good page for
        disabusing people of the "All asians are hot" sterotype.
        http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=popvox&id=429&page=11
        \_ Not all Asians are hot.  Only Asian chicks are hot.
           \_ Well, the chicks on that page ain't too hot either.
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Kasumi Ishigaki, 20 "I have always longed to become a fluent English speaker, so if I could be a foreigner, I would like to watch movies without subtitles. Also, I would like to read political and economic books written by Ivy League professors." Chiori Kourogi, 19 "I actually have a band called, Hungry Dogs. So we would all be a groovy foreign band, and tickets to our Budokan concert would be sold out beforehand. Yukihiro Miura, 21 "I cannot really think of anything good because if I were a foreigner, I do not think I would be in this crowded place. Maybe I would become an Indian monk who had been searching for the metaphysical truth. Once I visited Japan, I would like to go to a famous temple in a mountain and stay there forever to be spiritually awakened." Mana Sato, 17 "I really want to be a very famous supermodel who, of course, works on the catwalks of Paris and Milan. Then, when I got to Japan, I would like to walk down the street, attracting everyone's attention. I would like to see everyone's eyes popping out at my slender hip and long legs." Masahiro Inoue, 38 "I would study Japanese history because that is one of the best ways to learn about a country. Especially, Japan's traditions are very unique, so if I learned them, I could enjoy watching movies more because a film like "Matrix" often depicts Japanese martial arts and so on." Aya Inaba, 20 "I would like to travel around Japan, especially Hokkaido, Kyoto and Okinawa. Those are very popular destinations even among Japanese. I think that as a foreigner, I have a very different, relaxing time there." Therefore, besides going to Kyoto and Edo Mura, I would like to go to a "kaiten sushi" restaurant (where the sushi moves along in front of you) for a real treat. If I was totally ignorant regarding Japan, I would experience a big surprise. It is just like when you go to India, you like to taste real curry there." Click here to see all messages by Scotty (Nov 7 2003 - 03:39) I would be a sneaky thief. During my other visits to Japan, I worked hard and did a little sightseeing, but did no sneaking around and no stealing. This shocking omission on my part was due to the fact that I did not know at the time of my visits what Mr Ishihara expected of me. Click here to see all messages by Admiral Yamamoto (Nov 7 2003 - 05:19) I have to go with the obvious answer and say feel girls up on the trains. I would probably walk down the street grabbing young girls as well. It is bothersome to see the Japanese men get away with grabbing some high school girl's breast or behind and it gets payed no attention. If I could I would get into one of those Japanese AV films. I would also talk to other Japanese about foreigners to see how they truly feel about us. Then I would get back to feeling up kotogakusei on the train. I always wanted to visit one of those "full service" Japanese strip joints. I would go to everyone of the places that have a "no foreigners" sign. I would hope that I would be handsome as a Japanese since I'm ugly as a foreigner and get as much Japanese @$$ as I could. Other than that I guess I would just walk around pretending to speak English to Japanese people. I don't think any of them can really tell if you are really speaking English or just making things up. It is funny when they just nod like they understand when they clearly have that "What the hell did he just say? btw it is very fun to walk up to high school girls and start saying any perverted thing on your mind and watching them just smile and nod like they are agreeing to it. I guess to sum it up in a nutshell I would just like to use my Japanese-ness to mess with people just like I use my foreigner-ness to mess with people. Ah life is grand so long as you make everyone else into your own private joke. On a more serious note I would openly protest the restrictions placed on foreigners in Japan. 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Click here to see all messages by blvtzpk (Nov 7 2003 - 09:56) I could... work until late until the evening in my office, just waiting until it seemed slightly possible that it was time to go home for a few hours of sleep then go abck to work again... reek of ciggies, and be damn proud of the fact that I was supporting the government! know that I would return to my true self at the end of the day When I see the Japanese salarymen of my age traipse off to X-more years of work at jobs in tiny offices, with crabby colleagues, dropping salary, few holidays and stifled dreams and a huge societal expectations for 'sameness' and 'endurance' I am glad I'm not part of that scene... Click here to see all messages by Assman's Little Pal (Nov 7 2003 - 12:32) This is my great master's question, not some phony American General with a cobe pipe! I bet didn't you don't even smoke that, And I know you're not little. Anyway, this being Japanese for one day is Assman's question! If you were a foreigner for one day, what would you do in Japan? Click here to see all messages by GNU (Nov 7 2003 - 12:44) I think these guys should all experience sexually fulfilling a woman for the first time. A better question would be "If you could spend an evening as a Japanese salaryman in China with a gold card, what would you do? Click here to see all messages by pingpong100 (Nov 7 2003 - 22:50) "If you could spend an evening as a Japanese salaryman in China with a gold card, what would you do? Click here to see all messages by basashi (Nov 7 2003 - 23:54) Read the lonely planet and follow all their crap suggestions. Then I will walk away from the whole experience with a smile on my face thinking I understand Japan. Click here to see all messages by Bill Clinton (Nov 8 2003 - 10:01) Well if the Japanese girls became gaijins of the white persuasion I can honestly speak for all the gaijin males, they would be very lonely. 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