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stereotypes.

Post by guitarplayer7694 » Thu 12.20.2007 3:41 am

What is the general Japanese stereotype of an American?

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Post by prep_girl_Nessa » Thu 12.20.2007 5:28 am

Having never been to Japan, this is based off of what I hear and what I see on TV.

Three stereotypes I've heard are the 'big, clumpsy, yet lovable' stereotype, the 'amazing dancer' stereotype, and the 'bright colored clothes wearing homosexual' stereotype (ala Matthew on Mathew's best hits).

I often wonder how many Japanese people believe these stereotypes; probably about as many as Americans who believe Japanese people are all ninjas who rock at DDR. :D
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RE: stereotypes.

Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 12.20.2007 10:41 am

guitarplayer7694 wrote:
What is the general Japanese stereotype of an American?
I am curious as to why you ask this?

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RE: stereotypes.

Post by guitarplayer7694 » Thu 12.20.2007 1:34 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
guitarplayer7694 wrote:
What is the general Japanese stereotype of an American?
I am curious as to why you ask this?
I don't know just a thought that popped into my head, plus I know what we stereotype them as and so i wanted to see the other side. Why is it wrong?

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Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 12.20.2007 3:01 pm

I don't know if it's wrong or right. I suppose one could find it either way depending on their mood, outlook or bias. lol. the main reason I asked is that I always wonder why people like stereotypes. I for one would rather let the ambiguities be the sum of what I see rather than trying to collect lists of stereotypes to lead me down a path of mistakes..

just my thoughts really.

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RE: stereotypes.

Post by guitarplayer7694 » Thu 12.20.2007 6:12 pm

Well I don't think stereotypes are true, I just like knowing what another culture thinks we are.

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Post by Kisshu » Thu 12.20.2007 9:01 pm

Hmmmm I haven't been to Japan either.. and my response is pretty similar to Nessa's in I wonder if Japanese people really believe this.. but here goes

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Post by chikara » Thu 12.20.2007 10:08 pm

Delusional ;)
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RE: stereotypes.

Post by Gundaetiapo » Thu 12.20.2007 10:47 pm

日本語がわからないというステレオタイプでしょうね。
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RE: stereotypes.

Post by guitarplayer7694 » Fri 12.21.2007 2:21 am

Kisshu wrote:
Hmmmm I haven't been to Japan either.. and my response is pretty similar to Nessa's in I wonder if Japanese people really believe this.. but here goes

Tall
Loud
Less polite
Eats Hamburgers
All good-looking
Well I am tall and like hamburgers. lol

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RE: stereotypes.

Post by I-samu » Fri 12.21.2007 8:53 pm

Here we go~

tall
big
fat
big noses
likes sausage, hamburger, and potato fries
can't speak Japanese
talk slow
talk loud
annoying
disrespectful
some are otaku
drive big cars
like baseball
can't use chopsticks
make the bathwater dirty
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RE: stereotypes.

Post by ss » Fri 12.21.2007 9:44 pm

make the bathwater dirty
eh?? I don't get this??

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RE: stereotypes.

Post by Gundaetiapo » Fri 12.21.2007 9:47 pm

I think the Japanese don't always empty the お風呂 in between usage, and the bather washes before entering. Unless they're oblivious to the protocol.

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RE: stereotypes.

Post by Shirasagi » Sat 12.22.2007 2:49 am

People who have not been to Japan, please do not encourage stereotypes of Japanese stereotypes.

And for God's sake, Matthew Minami isn't representing a stereotype! :o
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RE: stereotypes.

Post by I-samu » Mon 12.24.2007 4:44 pm

Shirasagi wrote:
People who have not been to Japan, please do not encourage stereotypes of Japanese stereotypes.

And for God's sake, Matthew Minami isn't representing a stereotype! :o
I am half Japanese, been to Japan, and talked to my Japanese family and have heard things. Just repeating what I've heard.
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