What I dislike the most about Japanese culture

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moneyminor
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What I dislike the most about Japanese culture

Post by moneyminor » Wed 07.22.2015 11:23 am

I really like Japanese culture and people except for this one thing:

A lot of Japanese people see violence (acting out anger) as a normal thing to relieve stress. I mean you look at something like Hana Yori Dango (TV Drama circa 2005). The protagonist Tsukasa comes off as a violent spoiled brat who would not hesitate to throw a punch at anyone or destroy things like vases whenever he gets angry.

Then, you look at a Korean show, You're Beautiful, circa 2009 (basically Korea's response to Japan's HYD), and the protagonist handles himself much better when he gets angry.

Basically, what I learnt from watching Japanese dramas was that if I ever get angry, I should lash out at the world to make myself feel better again. This is the one thing I dislike the most about Japan as a whole. This is the reason why we get violent crimes in Japan like people getting randomly stabbed b/c some teenager had a disagreement with their parents, and TV taught them to go on a stabbing spree to de-stress.

Or, a bunch of Japanese girls felt like ganging up on one of their friends and beat them to death b/c they made bad comments about them behind their backs. Why? B/c their culture taught them, if they should ever get angry, they should just lash out to make themselves feel better again.

Or, how about this one worker dude, who just thought it'd be cool to go out and slash women's legs with a knife b/c he he felt stressed out at work...

I really like Japanese culture/Japan, I really do, especially things made or engineered in Japan is usually top notch. But, no one race/country/religion is perfect. And so, I believe that this is the bad part about Japan. Other Asians, such as Koreans, Chinese, etc. handle themselves much better when u expose them to the same stressors (parents, work, backstabbing friends)...
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