It isn't, it's a popular elitist theme that some restaurants use to garner more business and oddly enough, it works very well in Japan.Fluffgar wrote:
That said, and while I don't have a lot of experience to rely on, I don't think this cultural curiosity should be taken as a reflection on all Japanese people.
Do you have a translation question?
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I think that's true of most countries. Then again, Seinfeld's Soup Nazi is based on a real person (who, naturally, hates being called the Soup Nazi and will refuse service if you call him that), so maybe not entirely true here.Fluffgar wrote:I don't see the sort of restaurant that treats its customers badly going down very well with anyone from my country. Most people from here would tell them very forthrightly where they could shove their food and would probably help them do so.
Then again, Seinfeld does take place in New York City, where abuse is probably a way of life or something.
It's illegal in Japan, too... they just get away with it more often. I hear it's still not all that common for it to happen, though, and such cases tend to become known on the internet because people like Debito Arudou publicize them... which I don't think is a bad thing, though many people have mixed feelings (or worse) about that particular guy on the whole.Fluffgar wrote:Also, there's no way anyone here would ever get away with putting a sign up saying, "Scots Only". They would be in serious legal trouble if they did.