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Japan --> Britain

Postby tigerstripe_88 » Sun 02.26.2006 8:02 am

OK so I know this forum is dominated by Americans and other Asians but as a Briton I was wondering what the Japanese feel towards Britain, through previous wars, industries, cutures, etc.
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RE: Japan --> Britain

Postby karasu » Sun 02.26.2006 12:14 pm

I think, Japanese people are usually having good feeling against U.K.
Especially, English fashion has affected on Japan fashion mode...
If you come to see HARAJUKU street, you may wonder why many Japanese young people are cheerfully wrapped in Union Jack.
Um....And, the influence of previous wars is very very small. I have never found friend who hate U.K.
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RE: Japan --> Britain

Postby AJBryant » Sun 02.26.2006 2:16 pm

I may have been in error about this, but this struck me at first as not a "culture & living in Japan" issue so I moved it to Off Topics.

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RE: Japan --> Britain

Postby tigerstripe_88 » Sun 02.26.2006 2:46 pm

Thanks Karasu thats good to know, does anyone know when the Japnese and british have crossed paths?
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Postby Bobcat » Sun 02.26.2006 3:30 pm

im from england too, god save the queen!
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Postby keatonatron » Sun 02.26.2006 7:36 pm

tigerstripe_88 wrote:
Thanks Karasu thats good to know, does anyone know when the Japnese and british have crossed paths?


Um... outside of WW2 (by alliance) there haven't been any major conflicts.
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RE: Japan --> Britain

Postby Infidel » Mon 02.27.2006 12:28 am

Admiral Nelson was Admiral Togo's personal model. Also, Britian was the dominant sea power for many years and Briton and Japan interacted a lot ever since.
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RE: Japan --> Britain

Postby WacKostRacKo » Mon 02.27.2006 5:08 am

Im going to Japan next year as part of my course and apparently we (the English exchange students) have to get up in front of everyone and sing The Beatles.

Because thats what everyone from britain does... :o
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Postby keatonatron » Mon 02.27.2006 7:47 am

Hahaha, that's awesome. The beatles are huge over here. They play the entire discography at McDonalds and other fast-food restaraunts.
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RE: Japan --> Britain

Postby tigerstripe_88 » Tue 02.28.2006 5:09 am

I never really liked the beatles lol I'm surprised Japan hasnt gone crazy over The Darkness but I supose no ones that mad :D
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Postby alex_2096 » Tue 02.28.2006 8:43 pm

If you come to see HARAJUKU street, you may wonder why many Japanese young people are cheerfully wrapped in Union Jack. even though i havent been to 'HARAJUKU' street, im still wondering why young japanese are wrapped up in union jacks??
I never heard we gotta sing beatles when we go over, do they make the spanish sing ricky martin.
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RE: Japan --> Britain

Postby rodegia » Tue 02.28.2006 8:56 pm

So long as you're not Russian (a large number of Russians here are prostitutes and thus a bad name) or don't look overly Asian, there's very little overt resentment towards you (in my experience, but it's not the case for everybody and depends on where you are).
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RE: Japan --> Britain

Postby kaywala » Tue 02.28.2006 10:15 pm

rodegia wrote:
So long as you're not Russian (a large number of Russians here are prostitutes and thus a bad name) or don't look overly Asian, there's very little overt resentment towards you (in my experience, but it's not the case for everybody and depends on where you are).


T_T I look Asian cuz I'm half filipino....I even have ching ching eyes (ching ching for lack of a better word xP ) and I'm foreign exchanging my junior year...maybe sooner ^_^

Um...well the only time I can think of that Britian has crossed paths with Japan is during World War 2...but other than that I don't think so. Britain was too busy fighting France to look at east Asia...xP 100 year war...French revolution...
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RE: Japan --> Britain

Postby rodegia » Tue 02.28.2006 10:28 pm

I really spoke more than I should have, I'm just going by what I've heard as I'm not of Asian decent. The people I've known here that are say they tend to feel that non-Asain decent people (ie white and black) get different treatment. Being white, I don't know. And it won't be bad at all.
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Postby kaywala » Tue 02.28.2006 10:47 pm

^_^ oh...I've heard of that too though...my world history teacher explained it to me x_x
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