Why are so many people fascinated with Japan and everything japanese? Posted on August 23, 2022 by Anonymous Why are so many people fascinated with Japan and everything japanese?
because it's a nice place that's internationally popular due to anime, manga
it's exotic yet safe and developed, any babby can travel there and not get stabbed to death
says you I exclusivley have it out for baby's
>any babby can travel there and not get stabbed to death
they might get locked into a building and burnt to death, or maybe inhale some cyanide gas in the subway
japan is safer than most western nations let alone third world shitholes like you come from
It's a place that is fundamentally similar to the west in standards of living, day to day living and media consumed, but different enough to be exiting, exotic and new. Also helps with manga/anime/vidya idealizing things.
their traditional culture is quite interesting. it has less impact these days but it is rooted in shinto, the only country to be so, and is historically quite isolated and closed off country, making it unique. the influences of buddhism, ancient china, and port trading allowed it to be what it is now.
Immaturity, simple as
lets not pretend that a "Place" in a bumfuck fly over state is the same as a "Place" in a country with a distinct rich culture and history. Japan or otherwise.
I was amazed by the fact that the people are friendly, and in japan everything works.
oh dear he doesn't know
>people are friendly
they were 'friendly' when they showed you how to use the Suica card, eh?
yes - literally any country has more culture and history than the US
Not true, none of Africa, Australia, or south America do that's most of the world, plus Europe culture is all gay, that just leaves Asia and the middle east and the middle east is all blown up leaving just Asia, what do they have besides pollution and trannies? Not much
Wow you really Calulatus Eliminatus'd a fool
Spoken like a true brainwashed American.
America has culture, it is just disappearing and becoming a stain. Cowboy culture is cool, but no one today is a cowboy are they? I love 1920s America but if I went to LA today I would see homeless people off their fucking chops on fentanyl shitting and fucking in the street. >Australia is beautiful and unique, it's mix-of-cultures culture gives it a similar vibe to America, but they haven't become like America in the way that people are still nice, laidback and easy-going
>Africa is beautiful and has some of the oldest cultures in history. It has unique animals and is extremely diverse than most Americans think it is.
>South America is also beautiful, has great people and a good vibe to it, still home to tree people. The food there is fucking exceptional and incredibly cheap, the women are very beautiful too.
>Why would you say that about Europe when most of your cuntry was founded, influenced and settled by Europeans
>The Middle East has a lot of peaceful places, why are you so scared of going there? Why are modern day Americans such fucking pussies?
People forget about Northern Africa (the parts inhabited by non-natives). Egypt was essential to classical civilisation.
lmao cope. usa scored such an early cultural victory that you dont even notice its pervasiveness.
>American culture saturates the world the last 100 years
>gays on four channel constantly post that America has no culture
My noggin in joggin
Because this is sighsee. It's an Laotian tapestry forum. Of course people like Japan here
Let me ask you this
If New York is America's biggest and best city, why is it so small and tacky?
and smelly and pozzed
There's 8.5 million people in the 5 boroughs of NYC. There's 9 million people in the 23 special wards of Tokyo. There's 23.5 million in the NYC metro area including Yonkers, north Jersey, etc. There's 28 million people in the area around Tokyo and its suburbs not including cities that fairly separate like Yokohama. Apples to apples they're fairly similar in size and population
You count New Jersey as part of NYC but Yokohama not as part of Tokyo? Why?
Yokohama's more like Philly.
distance wise not really.
No crime, no blacks/arabs (except nigerians), safe space, convenient consooming and the only non-white civilization that is culturally on par with us.
Thjat's it. I'm going there. Done.
Not only are tons of American people are fascinated with Japanese culture but the same goes vice-versa.
It's because from like a developmental, 1st world standpoint they're essentially the same, but the culture and personality between the two are perfect polar opposites.
Americans are loud and proud, opinionated, extraverted people; the Japanese are a quiet, reserved, repressed and polite people. Naturally, opposites attract.
As a more quiet, reserved American who does find Japanese culture very interesting, the reason why I do is because it's like a society full of people like me, I understand them perfectly.
Sort of sad (genuine use) that you relate to such a foreign culture than your native obe but I suppose tgat speaks volumes of the lack of cultural unity in the US.
Why exactly? It's culture, not a cult. You do know your personality can differ from the national stereotype in any country of the world, right? Or do you actually think literally everyone is extraverted in the US and everyone intraverted in Japan?
Not the weeb you're replying to btw
That isn't sad, that's just a lack of maturity or self-awareness. Americans are very similar to Japs in ways they can't conceive, such as how terrified they are in the face of confrontation, how actually mentally repressed your average American is (not unlike your average German, which isn't surprising due to their common history). The only thing the Japanese and Americans may not have in common is the idea that anyone can make it vs knowing your place as the best way to help your community. And even then THAT could be argued, because half of Japan's cultural output are stories about subverting this expectation, so they're themselves very critical of this aspect of themselves.
You want impolite people, you go work with a bunch of frenchies who regularly swear like sailors at their bosses, and subordinates, in formal and casual situations. You want opinionated people, you deal with mediterraneans. the only anglos that aren't introverted are Aussies and that's it. The rest of you are as much on the spectrum as the Japs are.
>Americans are loud and proud, opinionated, extraverted people; the Japanese are a quiet, reserved, repressed and polite people. Naturally, opposites attract.
You can just go to Finland bro, kek. Brainwashed idiot
This is just light skinned people vs dark skinned people.
White midwesterners and japanese people are quiet, racist, reserved. This loud american you're describing is not an american, It's an immigrant. Browns are not american citizens, george washington said so.
>there are no loud jock types in american society except moronS
is basically what I read reading your post and its wrong, Americans are very open and opinionated as well as very directly rude in comparison to other cultures. Its not limited to coloreds either
Japanese have no place to whine about "loud" Americans in any case.
In Japan, everything makes noise, in most cases needlessly.
Completely automated ticket machine will play a song. Why? Japanese shout at each other in public all day long. Convenience store entrance has some speaker that plays jingles constantly. Irasshaimase! Everywhere, regardless of how disinterested you are in the wares.
TV program is interrupted by commercials every 5 minutes featuring loud noises and lots of flashing lights
>even for some mundane product like bleach
Every TV or radio personality is overly enthusiastic and loud. TV is always on at the max volume in every place there's a TV.
Why are the Japs like this?
the case your making isnt even about the people but rather the environment they work or live in. tbh i dont know what youre trying to get across as a similarity between loud type japanese people when youre referencing store greetings in japan
sure im only a wisconsin native with in laws from different countries to give me a different perspective. To say it doesnt exist because you never saw it growing up and to place the onus on coloreds only is beyond retarded OR maybe its just a symptom of the times. I grew up in white suburbia in the 90s not the inner city with the nigs and still met plenty of loud cunts growing up
>sure im only a wisconsin native with in laws from different countries to give me a different perspective
Precisely. You are an American guy first and foremost, and there are so many reasons why bringing up your in-laws doesn't legitimize you at all here. What you believe to be "loud" is the kind of noise you'd either see from a fellow American, from an African American, or an americanized immigrant.
>to place the onus on coloreds only is beyond retarded
No, not necessarily colored. An Italian American is louder than your average american, but he won't hold a candle to his fellow italians. It's only logical that people who are only adapting to a culture that isn't quite theirs, do not behave in a way that aligns completely with it. Even then, they have more in common with you than with whatever they might believe they identify with.
You guys are not loud, take that as a compliment. You guys are also extremely uptight. And you're not big drinkers no matter how much you believe that to be true. You guys like Japan because you all believe that the others are loud whereas you're the calmest guy ever when in reality everyone fucking likes japan, everyone is fucking calm, and the japanese expat crowd, no matter the what that exact same guy who keeps whining about it in every thread says, it's pretty decent. The only reason you think you're loud is because your own people tend to be more visible when they act like retards because it's late at night and it's fucking late but the truth is that you have ignored the dozen of japs acting in the same way just to focus on that particular cracker/moron/Hispanic/towelhead.
You’ve never met many, if any, Americans. You’re just stating your uninformed opinion into the void.
People who believe this are either American themselves who never had an actual long term social experience abroad and thus can't really compare, or are people who never had to deal with actual Americans.
As a non-American who had such an experience, Americans are the exact opposite of what they look in the movies. They are a mild, polite people who may have strong opinions but are terrified of sharing them in a real life context. The only ones who are not quite like this are a minority of 2nd gen immigrants who got their american education mixed up with their parents education, or a minority of african americans, who have their own culture that is more slightly more blunt in nature, but are still very much in the same league when it comes to not being rude. It's still incredible to see people actually conflate what they see on the internet with what they're getting IRL and speak with such assurance about shit they do not know about, especially on a board like this where you'd at least expect some kind of savviness.
It's like you people watched a few gopnik meme videos and thought every slavic person behaved that way when they actually are actually quite phlegmatic and hate the idea of being rude.
I doesnt have morons or other shitskins for that matter
You have never been to Japan my dear anon, prepare yourself to be disappointed if you think
GET OUT OF MY JAPAN
The answer will make you seethe
if you're born in a post ww2 western country your options are cope about picrel or try to experience a lost future vicariously through squinty eyed autists abroad.
China's way more impressive but it's too hard for westerners to see themselves in them, so they cope via japs.
Projection : the post. the 80ers were probably the last generation to think that Japan would take over the world economically. Most people here are at least ten years younger and have lived under Japan's economic decline, not its growth. It has nothing to do with the search of a lost future, but more to do with the paradoxal duality of exoticity and familiarity due to all the jp media people consume nowadays.
China has nothing of the sort going for them, and HK was only really influential in the sinosphere so nobody gives a fuck about China culturally. They were trying to use Hollywood to change that but it's failing hard as their credibility has tanked since COVID.
>best snow conditions in the world for snowboarding
>public transport is efficient and punctual
>everything's cheap there
>very easy and cheap to get to (pre-covid you could get off-season return flights from Australia to Japan for $200)
>drinking in public is legal
>easy to get around
>can experience being in an Asian country without having to go to a shithole
>lots of historical stuff to see
>lots of cultural stuff to see
>lots of nerd shit to see
>lots of good hikes
>good whitewater rafting
>can see cool shit you cant get back home like volcanos or earthquakes
>foodie's paradise; stay in a hotel in Tokyo or Osaka and you have ~1000 restaurants within a 5min walk of it
its top tier for traveling and has something for everyone
oh also whore houses and sex industy there is solid. its like $90 for an hour to do whatever you want with the woman of your choice in a knock-shop.
you can have a 4-some in a soapland with big tiddie asian girls and not have to worry about catching Ebola-Aids like you would in a shithole like the Phillipines
>its like $90 for an hour to do whatever you want with the woman of your choice in a knock-shop.
are you getting chink whores or do you consider blowjobs the "whatever you want" kind of thing
going off of the prices of the literal whore house pamphlets that get delivered to my mailbox each week
well you aren't getting more than a blowjob and a few grabs for that price, anon
that is if your japanese is good enough for them to let you in
You’ve clearly never been to Japan because this does not happen. Especially not for foreigners. And it is much more expensive than that, not to mention you can’t really do anything you want
>Doesn’t know that vaginal penetration is “technically” illegal in Japan
Well, depend where you are and what time. Shibuya from midnight to 6am, it's a very different place.
And those who have been to Osaka already know.
>everything's cheap there
No it's not. Fruits, vegetables and meat have a very high value compared to other countries. CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays are also quite expensive. The trains and especially Shinkansen too. Don't even mention rent or electricity.
>drinking in public is legal
But smoking not
>Well, depend where you are and what time
Japan is clean by any measure for a city of its comparable size anywhere else in the world.
Where I live the public spaces are tent encampments with people using injection drugs in broad daylight, piss on the street, shit in planters and such and trash getting thrown everywhere. This happened within the last 5 years.
>Where I live it's shit so if you compare, Japan is very clean.
Of course, but just because you have very low standards in accordance with where you live anon, doesn't mean it doesn't exist in our beloved Japan
They didn't read the tokyo adult guide and see how it really happens.
Oops I messed up the quote!
They didn't read the tokyo adult guide and see how it really happens with escort/soapland/massage
In Osaka, in the south of the city, I saw a guy peeing in the middle of the street in the late afternoon and quietly returning to one of his karaoke bars.
Why the fuck you post is a copy/pasta?
>And those who have been to Osaka already know.
In Osaka, in the south of the city, I saw a guy peeing in the middle of the street in the late afternoon and quietly returning to one of his karaoke bars.
This. As someone who's travelled extensively Japan is one of the rare places that feels unique and its own thing, globohomo has destroyed so much of the first world. Also you can't understate how nice it is to be around people that are respectful, helpful, polite and well dressed - even the elderly make an effort. Coming back to my country was depressing seeing all the overweight ugly slobs in the airport.
>and well dressed
this is the biggest one
everyone dresses like fucking trash in the West.
being somewhere where women still wear skirts, pantyhose, cute clothes, nice hair & make-up is very refreshing
Where? All the beaches I've seen in Japan are pretty shit. The exception is probably Okinawa
Shonan Coast, Miyazaki Prefecture
they want to be pegged by an anime girl
They somehow managed to stay on the tracks despite losing to Evil in WW2
Now they didn't, their birth rate is down 90%
>muh birth rates
all countries with more than 100 million people should have birth rate 0 and death rate 1 trillion until they get to proper sizes again
Edgy take from the college retard
edgy opinion from the retard that says "college retard" and "take"
It's different enough but still reasonably comfortable.
It's mostly just incel Weebs who think that Jap women are going to sleep with any short, fat white guy who are obsessed with Japan.
Normal people mostly just see Japan as one of many decent places to travel to.
It has good PR, is just foreign enough to be a source of wacky stories, while also being safe from getting mugged for 90$ in your wallet.
When I went through my weeb phase it was because I thought they valued honor, family, intelligence, tradition, and natural beauty. Plus no black people
Now, I just like their cartoons. They arent exactly bugs like the chinks but their way of life is too repressed. Their women get too friendly with nogs,and a lot of them now are NEETs or mentally sick.
Anime and video games
My home country (USA) is going through a collapse right now, so living in Japan is like paradise, by comparison.
two more weeks
i think a more important question is if anime and manga didn't exist would anyone give a fuck about japan?
Food? Language? J-Pop?
And what about Korea? There are a ton of k-weebs that go there now and there is no anime and manwha It is not yet the equivalent of manga in terms of worldwide popularity
what animu and mango series are you guys following rn senpais?
and the answer is none
I am rewatching the Mazda 787B on Le Mans anime and reading the Toyota Supra manga.
You live a sheltered life don’t you
Yeah because there are 0 Japanese car fans out there and women never liked sushi.
Good god you're oblivious
Cities are built at human scale, with high population density. So Japan feels like a very convenient, accessable place and theres always something going on.
Anime and weebs aside, its the only East-Asian country thats 1st world and has 4 seasons so white people think Japan is like a white country but with asiatics in it.
South Korea and Tier 1 chink cities are pretty first worldly anon, I have no idea why you think Japan is the only one.
>white people think Japan is like a white country but with asiatics in it
I think this line says everything. The West has a fascination with East Asia. Here you have: China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. That's it. Korea and Taiwan are too small and irrelevant. China is too inaccessible but otherwise would be the competition (and historically always beat Japan at this). Modern Japan really just feels like home for a white person while it's also fascinating as it is East Asian. Other parts of Asia look a little too yellow, too hot and smell bad.
>and a lot of them now are NEETs or mentally sick
Anime website, also Japanese culture has gone really mainstream the last few decades so even normies and zoomers obsess
is it true that men can get jobs as a pussy eater in japan, bit like how theres women that work in blow job bars in philipines and such?
You couldnt pay me high enough to eat pussy. That is a beta submissive gesture
calm down kahled
>you couldn't pay me to get a woman wetter
we can tell
>You couldnt pay me high enough to eat pussy.
Ironic considering the only way you'll ever have access to a pussy is by paying them
t. Yellow fever victim
this isn't the 90s, Blackidss are exotic to them now than whitoids.
>Why are so many people fascinated with Japan and everything japanese?
I don’t think so and why do Japan haters give off chud vibe much more than actual weebs?
sideways pussy bro
You're on an anime website, what do you expect?
Some anon whos been to Japan level with me. How easy is it for a normal white guy to get laid in japan without resorting to hookers? Is clubbing popular as an option? Do they allow gaijin in? Are one night stands a thing?
Get a load of these LBHs turning sighsee into a coomer board. 2 posts right after each other
Anons whove been to japan level with me trutbfully. How easy is it to fuck regular japanese girls/women as a mere tourist on a night out/ / during a short (1-3 weeks) stay? And how would you do it? Do people go clubbing there? Would they allow a dirty gaijin in? Are one night stands a thing there? How does it compare to thailand for example? (Where you can fuck hookers, but could without much difficulty also fuck regular girls on a night out)
Because deep-down everyone wishes to live in a homogenous society.
It's peaceful and safe unlike most of america
Wisconsin is safe!
because they like anime
Because anime is ideal and you begin to associate this not-of-this-world ideal-ness with Japan and Japanese stuff after watching a couple of anime.
Because it's cool and interesting. The answer to your question is so simple but you only think about memes.
>why is everyone so obsessed with the country that's clean and has more Michelin restaurants than France and has wacky unique fun places and everyone is professional and you don't have to worry about getting shot or stabbed or poisoned and has a museum on every corner and is top dog in the service industry and has literally anything you could ever want to buy and more?
Gee, it's a mystery.
French cuisine is overrated as fuck though. Hell even the Michelin stars (at least the one star ones) taste fucking normal as shit.
Weeaboos exist because Japan is a genuinely one-of-a-kind country. Not even South Korea and Taiwan are close. It takes a long time to explain why, but Japan is like an evolution of your classic Asian society with a twist. Anyway, I think most Japanophiles get jaded once they figure out how the place really works.
Anime. Simple as.
If you brought in cash enough for it to be required to go through customs declaration, do they give you back a copy of the form you filled up?
I remember two forms
>the usual disembarkation form, usually handed out by flight attendants during the flight
>Are you carrying cash in excess of x yen? Yes/no
>another form given by the customs officer after you go through immigration
>exact amount, source, purpose
I'm about to make a deposit to my newly opened bank account and I'm worried they might reject it, can't fucking remember if customs gave me a copy of the form or not.
Is RL Japan even that good? I really want to visit but a lot of what I read online says its not that great, mostly from western expats. Am I being memed, and its actually amazing, and they just don't want any other westerners ruining their secret gaijin walled garden?
Travel isn't about what's good but really about what's different. You want to be surprised, you want to see shit you didn't see. Japan is just that.
it's just extremely different from what you'd see in America or Europe. the faces aren't the same, the streets are very safe, the buildings aesthetic will remind you of 90s japanese animes like City Hunter which might be a nice feeling if you're a millenial who grew up watching these, the rural sights tend to have some traditional asian sights that are very far from common back home, the food is very special (not so true nowadays with everyone and their cousin cooking jap and asian food), they got some cookies and pastries you've probably never had in your life, and they are usually way less "in your face" than your average westerner.
Now some retard will argue that in many ways it is actually very similar to the west because of baseball and globohomo, SURE. But at the same time, while all the amenities are similar, they are still designed in alternative ways that are quite uncommon to witness back home. The same way the former soviet states have these uchronical appearances that are pretty interesting too, America is also interesting for the same reason to a european because it feels like europe but not quite like it, etc. Japan even more because there is way less cultural proximity.
Once that surprise effect wears off and Japan becomes the norm in your life (such as it does for western expats), the novelty disappears and it's fucking boring for a shit ton of reasons, so no wonder why they said that. Just go there and give ti a shot
Dunno how it is for Europeans, but for a lot of Americans, Japan is babby’s first taste of foreign pop culture. Japan exports a lot of things for children, mostly anime and video games. So a lot of that shit gets imprinted in children at a young age. By comparison look at a SEA country like Thailand or even an East Asian county like China. They don’t really produce anything that children can consume and build that lifelong curiosity about their country. Also, anime is a pretty visually distinct. Winx Club for example is an Italian cartoon, Miraculous Ladybug is French, but to a lot of Americans, those shows are localized to an American audience and most kids just assume they’re American cartoons. Other countries can’t really do what anime does to children because of how visually distinct they are from western cartoons.
>say that japan is a safe haven full of nice people, you're based
>explain why japan is a safe haven full of nice people, you're a racist
love retarded Japanese girls
Used to want to go there, but ever since covid Japan proved to be super retarded. The fact that they only just opened up yet STILL are going through stupid procedures tells me that the Japanese are uber schizo and it sounds like an awful place to visit.
But that's a top class Japanese girl with an actual ass
I do love to consume japanese media. Anime and video games are great. However I have a fear of people being dishonest with me. I don't want to be told that I look great when I look like a bridge troll. I don't want someone who dislikes me to pretend to be my friend. Japan seems like the absolute worst place for that.
this image is so fucking stupid. just more jingoistic, anti-asian propaganda. dumb trads can pat themselves on the back for never leaving their flyover state because of course the entire world is exactly the same and only a moronic pussy would step out of their comfort zone or find interest in a culture outside of applebees, walmart, and bass pro shop
It's astonishing how the most obvious of answers hasn't been posted yet.
Most people do not give a fuck about Japan as much as you think you fuckers do. A shit ton of savvy internet users, especially the millenials and zoomers, devouring japanese media for more than 30 years now. Old shit like city hunter or detective conan or many other medias that were realistic or artistic renditions of old rural japan or modern urban Tokyo. Most of the folks watching anime usually use subtitles, and I doubt you guys are doing it for any other language (aside from english for euros). So basically, the languages you've statistically heard the most are English and Japanese (possibly a third language), you have seen a shit ton of Japanese media too, so anything Japanese strikes you as oddly (because it's foreign) familiar (because you've been molded by it).
This is especially true of millenials because a lot of the old animes and games borrowed way more from traditional Japan than the newer ones that tend to be more globalized in their content. And even more true of a lot of chanfags whose culture was even more japanese aligned some time ago. Also, unironically, every american art that fed upon the japanese fad that also had a snowballing effect (i'm thinking of filthy frank, vaporwave aesthetics and whatnot).
And this is why wojak goes crazy when a place has a fucking dojo. like a friend you haven't seen for so long, or rather- someone you've been playing video games with for 20 years since you were a child and now finally meeting. It feels nice and warm, because it reminds you of all the hot choccies you had when watching Detective Conan.
Japan has managed to develop a narrative that was a strong as the "American Dream" of the last century, while you americans may not be aware of it, but a lot of people would watch "Friends" and be like "oh, how nice it would've felt to live there". It's the conditioning of the young imaginary subconscious of many generations.
As a kid, playing flash games on the internet was my first exposure to Asian stuff, like MapleStory or those eccentric Japanese flash games (there was one where you played as a cat in a house like Hello Kitty). Or Wutai in Final Fantasy VII. I was always super fascinated by Asian stuff. Something about Japan is just different. You can go on google maps and drop a street view marker into any place and you'll see those low concrete walls, the overly-painted streets, the oddly cubic urban planning and oddly meticulous effort put into keeping the place clean (usually). Westerners have honestly always been interested in the east, since Marco Polo. Japan is only now trying to capitalize on that with tourism, but even then they don't want a lot of foreigners there.
Hell, if Westerners knew much about China 1000 years ago we'd see the same thing. Everyone would want to live in Beijing and see the tea ceremonies and the opera and stuff.
Why do you all want to go to the ultra nationalistic country with autistic chinkoids who are too retarded to speak English?
I like Japanese culture insofar that I don't have to watch anime or read manga. I have dignity, after all.