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7 hours ago, rmgill said:

Would you prefer "For Hentai!"

You have missed IFV with that writing on "Kiev..." thread. :)IIRC March-April period, but no way of finding it now. Which is one of reasons for separating those in the Japan thread, future modelers need reference pics, or none would believe them. :D

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On 4/8/2023 at 11:47 AM, bojan said:

Since anything Japanese cartoons related should IMO go here:

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Interesting correlation. 
 

One wonders at the mapping of Japanese prefectures, A-bomb fallout and the above categories…. 

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Though it must be noted that it's not a protest strictly against muslims, more like aliens in general and thirdworlders in particular. E.g. 'street shitters' is probably about Indians. 

 

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Which ties with government policies to increase cheap labor in the country by getting them from countries that have a large ratio of young workers. This isn't really related to international pressure, regardless of that "Japan is anti-gaijin" reductionistic tone. The number of foreign workers has been increasing over the past 10 years. About 720,000 in 2013. Over a million in 2016. 1.6 million by 2019. So it's been a policy carried through during the Abe years. By October 2023, there was over 2 million. 

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/wp/hakusyo/kousei/19/backdata/01-01-01-06.html

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_37084.html#:~:text=外国人労働者数は 2%2C048%2C675 人で前年,%から 6.9 ポイント上昇。

 

Of course, foreign workers is a sub-group of the total number of foreigners residing in Japan. The total in June 2023 was 3.2 million. 

https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/publications/press/13_00036.html

 

These numbers can all be broken down by country of origin and on what legal, means (work type, spouse, student, etc.).  Most foreign workers are Vietnamese with 520,000. The most out of the total of residing foreigners are Chinese at 788,000. 

In very basic terms, it's inevitable that as the number of foreigners go up, the number of crime by foreigners will go up, even if the ratio of crime number to residing forigner goes up. 

Japan is a nation that its young adults are too dustracted by modern entertainments or work, thus the culture around raising children is marginalized. Also, there are some Japanese sexual preditors that know how to exploit legal loophools and manipulate Japanese young, under or over 18, women to sexual exploits. The number of these types probably outnumber the blunt-only capable foreigner rape cases.  

I think it is important that as the many foreign workers work in Japan, they leave Japan in feeling that they feel Japan is a good country. So broad strokes probably don't help. Foreigners aren't bad. Too many and at too fast of a rate is bad. 

It gets more thorny when its about foreigners that reside in Japan beyond just work contract years, and have families here, because many of them themselves don't assimilate or learn the language welk enough, so when they have kids, the children are less likely to be successful in Japanese society. The Chinese ones are probably overall more successful as they are established in China towns such as in Kobe and Yokohama. To similar fashion, as with Koreans and Brazilians. Westerners has always been lower in numbers and have the global English language to offer. Other groups that haven't been well established probably struggle more. So then when they have kids and the international marriage failures, only god knows where this ends at. There's only so many Indian resturants that can be had. Great food.. but its noticiable that most lack the "Irasshaimase" sense of other resturants, which is probably indicative of just in general not assimilating. 

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Well at the most basic, a look on Wikipedia at Japanese immigration and crime statistics shows that there has been increasing non-regional immigration, including from places like Bangladesh, Iran, Pakistan and, a little closer, Indonesia since a lack of workers was first felt in the late 1980s; and that while crime has overall gone up recently, that seems largely a rebound from suppression during the COVID years, and it's still a long way from a high just after the Millenium. That makes between two and four manifest lies in five lines of that tweet, quite an achievement (they're so bunched up it's hard to disentangle them).

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On 2/18/2024 at 6:26 PM, futon said:

There's only so many Indian resturants that can be had. Great food.. but its noticiable that most lack the "Irasshaimase" sense of other resturants, which is probably indicative of just in general not assimilating. 

Huh. That's a point. I think that if I was to open a restaurant in Japan, say Southern BBQ, I'd have a variation on "Irashaimase!" as "Welcome Ya'll!" To functionally say the same thing but with the theme to fit the restaurant. 

Naturally the mode of dress of the staff would be some variation on what we in the south wear. Maybe a bit cartoonish if the staffer wants but not over the top. No Daisy Dukes unless the lady staffer REALLY has the legs for it and wants to AND the weather fits it. Which Summer in Japan does. I suppose that would be a draw for some salarymen. 

Hmm. Dukes of Hazard Theme. Have a Dodge Charger in the right format. BBQ, Iced Tea. Maybe later rotate other American Sports cars through on an annual basis. I'm sure the local Yakuza would fall over themselves to buy the ones that rotate out. 

Huh. I think I just came up with a business model.

Related...But Korean...

 

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Huh. That's a point. I think that if I was to open a restaurant in Japan, say Southern BBQ, I'd have a variation on "Irashaimase!" as "Welcome Ya'll!" To functionally say the same thing but with the theme to fit the restaurant. 

Naturally the mode of dress of the staff would be some variation on what we in the south wear. Maybe a bit cartoonish if the staffer wants but not over the top. No Daisy Dukes unless the lady staffer REALLY has the legs for it and wants to AND the weather fits it. Which Summer in Japan does. I suppose that would be a draw for some salarymen. 

Hmm. Dukes of Hazard Theme. Have a Dodge Charger in the right format. BBQ, Iced Tea. Maybe later rotate other American Sports cars through on an annual basis. I'm sure the local Yakuza would fall over themselves to buy the ones that rotate out. 

Huh. I think I just came up with a business model.

Related...But Korean...

 

No, not in that way... some of the resturants, great food, TV has BollyWood music videos, all the elephants, hindu style stone decorations.. all great... even if the expression of irasshaimase was not used but an equivelent in Indian, that woyldn't be the issue but its the essence as in high welcoming spirit and willful service providing. It's like if it was HEB... it would be a fast scanner, careful with the produce, but stern face, no greeting. 

 

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Well, you have to tweak it for the culture. But then the idea of a restaurant NOT having that welcoming spirt is foreign. But then the south east has a lot of that for it's culture so it's a parallel set of values. Probably why I like many aspects of Japanese culture and didn't feel foreign despite being super gaijin. Good southern restaurants will be welcoming and have the right level of solicitousness. Japan can be a bit saccharine in some of that, but that just comes with the Sanrio. 

The lack of such a welcoming mode, I'd find that odd. But then here in the US south, the good Indian restaurants have the same level of genteel greeting. If not from EVERYONE certainly from the front of house folks you directly interact with. It might be a bit jarring to have the entire set of staff yelling "welcome YA'LL!" every time someone came in. But a friendly greeting such as that from the host and the few staff near and as one gets within polite distance might be workable. 

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Well right, but also, it's all about the immidiate locality. Just like in the US.. the style of what sells is different depending on the parts of town or different times of the day. If its a place of lots of lunch time workers.. speed matters most. If it's a common spot for afterwork, atmosphere matters a lot and that includes service with a face. When its a spot where there's an option of 10 resturants.. you got your donburi, you got your ramen, you got your Chinese, you got your McDonalds, you got your Korean, you got your sukiyaki, your yakiniku, your Hawaiian, and your Indian. On average, in these spots where you have all these resturants all in walking distance from each other, the staff at the Indian resturant on average in my experience are least welcoming in face expression. To me, on the original point at least,  that might be indicative about not assimilating into society well. Even other gaijin have commented this weak service providing spirit. Yakiniku.. awesone service... the Chinese.. fantastic.. even McDonald's.. amazing service. McDonald's does very well here. 

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