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Myths/Facts about Japan Part 1

Myths/Facts about Japan Part 1. It's finally here! I've revised the answers and added some new questions based on the list of them I was asked in my previous co

It's finally here! I've revised the answers and added some new questions based on the list of them I was asked in my previous comps. Thank you everyone for your support! Вы заполняете мое сердце радостью.

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Hello everyone! My name is
Anya) Bizengaust and For 6 years I'
been working as an English instructor
in Japan. A lot people have some
misconceptions about Japan so I' m
making these comps to debunk some
myths and share some Facts about the
land ofthe rising sun.
Lees get started with Japanese
Schools!!
Since Japanese is a very
complex language. many
schools have separate classes
For speaking and writing.
English instructors teach the
learning words and how to
properly pronounce them while
Grammar teachers will teach Wain“ of it this ma, we
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strict teachers are usually in the , ..
junior high and high school level 4 des,
they are under pressure to ,
make sure their students are
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prepared to enter the top high
schools! colleges.
Since Attach elementary and
middle school level children. the
teachers are a little more relaxed
but still expect their students to
Follow school rules.
1 don' t have it in me to be
very strict. I go " Far "
stern Alma stares. You' d
be suprised how well this
works‘
e sensei says.
I have it theory that Japanese
students can smell Fear and how they
behave depends on your confidence
and assertiveness. I work with kids
age on mostly so I have to work
extra hard to make lessons both
knowledgeable and Fun or they will
lose interest and get unruly. Last
year I had to sit my Class down and
scold them For picking on their
grammar teacher whom they Found
boring so they made loud snoring
noises during her class.
The grammar teacher
ended up quitting after
that year due to other
classes teasing her in the
same way!
Japanese students and MIME,
Did you know Japan has one ofthe
highest suicide rates in the world?
From it young age, Japanese children
are taught that ifthey want to
succeed they must be good at
anything and everything.
To Fail makes you weak and Brings
shame to your Family name. Because
ofthis. many choose the path
suicide rather than living with the
shame. Due to this it lot w schools
suicide hotlines and support
groups to help those in need.
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Like I explained in number 'e, Weakness in Q
Japan is Frowned upon. Due to this it lot
people will bully and spit on the weak. This
happens a lot in Japanese schools where any .9
person seen " "less than perfect" is
ostracized From the group. This can range 1
From ignoring to downright hazing
unfortunate student. I
a girl once who commited suicide
due to her Fellow students teasing and
beating her up because her mother had a
mental illness. It' s been three years and I
still think about her and Feel sad.
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Cultural Festivals are extremely ,
elaborate and every school level N _ r ‘ tlt i
does them, even universities. ‘
Festivals are held to display the
students‘ learning. but many
people visit to have Fun. Each
classroom will have an activity gt
such as Cafes, haunted Muses,
artsit: rafts. and dancing. school
clubs will an also put on
performances to the public to
display their skills.
Last year my class did it kitten
cafe. They all wore cat ears
and tails while serving little
treats to guests. It was the
single cutest thing ever!
Z Lave lotions’ and Valentines Lea Ccac’ abate
Have it crush on senpai? Well why
not write him a love letter. The Q
Japanese are very shy at times and Q
uniting it letter is it nice modest
way to share your Feelings.
Another way is to give chocolate
on Valentine' s Day. This is it by
practice in which girls will make or
Bur chocolate and give it to boys making is the
they like or to their friends. This is may to an but
reciprocated on white Day when given new man, pots we
those who received chocolate get mined trying I
it small gift For that person. Buy it,
3. Stament c' ! and after saber)! clubs
an abundance /,
after school clubs to help enrich
the mind and get students in tune "' r
with the ancient arts eitheir t '
culture. some ofthose clubs include I it
Kendo. archery. caligraphy. tea a’ '
ceremony. music, ECT. in charge ofthe
As Far " the student council goes, archery club at my
they are the same " any country. elementary school which
They work together to organize means I get to make sure
activities For the school such " the the kids don' t shoot
cultural Festival and Fundraisers. arrows at one another!
schools in Japan have
outside teaching and that is
making sure that children
Become disciplined members
society who dress right and
Follow all the rules. some
schools take this to the extreme
and check you daily to make sure
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requirements. some teachers will thatt measured Mir
even patrol Fun spots in town to Ismith and let me in
make sure their students aren' t “mil Idied My Mir DECK in 3
having Fun instead studying. tight bun and put on a blazer.
I Felt very uptight that day.‘
10. /63’ super easy to team? ,; anise statments
because w smart.
It' s true that Japanese students are
very studious and are smarter than
average but that doesn' t mean that
makes them easy to teach. You have
to constantly be on top your
game to keep up with their needs "
well " the expectations eitheir i
parents. This becomes very NW I
complicated when you have it ‘I' taught it
student who is a little less than Wiggums in the Pit" thatt
perfect and parents assume that made me Feel we Miss
rtm' requst it an teach” instead of Hoover. W"?'""'"' and
admitting their child anat the best. Feel her piolet. s
11 Japanese selling ' 2' fanta' es to
awake a profit.
Let me start by saying this one is very
real. There are places where schoolgirls
and woman alike can go to sell their used
panties and vending machines that will
spit them out For some paper trail. These
shops will actually pay a good chunk
change For these used panties. Because
this puts the school' s reputation on the
line girls are caught doing this they can
be suspended or in worse cases expelled
For sexual conduct. will not sure why
peole want used panties in the First
place.... that' s nasty.
Imagine that you are walking down
the hall " happy " can be.
Everything is good and you stop to
you right up the
ass. Before you can comprehend what
happened you see a giggling kid
running around the corner.
Congratulations, you have Fallen
victim to the dreaded kancho. Kids in
Japan get it real kick out OF playing
this prank on adults.
This hasn' t happened
to me in a long time but
my ass still hurts when I
think about it...!
bate working
This depends on whom you work
with. I' worked with teachers
who loved working with me and
other Foreign teachers and I' , , _
worked with a Few who made me
sit in the corner and watch
because they couldn' t stand to
have me be on their level.
Japanese can be very proud and
sometimes do not like having to
work with people who they deem
to be inferior.
1 was once paired with a
teacher who refused to work
with me when she Found out
I was From Russia( we have a
rep For being crude). she
pretty much acted like I
didn' t exist!
14. You can make a lot -' being a
teacher because the need for speakers.
when Ifirst started I was on it
salery yen a month
which is roughly around , 265 in
American currency This all
sounds well and good until you
consider the Following.
Monthly rent: City . 000.
Rurity: 67. 370
Monthly internet bill: moon
Bertch: "w" ‘some schools you can get up
Domestic beer at a bar: 100, 000 yen but you want
Public . FABS each Wit' to make aoo. aoo to (woman
No mm” artist subject you' d have to teach at a
you' re teaching you will get a _,.
teaching salary like this.
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mien .
Many teachers don' t want their students
to see them " anything more than it no ‘at
nonsense authority Figure who Follows tss
the rules. I worked with it woman though "'
who was in tears Because her students '
saw her eating at it cafe like it normal
person.
This varies From teacher to teacher and
most don' t mind eitheir students know
their Favorite movies or Foods. when my
students in public I don' t mind waving to tame " Chromes is
them or having them come talk to me the Dest , (
they “mm to. series ever!
Well that' s all For today
everyone!
My next comp will be part
q l Japanese Fashion and
medial . k ‘if
questions or noticed I -i:: ',
missed something please i/ nasta' it huge Simpson, an
Feel Free to leave it in the in case you haven' t noticed*
comments or message me . .
and In get back Amps Until Next Time!
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#145 - bizengaust (07/04/2014) [-]
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I just want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement of these comps ^___^. I'm happy to see so much interest and I look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Stay tuned for next week when we cover media and fashion!
I just want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement of these comps ^___^. I'm happy to see so much interest and I look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Stay tuned for next week when we cover media and fashion!
#22 - Ken M (07/04/2014) [+] (11 replies)
What is kancho?
#23 to #22 - germed (07/04/2014) [-]
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#4 - infinitereaper ONLINE (07/03/2014) [+] (4 replies)
excellent work bizengaust with this information I can finally become kawaii
User avatar #17 - asthmetheus (07/04/2014) [-]
Do you guys have classes randomly selected that are taken to an island where they must kill each other?
#26 - legendofbearo (07/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Golly these sure are swell, Ive really always wanted this kind of information from the perspective of someone like you. Your doing good work friend.
#43 - iRoflcopterU (07/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I thought that the whole panty thing was just an ongoing joke, I didn't think it was real.
I thought that the whole panty thing was just an ongoing joke, I didn't think it was real.
#3 - snowshark (07/03/2014) [-]
It's here!
It's here!
#13 - grandmasterjax (07/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Just wanted to say I think OP is a cool guy/gal. Consistent posts that adhere to fact based in personal experience while maintaining a level of humor. Good on you. +1.
#15 - pikininja (07/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Bizengaust, what are your observations on gender roles in Japan in the workforce? I've been considering looking into a career in animation in Japan, but I have concerns about various prejudices.
Bizengaust, what are your observations on gender roles in Japan in the workforce? I've been considering looking into a career in animation in Japan, but I have concerns about various prejudices.
#33 to #15 - bizengaust (07/04/2014) [-]
It's harder for a woman to reach a higher position at work than it is for her male coworkers, just like it is in the West (a little more pronounced, though). It gets a little harder once she gets married and much harder once she has a child, especially if she's pressured by friends, family, and her own morals to put more effort into caring for her family. This is one reason why the birth rate has been declining for years.   
Japanese women are also still the base of the household, meaning that most wives and mothers do the majority of the cooking, cleaning, and child-rearing while husbands focus on other things. A lot of that is based around their culture though.   
That being said there are still woman who carry on successful careers despite the pressures they get and they are treated with respect. I'd be lying if I said sexual harassment wasn't a big thing here (I don't take the train often for that reason) but they have gotten better about it over the years(they have woman only trains that run during certain times) and are starting to evolve for the present time. My best advice is to be assertive and work hard.
It's harder for a woman to reach a higher position at work than it is for her male coworkers, just like it is in the West (a little more pronounced, though). It gets a little harder once she gets married and much harder once she has a child, especially if she's pressured by friends, family, and her own morals to put more effort into caring for her family. This is one reason why the birth rate has been declining for years.
Japanese women are also still the base of the household, meaning that most wives and mothers do the majority of the cooking, cleaning, and child-rearing while husbands focus on other things. A lot of that is based around their culture though.
That being said there are still woman who carry on successful careers despite the pressures they get and they are treated with respect. I'd be lying if I said sexual harassment wasn't a big thing here (I don't take the train often for that reason) but they have gotten better about it over the years(they have woman only trains that run during certain times) and are starting to evolve for the present time. My best advice is to be assertive and work hard.
#57 - bobindun (07/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
And people say America is ****** up.
#51 - IceIfritSIXSIXSIX (07/04/2014) [-]
Number 4 wasn't that surprising to be honest.
User avatar #11 - devilofscience (07/03/2014) [+] (2 replies)
This is the new one right why is it part 1, I've read three of these now and this is the order they show up in what's going on?
#28 to #11 - bizengaust (07/04/2014) [-]
I had taken down part one for reasons that range from stupid to retarded so this is a re upload with new answers and bonus questions. Think if it like a new dvd with fun bonus features.
I had taken down part one for reasons that range from stupid to retarded so this is a re upload with new answers and bonus questions. Think if it like a new dvd with fun bonus features.
User avatar #120 - sovietsamurai (07/04/2014) [+] (7 replies)
So the Japanese DO dislike us?
#131 to #130 - bizengaust (07/04/2014) [-]
It's ok I know what you mean. There is this "meanwhile in russia" picture of a man chasing a bear with a bat that made all of my friends lol. Meanwhile I'm sitting there remembering watching my grandfather chase a bear out of the yard with a metal spoon and trashcan lid when I was little..... It goes without saying that he was in his underwear at the time
It's ok I know what you mean. There is this "meanwhile in russia" picture of a man chasing a bear with a bat that made all of my friends lol. Meanwhile I'm sitting there remembering watching my grandfather chase a bear out of the yard with a metal spoon and trashcan lid when I was little..... It goes without saying that he was in his underwear at the time
User avatar #96 - leafonthewind (07/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
bizengaust is the hero FJ deserves
this is quality OC and is informative
thanks m8 have a great day
#16 - bluwizard ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
**bluwizard rolled image** when i go to japan
User avatar #10 - electrobe (07/03/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Do student councils really do as much work as they do in anime?
Because over here in England my school council has no power some clubs have more power than the student council
#19 to #10 - angelusprimus ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Student council does not have NEARLY the power of the student councils in anime. (for one, not one of them has tried to take over the world)
That said, they have far more power then the ones in USA and GB. Also much bigger work load.
Elections themselves are not silly popularity contests like in USA, because the type of people that wins the elections in USA hates the work that would come with winnning in Japan.
They were introduced to japan after WW2 as a practice for democracy, and have always been taken more seriously.
They have autority over clubs budget (that is a huge thing, clubs are a BIG DEAL), run bunch of projects to keep school looking good, assign room to the clubs etc.
Like with any democracy there are good councils and bad ones. And actual amount of what they do varies from school to school, but its definately a bigger deal then here. But nothing like in anime. (I don't think any school has a council that has regular sword fights about who will keep a human slave either, but I could be wrong)
#136 - ironsoul (07/04/2014) [-]
Committing sudoku
User avatar #89 - rollmeanddie (07/04/2014) [-]
I spent six months in Japan when I was twelve with absolutely no preparation beforehand.

The only thing worse was when I went home and all the weeaboo kids wouldn't leave me alone.
#6 - fistfireace (07/03/2014) [-]
This was the first comp that I've actually enjoyed since a long time ago.  gif may or may not be relevant.
This was the first comp that I've actually enjoyed since a long time ago. gif may or may not be relevant.
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