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Myths about Japan Part 2.. A lot of you have messaged me asking what happened to part 1. I made part 1 after I had been working for 50 hours a week for the last

A lot of you have messaged me asking what happened to part 1. I made part 1 after I had been working for 50 hours a week for the last two months so my grammar was.....less than perfect. English isn't my first language and I have to work very hard at it to keep speaking it fluently, so if my brain is tired my foreign starts to show.
Despite explaining that I was tired and the next ones would be better, I received a lot of negative comments which I chose to pay more attention to then the good ones. This led me to take it down due to pressure and a crumbled pride. I deeply deeply regret it and I am going to make up for it by posting it again with BONUS CONTENT!!!. Since I was asked so many questions about schools in Japan, I'm going to add them with my answers.
I want to thank all of you who gave me praise and for your many many questions. It reminded me of why I love teaching and sharing cultures with other people. ^_______^
I'd also like to thank my friend infinitereaper for reminding me that haters gonna hate and that you should focus on the people who enjoy the material the most.
Because of that, if people decide to complain in the future I will kindly ask them to go learn two languages very different from their own so I can judge their writing. (Just kidding I won't say anything >_____>)

Good news everyone! Because the
First comp was so popular I
decided to make another. This
comp will be covering some myths
surrounding the Japanese people
and their culture. s
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answering some questions asked in them in the description.
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and walk away.
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outside the Bedroom, the natural
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popular " any comic or cartoon in
America. Kids here get up on skaturday
mornings to watch anime cartoons geared
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anime cartoons geared at adults.
Just like in America, you have to go to
certain shops in Japan to Find those
anime or mango that make the otaku
squeal.
Alright everyone that is
alli have For now. Join
me next time when I
cover the topic OF living
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Food culture.
IF I missed something
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comps. -Bizengaust
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#4 - evilhomer
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Have you seen people doing this?    
 has this been done to you?
Have you seen people doing this?
has this been done to you?
#62 to #4 - anon id: 66c4f529
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#64 to #62 - anon id: 65772390
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what anime is that from?
#98 to #64 - anon id: 9b730a11
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Kampfer if I am not mistaken.
User avatar #113 to #98 - synchron
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It is.
#220 to #4 - anon id: caeb5157
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THOUSAND YEARS OF DEATH!!
THOUSAND YEARS OF DEATH!!
User avatar #315 to #220 - fzjoss
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PAIN*
Do you even Naruto?
#175 to #4 - fawdajinn
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For those that are interested, the Japanese call it カンチョー (pronounce kanchō).
#189 to #4 - rumbleseb
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Kancho!
Kancho!
#13 to #4 - evilredmuffin
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#6 to #4 - bizengaust [OP]
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YES especially with school children. I've only had it happen to me once and I gave the kid such a look that  he never tried it again. I've found this happens with the male teachers the most so they are warned on the spot not to turn their backs to them. There is also this weird fascination with butt grabbing, and when I say but grabbing I mean with both hands. This is why I get nervous when people are behind me.
YES especially with school children. I've only had it happen to me once and I gave the kid such a look that he never tried it again. I've found this happens with the male teachers the most so they are warned on the spot not to turn their backs to them. There is also this weird fascination with butt grabbing, and when I say but grabbing I mean with both hands. This is why I get nervous when people are behind me.
#8 to #6 - evilhomer
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Some say that if you like Japan you're probably a weeboo and other ******** like that. But Japan indeed has a... interesting culture.
I do enjoy these posts so keep em' coming.
User avatar #174 to #6 - daragon
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As a guy how really want too move to japan in the future, these comps are ******* awesome, thank you.

Also have you got any pointers as to how too do that? (Keeping in mind I'm 17 and only know Japanese from the anime I watch.)
User avatar #309 to #174 - bizengaust [OP]
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I'd recommend doing some research about the culture as it is very different from what anime portrays
User avatar #321 to #309 - gamagoriira
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So wait, are you trying to tell me that all 14 year olds don't have breasts as large as my head?
#323 to #321 - twilightdusk
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It's actually kind of ironic, so many anime characters have giant breasts but Japanese girls trend on the smaller side.
User avatar #326 to #323 - gamagoriira
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I know, I was just joking. I looked it up when I first started watching anime, and I wasnt surprised. I mean, naturally, most men are attracted to larger breasts. But if you are surrounded by washboards, you are gonna dream about larger breasts.
#100 to #6 - anon id: 83405387
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Hey dunno if you know but there is this thing on the internet somewhere very similar to your experiences called "I am a japanese schoolteacher" about a Black guy from cali whose was part of the JET program and his general experiences which range from daww to WTF. Dunno if its on the internet somewhere but i thought you should know
#104 to #100 - bizengaust [OP]
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Oh yes The Gaijin Chronicles!!! I know of him very well and I remember reading about him before I came to Japan. It was actually his posts that made me choose the company Amity over JET.  I really got both insight and chuckles from his posts.  JET isn't bad by any means, they just only allow you to renew your contract so many times whereas Amity lets you do it for as long as it pleases you.
Oh yes The Gaijin Chronicles!!! I know of him very well and I remember reading about him before I came to Japan. It was actually his posts that made me choose the company Amity over JET. I really got both insight and chuckles from his posts. JET isn't bad by any means, they just only allow you to renew your contract so many times whereas Amity lets you do it for as long as it pleases you.
User avatar #14 - Blargosnarf
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So, sexuality is very open and explorative... but yet they still censor their porn?
User avatar #219 to #14 - livefromtokyo
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actually sex is not very open at all. I rarely even see people holding hands (and when i do it is normally only high school people). and I have yet to see anyone kiss out in the open.

My japanese friends have told me that it is actually unusual for couples (even married ones) to have sex in their houses (perhaps it is because japanese walls tend to be thinner than elsewhere) But many people go to "love hotels" to have sex.

In fact, the japanese population is dwindling because people are not interested in sex. (or so says the newspapers) There are campaigns to try to get people to go out and have more sex and the government has setup incentives for people to start families.

Masturbation of the other hand is huge in Japan. It is completely on a whole other level.
I have a friend who works at a spanking bondage shop that only opens late at night. She says that old businessmen will come in groups to watch her and to, well, spank her. They aren't allowed to do anything other than that but she said that generally they don't seem to want to do anything other than that. I guess one for the wank bank?
#252 to #14 - anon id: 729780bb
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but it says sex is a private matter, not open...
User avatar #253 to #252 - Blargosnarf
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then I guess I misread it.
User avatar #29 to #14 - bizengaust [OP]
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It's weird right? The censorship laws are a little......strange to say the least. You can show a woman having sex with an octopus and it's a piece of art but if you show pubes then you have to cover that **** up.
User avatar #83 to #29 - crimsonsunshine
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also any porn made for selling to outside japan is uncensored.
User avatar #81 to #29 - crimsonsunshine
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they were put in place around WWII and no one changed them.
User avatar #266 to #14 - Kairyuka
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They USED to be very open about their sexuality, but then they decided they really wanted to please America and thus took in their shyness towards sexuality to a whole new level
#28 to #14 - grogovic
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They don't censor their porn, their dicks are so tiny it comes out pixelated.
#127 to #28 - lionsoil
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#116 to #28 - saltyfries
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**** i'm laughing to hard at this one
#338 to #28 - sanbonzakura
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User avatar #31 to #28 - kjoni
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klekl
User avatar #57 - guiguito
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So senpai did notice you.
#133 to #57 - bizengaust [OP]
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and I'm thankful everyday that he did
and I'm thankful everyday that he did
User avatar #134 to #133 - guiguito
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The framerate in this gif is painfull.
User avatar #135 to #134 - bizengaust [OP]
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my apologies.
#1 - anonimperiumreturn
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Next comp should be about all that tentacle porn
#3 to #1 - bizengaust [OP]
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I probably will be working it into a comp simply because that particular genre goes all the way back to the 1800's.  Trust me when I say there are a lot of woodcarvings out there with that theme.  gif is mfw I saw them at an art museum
I probably will be working it into a comp simply because that particular genre goes all the way back to the 1800's. Trust me when I say there are a lot of woodcarvings out there with that theme. gif is mfw I saw them at an art museum
User avatar #59 to #3 - fzjoss
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Hey, i would love to see these comps, as i'm planning to move to Japan when i finish college (Mechatronics, not a thing in Venezuela, but since Japan is the technology capital of the world, i want to go there, also because i like stuff about Japan)

I'm subscribing
#60 to #59 - bizengaust [OP]
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thank you for your support
#71 - hudge
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If someone in a foreign country asks you your blood type, they probably want your kidneys.
User avatar #333 to #71 - skyroskus
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If im not mistaken, fortune/personality type is comonly told by blood type, as akin to astrology is over here.
#74 to #71 - bizengaust [OP]
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Either that or their all secret vampires. In Japan they have a thing about self introductions. At first it's very normal, your name, your hobbies,where your from,ect. Suddenly between all that they always mention their blood type. I'm still not sure why and I'm kind of afraid to ask....
User avatar #124 to #74 - somethingpants
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I once heard something about a blood type thing and it somehow relating to someone's personality. So many it's sort of like saying your Zodiac sign in some places?
User avatar #142 to #124 - sailorstarsun
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Yes, this. In Japan they believe there are personality traits associated with blood types, so if someone asks your blood type, they're gauging your personality.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_types_in_Japanese_culture
User avatar #318 to #74 - trollzoll
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If they get to an accident. They can find a donor faster.
#61 - mrweekends
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Pretty sure you mean that they'd rather commit SUDOKU
User avatar #288 to #61 - mehy
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Is this photo from mark of the ninja?
#26 - leadstriker
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i don't believe you, i think you're way to biased   
we had someone from japan come to our school and he told us everyone is pretty much robots at this moment. Only thing that matters is work and test scores, it is just guised by honor and tradition and all the other ********. Japanese people are very xenophobic and national pride is rampant. All technology and progress is payed by environment and he told us any where you walk all you see are buildings after building endlessly. Life is so miserable a lot of guys are pillow sex (he said that jokingly). Women have to work as hard as guys causing people to stop having kids. Anime became popular because people wanted escapism.    
   
well sadly he want back to japan 1 year later or something i didn't have too many class with him except math and chemistry i think.
i don't believe you, i think you're way to biased
we had someone from japan come to our school and he told us everyone is pretty much robots at this moment. Only thing that matters is work and test scores, it is just guised by honor and tradition and all the other ********. Japanese people are very xenophobic and national pride is rampant. All technology and progress is payed by environment and he told us any where you walk all you see are buildings after building endlessly. Life is so miserable a lot of guys are pillow sex (he said that jokingly). Women have to work as hard as guys causing people to stop having kids. Anime became popular because people wanted escapism.

well sadly he want back to japan 1 year later or something i didn't have too many class with him except math and chemistry i think.
#27 to #26 - bizengaust [OP]
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I expect his views on his home country would be very different, just like how I view mine is different on how you may view it. I'm certainly not trying to imply that this is how it is everywhere (Stereotypes are bred from a source) Just how my experiences seeing many different people in many different situations have shown me that they aren't all true. I'm sorry if you didn't like it.
I expect his views on his home country would be very different, just like how I view mine is different on how you may view it. I'm certainly not trying to imply that this is how it is everywhere (Stereotypes are bred from a source) Just how my experiences seeing many different people in many different situations have shown me that they aren't all true. I'm sorry if you didn't like it.
User avatar #32 to #27 - leadstriker
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i should've wrote this in but he also said a lot of westerners (see: davido kun) go to japan because of the anime and culture. In real life it's nothing what they expect
User avatar #33 to #32 - bizengaust [OP]
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I've actually worked with a few people like that and they didn't last very long due to the culture shock hitting them harder then they expected. I'm serious when I say that it looks like something died inside of them when they realize it's nothing like what they built it up to be in their heads. Research before you go anywhere a good thing.
#75 to #26 - Fallingleaf
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You are absolutely correct.

I was born in England and lived there for the first 19 years of my life and have been living in Japan for going on 7 years now.
Your comment about everyone being robots is mostly accurate, with only a few "rebels" wearing and doing whatever they want in public, which usually involves some seriously strange attire, from princess dresses (yes, even on adults) to bizarre piercings and tattoos; such people do these things to stand out, as there are so many people in the central cities that it is equivalent to living in a beehive.

A lot of the Japanese simply do not know or care about outside cultures and lives, and speaking to them about such things can cause tensions to rise, especially when comparing to your own culture. I have been asked so many times "Do you like Japan?" and I have had to answer honestly - I like some things about it, like anywhere I have been, but there are also things that I don't agree with, which include - rising nationalism, especially among the younger generations

2) Complete ignorance or everything outside Japan for a large majority of Japanese people. "Who is Hitler?" is a question I have been asked before. Really.

3) They expect you to take on their culture 100% and completely disregard your own.

4) Thinking differently and having different opinions is not welcome in Japan. You will find yourself surrounded by hostile attitudes should you even attempt to hold your own views, especially if they differ from Japanese culture/religious views.

5) A lot of Japanese are unable to understand why "gaijin" find it so hard in Japan. If you attempt to take on their culture, think and act like them, they desire more, they literally desire the elimination of your past non-Japanese self for you to morph into a Japanese. If you cannot accept this, then "why don't you just go back to (insert your country here)?"

Japan is among the top 10 countries with the highest suicide rate in the world. Feel free to research why.
#137 to #75 - bizengaust [OP]
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I actually enjoyed your opinion and believe it or not, I have seen a lot of the points you shared. I tried to focus on some of the positive about Japanese culture but I've certainly had my fair share of bad experiences, especially when it comes to adapting to their culture.
I could write a book on the awkward questions I've been asked when my co-workers found out I was Russian-American.(Mostly about communism.) Because of this for the first two years I kept my origins to myself. After having been asked so many questions when I came to America, I simply didn't want to repeat that in Japan. Over time I got over this and became more comfortable sharing both cultures with the people around me.
User avatar #329 to #137 - sovietsamurai
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What are japanese views on russian peoples?

I am thinking of visiting japan, because I am fan of culture and samurai culture ...

I have been a few other countries also, but mostly because of work ...

Also, what is it like in amerika? is it like they show on tv? are stereotype real?

what age did you leave russia and what reasons?
#360 to #329 - anon id: c9e439c3
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Nobody replied to you yet? OK, I'll tell you. Horrible news broadcasters can make anything same bad (Fox News is our example) so don't believe it all. As for "what it's like..." Hm...not really sure what in particular you want to know. A lot of fast food and large supermarkets where I'm from (and it's a small city) yet obesity isn't as big as people let on. Electronics are a big thing here and so are sports (especially our version of "football," which baffles me why it's called that considering the feet only make contact with the ball maybe 5% of the game as opposed to "soccer" where it's almost always touching a foot, so yes, I feel a name change is in order, but not many others do) and this country is admittedly wasteful. Like, VERY wasteful. Where in Japan respecting your elders is a must, here it seems to be a suggestion nowadays, and here it seems to be more open-minded than other places (but you still have racists and bigots, but what country doesn't) Anything else?
User avatar #364 to #360 - sovietsamurai
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I have always been a fan of foreign movies, especially american movies and japan movies

I wish to know, does japan still follow samurai traditions?

Do people still follow codes of bushido?

are there people still live like old ways of feudal japan?

Sorry if I overwhelm you with questions ...
User avatar #214 to #75 - guidedhand
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I cool to drop any culture ive picked up. Being a white Australian i didnt really have any to begin with, all id be giving up is lamintons and pavlova.
User avatar #63 - tehbomb
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1mnGkp34w4
>How is american culture viewed?
#68 to #63 - bizengaust [OP]
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That made my day.  I think it's funny how they think Americans swear too much, especially since Japanese youth swear just as much.
That made my day. I think it's funny how they think Americans swear too much, especially since Japanese youth swear just as much.
#303 to #68 - ironsoul
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Also
User avatar #79 - hugora
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I have a friend that works as an english/spanish teacher in High school. He's been in Japan for about 6 years, I think (He married a local).

He told me that other faculty don't take you seriously if you're foreign. For example, when they have meetings and he wants to contribute or speak his mind they would just toss him aside and completely disregard his opinion. Did you encounter any similar problems?

Sorry about the grammar. English is not my 1st language.
User avatar #84 to #79 - somethingpants
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Your English is pretty great. It is actually a lot better than some people I know.
User avatar #87 to #84 - hugora
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Thank you. I appreciate it.
User avatar #90 to #87 - somethingpants
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No problem. You're a lot better than me at Spanish or German, but sometimes when I see people who are great at foreign languages like this it gives me some inspiration to keep studying
User avatar #99 to #90 - hugora
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Don't worry, you'll get the hang of it you dedicate yourself. Its just practice.

I moved to Manitoba when I was 14 and lived on my own. Its kinda scary at the beginning when you don't understand a thing and there's no one who speaks the same language as you to help you out. But diving right into the language helped me out a lot.

I'm still a bit self conscious about my English, though. Specially speaking it.
User avatar #123 to #99 - somethingpants
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During classes for Spanish, I was terrified of attempting an accent because there was a native Spanish-speaker in the class and I didn't want to embarrass myself. But when I speak German with my fellow non-fluent friend, I'm very comfortable with it.
He still kind of makes fun of me when I get things wrong in Spanish since he knows that very well. But he's also very proud of me when I know certain things, so he's a good influence in general.
User avatar #88 to #84 - bizengaust [OP]
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your very kind to say so. When I was still in the states It wasn't so hard since I was surrounded but the language but in Japan I work extra extra hard to make sure it doesn't slip from my head.
User avatar #91 to #88 - somethingpants
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I actually just saw that long paragraph you just wrote to hugora and I swear if I had to write that in another language I would probably just start crying. XD
#85 to #79 - bizengaust [OP]
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you are forgiven as English isn't my first language either. This sort of thing certainly happens in the workplace. About three years after I started there was an opening for tutoring at an all boys school not far from where I lived for the summer.  The students where mostly from bad parts of town who needed extra tutoring to help them pass. I felt in my heart that I really wanted to reach out to them and show them it didn't matter where you came from, that you could still make a difference in life, but when I applied the director of the school told me they wanted someone Japanese because only Japanese people could understand them.   
It didn't matter that I had experience teaching kids of troubled back rounds in the states, all they saw was this foreign girl. Thankfully not every company does this and I've since gone to work for one that offers equal chances for everyone regardless of origin.  The person who they picked for that school over me quit after two weeks because they just couldn't handle troubled kids. To this day it annoys me.
you are forgiven as English isn't my first language either. This sort of thing certainly happens in the workplace. About three years after I started there was an opening for tutoring at an all boys school not far from where I lived for the summer. The students where mostly from bad parts of town who needed extra tutoring to help them pass. I felt in my heart that I really wanted to reach out to them and show them it didn't matter where you came from, that you could still make a difference in life, but when I applied the director of the school told me they wanted someone Japanese because only Japanese people could understand them.
It didn't matter that I had experience teaching kids of troubled back rounds in the states, all they saw was this foreign girl. Thankfully not every company does this and I've since gone to work for one that offers equal chances for everyone regardless of origin. The person who they picked for that school over me quit after two weeks because they just couldn't handle troubled kids. To this day it annoys me.
User avatar #92 to #85 - hugora
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I see. That's a shame. I've always wanted to go to Japan and live there for at least a year. Thankfully there are people who are willing to give equal opportunities to anyone. But still, hearing stories like this is a bit discouraging.
Thanks for the reply. Love the content.
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I'm curious, do Japanese high school girls like big black guys? I want to live my dream being covered in high school girl panties.

Terrible Jokes aside I love these comps keepem coming.
User avatar #131 to #46 - dangler
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I'm going to Japan within the next couple of years, and I've been told that a lot of Asian girls are attracted to big dudes (or maybe just different guys; the only people I've known to have experienced this have been >6' white/black dudes so maybe the girls that hit on them were just into Americans or something) and I really hope that's true because I facken love asian girls
User avatar #144 to #131 - curtkobain
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I think it's just that they're different. I personally don't understand it as much. But it's like how girls in the U.S. go crazy for guys with accents.
User avatar #170 to #144 - whateverdude
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Itt's actually a very natural thing. By picking someone who differs from you you expand your gene pool resulting in a higher chance of decent offspring.
#197 to #46 - anotheroneonearth
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no, but you can still be a big black schoolgirl
#245 to #197 - gtocforyou
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#51 to #46 - bizengaust [OP]
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I think they are curious more then anything. I had a really nice guy from Chicago student teach in my class and the first question he got asked was, "Do you play basketball very good?" He was a really good sport about it.