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Old 07-21-2012, 05:45 PM
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That above one, is why I was glad to get out of Niigata (northern Japan!). Not much activity at all going on in Osaka/Kansai!
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:22 PM
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I can see Japan becoming a little bit of an immigrant nation, but only with slow gradual changes for that, and not in high numbers/fast changes with ethnic, racial demographics.

There is a significant amount of foreigners/people from other countries that already moved to Japan and live there. They have acceptance and respect in Japan but they certainly have a different status from ethnic Japanese citizens. That kind of status probably won’t change anytime soon.

Plenty of Japanese people are open and accepting to foreigners in a lot of ways, and some of that penetrates and influence modern Japanese culture. However, at the same time, the Japanese don’t want too much excessive influence from foreigners/other countries.

It is a form of connection but also insular detachment simultaneously.

Japan is a paradox for topics such as this.
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