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Old 06-10-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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As Japanese nationalism is fueled by friction with neighbors over territories and World War II legacy issues, hostile demonstrations against the country's Korean residents are gathering steam, raising concerns among political leaders and setting off soul-searching among Japan's largely homogeneous population. While attendance at the rallies is small and such extreme actions are far from entering the mainstream of Japanese politics, the demonstrations of nationalist activists using hate speech and intimidation have grown in size and frequency in recent months. Anti-Korea sentiment in Japan grew right after the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Korea went to the semi-finals, while Japan remained in quarter-finals. Anti-Korea sentiment also grew in March 2009, when Kim Yuna won against Asada Mao. This kind of supports the idea that anti-Korean sentiment in Japan is caused from a sense of inferiority.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:40 PM
 
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Is is 'Racist Week' this week on the Asia Forum? Second this week, and we seldom see racists over here.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:46 PM
 
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As Japanese nationalism is fueled by friction with neighbors over territories and World War II legacy issues, hostile demonstrations against the country's Korean residents are gathering steam, raising concerns among political leaders and setting off soul-searching among Japan's largely homogeneous population. While attendance at the rallies is small and such extreme actions are far from entering the mainstream of Japanese politics, the demonstrations of nationalist activists using hate speech and intimidation have grown in size and frequency in recent months. Anti-Korea sentiment in Japan grew right after the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Korea went to the semi-finals, while Japan remained in quarter-finals. Anti-Korea sentiment also grew in March 2009, when Kim Yuna won against Asada Mao. This kind of supports the idea that anti-Korean sentiment in Japan is caused from a sense of inferiority.
The Koreans act the same way...
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:51 PM
 
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You forgot to add Korea rising as an economic and cultural power. I don't think most Japanese feel threatened by this, though.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:39 AM
 
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Is is 'Racist Week' this week on the Asia Forum? Second this week, and we seldom see racists over here.
It's more about extreme nationalism than racism.

This is probably one of the major cultural difference between Asia and Western world. In Asia , nationality matters more than skin color.

Does a White Canadian suffer from racism in the U.S? Probably not.
Does a Black American suffer from racism in the U.S? Probably yes.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:41 AM
 
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It's more about extreme nationalism than racism.

This is probably one of the major cultural difference between Asia and Western world. In Asia , nationality matters more than skin color.

Does a White Canadian suffer from racism in the U.S? Probably not.
Does a Black American suffer from racism in the U.S? Probably yes.
I'd say nationalism is still predominant in most of the world, including Europe.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:49 AM
 
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It's more about extreme nationalism than racism.

This is probably one of the major cultural difference between Asia and Western world. In Asia , nationality matters more than skin color.

Does a White Canadian suffer from racism in the U.S? Probably not.
Does a Black American suffer from racism in the U.S? Probably yes.
We need a good word for that.

A 'nationalistist' just doesn't have the same negative connotation as using the word 'racist'. Yeah, met tons of nationalistics in Korea among the Koreans. Canadians in Korea as well, were over the top with their maple leaf flags and constant American issues/put-downs. I do definitely notice it among Europeans with other Europeans as well. It's pretty much all over the world.

But, to me, the hateful rants have that same irritating screech and annoyance on the ears.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:43 AM
 
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Also should point out racism and nationalism are often linked. People don't usually hate others simply because they look different, there are other deeper, cultural reasons and xenophobia. Nationalism, including tribalism, is responsible for far more violence in the world than straight racism. It's really the same thing, as race is relative. Japanese ans Koreans are still genetically different populations, just not as much as say Japanese to British. The cultures and histores are difference too.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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Also should point out racism and nationalism are often linked. People don't usually hate others simply because they look different, there are other deeper, cultural reasons and xenophobia. Nationalism, including tribalism, is responsible for far more violence in the world than straight racism. It's really the same thing, as race is relative. Japanese ans Koreans are still genetically different populations, just not as much as say Japanese to British. The cultures and histores are difference too.
Would you say the cultural diffs. b/w Korea and Japan are roughly as much as the cultural differences b/w France and UK?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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Would you say the cultural diffs. b/w Korea and Japan are roughly as much as the cultural differences b/w France and UK?
I would.

I've lived in both South Korea and Japan, each well over 5 years each plus.

They are almost polar opposites in so many ways. If you adhered to the rules of culture in Japan, and went to Korea, you'd just be shocked out of your mind.

Just countless little things. There are so many things that are so commonplace in South Korea, that would be absolutely shocking to see in Japan.

Phones on subways, for example. In Japan, talking on a cellphone in the bus or subway is consideredly extremely, extremely rude. It's just not done, and if someone were to do that, you might have an authority figure come over, people would give you bad looks, it would just be weird. There are many signs everywhere in English and Chinese, to 'educate' foreigners about NOT talking on their phones in buses and trains.

However, in South Korea, people will be yelling in cellphones all over the place. For some of them over there, it's practically the first thing they do when they get on a train. They call up someone, and start yelling loudly on the phone.

Could write a book actually on how culturally different, and how their societal rules are so different from each other.
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