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Old 01-01-2014, 04:57 AM
 
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I was wondering about Hong Kong lately,my family members who live there tell me the Japanese people mainly the youth of both genders are starting to shift in and like the place and also when I had a look at MOFA (Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs),it seems Hong Kong has a population of at least 21,000,I wonder if in the near future,Hong Kong will be more desirable for the Japanese people?

http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/toko/tok.../10/pdfs/1.pdf
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:18 AM
 
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I don't know if it's any more desirable than in the past. Maybe it's to do with the economy. Taiwan is also popular among some Japanese.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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Some international, non-Japanese MNCs voiced during the Fukushima crisis that if Tokyo became very not suitable, they will move their Asia heaquarters to HK very quickly. Emergency move plans were made. That means both Non-Japanese and Japanese staff had to move to HK if situation worsen.

HK as a global city has always attract people from all over the world, it is very developed and does not have very strong anti-Japanese sentiment(Taiwan is probably even less anti-Japan than HK)

Indonesians and Japanese are the 2 largest non-Chinese groups that the HK government and people do not expect them to be good at English. Indonesians maids are pretty good with Cantonese however. Most white people in HK, be they French, Italians, Russians, Portuguese, Mexicans, Brazillians..., Fillipinos, South Asians and Koreans have adequate english level to communicate while living in HK.

Most Japanese families living in HK are expatriate workers with the father as the breadwinner and the wife as housewife, children going to Japanese international schools. The father usually have some english ability, not so much with the wife and children.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:41 PM
 
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I was wondering about Hong Kong lately,my family members who live there tell me the Japanese people mainly the youth of both genders are starting to shift in and like the place and also when I had a look at MOFA (Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs),it seems Hong Kong has a population of at least 21,000,I wonder if in the near future,Hong Kong will be more desirable for the Japanese people?

http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/toko/tok.../10/pdfs/1.pdf
What difference would it make if Hong Kong wasn't?
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:26 AM
 
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Hong Kong is part of China and the Chinese don't like the Japanese. So I am wondering why it would become more desirable for Japanese people.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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Hong Kong is part of China and the Chinese don't like the Japanese. So I am wondering why it would become more desirable for Japanese people.
Pretty much. The Japanese are pretty much universally disliked throughout eastern Asia. OP is, like many young people in the US go through with Canada, gong through a sort of honeymoon phase with Japan. Young, unskilled, but intensely wants to move to Country X at any and all cost tomorrow or next week, etc.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:17 AM
 
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Hong Kong is part of China and the Chinese don't like the Japanese. So I am wondering why it would become more desirable for Japanese people.
Poland, France, Norway, Belgium were conquered by Germany during WW2 as well, but did it make them German automatically?

Anyway, people here are either a). more rational or b). less interest in history and politics, therefore its unlikely that a strong anti-Japanese campaign with people rioting on the street, breaking made-in-Japan cars and looting Japanese stops in Mainland China. Meanwhile, being an international city, the influence of Japanese culture is perhaps more significant in HK than in any part of China (discounting Taiwan). Japanese animations are part of the childhood of many locales and nowadays we generally enjoy having Japanese cuisine and watch Japanese TV drama. That Japanese people are often more welcomed than hated in HK.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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Pretty much. The Japanese are pretty much universally disliked throughout eastern Asia. OP is, like many young people in the US go through with Canada, gong through a sort of honeymoon phase with Japan. Young, unskilled, but intensely wants to move to Country X at any and all cost tomorrow or next week, etc.
I don't consider these two situation as similar. Japan is disliked in Asia for its crimes committed on Asian countries before and during WW2. American didn't invade Canada (except for the War of 1812) and massacre millions of people there, did it?

In addition, according to my understanding, most Japanese go to other Asian countries for long-term residency are professional hired by local coperation / sent by the main company back in Japan, and the majority of them are middle age men with family.
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:51 AM
 
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That's the reason Japanese expatriates and travellers over the world are not likely to make friends with the locals comparing with people coming from other countries. Language and cultural barrier is greater than other nationals, with Japanese being not good at english the biggest reason.

Secondly, Japan is hurting its foreign relations again and again, other asians think Japanese don't want friendly relations with them. Japanese may also be discriminated in western countries like other asians.
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Indonesians and Japanese are the 2 largest non-Chinese groups that the HK government and people do not expect them to be good at English. Indonesians maids are pretty good with Cantonese however. Most white people in HK, be they French, Italians, Russians, Portuguese, Mexicans, Brazillians..., Fillipinos, South Asians and Koreans have adequate english level to communicate while living in HK.

Most Japanese families living in HK are expatriate workers with the father as the breadwinner and the wife as housewife, children going to Japanese international schools. The father usually have some english ability, not so much with the wife and children.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:01 AM
 
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Hong Kong is part of China and the Chinese don't like the Japanese. So I am wondering why it would become more desirable for Japanese people.
I find that hard to believe,maybe this should show you something:

Hongkongers still

I'd rather have the Japanese in Hong Kong to be honest
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