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Old 11-13-2015, 02:45 PM
 
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Sorry you thought I didn't know anything
I never said I thought you didn't know anything. When you make reference to one set of written Japanese characters as "curvy" and the other as "angular" without using their proper names, you yourself make it sound as though you don't know "anything".
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Old 11-13-2015, 03:06 PM
 
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Paris is an international tourist destination so it is likely for Japanese tourist or businessmen to visit. Considering the actions of Japan against those in south east Asia, including the Chinese, I would not doubt that a Chinese restaurant would refuse to serve Japanese people. While Nazi Germany is vilified for their actions in WWII, western countries seem to gloss over the horrors committed by Japan during that time. Some wounds run long and deep and some refuse to forget.
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Old 11-13-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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3. All the hostilities I faced whenever I entered a Chinese restaurant and didn't speak Chinese.
How do you know they're not hostile because you don't speak French?
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Old 11-13-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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I never said I thought you didn't know anything. When you make reference to one set of written Japanese characters as "curvy" and the other as "angular" without using their proper names, you yourself make it sound as though you don't know "anything".
You should avoid using "jargon" when speaking to people who might not have the necessary knowledge to know what you're talking about. Your average person doesn't know what a carpus is, but everyone knows what a wrist is (they're the same thing). Throwing jargon around can make you seem arrogant, insecure, and a know-it-all and possibly insulting the other person's intelligence. That is why in RN nursing school and in our computer classes they drill into our heads to never use jargon with the general public and to speak to same in simple terms
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:20 AM
 
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Considering some of the cultural/political tensions between the two countries, it could have been a political statement against Japan. But I'm guessing that they offered Japanese cuisine or some other accommodation for Japanese customers. Possibly a "help wanted" sign. There aren't many other other reasons for a Chinese restaurant to write a Japanese message.
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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The reason why I thought it that way.
1. It was written in Japanese mixed with Chinese characters.
As a side note, I think Japanese is written in a mixture of Chinese derived characters and Japanese phonetic symbols. Evidently, the proportion of each used can depend on what is being written.

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Paris is an international tourist destination so it is likely for Japanese tourist or businessmen to visit. Considering the actions of Japan against those in south east Asia, including the Chinese, I would not doubt that a Chinese restaurant would refuse to serve Japanese people.
Sure a Chinese restaraunt refusing to serve Japanese is definetly possible. But.... could they get away with it so blatantly (actually posting a sign) in Paris, France? My bet is "no". Somebody, either Chinese, Japanese, or other would have turned them in with in days. Then the sign would have come down.

In short, unless I were very fluent in written Japanese and Chinese, I would be hesitant to make an accusation of what the sign might say.

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Old 11-19-2015, 09:38 AM
 
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Considering some of the cultural/political tensions between the two countries, it could have been a political statement against Japan. But I'm guessing that they offered Japanese cuisine or some other accommodation for Japanese customers. Possibly a "help wanted" sign. There aren't many other other reasons for a Chinese restaurant to write a Japanese message.
Simply a "Help Wanted" sign of like this:

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Old 11-19-2015, 09:42 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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3. All the hostilities I faced whenever I entered a Chinese restaurant and didn't speak Chinese.
You never encountered rude Chinese waiters before? Where are you from?
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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You never encountered rude Chinese waiters before? Where are you from?
You must be going to the wrong places or something cause over the past 20 to 25 years I've not experienced rude Chinese waiters/waitresses ever and I've been to thousands of Chinese restaurants throughout many countries, including America and Australia.
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:26 AM
 
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You must be going to the wrong places or something cause over the past 20 to 25 years I've not experienced rude Chinese waiters/waitresses ever and I've been to thousands of Chinese restaurants throughout many countries, including America and Australia.
I have. And I believe almost every Chinese has.
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