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Old 11-09-2015, 03:14 PM
 
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I live in Paris.
Just yesterday, while I was strolling around with my bike, I saw a sign attached to a Chinese restaurant's windows in red color. It was written in Japanese starting with "日本...." and ending with an exclamation mark.
It was about 4 to 5 lines long and it looked pretty hostile just looking at the image of it.
All I could assume was that it was a sign of forbidding Japanese customers.
What else could it be?
And I reminded all the hostilities from Chinese Restaurant owners recently, as soon as I began to order in English, not French or Chinese, which might have made them think that I am a Japanese.

I am thinking that the reason these issues are not well known to Western media is that Westerners don't understand chinese characters.
What do you guys think?
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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You probably should have taken a picture.
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:49 PM
 
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日本 just means Japan. It doesn't sound like you have any knowledge of Chinese characters, you are just purely speculating. Plus, combined with the fact this is your first post on this website, I have my suspicions you have some sort of an agenda.
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:23 PM
 
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maybe it says "we offer delicious Japanese dishes at a promotional discount of 50% off, come try it before it expires!!!!"

If you don't understand Chinese, why bother speculate the worst?
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Old 11-09-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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maybe it says "we offer delicious Japanese dishes at a promotional discount of 50% off, come try it before it expires!!!!"

If you don't understand Chinese, why bother speculate the worst?
Exactly.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:37 PM
 
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Originally Posted by amdfanboy View Post
I live in Paris.
Just yesterday, while I was strolling around with my bike, I saw a sign attached to a Chinese restaurant's windows in red color. It was written in Japanese starting with "日本...." and ending with an exclamation mark.
It was about 4 to 5 lines long and it looked pretty hostile just looking at the image of it.
All I could assume was that it was a sign of forbidding Japanese customers.
What else could it be?
And I reminded all the hostilities from Chinese Restaurant owners recently, as soon as I began to order in English, not French or Chinese, which might have made them think that I am a Japanese.

I am thinking that the reason these issues are not well known to Western media is that Westerners don't understand chinese characters.
What do you guys think?
Pretty ingenious to be able to duplicate those characters ...
You live in Paris and you need to order food in English ??
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Old 11-10-2015, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Asia
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Originally Posted by amdfanboy View Post
I live in Paris.
Just yesterday, while I was strolling around with my bike, I saw a sign attached to a Chinese restaurant's windows in red color. It was written in Japanese starting with "日本...." and ending with an exclamation mark.
It was about 4 to 5 lines long and it looked pretty hostile just looking at the image of it.
All I could assume was that it was a sign of forbidding Japanese customers.
What else could it be?
Maybe it says:

日本料理

With a list of items on the menu?
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:27 AM
 
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I highly doubt any Chinese restaurants outside of China would do this. The Chinese are highly practical, and their eyes are always on the money. They would never NOT serve their Japanese guests if these guests were good paying customers. Heck, notice all the Chinese driving japanese make cars just to save a few yuan? Who cares about history?
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Old 11-10-2015, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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A lot of Cuinese restaurants here in China will have "Japanese style tofu" on their menu, which is silken tofu, skillet fried with egg. Most Chinese people don't even think of it as being Japanese when they order it... sort of like "French Fries" in the US.

I have seen a whole places in China that have signs disparaging Japanese people or goods. One was a vendor with a cart in a touristy part of Yangshuo, salty-looking old dude with little business compared to the others. The other was a sort of Cultural Revolution-kitsch throwback place that had a sign in the front of a big fist the colors of the Chinese flag smashing Japan from an old propoganda poster that said, "no Japanese goods or people in this business. Support China!" It was there for like a month before it closed down. Incidentally, it was nestled between two established sushi bars... I'm sure that the people who were coming to eat sushi loved seeing such a sign.
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:21 AM
 
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Man, maybe you have really went to the right restaurant.

I think I saw something like "Japanese and dogs not allowed" sign, from a report about a Chinese restaurant in France, England or Italy on some Chinese websites last year or the year before.

Just looked up wikipedia, found this
[URL]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Japanese_sentiment_in_China[/URL]
Look at the photos

Huangpu Park, where there was a sign at the park's gate read "No dogs or Chinese allowed" according to popular myth
[URL]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huangpu_Park[/URL]

Sick Man of East Asia
[URL]https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%9C%E4%BA%9A%E7%97%85%E5%A4%AB[/URL]

Chen Zhen(character)
[URL]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Zhen_(character)[/URL]

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