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Old 03-23-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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Well I feel like Japanese people aren't particularly loud on nationalism, and a lot are openly critical to Japan.
Or maybe they prefer keeping things to themselves, which is very Japanese lol.

I didn't have any personal observations on Russia so I didn't put it up there. I wouldn't be surprised if Russians are really proud though. It's a big country.
I sense that the Japanese are a lot more nationalistic than people realize, but perhaps in a quiet manner. A lot of their government policies are driven towards maintaining the Japanese people as a distinct ethnicity with a distinct culture, and these receive almost unanimous support throughout the country. if a western government advocated such polices they would probably be seen as divisive and "far-right".
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Finland
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NATIONAL PRIDE! PERKELE!



Yeah!
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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NATIONAL PRIDE! PERKELE!



Yeah!
Those crazy Finns!
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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Actually many Chinese complain about their own country.
Some of them do that to foreigners too.

It is true that they do not like others to criticize their country.
I agree, many Chinese do complain about their country, but a lot of criticism is also censored and muted. What I mean is Chinese complain more face to face then in a real public or political setting.

Being a foreigner I am careful of what I say, just like I would in any country that is not my home. Chinese will be quite open in small intimate settings, like when eating out, at a ktv, or hanging out at someone's home. But get a bunch of people together who don't know each other very well and the conversations are toned down a LOT. This is just from my limited experiences and observations.

The discussions aren't nearly as open as the US or other countries I have been to, but it's not as bad as a lot of foreigners probably imagine.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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I sense that the Japanese are a lot more nationalistic than people realize, but perhaps in a quiet manner. A lot of their government policies are driven towards maintaining the Japanese people as a distinct ethnicity with a distinct culture, and these receive almost unanimous support throughout the country. if a western government advocated such polices they would probably be seen as divisive and "far-right".
True, but the showcase is usually pretty humble, which is where I get the impression from. I feel like their national identity is strong, but less pride and smugness.
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