Originally Posted by Liddellianenko
That's because they aren't separate races.. just separate cultures. Most Chinese people couldn't tell a typical japanese person from themselves if it wasn't for speech, clothing, culture etc. Their races are the same.
Actually- I never gave it much thought but when I was stationed in the far east I actually noticed that there are very distinctive characteristics between Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and other races of people. For that matter go to England and don't say a word and see how many people can tell you are American.
Re: Japanese tatoos- good rant, but if someone wants it let them get it. They just should not pretend that it is a "unique choice", or "no one did til you did"- they have been around sicne the ealry 80's.
As for making fun of americas with Japanese slogans- People in Japan use english/american slogans on a lot of things. And all written very badly, usually implying deeper meaning that owuldn't be bad if properly translated. I have a cooler that says:
"Dream time Beach I swimming" The other option was something roughly like: "brake beach day we making noise..."
The police station had a giant flashing sign that said:
"Have safety friendly life drive" amongst Japanese slogans.
Just to name a few that weren't even as bad as others. Buyt why shouldn't poeple use different languages for slogans?