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I know I'm just asking for trouble by implying that Japan is *GASP!* not perfect *OHMYGODZ!!!* but this was too good to pass up.

They had a robot theme night on TV and one guy was talking very warmly about Japanese robots and how fantastic they were. The reporter then asked why the Japanese people loved robots so much, and the guy looked very apologetic and sort mumbled "Well, there's a lot of reasons, like they love dolls and everything electronic.....and they prefer robots to immigrants. It's not something people usually talk about, but the Japanese are pretty racist on that point" He looked so uncomfortable while saying it, which just made it even more funny.

Preferring robots to real humans is such a mad scientist thing to do that I couldn't ignore it. :XD:


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2 years ago #9490079        
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Racism is not good but if foreign people start commetting crimes against the country that is giving them a home, is normal that we don't want them here anymore. That's happenning in Norway and in the whole Europe. We can let inmigrants in our country but they have to show some respect for it and for its people. Just that.


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2 years ago #9507452        
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the robot reminds me of baymax from big hero 6

8 months ago #9734370        
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When I was in Japan I think Japanese workers looks like robots.. They're ☺ all the time.. Not human smile.. Work hard.. But I love how they're always helping tourists even they can't speak English and I can't understand Japanese... The foods really yummy too.. And My fav.japanese robot is doraemon, the robot cat who afraid with mouse.. image

3 years ago #9469373        
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racism in small doses is FINE...


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Aivo88

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3 years ago #9466772        
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I think Japan has a very good idea! It's better then what we are seeing now in Europe...

3 years ago #9447556        
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what does nietzsche have to do with this?


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1 year ago #9670733        
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The robot had a little Hitler-stache XDD


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2 years ago #9590930        
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Ummm... Where is China

3 years ago #9464369        
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I'm American, but I've lived in Japan for the last 30 years, and I tend to find characterizations of Japanese racism to be overblown. Does Japan have restrictive immigration policies? Certainly. But they are not so much race-based as they are aimed at preventing the creation of an unassimilated underclass. They do that by making sure that if you want to move here, you have a university level profession, are employed, and have Japanese associates who will vouch/sponsor you and be responsible for your behavior. That being said, even those restrictions have not stopped an underground economy from forming, but it has certainly kept it within tolerable limits. Another thing that keeps the immigrants at bay is there is no welfare net for them to tap into. Japan does have social welfare programs, but they are difficult to apply for, carefully supervised, and fraud is severely punished.


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atreju

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3 years ago #9361890        
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Oh well. Racism is bad, but uncontrolled immigration is no better. Meaning people who do not assimilate, do not want to work, stick to their ghettos and engage in crime. Turning from this problem away is highly hypocritical too. All should be equal, and some should not be more equal then others.

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