Racism in Japan?

Asked 6 years ago

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I've heard pretty negative things about the racism over there. Can anyone elaborate on their experiences or provide any information on this topic? I'm not concerned about just visiting, I'm more concerned about actually living over there and having problems.


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This is just my personal opinion.

I would say that, in general, Japanese people are very nice to foreigners.  They would love to help you if you are in trouble, especially if you are an "apparent foreigner (non-Asian)." 

On the other hand, an "apparent foreigner" may get a lot of (too much?) attention especially in rural area of Japan.  This might be annoying for you, and you may feel like you're discriminated against.

One sad fact is that some Japanese have tendency to look down the foreigners from the developing countries. 

But I believe that as long as you are a good person with common sense and are trying to adopt yourself to the Japanese community, you will be able to meet good people.

There always are mean people, but there always are good people, too. -- this is what I always tell myself as a foreigner in the U.S.

Answered 6 years ago

Okay. Thank you for your response!

Commented 6 years ago