Very nice pics. Thanks for sharing. lease:
What was your experience (racism)?
Anyway I also heard that when a woman gets molested on trains/buses no one does a thing to help?
I got refused at bars. Wasn't even allowed through the door. "No, no, no. Japanese only. Sorry". After a couple of beers, the "sorry" really rubbed salt in the wound, but I wasn't about letting that ruin my time there...
I only experienced it in Hakodate and Sendai. But I was told by my Japanese friends that it was more likely them being worried you would talk to them, meaning they would 'have to' speak English. Apparently many Japanese avoid Gaijin for that very reason in everyday situations.
Oh and a porn shop told me to get out too...
Are you joking? I was petrified of fighting in Japan. Well more accurately, scared of what the police would do to a trouble-making gaijin... One of my friends, a gaijin, beat up a guy on a train cos the guy was molesting a young girl, but everyone on the train told him to run away because what he did was 'very bad'....
what do u mean..? helping a helpless girl is bad..? dat's not gud.. so d muvi "densha otokou" is a lie after all then..?
In the movie Densha was brought to the police station, remember? They probably questioned him but when the grandmas and Hermes confirmed he was a hero they let him go. Also, all he really did was speak up and get thrown around. He didn't even throw a punch. It was the security guard in Densha Otoko who ultimately restrained the old man, and if you recall he didn't beat the perv up either. He forcibly restrained him and escorted him out of the car.
What handyman described is very different. Handyman's friend performed an act of vigilantism. I'm no lawyer but I'm pretty sure that what he did is technically illegal in most countries. I'm not saying what he did is wrong! (Go handyman's friend!! ^_^) I'm just saying that in the eyes of the law he took it one step too far when he beat the pervert up instead of contacting authorities and asking the man to stop what he was doing.