Banned For Trolling
- Jun 12, 2005
- A mile high...and then some
- RX-7, Jeep Cherokee
exactly. Many of the older generation see the adoption of western culture as a dilution or almost a "soiling" of thier own. The younger generation do not share this view for the most part, sure there are groups of youths who would take the stance of those elders, but in general thier youth culture is very different. I have friends who've been to Japan or lived there and many times kids and young adults will come right up to them and ask about something western, be it music, cars, something in our pop culture, whatever, even give them rides in thier cars!budzi said:I had the impression that the country modernised too fast, that mentalities do not follow
They seem very modern but they continue the old traditions.
Anywhere you go there will be a group of people who are all about the "locals only" kind of thing, but in general you can have a great time as a westerner in Japan, I'm looking forward to living there for a while.
I should also mention this is if you aren't asian. Something a lot of people in western societies don't get is that asians aren't all united or the same, asians don't like other asians. Asians can group together and get along in western societies just fine sometimes, but being an asian from a different country in asia can be hard.