Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Culture Shock, Stage 1. Japan the Paradise

Another "The Japanese are so polite," "The Japanese are shy so they won't talk..." infatuated guy who calls himself a "stupid American." One could forgive a little of this as he is only here for a short stay and hasn't gotten much, if any beyond the first stage of culture shock in which one lives in a semi-fantasy world where everything is wonderful in the new culture. If he stays, he'll learn, hopefully. Or else he will become a Japapologist who will spend his whole life excusing and explaining away everything less than pure and perfect about Japan. http://rocktheart.blogspot.com/2005/10/5-perpetuating-stereotype-of-stupid.html

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