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🇺🇸 Please know the diversity of Japanese society

Mr. Matsuzaki's message that "Japanese TV and Hollywood should accept the diversity of Japanese society."

Japanese: https://www.nekoyamanga.com/entry


I have straight hair, with rather fair skin that Japanese people have said to be good(I believe it’s derived from Buddism and Confucius which is patriarchal Chinese culture), and I am a blessed Japanese who grew up without much inconvenience economically. I’m a heterosexual, a descendant of wajin, Yamato ethnicity, whose great-grandfather came to Hokkaido from Honshu, and on the side that oppressed Ainu people from afar. (Wajin, Yamato people took away the land of the Ainu people.)

 

I've seen many Japanese friends who were teased by their classmates for their curly hair, and I was just being a bystander. In Japan, there is a tendency to make fun of people who haven’t straight hair by saying "Kurukuru(curly) , or Mojamoja(curly and fluffy)" without hesitation. There are a lot of people who are hurt in their hearts.


I want you to realize that you are picking the trauma of Japanese people with curly hair when you say, “Is that a perm? Japanese people have straight hair, don’t they?”


Also, when it comes to height, in my experience, I feel that Japanese people who have roots in the Sea of Japan side (ex. Niigata, Tohoku,  Hokuriku) are often relatively tall.


Many people from Heilongjiang Province in China or the Korean Peninsula are taller. On the other hand, I get the impression that there are many people who are relatively low in height, such as those inland in Chiba and those in Aichi.

 

And there are many people in Japan who have roots in Korea, but they are afraid to say it in public. You may not believe it in the United States where there are usually a lot of Korean Americans, but that is the situation in Japan today.

 

For example, in Japan, when an  American person casually asked, "Are all the people here Japanese?",  the atmosphere of the place froze for a moment. As we learned later, there was one Korean-Japanese among them, and it was before they come out. ( They already came out now.)


In the past few years, due to the boom of K-Pop, Koreans in Japan are increasingly coming out saying "I am Korean", but bullying, discrimination and assault incidents are constant, so they usually use Japanese-style names. You have to hide your roots by claiming your name. I think this is a huge problem in Japan.

 

There are Japanese people who are tall like Otani, and Japanese people who have roots in Korea may be tall or not tall. There are also many people with curly hair in Japan. Some children’s father or mother is from West Africa, and they can only speak Japanese, but they’d called “black or foreigner. And "Can’t you speak English? “ A lot of children who are bullied by saying that.


Many people who have been having a hard time while taking care of Japan’s mentally childish society, I’d say. Japanese people have to work more on these Japanese problems on a daily basis, but Japanese media like movie industry and government is too kindergarten.

 

I hope that everyone in the globally influential Hollywood film industry will be a little aware of these things, keep them in mind, and do a job that will lead the world. Of course, if you don't know the details of Japan, please ask the Japanese. →nekoyamasayo✴︎ymail.ne.jp 

I can answer anytime.