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Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests

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By Hayashi Hougi

In the past few days, professional pick-up artist Julien Blanc became the source of tremendous ire after footage was shared online of a man identified by Internet users as him grabbing women on the streets of Tokyo, manhandling a convenience store clerk, and pushing girls’ heads down into his crotch while posing for the camera.

This kind of conduct, it would seem, is not dissimilar to the kind of advice Blanc gives to men during his “training sessions” on how to pick up women, as a recently shared video shows him talking about how easy it is for white men to grab Tokyo girls as they please and advising them to “just yell ‘Pikachu’ or ‘Pokémon’ or ‘Tamagochi’ or something” while doing so.

The recently slammed Real Social Dynamics coach is reportedly due to arrive in Tokyo again soon, something that Internet users in Japan are decidedly unhappy about, and many have seen fit to join groups dedicated to raising awareness of his unsavory pick-up methods including the #TakeDownJulienBlanc campaign on Twitter and Facebook and signing a petition on change.org.

The footage of Blanc sees him standing in front of a group of men at what appears to be one of his training sessions, telling them that when in Tokyo, “if you are a white male, you can do whatever you want“.

The tips Blanc gives for picking up girls in Japan, along with netizens’ discovery of his activities through social media, have caused much outrage online, and a number of Twitter users are now making efforts to warn women in Japan that the notorious pick-up artist is due to arrive in town sometime in the next two weeks.

Blanc’s activities in Japan were first noticed by the Twitterverse when his tweet and video were brought to the attention of popular Canadian YouTuber and Fukuoka’s Kawaii Ward Mayor Micaela Braithwaite, who then warned her Twitter followers about him in a series of tweets, voicing her strong objections to Blanc’s behavior and attitude towards women in general.

Michaela also took the time to warn her Japanese-speaking followers about Blanc’s arrival in the country: “This person making fun of Japan and coming to Japan to sexually harass women should never be forgiven. In order to spread the news, I tweeted the video. Please do not be mistaken. This is not ‘Western culture’. This is just harassment.”

Twitter user @JennLi123, meanwhile, began the #TakeDownJulienBlanc movement after witnessing footage of Blanc at work, calling for hotels hosting him events to cancel them. Other Internet users quickly began using the hashtag, and as of today the movement had scored several victories.

First, under pressure from activists, The Como Melbourne – MGallery Collection where Blanc was due to hold a talk, cancelled his event.

Next, after directing phone calls and tweets to other posted locations of Blanc’s training sessions, @JennLi123 was seemingly able to convince the owners of several hotels, including Hilton Garden Inn Austin, Marriot Hotel Seattle and Mercure Hotel in Brisbane to terminate Blanc’s sessions. Getting wind of Internet users’ displeasure, ticketing service provider Eventbrite also removed Blanc’s events from its website.

Details of Blanc’s supposed visit to Japan have yet to be released, and despite causing much anger and concern amongst foreigners in Japan, the issue has thus far not garnered much attention in Japanese social media or press. @JennLi123 has tweeted her call for help for the issue to gain more traction in Japan as well.

Read more stories from RocketNews24. -- The Twitter Experiment: Japanese Man Forbidden From Leaving Work Until He Gets 1000 Retweets -- Host Club Boss Caught on Camera Beating an Elderly Taxi Driver, Internet Outrage Contributes to His Arrest -- Creeps on a train: Japanese netizens share their worst transport-related pick-up experiences

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He is a predator plain and simple.

I wish the authorities would lure this guy to Japan, then while here, strategically place some policewomen around him. It wouldn't take long to get footage of him forcing himself on the policewomen, and once that happened, bam, press charges.

10 years prison time, I believe, for lewd conduct here (although rarely enforced). Time in a Japanese prison would be good for him and society at large.

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This is just a disgrace that this idiot embarrassing Japanese women and Asian women in general. He is nothing but a complete douchebag that target these women because he can't get women in his home country. Him being white doesn't mean anything.

23 ( +25 / -2 )

Sounds like a complete imbecile!!!!

12 ( +13 / -1 )

The video which has gone somewhat viral is truly shameful.

I am shocked to see that he is delivering his 'seminars' to a very full house paying customers ($1,000 per seminar, I believe). They are all losers. What an embarrassment.

Here is the video (English, Japanese subtitles): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grV1iDns87s

13 ( +15 / -2 )

Disgusting

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Yep, saw his video and he is a complete twat. They should just not allow him to enter Japan. Problem solved! This nutcase will die a lonely and grumpy old man.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Disgusting video.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

This person should be in jail, not selling this as something every foreign guy in Japan does, which is one of the claims he makes in his video to try and "normalize" his assaults. It's shameful enough there are gropers and chikan here at all without importing one and his dysfunctional followers-- who defend him on Facebook using his program's ludicrous jargon to brand outraged men "beta males" and crude misogynist insults aimed at protesting women. Alert the police that someone is coming here specifically to harass and assault Japanese citizens to further his moneymaking schemes abroad.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

All the comments and the articles make japan seem like this quivering weakling that needs to be protected from the evil barbarian foreigner. Just because this guy says something doesn't necessarily mean that it's what he does. Mean of all nationalities talk big about their bravado when it comes to women. Japanese women are strong independent people and can decide for themselves what is appropriate and what isn't. We don't need to set up some geographical barrier to protect the wholesomeness of the country folk. Doesn't japan have a culture of 'nanpa' artists? Don't get me wrong, I am showing this guy no love, I am not defending him... I just find the reaction ridiculous.

-23 ( +9 / -31 )

Although this has been reported in the Japanese English-language press already, I don't think Japanese media websites have picked up the story yet. (I tried a search of his name in katakana (ジュリアン・ブランク) through the Google news search function, but no hits.)

If the story does break in the Japanese-language press, I just hope that they also report the groundswell of disgust that is being voiced by Japan's foreign community.

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He is a twat sharing his experience. And shutting the truth makes no good either. If girls did not sue him while they are adults means its their business only. Dońt judge others because this is not justice. Be modern and learn how world works elsewhere. He just needs once to be punched in his balls to understand the wrong of his doings... No need of anything else.

I love Japanese girls, and love charming women, but tender way only...

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All the comments and the articles make japan seem like this quivering weakling that needs to be protected from the evil barbarian foreigner. Just because this guy says something doesn't necessarily mean that it's what he does.

If you watch the video, it shows him grabbing Japanese girls heads and literally forcing them to his crotch. They are doing the nervous laugh thing, which he is misinterpreting as compliance.

There is nothing wrong with the pick-up seminars - some guys need coaching in how to deal with women. But this guy is both teaching and practicing straight up assault, and there is a big problem with that.

6 ( +15 / -9 )

"....this idiot embarrassing Japanese women and Asian women in general."

He targets ALL women, not Asian ones. One pic shows him choking a Norwegian girl in Oslo. I hope people don't make this the usual race issue or the Japanese-as-victims issue; it's a gender issue.

http://instagram.com/p/t-BnP8Njfr

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Seems like he is the real "Charisma Man" but in the extreme. I would like to see him try this with a few of the Japanese women I know who mainly date Black men. Probably would get a different result. I am sure that he doesn't try that in his own country.

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Guy is a loser running these seminars to pay for his trips to Japan.

Wouldn't be even funny if done by a top-class standup comedian.

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The problem is that unfortunately its not only him, the fact that he has a lot of followers who will probably do similar things when they arrive in Japan. Sold out seminars of 3000 bucks a person, pathetic freaks.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

My success in picking up women started immediately after I gave up on it.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

He' a moron for sure but have you ever been to Shibuya and seen the way Japanese guys try to pick Japanese girls, it's almost the same way.

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The journalist Jake Adelstein has been calling this guy out on twitter. Credit should go to him, too.

As has been pointed out, this is not a foreigner/Asian or white/Japanese issue. He is a misogynist who treats all women horribly, this time it happens to be related to Japan.

Please do not focus on the race relations aspect of this; it really is secondary. It's an awful male treating women badly, which he does regardless of skin color or place.

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A note to Japanese women:

When you encounter a guy like this, take a few steps back, aim directly between his legs, smile sweetly then kick him in the balls with all your might.

Make sure to bow politely, apologize - and walk away.

Lawrence Klepinger

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"...and pushing girls’ heads down into his crotch while posing for the camera."

They didn't mind when it was Hard Gay. In any case, this guy sounds like a real lech and a criminal to boot. I hope some of these women lodge a criminal complaint and the guy gets locked up or at least sent away.

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JeffLee,

Goddamn, this guy is no "pick-up artist", he's just weird. As others have stated, this has little to do with race and more to do with this joker's attitude towards women. As many before him, though, he has this imaginary picture of Japan, something that isn't all that correct.

What is surprising is to see these guys, sitting there actually listening to him, spewing his bull and getting paid for it. This guy will probably get what he deserves soon enough...

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I wrote to you guys asking you to call this guy out cause I read this paper everyday and you did it in less than 24 hours! Awesome thank you so much! Let's sign the petition at Change dot org and get his visa rejected before he gets to Japan

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If a Japanese guy does this 'out of the blue', he'd be arrested. When a white guy does it, many simply dismiss it because they think he's just another "crazy gaijin".

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"Charisma Man" at his worst. These desperado white guys who come to Japan and carry on like are pathetic. And so are the stupid Japanese women who fall for them.

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As has been pointed out, this is not a foreigner/Asian or white/Japanese issue. He is a misogynist who treats all women horribly, this time it happens to be related to Japan.

Please do not focus on the race relations aspect of this; it really is secondary. It's an awful male treating women badly, which he does regardless of skin color or place.

All excellent points. Even if he gets his visa rejected and has to leave without plying his trade here, remember he's doing this and encouraging others to do similar things in other countries as well... at $3000 a pop, no less. From the article, several venues in Australia seem to have escorted him from the premises in a manner of speaking. Many of these dudes blame women for their behavior, but their justifications are misogyny in any language and their "pick-up" behavior assault. Wrong globally, not just in Japan.

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Anyone know where he will have his seminars in Tokyo? perhaps a good idea to inform the establishments to deny his seminars being held there.

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Excuse my french, Nom de dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperie de connard d'enculer ta mère.

Give the man no audience. He deserves no attention, and he will not get any. When people are uniting to botch your attempt to give a lecture on how to abuse women on the street, they are not interfering with your freedom of speech. They are saying they find your ideas atrocious, and they are showing you the door.

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Guys in Japan like this already exist both Western and Japanese. Teaching how to pick up women and gain confidence is perfectly fine. Molesting is a whole other story.

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When you encounter a guy like this, take a few steps back, aim directly between his legs, smile sweetly then kick him in the balls with all your might.

This is part of the problem. Many women here just don't kick up a fuss. There were some videos where he was hugging the women tightly or putting their faces in his crotch and they seemed to be doing nothing. The video where he was hugging the head of the lady in the Japanese convenience store - she didn't try to shout or push him away. And we all know how some Asian (especially Japanese) women go all gaga for white men (even the fat balding loser types). I think some Asian people need to start having a bit more self-respect and stop thinking that everything white is cool and judge others individually and not by their skin colour or race.

At the end of the day, these disgusting guys and easy women deserve each other.

HM7769:

Charisma Man" at his worst. These desperado white guys who come to Japan and carry on like are pathetic. And so are the stupid Japanese women who fall for them.

Exactly. The problem is, this gives a disgraceful image of other men and women.

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"If a Japanese guy does this 'out of the blue', he'd be arrested. When a white guy does it, many simply dismiss it because they think he's just another "crazy gaijin".

In fact, several of his "pick-up" brethren are Asian, including Japanese, which you can see in the link below. Again, let's not resort to simplistic racism allegations, when it is clearly about gender. (And ironically "white" Julian faces greater chance of arrest than does his non-white colleagues at this point.)

http://www.pualingo.com/pick-up-artist-profiles/

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Sounds like a complete a-hole.

I hope someone welcomes him to Japan again with a baseball bat to the head.

him talking about how easy it is for white men to grab Tokyo girls as they please and advising them to “just yell ‘Pikachu’ or ‘Pokémon’ or ‘Tamagochi’ or something” while doing so.

Childish moron. If anyone sees him doing this, please break every bone in his face. I'd do it if I caught him doing his stupidity. After all: “if you are a white male, you can do whatever you want“.

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It's one thing to guys to have more confidence around women, it's quite another to promote disrespect and abuse of women all while raking in speaker fees. I hope this misogynistic jerk is stopped asap.

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It's not a matter or whether or not the woman being groped has "self-respect." She might just be too terrified to push back. Sometimes a smile doesn't mean enjoyment. Sometimes it means, "I'm scared to death."

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Without defending him I'll try to explain some of the logic of his visa and mainstream Japanese media. In short this guys is a dick but he is small potatoes, publishing a story on mainstream media creates more problems than solutions. Let's say NHK runs a 6 minute story on him, they would need to get permission to use his name and likeness (something he is likely not going to do). But they story anyways, now you have the mouth piece of Japan informally announcing a problem 'White men are sexually assaulting Japanese women'.....that is a dangerous blanket argument to make with dangerous repercussions, economic and social repercussions. This logic is also the reason I don't see this d-bag losing his visa. If he is a US citizen he is automatically granted a tourist visa and can work off donations so barring him would imply that he has broken a law in the past, in another other country, which is a lot of research to do at point of entry. Best solution, let him in the country monitor his activities and send some officers from prefectures to frequent the clubs undercover (but I don't know about how undercover law enforcement works here).

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It is bad publicity and any fellow countryman/woman and embassy should discourage it.

Let me look into my crystal ball and foresee that he will escalate to other countries where people might not be as 'understanding' or focused on adult women only.

I am all for fun but there are lines you don't cross.

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First, this guy is a complete idiot. Second, he has absolutely no idea how to pick up Japanese women.

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Julien Blanc and his creepy business-- which he himself made a news story by posting that video and the simultaneous tweet of Tokyo being 2 weeks away as advertisements (which, fortunately, have badly backfired on him according to the Adelstein piece)-- are the problems here, not how NHK might or might not report this. I agree his visa probably won't be denied and that broad generalizations by the press are problems, but another problem is a lot of people saying, "Well, I don't like what he's doing, but let's keep it under wraps so it doesn't make the rest of us look bad." We'd probably look a whole lot better if we did something about Blanc and his ilk in the first place instead of getting angry at the media for reporting on them when they make noise about their activities.

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This guy is a disgusting jerk and I hope Japan doesn't let him in.

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Ok, I botched that. Better to say I think this prospective NHK piece on the guy IS a problem, too. But so is looking the other way when guys like this publicize themselves and their "molesting women is fun" business because we're more concerned it might find its way onto TV and make us look bad by association than we are with the potential for criminal behavior in the first place. I'm more concerned with stopping a creep than I am with NHK's take on the mess.

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Let's say NHK runs a 6 minute story on him, they would need to get permission to use his name and likeness (something he is likely not going to do).

Surely that can't possibly be true. How could NHK report that anyone had died? There's no way to get permission in that case.

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So glad that all the guys on here feel the same way about this moronic POS that the foreign women of Japan do too. He makes us all look bad. God knows who those idiots are who are paying $1000 for that lecture but it is comforting to know they are $1000 down and no richer for it.

Sign the petition and lets hope we can keep this loser out.

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Like Tom Cruise in Magnolia... I wonder if this guy had such a messed up childhood as Tom's character did.. This guys a first class loser

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This guy will be in a for a sweet surprise. I hope he is reading these comments as he has another thing coming. These antics may have worked 20 years ago, but most Japanese girls will not allow even a white male to do such things. And by the sounds of it, he has managed to gather quite a few enemies now banding together to take this guy down hard.

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While I have a strong dislike for this guy's actions, I find it disturbing the number of comments saying that he should be kicked in the balls, or have his nose broken or whatnot. Anyone doing so would be guilty of the same thing he is - assault. There is no reason to get physical with this guy, there are better ways of dealing with him.

Many women here just don't kick up a fuss. There were some videos where he was hugging the women tightly or putting their faces in his crotch and they seemed to be doing nothing. The video where he was hugging the head of the lady in the Japanese convenience store - she didn't try to shout or push him away.

If you don't know the Japanese and how they react, it may appear as if they were allowing him to do it, but for anyone who has been here long enough, their discomfort was clear as day.

These antics may have worked 20 years ago, but most Japanese girls will not allow even a white male to do such things.

He is current, not 20 years ago, and there are videos of him doing the things he is talking about.

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Disgusting.

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The journalist Jake Adelstein has been calling this guy out on twitter. Credit should go to him, too.

No credit should go to him, ever read his book of half truths and pure BS?

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Canadian YouTuber and Fukuoka’s Kawaii Ward Mayor Micaela Braithwaite,

I hope the reporter realises that "Kawaii Ward" isn't a real place, and that Micaela isn't a real "mayor". (wards don't have mayors; there's a hint).

It sounds as if there might be a misunderstanding....

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This pick-up guy should probably watch out and stay out of Japan with all this video and MANY witnesses.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

She generated publicity and 'kawaii ward' is wherever this is done, mission accomplishef.

Wonder how many of the ladies he used it on were underage and how many felt compelt to go further. Mind boggles.

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The girls should have called the cops when he did this stuff but they didn`t so did they really care about what he did?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

He's here to conduct business in Japan. If he's on a tourist visa, just flag his name at immigration and deny him entry.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

There is no reason to get physical with this guy, there are better ways of dealing with him.

Judging by his words / actions, I think not. I swift kick to the balls would send him a clear message.

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I still say Japan is his starting point, won 't be surprised if he moves on to Thailand, etc.

He will go where the money is and teens and pre-teens sold well over the millenia

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Kickboard.

A lady telling him 'pickachu' heck that is a freshly hatched pichu would deflate him fast. Don't underestimate the J-Ladies.

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Here is the link to the petition to get julien blanc's visa banned before he arrives in 1 week in tokyo to teach more of his "classes."

@Unrested Channel

Here is a shortened version of your link in case you want to post it somewhere else (the lengthy one you provided is an assault on the eyes): http://goo.gl/kaG80Z

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I'm not really interested in seeing the video or signing a petition to deny him a visa, but if the guy is molesting or sexually harrassing people (or promoting/inciting) it then he is breaking the law and should be dealt with accordingly. Who goes to these 'pick-up' seminars anyway?

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Watch the video to be fully informed. Make your decision afterwards. Myself against him but refusing a visa changes etc.

Main point is the guy charges top-dollars to promote actions that are illegal and will get you arrested.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Ban this guy from entering Japan.

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Is he paying the women featured in his videos? Otherwise, wouldn't he already have been been charged and sued for damages?

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I doubt he is paying them nor are they likely to know they are being filmed. Look at the favisl blurring in the video.

Sad to say know and met many guys in my travels that think and act that way, neither cared about legal age too.

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There are plenty like him already in Japan.You can see this every weekend in a big city.Im just amazed people payed to watch that fool and they were laughing along at the "just say pikachu" crap.Mkes me worry for the male sex.

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That is not Art. It's creepy cheapy act of who does not have any talent.. I won't be surprised if someone bystander beat him up. Kick him out of Japan right-away.

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How have we come to the point where the word "art" denotes assault, lack of respect for the other sex, etc.? Pick-up artist? WTH

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What I find is disturbing is that apparently there are guys who join (and presumably pay for) his "lectures". Really? Who are these losers?

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Let's say how I go to LA or Florida yell Frozen, etc and pull a ladies face to my crotch, how would I fare?

For the guys that are still undecided.

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As a good looking white male, living in Japan for more than 10 years, I can say, yes, a good looking white male can basically come to Tokyo, go to most of the Roppongi bars, do EXACTLY the things described in this video, and will only get laughs (and probably laid in the end). Jealous?

-14 ( +0 / -14 )

Not jealous, how many one-night stands vs long-term serious relationships did you get out of it?

IME & IMO the ladies are there to play just like you.

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ebisen:

" As a good looking white male, living in Japan for more than 10 years, I can say, yes, a good looking white male can basically come to Tokyo, go to most of the Roppongi bars, do EXACTLY the things described in this video, and will only get laughs (and probably laid in the end). Jealous? "

As a good-looking white male, you can also get laid here without behaving like a complete moron. Much more so, by the way.

And don´t make the mistake of confusing Roppongi bars with the rest of the country.

Afaic, I am most upset by the claim of this guy that every foreigner here behaves like he does. I definitely do not. If you do, that is your issue, but don´t generalize from that.

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Great song:

Charlene - I've Never Been To Me (1977/1982): http://youtu.be/SZgIk2b68gQ

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How have we come to the point where the word "art" denotes assault, lack of respect for the other sex, etc.? Pick-up artist? WTH

It doesn't. Neither of those things are part of being a pick up artist. That's like asking when being a chef denotes murder because some cook killed a person.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Agree with WillyB, no lack of opportunities I get approached from ladies 21-50, add in I am 47 with a 14yr old son and widowed, health shot too.

You are looking in the wrong spot or are using the wrong approach.

Said that not hooking up for now.

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Might not be his looks or the size of his Benjamin, could be the thickness of his wallet or colour of his Cards.

Don't know and just joking around.

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@JaneM ... How have we come to the point where the word "art" denotes assault, lack of respect for the other sex, etc.? Pick-up artist? WTH

That's "artist" as in "con artist", an old and established term having nothing primarily to do with art.

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The hotels that permit his events to be held should be ashamed of themselves

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I'd love to see him try some of that crap in the bars I go to. He'd have to wait to get his teeth put back in until after they finished all the facial reconstruction he'd need. And that would have been from the women! I shudder to think what any guy would do...

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Stand up comedian?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Heck the Mama at my local Izakaya is scary enough not even talking her Husband, they would do some things do him before calling the cops and hate to think about the other patrons.

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I'm quite sure something......."unpleasent" will happen to him if he tries this around the kind of people I know....

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He's bad for sure, but it reminds me. I was invited to this CEO party once, he had a woman with him, and he literally offered her to me, saying things like, "here, try hugging her", or "you can have her for tonight, what do you say ? if you don't like free stuffs, then give me at least 100 yen". I wasn't entirely sure if he was serious or just joking, but from his insistence he looked serious. The woman was nervously laugh all along. There are so many men like this in Japan, this dude can do this probably because Japanese women are used to being treated like that ?

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

This SOB just needs a good beat down, lets see him trying that in LA, fuk this guy!

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@Strangerland If we assume that seduction is indeed the art practiced by pick-up artists then how can “seduction” mean sexual assault? I would accept your example of the chef committing murder if it were about a chef murdering people because he believed that’s what a chef should do to be successful. In the way you wrote it is somewhat of the point.

@CraigHicks I think it is more about what people think when they say “pick-up artist.” Even though “artist” here is used as in “con artist” let’s accept the fact that some people do think of seduction as an art. To each his own. Personally, even if I did think it was an art I would never associate it with the kind of behavior practiced by J.B.

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@Strangerland If we assume that seduction is indeed the art practiced by pick-up artists then how can “seduction” mean sexual assault?

If the term 'seduction' means 'sexual assault' to you, then you must have a pretty sad love life.

I would accept your example of the chef committing murder if it were about a chef murdering people because he believed that’s what a chef should do to be successful.

So if a cook killed someone, you would say the whole profession denotes murder? Ok... whatever floats your boat.

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Lock him up... guy's a pervert.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

A video of one of our more physical fellow JT'ers grabbing his head and forcing into their groin would be a start to a campaign against his stupidity.

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@strangerland

That is not at all what I said but thank you. Thank you for making me laugh! Had not seen such a perfect example of jumping to conclusions and twisting other people's words to support your own rationale.

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Great news. We don't need predators like him, too many already out there. J-News might pick it up now.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

What a misogynist tool. And what a room full of misogynist tools sitting there laughing at the idiot.

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Clearly, as all the commenters here decry, he IS disgusting! But, uh... if he truly is successful in picking up Japanese girls this way, doesn't it mean he is NOT disgusting to those girls who get picked up? I mean, if they didn't like the way he is going about this, he wouldn't be successful, right? And if they didn't like it A LOT, then he would be nursing some serious wounds, wouldn't he? If not from the girls alone, then from their brothers, male friends, fathers... you know what I mean. So... what does this mean?

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So you think he is a role model and you would emulate him?

IME & IMO he will only pick up ladies that want to be picked up, hence his spiel and money raising seminars are just to garner publicity.

Most traders and ex-pats manage just fine

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What I find is disturbing is that apparently there are guys who join (and presumably pay for) his "lectures". Really? Who are these losers?

They can be found at sites like this one http://www.japanlair.com/ which appears to be be in "maintenance mode", or hiding. If you have the opportunity the read threads there, if indeed if ever reappears, you will be shocked. They arrange the exact same "seminars" for losers as this Julien Blanc idiot. Don't let him into Japan...

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I would love Julien Blanc run seminars on how his moves work in other countries like Europe, India, Middle East, etc.

Plus, follow up videos on his followers.

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If the Yakuza believe in any duties to protect their daughters, this is it. Should welcome him with their traditional hospitality.

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@ebisen

I'd agree. A good-looking male (white or not) can probably get away with all kinds of unpleasant stuff.

But that doesn't make it okay....

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@gogogo

Yes, I have read "Tokyo Vice."

Whether that book about Yakuza written five years ago is accurate or not has nothing to do with this. The fact is Adelstein has been wagering a fairly strong campaign against this guy and has done so with other journalists of influence.

I said some credit should go to him, for this, and that stands. I made no comments about his book, which is irrelevant here.

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Clearly, as all the commenters here decry, he IS disgusting! But, uh... if he truly is successful in picking up Japanese girls this way, doesn't it mean he is NOT disgusting to those girls who get picked up? I mean, if they didn't like the way he is going about this, he wouldn't be successful, right? And if they didn't like it A LOT, then he would be nursing some serious wounds, wouldn't he? If not from the girls alone, then from their brothers, male friends, fathers... you know what I mean. So... what does this mean?

Is he doing it while being filmed? If so the girls he's abusing might just think it's a prank for TV or something. The guy is a sleaze... a creep of the grand order, I'd like to say what I really think but my language would have the post deleted. He should have had a good kicking. Bloody perv.

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Please don't act like a Nigerian and do the same crap I've seen them get in dro many fights for! Just subtracting Suggesting you can whatever you want to women because you are white tells you that you are the biggest idiot out there. Try that you're home country and tell me how that works for you!!

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Yelling "pikachu!" And forcing a girls head to his crotch? Sounds like #456 of 1000 ways to get arrested in Japan. The sad thing is so many women are too scared/embarrassed to fight back or go to the police, but if you know this culture it's clear as day from their body language and tone of voice when Japanese women are uncomfortable.

This is not the way to get in a relationship with another person. It is not a way to have consenting sex with another person. It's a way to go on a power trip, assault a person, intimidate them, force yourself on them while convinced "she likes it".

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What a tool. I'm surprised he hasn't acquired a shadow in every country he visits, videotaping his assaults.

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Pick up artist?...no way...he is truly just an imbecile.

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Surely the country issuing his passport has information on him by now (today?). I have been following this on social media and glad Japan Today furthered his "fame". Thanks for sharing the Change.org petition, Scott Ackerman.

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My worry is that some tossers will start emulating this piece if scum, thinking it's good for a laugh. Expect to see some poor girl in a combini humiliated on a social media site sometime soon.

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I think there's already enough evidence to detain him if not charge him with sexual assault from the last time he was in Japan, should he ever dare to set for on Japanese soil again.

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He's just been banned from the Melbourne seminar - thanks to protests by the public. BRAVO! Let it be Japan's turn next - and none of this shouganai nonsense!

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No matter if we have differing views on Abenomics, the government, social policies, etc....we can all agree this guy belongs in jail.

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Ok, since many people are posting this and since I am completely against this type of despicable behaviour, here's a way to stop this clown. 日本人女性をバカにする外国人を止めよう!!「白人ならどんな日本人女性ともヤレる」と、自らのセミナーで発言をする、強制わいせつデートコーチのJulien Blancの入国を阻止せよ!Stop "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc, who profits off of teaching seminars on how to abuse women. He should not be allowed to enter Japan to spread his lies and morally despicable behaviour. Please sign the petition!!! http://goo.gl/sXoBWm

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@DJDon

If you post Japanese on this English-language forum, you should also provide the English translation so that those unable to read Japanese know what you have posted.

(And no, "Stop "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc, who profits off of teaching seminars on how to abuse women. He should not be allowed to enter Japan to spread his lies and morally despicable behaviour." is not a translation of the Japanese you posted.)

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Australia cancelled his visa during the week, and he flew out of Australia last Thursday.

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/nov/07/protesters-force-us-pick-up-artist-julien-blanc-to-quit-australian-tour

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This is so gross

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I am as disgusted by this guy any other poster here, but I see rejecting his visa as a bigger problem than the moron himself. What happened to freedom of speech? What about the next time when someone wants to come here who you strongly dislike, but who actually has something important to say? What about e.g. anti-whaling groups?

I certainly hope he gets all the deserved blowback the next time he tries to pull his stunts on a street here, but does freedom of speech not inlcude stupid and offensive speech? Who should judge?

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WilliB

I see rejecting his visa as a bigger problem than the moron himself. What happened to freedom of speech?

I don't see that at all. Yes, he has the right to free speech. But he has the responsibility to use that right in a considered and appropriate way. What he does instead is sprout highly, highly offensive, misogynistic and demeaning drivel towards 50% of the population, not to mention the men who are equally as outraged. Therefore, because he doesn't have the sense of social propriety or respect for the general moral standards deemed acceptable, the group absolutely has the right to interject. And in my opinion, the group's social and moral standards are far more important than the need to give idiots like this guy a soapbox.

but does freedom of speech not inlcude stupid and offensive speech?

No, I don't think it does. Because our laws and standards of good taste and decency provide a framework within which to work. You have the right to think and say whatever you want in your own domain, but in public you are bound by that framework, as you should be, for nobody is bigger than the group.

Who should judge?

The group should judge, absolutely. This 'seminar' he gives here is filled with sexist, demeaning stereotyping of Asian women, complete cultural ignorance and insensitivity and pure fabricated fantasy in spades I'd suggest. I applaud Australia, as a progressive, multicultural country for kicking him out, the grubby little weasel. The group has spoken.

Is this really the kind of thing we should be advocating/tolerating? Of course it isn't. What happens when some (or lots) of those tools in the audience who have probably never travelled or know nothing about Japan start to rock up in Tokyo grabbing women on the street and doing what he is describing? Is that what you want to see a bunch of young, gullible fools doing in Japan? Is that tolerable just for the sake of allowing one fool a right to unfettered free speech?

No, it's not.

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Disgusting!

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The whole thing looks like a stand-up comedy routine, not a seminar. Only a moron would pay to listen to this twit.

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I found it his profile on internet as Julien Blanc, a “dating advice” consultant - Real Social Dynamics (RSD).

Actually Juliem Blanc was "Raping advice" consultant from Real Social Dynamic (RSD)".

I realized why he grabbing women in the street for sex when I saw his photo. No woman will date this dickhead (Julien Blanc) so he used violent to scare woman for to fulfill his sexual desire. If you follow that idiot Julein Blanc advice and then you will be end up in jail and beaten up by someone.

Grabbing and using violent against women for sex may be legal in America but its serious crime in Japan and other nations. You’re loser and idiot if you have paid Julien Blanc for his advice for how to assault women in the street.

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Kobuta Chan

I agree. He is advocating sexual assault. He would get arrested and charged for what he is pretending he did in Japan.

Tool.

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He would get arrested and charged for what he is pretending he did in Japan.

The fact that there is video of him doing it, and that he wasn't arrested would show that this claim is incorrect.

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Awful! I hope that for this douchebag one of his attempts will fire backwards and he will be dragged into police custody for molestation.

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The fact that there is video of him doing it, and that he wasn't arrested would show that this claim is incorrect.

That looked to me like he was in club, does it once as a kind of surprise, the second time the girl resists - not really consistent with the story he sells to 'the boys'. But if you think my claim is incorrect, by all means walk down any street in Tokyo and grab girl's heads and pull to your crotch, yell 'pikachu' and see what happens.

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Does this idiot have a sister or a mother? How would he feel if someone did the same thing to them? Moron!

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That looked to me like he was in club, does it once as a kind of surprise

...and didn't get arrested.

if you think my claim is incorrect, by all means walk down any street in Tokyo and grab girl's heads and pull to your crotch, yell 'pikachu' and see what happens.

Actually, I'm pretty sure I could get away with it and not get arrested. But I wouldn't.

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This guy is a pig! I am disgusted by his actions and the things he says. After having lived in Japan for over 18 years, I cannot see anything but nonsense flowing from his mouth.

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He is just a a SOAB very well described in the Urban Dictionary: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=SOAB. Also known in Latin American countries as a MF GRINGO.

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Disgusting.... Some men are stupid not just "westerners", some japanese men are terrible too. Japanese authorities should take more actions regarding harassment. It is a big issue and most cases go unreported because of shame. Every month I experience some sort of harassment in Japan and in different degrees. Funny thing is mostly from japanese men and only once in my life was a white man. Anyway... Hope it gets better.... Someday.

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Tamarama:

" I don't see that at all. Yes, he has the right to free speech. But he has the responsibility to use that right in a considered and appropriate way. What he does instead is sprout highly, highly offensive, misogynistic and demeaning drivel towards 50% of the population, "

You could say the same thing about clerics who preach Shariah law. Or, for that matter about some radical feminists.

The fact is, however, that modern Western laws regulate behaviour and not speech.

Once you want to regulate speech, you open a whole pandora`s box of new problems.

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How is this man not in jail and deported? If I were to act like that anywhere in the world, I would have been both in less than 24 hrs.

Oh, and thanks Julien for making Westerners look bad. Thanks for nothing.

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As soon as he steps foot on Japanese soil he should be immediately arrested and charged with criminal Sexual Assault then placed in jail and forgot about for 1 year then deported from Japan back to where they do not even allow such behavior to happen.

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This guy is a tw@t and so are the guys who pay to hear him speak but I feel this is getting blown way out of proportion. Netizens signing a petition calling for him to be barred entry to a country where he has no criminal record and none of his supposed 'victims' appear to have filed criminal complaint against him? Sorry but the internet has gone mad again.

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Can't stop him from entering the country, but you can alert a ton of folks to avoid a jerk when they see one. If there is one thing I can't stand is those with a sense of entitlement... especially womanizers who believe their ethnicity can get them girls even if they have the personality of an @sshat.

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If he's talking his "how to pick up women" crap here in the US, it's obviously not very effective, as this is the first I've heard of the moron. I can also tell you, if he were to grab women here in the US where I live, and do the crap he was doing with those poor women in Tokyo, he'd either get his butt kicked severely, or he'd be arrested and locked up for assault. Most likely both. Here's the hoot of it, he'd probably be getting his butt kicked by a large group of angry women. So much for him being pick-up Casanova.

If you really want to meet a girl, all you have to do is talk to her. Be yourself. That's all you have to do. If it's meant to be, she'll like you. If not, than she's not the right one for you. It really is that simple.

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If you really want to meet a girl, all you have to do is talk to her. Be yourself.

For some guys, that's about the worst advice there is. 'Theirself' isn't enough to get them any women. These guys need some coaching.

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He is encouraging his followers to commit crime against Japanese women, he should not generalize As not all J-women are into foreigners. Although he is right that it is easy for caucasian and black men To take J-women home, but there are specific places where they can go and find those and they cannot Just do that everywhere In Japan. The sad truth is, guys like him are actually the ones who are taking home j-girls every weekend as there are sooo many women here who are "into" these kinds of men. I've seen this and I know a lot of people who are living in this kind of trend. All they have to do is grab a Metropolis Magazine and go to Classified Ad section (if they don't like competition and have the energy to go to english pubs or hip hop clubs).

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This guys is stupid on so many levels it is ridiculous. But I'll leave those alone and just point out that he is smart enough to cash in on dumb guys who go to his "events" or what ever he calls them. This kind of stuff goes on all around the world and will continue to do so. People feel a sense of anonymity when they travel to big cities, and there are places like Ropongi in all of those cities. Places where local men and women go because they want to hook-up with foreigners. Sad but true, travel a bit and you will see. I have been embarrassed by my fellow Americans so many times because of their antics... but there are people in every country who act like this when they travel. I'm just glad that this guy is going to have a harder time making money off it.

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What he does instead is sprout highly, highly offensive, misogynistic and demeaning drivel towards 50% of the population,

As his his right to do so, in Japan. He is not allowed, however, to touch anyone. If he is anything other than a fool, he probably sets it up. C'mon, grabbing women in broad daylight on a public thoroughfare is not dismissed by the local cops as gaijin being gaijin. Its, rather, one of the few ways to ways allowed a foreigner to tour the inside a police box.

And highly, highly offensive? Well, I'll let Mr. Fry speak for me here:

"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so f****ing what?!"

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HonestDictatorNov. 10, 2014 - 10:11AM JST

Can't stop him from entering the country...

Actually, I think he was booted out of Australia because he was "Teaching" people his views on how to treat women. There is also an article about how the Canadian Immigration Minister may ban him as well because they do not want someone to facilitate violence onto women/Canadian citizens. http://globalnews.ca/news/1662001/online-campaign-hopes-to-ban-pick-up-artist-julien-blanc-from-canada/

You see, so I'm sure that Japan would be able to find countless ways to ban someone from their country if they wanted to... the question is "if they want to"...

JTDanManNov. 11, 2014 - 01:21AM JST

And highly, highly offensive? Well, I'll let Mr. Fry speak for me here:

"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so f****ing what?!"

JTDanMan: There may be some truth to what you're saying in some other cases, but in this case, you don't have to touch someone to be charged with a crime nowadays. In Amercica or Canada, all you have to do is look at someone for too long, or say something "offensive", and you can be charged (it's been like that for a while now too). This idiot is condoning and teaching other men to choke and unconsentually touch women in places they may not want to be touched. I think that's offensive enough for most people without there being a question of legitimacy.

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Tahoochi

In America you cannot be charged for "looking at someone too long or" for saying something offensive. The "offensive" nature of speech has time and again ben stricken down by SCOTUS as vague and overbroad.

For example, you cannot be arrested for saying, "All Jews should be rounded up and gassed." But, you could be arrested for saying to an angry crowd of people gathered in front of synagogue, "Let's right now round up those Jews in there and go Treblinka on them!" If, and this is a big if, it is understood by the crowd that you mean it. That is incitement. If the crowd thinks you are a kook, and derisively laughs off your rant, then, no, you cannot be arrested for incitement.

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The guy is a misogynist.

Regardless of all the 'immoral character' and 'loser' and 'defacto molester charges (which are probably all appropriate, they could get him the same way they got Al Capone: not paying his taxes.

Try putting that into a petition, and the government will take notice.

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Don't be confused people. It's called "White Privilege". He's absolutely right!! You can do almost anything like this because you're white and the girls accept that.

Just a fact of life.

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It'd be sad here if it weren't that easy

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Honestdictator

especially womanizers who believe their ethnicity can get them girls even if they have the personality of an @sshat

The sad truth is....it is, Ethnicity is a big factor to get girls, It's hard to accept it but the world is also filled with shallow women...

JWithers

It is really annoying to know, but, you are right regarding "WHITE PRIVILEGES" , however this doesn't apply to all women, that's the part where these kind of men should take note of.... for their own good :-)

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You can do almost anything like this because you're white and the girls accept that.

Quite a claim. Any evidence?

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Grabbing and using violent against women for sex may be legal in America but its serious crime in Japan and other nations.

OMG! Tell me I did not just read this nonsense!!!! Tell me I am imagining all the sexual assaults taken seriously and prosecuted to the full extent of the law in the US, and the ones - the few - that ARE reported to the police in Japan, only to be laughed at, denigrated, and worst of all - the victim forced to re-enact the experience with a male officer to show what happened. Tell me it is not true that most hospitals in Japan dont even carry rape kits, and that women are repeatedly told - includng on THIS very site - that they must have done something to ask for it.

Wow! Way to make yourself look completely and utterly ignorant.

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You can do almost anything like this because you're white and the girls accept that.

It sounds like you're confusing compliance with acceptance.

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It is really annoying to know, but, you are right regarding "WHITE PRIVILEGES"

There is no such thing as "White Privilege'. This phrase was made up by American Leftists to advance their race centric political goals (ie justification for discrimination against white males when discrimination isn't supposed to be legal). However, there is such thing as bullying to the point of assault on the part of boarish foreign visitors who take advantage of the relative docility of Japanese people (in this case women) in unfamiliar situations. There was something along the lines of white privilege that existed in the US up until the Civil Rights era. Those days have long since passed - you know now that there is a black president and Attorney General and all.

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You know "If the ground is fertile, it will grow".

It's a big fat lie that the way women dress does not say what they want. You're listening to the hype.

Women who are dressed gaudy put themselves out there for the pervs to get at them.

Of course they didn't ask to be molested, fondled, or sexually assaulted. Of course not!!

But walking up and down the streets of Roppongi or Shinjuku with your buttocks out beyond the length of your skirt with cleavage a mile long is not only a fashion faux pas but an invitation to those who objectify women on a daily basis.

In other words, some men call it like they see it. If the Empress isn't wearing clothes, men tend to see exactly that.

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Sign and/or Share the Petition!!! -

白人ならどんな日本人女性ともヤレる」と、自らのセミナーで発言をする、強制わいせつデートコーチのJulien Blancの入国を阻止せよ! Stop "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc, who profits off of teaching seminars on how to abuse women, from entering Japan!

https://www.change.org/p/日本入国管理局-白人ならどんな日本人女性ともヤレる-と-自らのセミナーで発言をする-強制わいせつデートコーチのjulien-blancの入国を阻止せよ-stop-pick-up-artist-julien-blanc-who-profits-off-of-teaching-seminars-on-how-to-abuse-women-from-entering-japan#supporters

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Kibousha

this dude can do this probably because Japanese women are used to being treated like that ?

did you ask all the women in Japan? Don't generalize Japanese Women, yes some women Are shallow (not only in Japan) but that doesn't apply to ALL Japanese Women.

Wolfpack

what we tackle here is about Dating and relationships and the truth is there are lot's of women here in Japan who date men because they are White (or black), I've seen them, I know a lot of them and yes they are so shallow for being like that. Maybe "White Privilege" is not a good term, my apologies for rephrasing it, but White men can easily get women here if they want to. Of course it doesn't assure a long lasting and TRUE relationships, but if we are just talking for a quick fling or taking women home for a one night stand, it's easier for white men and black men to get it compare to Chinese, south east asians, indians, etc. I know it sounds terrible but that is the truth, I've met women who are even very specific in what they want, like they only talk and date WHITE BRITISH MEN not white americans nor canadians, I've seen some women who push themselves to black men in hip hop clubs,I remember seeing one J-girl grabbed the black man's mobile phone and installing her mobile number even if the guy was not asking her to do so. Ive seen a lot of these... and Again this doesn't apply to all Japanese women and Majority of them are normal, but WHITE MEN and Black men have advantages when it comes to dating here in Japan...if you don't believe me, grab a copy of METROPOLIS MAGAZINE and flip to classified ad page ;-)

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As a non white, non japanese resident of Japan I actually hope he DOES visit japan. He and others of his ilk. As far as I am concerned his is nothing more than an extreme version of a white man (woman too) making use of his 'privileges' in this land where being white is, generally (and for now hopefully), the best thing any foreigner in this land can be.

My hope is that if there are more of him around the Japanese will perhaps realize that a lot of whites (not all perhaps, maybe not even the majority... but it sure seems such to me) feel privileged here, and abuse it, too. Then maybe the Japanese will stop putting whites on pedestals, and from there maybe the whites will stop placing themselves on pedestals, too...

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This was all over the Japanese news this morning. By immigration laws Immigration said that they could theoretically deny him entry, but they've never denied anyone on those grounds before, so there is no precedent.

being white is, generally (and for now hopefully), the best thing any foreigner in this land can be.

Speak for yourself.

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@kikai

Good

Basically, this guy exposed a dirty little secret.

Japanese putting whites on a pedestal to me is like a jagged pill I can't swallow. How on Earth could you give so much skin preferential treatment to the people that dropped ATOMIC bombs on your country.

Minority groups didn't drop bombs on the "white privileged". Those same people were the ones you called "Fly-jin".

Even though I find this Julien guy a bit disgusting (I would never practice his methods) he is exposing some truths.

So yeah, bring him on. Girls wait for him at Narita and say "Aloha". I'm sure he'll be happy to face plant you into his crotch.

Won't be long before the Japanese comedians are doing it. Wasn't too long ago that comedy groups like Neptune were flipping J-girls over to see their panties.

Yes, this is the place where it's accepted.

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Jwithers:

Even though I find this Julien guy a bit disgusting (I would never practice his methods) he is exposing some truths.

He is not exposing truths, he is misleading people and that is why he should be BANNED, Yes it's correct that some women prefer White men for dating , but that is just a small number and doesn't represent the JAPANESE WOMEN!

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It wouldn't take long to get footage of him forcing himself on the policewomen,

Isn't that entrapment?

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Jwithers:

" Even though I find this Julien guy a bit disgusting (I would never practice his methods) he is exposing some truths. "

No he does not, and if you practised "his methods" you´d eventually get deservedly punched in the nose and/or arrested, just as hopefully will happen to that moron.

I have no problem with pickup artists, but violently harrassing people is something completely different.

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JTDanManNov. 11, 2014 - 09:26AM JST

Tahoochi

In America you cannot be charged for "looking at someone too long or" for saying something offensive. The "offensive" nature of speech has time and again ben stricken down by SCOTUS as vague and overbroad.

Yes, you're right; I was thinking of someone doing those things in the workplace where they could be held liable for harrassment....

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I'm so very, very happy to see so many people unite and take action against this scumbag.

Want to "pick up" women? Try being nice.

@kikai

As a non white, non japanese resident of Japan I actually hope he DOES visit japan. He and others of his ilk. As far as I am concerned his is nothing more than an extreme version of a white man (woman too) making use of his 'privileges' in this land where being white is, generally (and for now hopefully), the best thing any foreigner in this land can be. My hope is that if there are more of him around the Japanese will perhaps realize that a lot of whites (not all perhaps, maybe not even the majority... but it sure seems such to me) feel privileged here, and abuse it, too. Then maybe the Japanese will stop putting whites on pedestals, and from there maybe the whites will stop placing themselves on pedestals, too...

I'll agree there are some silly "white" people who act like idiots here (as well as back home), but I could and will say the same for any other "race" here. I can also say there are good people. Of every colour.

Trying to categorize people, and promoting bias against them, is part of the bigger problem. Racism does not solve racism.

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WilliB and ReformedBasher:

You guys nailed it, you guys should be the ones who should run these pick up artist seminars ;-)

Exactly! most of women want confident, interesting, kind , sincere and fun men. If you can have these traits, women will come to you no matter what race you are and no need for pick up techniques. Julien Blanc seminars are about how to abuse women... authorities should arrest this guy, some people says that he is a pig, but that is an insult to pigs as pigs don't do do things he does, I cannot even call him an a-hole, probably the right word to describe Julien is Demon, he is a demon.

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I can say this don't hate the player hate the game! This guy can only get as far as those involved allow him to go. Those guys who go to his seminars have to be total losers suckers who pay a price only to find out they to have been had.

The women in his video or any woman he did this to should report him to authorities, if they don't agree with his actions, he is a foreigner. I can bet if he is reported his game will end quickly and he would be jailed right away.

My take is what this idiot is doing may have only happened on a few occasions and recorded just to get those poor lonely sucker excited so they fail for his game and paid to attend his classes.

I think most of the people here are not giving the Japanese women any of much thinking credit here by saying they allow it. If this guy was actually approaching any or every Japanese women he seen and did this I am sure we wouldn't just be reading about what he has done, but we would be reading about his arrest just as we hear and read about gropers on the trains. Please Give the Japanese women some credit here they are not stupid at all!

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ebisen

As a good looking white male, living in Japan for more than 10 years, I can say, yes, a good looking white male can basically come to Tokyo, go to most of the Roppongi bars, do EXACTLY the things described in this video, and will only get laughs (and probably laid in the end). Jealous?

it's funny that you've been living here in Japan for 10 years and yet you still don't know that party girls in Roppongi bars are the cheapest girls in town. hehehe they'll probably do everyone not just white male...if it's your 1st or 2nd year in Japan or if you are a tourist, i would probably understand... but man... 10 years and you are still a Roppongi boy?? come on step up brother... hahaha

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He's rude...and offensive.

but... he has a point.

Being 'white' has its advantages in regards to picking up J girls.

I dont live in Japan, I"m in Vancouver, but there are tons of Japanese people here. Intl workers and students and they're so easy. I feel that being white , i can get away with a lot of stuff that other guys couldn't.

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After reviewing some of this man’s video and topics in his seminar’s I truly believe this man is a “Sociopath”

1) Sociopaths are charming. Sociopaths have high charisma and tend to attract a following just because people want to be around them. They have a “glow” about them that attracts people who typically seek guidance or direction. They often appear to be sexy or have a strong sexual attraction. Not all sexy people are sociopaths, obviously, but watch out for over-the-top sexual appetites and weird fetishes.

2) Sociopaths are more spontaneous and intense than other people. They tend to do bizarre, sometimes erratic things that most regular people wouldn’t do. They are unbound by normal social contracts. Their behavior often seems irrational or extremely risky.

3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse. Their brains simply lack the circuitry to process such emotions. This allows them to betray people, threaten people or harm people without giving it a second thought. They pursue any action that serves their own self interest even if it seriously harms others. This is why you will find many very “successful” sociopaths in high levels of government, in any nation.

4) Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences. They wildly exaggerate things to the point of absurdity, but when they describe it to you in a storytelling format, for some reason it sounds believable at the time.

5) Sociopaths seek to dominate others and “win” at all costs. They hate to lose any argument or fight and will viciously defend their web of lies, even to the point of logical absurdity.

6) Sociopaths tend to be highly intelligent, but they use their brainpower to deceive others rather than empower them. Their high IQs often makes them dangerous. This is why many of the best-known serial killers who successfully evaded law enforcement were sociopaths.

7) Sociopaths are incapable of love and are entirely self-serving. They may feign love or compassion in order to get what they want, but they don’t actually FEEL love in the way that you or I do.

8) Sociopaths speak poetically. They are master wordsmiths, able to deliver a running “stream of consciousness” monologue that is both intriguing and hypnotic. They are expert storytellers and even poets. As a great example of this in action, watch interview”s of Charles Manson on YouTube.

9) Sociopaths never apologize. They are never wrong. They never feel guilt. They can never apologize. Even if shown proof that they were wrong, they will refuse to apologize and instead go on the attack

10) Sociopaths are delusional and literally believe that what they say becomes truth merely because they say it! Charles Manson, the sociopathic murderer, is famous for saying, “I’ve never killed anyone! I don’t need to kill anyone! I THINK it! I have it HERE! (Pointing to his temple.) I don’t need to live in this physical realm…”

So, here we have 10 signs how to spot a Sociopath, and from what I have seen and heard this man is definitely on the top of the list. We would question the intentions of a person who had sociopath sign’s coming to Canada from Iraq? Most Terrorists are considered Sociopath/Psychopaths, so why would we allow a man into our Country to try to teach others how to become Sociopaths?

Keep this man from entering all Civilized Countries. He belongs locked up in an institution not on a stage. Do we have wait until he kills a woman to consider his a Sociopath? Did you know the power of suggestion to kill or use violence upon another is considered accessory to crime. Such as Charles Manson did?

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catch22:

" but... he has a point. Being 'white' has its advantages in regards to picking up J girls. "

Yes it does. (And being black too, for some other girls.) But the point is: What he does and braggs about has nothing to do with "picking up girls", it is simply assault.

Ask yourself the question: When you meet another white guiy, do you nod and smile at eath other, knowing that you both assault girls on the street? Well, that is what Julian Blanc claims.

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Catch 22

but... he has a point.

You are wrong... forcing women to kiss them while working? grabbing women's head forcely to his crotch while walking on the street?So if he do these things to your sister or mother I hope you can still say that "he has a point". If he can do this in broad daylight, what can he do if he sees a woman walking alone in an empty street? Plus word of advise buddy, try to live in Japan first before you speak, the Japanese women in Vancouver that you see is not the Majority of Japanese women, I know a lot of canadian jerks here in Japan too, but I dont think ALL canadians are like that.

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I cant lie, I've seen a few of my boys get away with some wild stuff, then flash a smile to the police and get a "no-no" finger wave. With my 6'1", brown (more of a caramel) compection self, they'd call in herikoputazu.

But setting up petitions and Twitter posts for ONE A-hole? People love controversy, and may flock to him.

Noypikantoku: "What if it were your mother or sister?" I'd be angry at my sister too for just giggling like a moron.

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I posed a similar question to what others have asked on here: why are the women in the video not fighting back as we'd expect?

One reply I got from a woman was: "I'd assume someone doing that isn't right in the head so I couldn't anticipate their reaction. I'd much likely not struggle and then get out of that situation and try calling for help."

Makes sense, I think. You people saying step back and kick him in the balls are very likely to never have found themselves in a situation like this.

I'm more concerned at bystanders not doing anything. The Family Mart one is particularly strange - one woman in the back is laughing. Someone feel she has to play along because she'll get no help from anyone nearby.

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iradickle

I cant lie, I've seen a few of my boys get away with some wild stuff, then flash a smile to the police and get a "no-no" finger wave. With my 6'1", brown (more of a caramel) compection self, they'd call in herikoputazu.

But setting up petitions and Twitter posts for ONE A-hole?

haha! yeah yeah. I will only believe it when I see it. but let's say you're telling the truth, where did your boys do it? Roppongi? Clubs? Why don't your tanned caramel complection boys do that kind of harrasment or these "WILD THINGS" to any Japanese ladies let's say in the financial districts like Otemachi, Marunouchi, Nagatacho, Kasumegaseki, Yurakucho, Ginza.. or any residential suburb areas or even just inside of any trains? forget about the streets of Roppongi, Ikebukuro, Shibuya or any clubbing districts as women here are all partying and ready for these kind of actions (not only with White men). As Julien and white guys like you claim That white men can do anything they want to all JAPANESE WOMEN, I challenge you to grab Any Japanese woman and kiss them (not from the clubbing districts) and let's see if the "WHITE POWER" will work out.

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This is a choreographic-ed, money-making spinoff (idea rip off) based on the Tom Cruise' 'Mackey' character in the 1999 movie 'Magnolia'.

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randombs

I posed a similar question to what others have asked on here: why are the women in the video not fighting back as we'd expect?

First of all , those places in the videos are taken from clubs and party areas. As i mentioned above, women, who go to these places are half drunk or all ready for fun. They are maybe smiling, but you can see they feel very uncomfortable. Secondly, these videos are edited, they only showed what? 2? 3 videos? of course Julien will not show and include the footages where they were slapped, shoved away, turned down, because this is their propaganda video to sell their absurd services to losers, And losers are gullibles and will easily believe without thinking. Who knows, maybe the other 700 videos that they didnt show was about J-women turning these losers down. Lastly, If some women didn't complain and afraid to ask for help, It doesn't mean that these men are excused or allowed to sexually harras them. if they didn't yell for help or call the cops that doesn't mean they like what these sex maniacs did to them. And it's never their fault for not complaining. Seduce the women? fine good luck and good for them if it works, but men should not sexually harras women, period!

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Just signed the petition to keep this nasty little cancer out of Japan. What a disgusting person who perpetuates a very ugly stereotype.

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Noypikantoku

Why don't your tanned caramel complection boys do that kind of harrasment or these "WILD THINGS" to any Japanese ladies let's say in the financial districts like Otemachi, Marunouchi, Nagatacho, Kasumegaseki, Yurakucho, Ginza.. or any residential suburb areas or even just inside of any trains?

Umm, ill say it clearly. I have seen my white friends get away with some things that I know would get me (the caramel one)arrested. I am not white.

"Believe it when i see it."?
Did you not watch the video? Then you have seen it.

forget about the streets of Roppongi, Ikebukuro, Shibuya or any clubbing districts as women here are all partying and ready for these kind of actions

And if all this happens in roppongi and shibuya, where YOU say these girls are half drunk looking for fun, then they have the green light?

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Iradickle

Did you not watch the video? Then you have seen it.

Yes I saw the video, We only saw what? 1-2 second long 2-3 footages of 5 girls? so,for you that is enough to generalize that all white male can get away with sexual abuse in Japan? I'll return the question to you, did you watch and video and analyze it? or just looking at it without thinking it through? like the gullible followers of Julien.

And if all this happens in roppongi and shibuya, where YOU say these girls are half drunk looking for fun, then they have the green light?

Nope I didn't mean that women in Roppongi and Shibuya are drunk so they have the "green light" to be harrased, what I am trying to say is yes of course many girls in Club and bar districts are out there to party. Some of these women are "INTO" these kind of things, some are just going with the flow for the sake of fun, men should determine who are GAME for these and who are not, not just anyone you can grab! My point is, to say that ALL JAPANESE WOMEN are ok and allow to be sexually harrased by white male , anytime anywhere is NOT TRUE.

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