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Posted in: ANA apologizes over racial stereotyping in new TV commercial See in context

Just had a brief look through the hundreds of comments - I'm a bit too busy to read them all. I'd like to comment on the last one in the thread - maxjapank. I agree too, as a resident of Japan I think that the 'If you don't like it - leave' argument is a little immature. And it's one I hear quite often here. I'd like to point out, as I always do, that this gaijin pays national tax and city tax and contributes to the local area via shops, restaurants and bars. I get involved in Japanese cultural things and can read and write Japanese to a pretty good level. I also fly back to Europe once every two years thus I have to consider flying options.

I've always thought that humour / humor is a good riposte. I'm sure 99.9% of Japanese don't read the comments on this site and so our voices will probably not be heard. And even if they did, how long would it before someone piped up 'If you don't like it...'

My suggestion is, a large group of various ethnic extractions (I am at least 2) turn up at various places in Tokyo wearing large smiles, false noses and blonde wigs. I reckon someone would notice that.

Direct action with a laugh. Is that plausible.

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Posted in: Mizuho ordered to suspend part of loan business over yakuza contacts See in context

I was considering closing my Mizuho account but my company pays our wages through one of their branches. And anyway, if Mizuho lend money to criminals they probably all do,

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