Sailor Moon attraction at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) 2018

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What killed it for me that I don't want to visit there is that I've read some unpleasant things of how the Japanese people see anyone who isn't their race.
Again with your absolute ignorance. Plenty of non-Japanese fans on here live in Japan, and have visited Japan without any issues. Out of all the places I've traveled, Japan was probably the nicest. I never felt excluded or discriminated against. But given your mindset, yeah, maybe you shouldn't go.
 

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Again with your absolute ignorance. Plenty of non-Japanese fans on here live in Japan, and have visited Japan without any issues. Out of all the places I've traveled, Japan was probably the nicest. I never felt excluded or discriminated against. But given your mindset, yeah, maybe you shouldn't go.
I'm not racist, I never like to be racist. I do want to go to Japan day. It's what I've heard that made me thought was true that Japan is a xenophobic country which made me feel disillusioned and afraid of traveling there.
 
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I'm not racist, I never like to be racist. I do want to go to Japan day. It's what I've heard that made me thought was true that Japan is a xenophobic country which made me feel disillusioned and afraid of traveling there.
I mean, twice, in two different threads you've said some very ignorant things about Japan and its people. But you can always live in your ignorance, I suppose.
 

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What killed it for me that I don't want to visit there is that I've read some unpleasant things of how the Japanese people see anyone who isn't their race.
They treat foreigners from all countries with way more respect and openness than an average person from the USA (Trump, for instance) treats an average Mexican, or an average Iranian. :zoid:
 
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They treat foreigners from all countries with way more respect and openness than an average person from the USA (Trump, for instance) treats an average Mexican, or an average Iranian. :zoid:
I guess you're right. Japan isn't so much of a bad place as they make it out to be, since I'm just only go there to visit. That made me feel a bit more confident of visiting there someday.
 

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I guess you're right. Japan isn't so much of a bad place as they make it out to be, since I'm just only go there to visit. That made me feel a bit more confident of visiting there someday.
Glad to hear that. :) Both Mara & myself have visited the country multiple times in the past, & I also didn't feel being discriminated over there (I'm an East Asian, tho, hence not looking different from them, but my accented spoken Japanese could readily tell them that I wasn't a local lol ), but as always, the best way to understand other countries & peoples is to go seeing them for yourself.
 
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Meh, to be honest racism exists probably every where. You don't have to feed in the negativity of it though. I be our dear sweat Ami-chan wouldn't be thinking such things when she travels.

People are discriminated based on skin color, body size, income and much more everyday but at the end of the day, we all breath the same air and die to go back to the Universe as energy. :megaman:

I don't particularly want to go see the event but I think it's super amazing how popular it is being extended! Sailor Moon lives on!! I'd like to visit other countries one day. I love Asians, South Americans, Australians (The animals they have there are making hear the Twilight Zone music in my head)..

Just take me everywhere I can that's safe so I can have fun and eat like Piggy Usagi!!

Can you imagine the Dream movies being super popular like this (when ever we get them... hopefully Usagi won't have become Queen by then already...^_^')
 

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I mean, twice, in two different threads you've said some very ignorant things about Japan and its people. But you can always live in your ignorance, I suppose.
i recalled during the comic Hetalia was popular, Japanese tourists were being unfairly treated in France because they assumed it was this romantic getaway. So yeah, like the Avenue Q song, Everyone's a Bit Racist.

Anyways, do I plan to go to Japan? If I can afford it. A trip to Walt DisneyLand for a week is the same price as one week in Japan. My autism has me problems for learning a new language, hence I keep a Japanese phrasebook in my purse. My fiance wants to go there to visit sites that appear in Tokusatsu. I probably want to go there to find help with my drawings, aka Go to the Meji Manga class. Or I can just find enjoyment in running into Akiba.
 

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Glad to hear that. :) Both Mara & myself have visited the country multiple times in the past, & I also didn't feel being discriminated over there (I'm an East Asian, tho, hence not looking different from them, but my accented spoken Japanese could readily tell them that I wasn't a local lol ), but as always, the best way to understand other countries & peoples is to go seeing them for yourself.
When I visit Japan one day, it is going to be a fun and unforgettable experience with many enjoyable activities like shopping at Akihabara, riding on the bullet trains, hiking to Mount Fuji, bathing in the hot springs, etc. But at the same time it is also going to be an extremely awkward trip with inconveniences such as the expensive plane flight there, the absurd and insane amount of their currency (if you compare it to US currency), hardly anything there is written in English and since I'm a white Hispanic with some indigenous Latin American blood, I'm going to stick out like a sore thumb.
 

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^ There's been a relatively faster & steady increase of foreigners from various parts of the world traveling, living, & working over there in the recent decade or so, hence ordinary Japanese, especially those in the big cities, have become relatively more accustomed to the presence of various foreigners around them. :)
 

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^ There's been a relatively faster & steady increase of foreigners from various parts of the world traveling, living, & working over there in the recent decade or so, hence ordinary Japanese, especially those in the big cities, have become relatively more accustomed to the presence of various foreigners around them. :)
So you don't think Japan isn't going to be this confusing and awkward trip with many inconveniences such as the lack of English text coexisting with Japanese on signs and storefronts, the insane amount of their currency or offending some you didn't mean to just because you know little of their culture?
 

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So you don't think Japan isn't going to be this confusing and awkward trip with many inconveniences such as the lack of English text coexisting with Japanese on signs and storefronts, the insane amount of their currency or offending some you didn't mean to just because you know little of their culture?
Such "inconveniences" always exist in most, if not all, foreign countries w/ different languages & cultures, & are hardly unique in Japan lol - I was just saying that the Japanese people are generally more tolerant/accepting towards foreigners these days. :)
 

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Such "inconveniences" always exist in most, if not all, foreign countries w/ different languages & cultures, & are hardly unique in Japan lol - I was just saying that the Japanese people are generally more tolerant/accepting towards foreigners these days. :)
I guess right now I can't make up my mind if I want to visit Japan in the near future or not since I have "on and off" doubt of something majorly awkward I may run into there such as:

How does their currency work? :?

I've heard that 100 Japanese yen is equivalent to one single lousy US dollar bill! :eek: That's insane. I don't want to imagine how much yen is going to fit in my meager wallet. And It would take forever to count each one. I can buy an anime figurine or plush back in the states for a fair price about twenty, thirty or sometimes forty bucks instead of purchasing a couple items that cost over a thousand yen each. Ripoffs. :x

Do most signs and storefronts have at least some English text or they all written in Japanese? :?

Don't get me wrong, I do want to learn some Japanese with basic simple words such as "konichiwa", "arigato", "sayonara" and a couple others that will come in handy while getting around in Japan but not all of the language where I can decipher the hiragana, kanji and the katakana because that would take ages for me to learn those. I don't want to get lost in a country where I don't know much of the language. :confused:

The most awkward part of touring, the cultural differences. Oh boy. :(

I've read on some websites of traveling to Japan, is that they seem to have way too many rules and regulations of "dos" and "do nots" when exploring Japan. It make it seems like Japan is this strict nation who still holds on to their ancient traditions and customs which they take very seriously and would often get easily offended by outside tourists or foreigners who know a little of their culture and didn't mean to disrespect them just because they are dressed casually by wearing informal fashion (shorts, tanktops, baseball caps, sneakers, etc.) or doing common human habits such as scratching an itch, blowing their nose or even innocent gestures they do to other fellow tourists such as hugs, high fives or fist pumps just because they find it rude, disgusting or it just reminds them of something so unpleasant in their country's past. Ouch. :(

Sometimes I feel discouraged of visiting to Japan just to avoid from having extremely awkward trouble which I don't really mean to but there's always going to be that part of me that I feel curious and fascinated of what's it actually like over there. Hopefully someday when I finally have the courage to visit there, I just want to feel at ease, be confident of not getting into these difficulties and just have fun in the land of the rising sun. :smug: