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08-08-2008, 03:06 PM

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Arn't people from Australia ancestors
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lol You mean descendants of British convicts, not ancestors x) Otherwise Australia would have been like the Land of the Undead lol


I don't find this statistic shocking at all. "Foreign" includes everyone who wasn't born in Japan so.


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None of those nationalities actually look Japanese. Thai/Cambodian dont have the funny eyes and their skin is slightly darker, they are slightly smaller on average, and their nose forms a different shape. Most people would not pick this up, but it is like saying an Italian could pass as a Brit; he probably could, but everyone knows the large differences in the two races.
But I`m not saying someone Thai/Cambodian could pass as Japanese. I`m saying that there is enough variety in Japanese features that a child with one Thai/Cambodian parent and one Japanese parent could - if they were raised in Japan.
Their appearance would no doubt fall within the darker end of the scale of normal - but still be normal for Japanese.

One of our family friends is half Cambodian. You`d never know it if he didn`t tell you... And there is one half Thai child and one half Filipino child in my son`s school. You`d also never know it if you weren`t told.


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08-09-2008, 09:54 AM

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Yeah, I am just whining. Most people dont see the difference. It is subtle, like the difference between Germans and Scotts, but it is there, and obvious most times. Yet some people can get lost in generalization.
It`s okay. I think you just misunderstood me. I wasn`t trying to lump all east Asian appearances together, and I can almost always pick out when someone isn`t Japanese. But there are enough Japanese who are at the ends of the scale that in almost all cases, a half Japanese half other-Asian child wouldn`t be obvious.

This topic came up because 1 in 30 having a foreign parent doesn`t mean that it will give a more varied, international appearance to Japan... As most of the foreign parents are from other east Asian countries - so the children will blend in perfectly if they`ve been raised here.

The being raised here is an important point, as there are a lot of Chinese/Koreans who could easily pass as Japanese by appearance - but who are completely unable to due to fashion, mannerisms, etc. They dress and just move differently.


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I look forwards to adding to the statistics of 1 baby every 30.
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let's not forget that it is a good thing!

mixed blood leads to more healthy people!

also half japanese-white girls...are WAY hotter (in general) than the J-Purebreed
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I look forwards to adding to the statistics of 1 baby every 30.
God i laughed so hard when i read this.

Im actually surprised by this number maybe it has something to do with the declining birthrates and having the world fastest aging population. Which the Japanese government is trying to enact programs to help with the situation. What i wonder is will that number grow as the birth rate drops.

We could see Japan become more multi-cultural one day but not anytime soon.


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Well done to Japan for preserving its indigenous culture - 11-12-2008, 01:10 PM

Well done to Japan for preserving its indigenous culture: - it's a shame the UK can't do the same. Here, about 1 in 4 babies born today have a foreign-born mother (I'm not sure what the statistics are for both parents or fathers). Ok, I admit, my mother is foreign-born, but New Zealanders are actually helping to keep the UK's culture intact, as it has more in common with how the UK once was before all this funky multiculturalism arrived.
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11-12-2008, 01:54 PM

hopefully the statistic can make the japanese know the importance of speaking english in the future..


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Right... I think you generalize too much. Out of 37 countries there is only 1 that looks Japanese; Korea (2 if you count it as north and south) and one that has a population that looks quite similar; China.

Anyway, Australia is not multi cultural, and people who can't intergrate into long standing Australian culture and virtues are frowned upon and sometimes deported. They stopped using the word "multicultural" about 10 years ago when they realized the whole concept really wasn't working.

Just under one foreign child in every class is not much.
Everything I've heard suggests that the Anglo-Australian culture is in critical danger of disappearing and that Australia, like my mother's homeland of New Zealand, unfortunately is developing this attitude that British culture is the past and trendy East Asian cultures are the future. Parties like Pauline Hanson's One Nation exist because Asians are flooding in relentlessly.
It would be a travesty to see the Anglo-Saxon culture, which has given more to the world than any other culture, die out simply because people thought it was passé and that foreign cultures were funky and trendy.
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11-12-2008, 02:22 PM

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hopefully the statistic can make the japanese know the importance of speaking english in the future..
What makes you think that any significant number of these children had a parent from an English speaking country?


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