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would you consider me a japanophile even thought i am half japanese?
#1
i like japanese music more than western music



i love jfood more than western food



i prefer j electronics and automobiles over western ones



i think j women are better than any other women



i think japanese baseball is better than mlb



i own a ps3 instead of an xbox380











with all my preferences in life favoring japanese anything, would you consider me a japanophile even though i am half japanese with japanese passport?
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#2
No, not at all. I mean, for me, my preferences mostly favor things American. No one thinks anything of that, why should they of someone who favors things Japanese? That culture is a huge part of you and you're allowed to feel more attached to it if you want!
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#3
If there is no stigma attached to the terms Anglophile and Francophile, why should there be a problem with liking all things Japanese?



The label of Japanophile is usually a reference to white guys who exclusively go for Japanese women. For anyone who is half Japanese, particularly if their mother is Japanese, preferring Japanese girls would be quite natural.
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#4
Nez's reply covers me 100%
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#5
If someone calls you a Japanophile, then you can just say that you're half-Japanese, and they'll back off.
Elmo loves everyone.
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#6
[quote name='Nez' date='30 July 2009 - 07:33 AM' timestamp='1248964430' post='219802']

If there is no stigma attached to the terms Anglophile and Francophile, why should there be a problem with liking all things Japanese?



The label of Japanophile is usually a reference to white guys who exclusively go for Japanese women. For anyone who is half Japanese, particularly if their mother is Japanese, preferring Japanese girls would be quite natural.

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Actually, I would argue that there *is* a negative stigma attached to Anglophile and Francophile, but agree that it's not nearly as negative as a Japanophile. For example, there is a stigma against Anglophiles of being elitist. But I think, at least in the US, it's the history of US/Japan interaction that lends to the word more negative qualities.
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#7
I think it's because Japanophiles tend to not be attracted by the high culture of Japan the same way Francophiles like Voltaire or haute cuisine, or Anglophiles like British literature, but rather tend to get rather pathetic and creepy about anime, video games (terebi geemu to you baka gaijin) and Asian women. It would be one thing if Japanophilia were synonymous with appreciation for great writers like Mishima or Dazai, or traditional theatre like kabuki or noh, but Japanophiles are far more likely to expound at length about the sublime subtext of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
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#8
Im looking for a bento box, it cant be pinku (thats japanese for pink) or any girl color. It has to be of 2 or more kotoba (thats japanese for 2 compartments) and has be be chibi(small) sized. And has to be really kawaii (cute). Also It has to be about 10-20 bux. And you have to post pics of it first (i want to make shure it's kawaii [cute]). And it would be nice if it came with matching chopstick holder (WITH chopsticks). OH! and it CANNOT have any cartoon pictures, or be made out of plastic. It has to be made of ceramic, or something like that. Also it would be nice if it was made in japan. and not in china or corea (korea) or whatever. I have found a bento box similar to the one im describing in e-bay, but it was 1 kotoba, and i dont want my gohan (rice) to touch my other things (it can get wet and i would not like that, plus 2 compartments looks more kawaii)
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#9
heyyyyy dorknobdeity, i really liked evangelion!! don't ruin for me~!! <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />



but on topic, I don't think there is anything wrong with your preferences hapadeity, especially if you, like me, had a lot more j stuff (food, electronics, etc) than western stuff...
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#10
@dorkno0b - but since I'm haafu [half] I get a free pass, right? It would be kinda mendokusai [bothersome] if I had to delete all my hello kitty bondage pr0nz..
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#11
iyaaaaa!!!!! (that is nihongo (japanese) for eeeeeek!) you baka hentai (stupid pervert!) [hits you with a comically oversize hammer]
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#12
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"Why yes, I am an expert on the ancient and fascinating Nipponese culture, allow me to enlighten you to the marvels of the fantastic East"-- Professor MegaCloudSwordz666, Doctor of Anime
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#13
LOL!!!!! DOORKNOBDEITY THE COMEDY GENIUS LOOK AT HIM GO. ME LAUGH LONG TIME.
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#14
Have we met before?
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#15
hapadeity's reply covers me 100%



Me laugh long time, indeed.
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#16
[quote name='ken_93' date='31 July 2009 - 02:05 PM' timestamp='1249063518' post='219822']

heyyyyy dorknobdeity, i really liked evangelion!! don't ruin for me~!! <img src='http://www.halvsie.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />

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[quote name='some internet nerd']as i recall, it is revealed, much as in hesse's demian, that humanity itself is the offspring of lilith—that is, that this world inhabits the evil, or qliphothic tree. and if rei is the embodiment of lilith, as it seems she is, then the necessity of asuka's appearance at the end of eoe as eve seems evident. shinji cannot love what is merely an immaterial idea, especially when it is revealed to be false. by rejecting instrumentality, he rejects the gnostic belief in the malignancy of matter. [/quote]



I have to watch Evangelion again and the movies too I guess!!!



I am listening to Beethoven's Ode to Joy while reading about Evangelion and posting on the internet about how I want to watch Evangelion again. I am the japanophilliest of japanophiles
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#17
No, its your own..even if its only partly..you grew up with it.
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