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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day 460 { General Things Foreigners Must Know Before Coming To Japan Part 3/New Point System } Monday, June 22, 2009


Day 460 { General Things Foreigners Must Know Before Coming To Japan Part 3/New Point System }

Nothing major took place today for me except work and bible study.

Here are 2 things I left off the Part 1 and part 2 of the General Things Foreigners Must Know Before Coming To Japan series. This is part 3.....And I may have different parts coming up as I remember stuff.




23) Japanese People Are GENERALLY Shy and many times Easily Offended.

So if you should complement a regular Japanese person over and over. You probably will see their face getting pink. Thats because they are blushing like crazy (Well the females that is. I tend not to complement men) and maybe they will say Atsukashi or Hazukashi (is that how it is spelled Stewart or Neil???) which means something like they are shy or they are blushing.

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24) Many Japanese people are workaholics

Yes, it is even a fact that people die on the job here. And work is the number 1 thing in many of their lives. Not family, not money, but work!!!

I again must stress that these things are very general and there are always exceptions. And as I mentioned in Part 1 - Number 4, Japan can be very paradoxical, so you can expect anything here.

And for any Japanese friend I have that think they are too unique... Well the truth is that every single culture on earth is unique in their own way. Indiana and New york in the USA has 4 clear seasons too, as far as I know. Every culture has good and bad stuff about them. Some more good than bad, some more bad than good. We are all humans and we are all equal.


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New Point System

The Japanese government plans to introduce a Point system to give preferential treatment, such as granting residency permit extensions, to non-Japanese with advanced expertise, sources said Sunday.

The government wants to award points to foreigners for their qualifications, work experience, research achievements and other qualities, and to grant preferential treatment when their points exceed a certain level, the sources said. The government is expected to consider simplifying procedures for residency permits and re-entry, extending from three years the maximum duration of residency permits and shortening from 10 years the period of residency required before securing the right to permanent residency. http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20090622a6.html

Yes So if you want to become a legal resident in Japan, you will have to be living here for at least 10 years.... And thats not even citizenship. They are now planning to review this.



Stewart, thanks for the information. I always thought Japan opened its borders from about 100-200 years now, I don't know where I got that from. So it was really after the WWII cool thanks...I knew about the Nihonjinron thing actually through one of your earlier posts.

This is a blog I found on it which is quite hilarious.
http://japanlost.blogspot.com/2007/10/nihonjinron-and-baka-gaijin.html

Up top on the blog it says
THERE AIN'T NO SAMURAI, THERE ARE FEW GEISHA, JAPANESE ARE NOT THE MOST POLITE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. IN PRACTICE, THERE IS NO SPECIAL LOVE OR CARE FOR NATURE, NOR IS JAPAN UNIQUELY UNIQUE. SORRY, BUT THE SUGAR-COATED FANTASYLAND-JAPAN OF EDWIN O. REISCHAUER ET AL DOES NOT EXIST--IF IT EVER DID.

And the Topic is appropriately entitled ... Nihonjinron and the Baka Gaijin .... DWL

This is some more studious information
http://junana.com/CDP/corpus/GLOSSARY18.html

1 comment:

Stewart said...

Oh I didnt know I told you about nihonjinron before... Guess I forgot. Really and truly you know the Japanese has always been influenced slightly by the west but the true influx of western influence came after WWII. Meiji Period was one in which they started to take influence from the west but it wasn't to the extent of having western people in Japan only sending japanese people west. But yea... your research will show up all a that. I'm gonna search for ma history notes to send you.