If you are in Japan and you are refused service at a bar/shop/anywhere because you are not Japanese, that is racist right? Would it stop being racism if you were white?
Also, here is one picture, I bet I could find a ton more.
- Mod Helga
I love how the Japanese text on this literally reads “forbidden for foreigners”, whereas the English just says “Japanese only”. That only makes it worse, wow.
As someone who lives here, I can vouch this is a thing. Luckily I’ve rarely run across it, my city is a bit more international than most. The Japanese concept of racism really almost does not exist in terms of having social lashback and priority as western democracies put on it.
Here, you can have signs like these which are quite akin to “whites only” signs of the 1960s USA. If you have such a sign you’ll probably never meet any call out on it at all, unlike the US or UK etc where you’d be ostracised right away and may even make the local news for being such a bigot. No matter what you’d get shut down either being forced to allow all races or your business would fail. Not even the worry of such a thing here in Japan.
I laugh in the face of anyone who dares tell me “you can’t be racist against white people”.
This is fucking crazy…I always knew that people in Japan were a little more conserved and personal when it came to “their own people,” but this is really shocking to me lol. Segregation pls