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  • "Girl you look cute, come buy at our store"

  • The staff was serving me and the foreigner just pushed right in.

  • When I was wearing tall shoes like these... they called out for me.

  • Hey guys and girls on Ask Japanese it's Cathy Cat.

  • This time we are gonna go, hit the streets of Tokyo to ask Japanese people about weird and

  • scary foreigners here in Japan. So let's

  • find out which kind of foreigners are not as liked here in Japan.

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  • And let's go and ask Japanese...

  • Have you met a weird or difficult foreigner?

  • There are foreign guys on Takeshita. They will say "Girl you look cute come buy at our store..."

  • Yeah those guys.

  • They are quite direct.

  • They are persistent! - I will say "no thanks" and try to walk on.

  • I avoid them that way, but the first time I was pretty scared.

  • They are quite tall. - Yeah they are so big!

  • I was worried what they would do to me.

  • I got used to them. My friends told me it's ok to just ignore them,

  • that made it easier.

  • Did you feel like you had to interact with them?

  • They will definitely talk with you when you look into their eyes, so I try to walk looking down.

  • They scared me.

  • "We have good things in our store. You are cute, let me show you something" they say

  • I was like "Whaa"

  • That directness troubles Japanese?

  • Yes it does and ... they scare me.

  • Yesterday I was on the train. Must be because he was hot but one foreigner...

  • showed his stomach!

  • A guy? A girl?

  • There was a couple on the train.

  • The girl sat on the side... and the boy... he showed off his stomach like this.

  • He lifted his shirt? - Like that yeah.

  • Wow did he at least have a 6 pack to show off?

  • He was a little on the chubby side.

  • Muffin top? - Muffin top!

  • He showed of his rolls.

  • You can't do that in Japan. - Yeah you can't.

  • It was quite a sight. - Have you seen it in Japan?

  • Ever seen a Japanese do it? - Never!

  • Showing off to much skin in public. - YEah.

  • After doing sports boys will fan themselves with their shirt but...

  • But men don't show their stomachs in the train or bus. I was so shocked!!!

  • Everyone looked at him? - Yeah.

  • Was he sitting on a seat or the floor? - The floor.

  • You don't sit on the floor in Japan either right?

  • No we don't.

  • Is there a reason why Japanese don't sit on the floor?

  • You're in the way of others.

  • That is not a place to sit on.

  • The train is a place where we have to look out for others too

  • We have a culture of standing in line and of giving our seats to others.

  • And also cleanliness wise? - Yeah

  • The floor is dirty. - Yeah for sitting on.

  • Inside the train....

  • there was a foreigner who played his music loudly.

  • That wasn't on.

  • How did he play the music?

  • He raised the volume on his phone. - What?

  • He wedged in when he sat down.

  • He was talking with other foreigners, and kept playing the music.

  • I was like "No way."

  • So left and right two foreigners sat playing their music? - Yeah.

  • And all people on the train were annoyed, but did anyone dare to say something?

  • Nobody dared to. - It's hard to do that...

  • Japanese can't speak up like that.

  • It's forbidden! There are so many signs saying "Don't play your music too loudly."

  • Yeah it is.

  • The recent foreigners in Japan seem to know and try to align to our culture.

  • Most of them don't make us feel bad.

  • But there are many "funky" people in Japan recently.

  • They come to talk to us. Foreigners seem to talk easily to other people.

  • They are friendly! - Like "Hey girl how ya doing?"

  • Yeah like that. - Isn't that... chatting you up?

  • I don't think that's what it was.

  • Some Chinese people...

  • What happened to you then? - They cut in line.

  • We were shopping...

  • We stood in line first...

  • And then ...

  • When the staff was finally serving us...

  • They came and pushed right in there.

  • We were like "Wow how daring?"

  • What did the staff do then?

  • The staff was a really good person.

  • She said "Please wait for your turn"

  • She took control of the situation.

  • She must be used to dealing with foreign customers. - She seemed to be.

  • She said "Wait till later. Next. So please wait."

  • This didn't leave too much of a bad aftertaste but I didn't believe they did that.

  • In Japan standing in line is an important custom. - It is.

  • I invited you to join the interview, I am always dressed like this in Lolita fashion.

  • Have you met a foreigner that is a bit different or strange, apart from me?

  • When coming to Tokyo I see a lot of foreigners dressed in kawaii clothes!

  • Sometimes they will come to talk to me.

  • They will say "You look cute, let's take pictures together!"

  • So people who dress similarly to me, will take pictures with me.

  • So foreigners wearing different fashion from everyone else...

  • Will some up to you for pictures? - That has happened to me quite a lot.

  • What fashion is most popular?

  • When I wear tall heels or thick soles, strong colors, or one full color like today...

  • That's when they generally call out to me.

  • At my university an old foreign man is teaching.

  • Once I wore clothes with English writing on it...

  • And he said "Do you know what it says on your tshirt?"

  • And I couldn't read it and he...

  • Shook his face like that.

  • I was really surprised he reacted like that when I just wore a tshirt

  • He is quite old so he was like that.

  • He also called me out during class like that...

  • He singled me out like that during his lesson.

  • Now I really wanna know what it said on your tshirt!

  • On Japanese clothes we will often find some English lines.

  • It was one of those.

  • I forgot what it said on my tshirt now.

  • But it wasn't anything weird on it either.

  • I went home and checked that day.

  • He didn't tell you that day? - He didn't.

  • He just continued class.

  • What? That must have made you feel insecure for a whole day.

  • Those were all questions. Thank you.

  • There are quite a lot of things, weird and scary foreigners for example a

  • aggressive sales people in Harajuku, foreigners who break the rules and just have

  • bad manners in generally they are really not liked. Cutting in line things like that

  • Come on everyone is doing it, why are you are not doing it, kind of thing.

  • Foreigners who take pictures of people without permission.

  • Are really really not cool!

  • People wouldn't do that in their own country.

  • But lots of people think its ok if they do it in Japan and I'm like,

  • What's wrong with you? There are the rudest people. Like people...

  • the age of our parents, coming up taking sneaky pictures without permission...

  • If we tell them off they are like "meh meh meh"

  • So yeah, not really on. Don't do this in Japan. It's so RUDE!

  • You wouldn't do it in your country so don't do it in another country!

  • Seriously guys, also rude T-shirts....

  • That girls told us that she wore a tshirt and the guy told her something negative about it...

  • Same thing for you guys if you come to Japan...

  • Don't wear weird t-shirts so quite a lot of foreigners have...

  • left a very bad impression by putting some kind of sexual content, sexual manga

  • on their t-shirts, thinking it's cool to wear in Japan... it really is not... so you shouldn't

  • shouldn't be doing that.

  • Maybe don't wear those here. So on that note, if you wanna know what

  • to avoid when coming to Japan...

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  • We'll link them somewhere so you can find them

  • There's quite a lot of helpful tips for you...

  • To avoid doing a kind of faux pas...

  • and you know, making yourself feel stupid in public here in Japan.

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  • And I hope I catch you soon for more content here from Tokyo. Bye.

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