Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles The types are: Aehara, Aruhara, Burahara, Matahara, Sumohara Sumo Harassment? Hey guys it's the director and Cathy Cat and today we are gonna talk about... Japanese weird harassments.... - The director said the other day... There are actually 50 types of harassment. - Something harassment. "Hara" is the Japanes abbreviation of the English Word Harassment. So start. - Ok director. Eahara - Ea?? Wait... what could it mean... Ea as in air? Maybe it means air harassment? - Yes air but there is more.... Some kind of air harassment. - I can only think of people blowing air in other's faces Right? You feel harassed right? - That's smell harassment. What? My breath smells nice. I didn't eat garlic or anything like that... No garlic!!! Air-Hara stands for Air-conditioner harassment There's a word for that? - Yes in summer... You got to come to the office right? - I do. - Entering the room you will feel cold The settings too cold. One person might light it that cold, the rest of the room freezes. - And that's air harassment? I feel cold easily, so if I make the room too warm for others, I am giving them air-harassment? - Yes This links to the Japanese culture of thinking of others first. At the company you have to look out for your colleagues. You have to pick a temperature that pleases everyone instead. I might have been bad and made the room too warm... In order to solve this, you need to ask colleagues first before changing the temperature That's important. - This might turn out to become a Japanese-manner video Next one - Ok Aru-Hara. - Aru?? Alcohol Harassment? - That's right. I have heard that one before. Japanese bosses forcing their workers to drink too much Forced. - Yes - That has been a problem in Japanese society. This is a company problem but also in universities. For example the freshman welcome parties. Going to bars and the higher ups will force the youngsters to drink They will give them too much to drink Even if they don't want to, they have to drink. - Yes peer pressure They will be called "the boring ones" and called out for not drinking Has that not changed? - There were many incidents in Japan with freshmen and a weak person died from alcohol poisoning. That's awful. - That's why it is now called a form of harassment in Japan. This also happens a lot in sakura picnic time. Ah, drinking does. - Getting forced to Alcohol can be fun, but if it's not anymore, it's harassment. Don't do Alhara! - Don't Bura-Hara! I can only think of the Japanese word for Bra.... - True. There are guys who will randomly open a girls bra on top of clothes pretending to hug over the clothes, having a laugh about it. That's sexual harassment. I mean Blood-Harassment. Blood Harassment? - Correct. Is this about blood types - Yes - You are Blood Type 0 etc? Japanese people are very weary about this. "You are type B so you are weird. You are type 0 so...." "you think things are a pain" - Blood Harassment... Sounds like a pretentious anime attack! - Chuunibyo! Blood attack... no that's a no ... This type of harassment happens in middle and highschool a lot People get bullied for their blood types. Are there Japanese who don't know their blood type? - Barely Everyone cares about it. We like fortune telling and horoscopes. We have blood type horoscopes too. If I don't know my blood type, I can't get bullied for it right? True. Lucky for you. There is a new form of blood harassment. Foreigners... don't know their type... so Japanese will be like "what you don't know?" I got told that a lot. - "You are weird for not knowing our blood type" some say That's a new form of blood harassment I think. - What do people tell you? What type are you Cathy. - I don't know. - I bet you are type 0 because you can't make choices and hate hassling. "You gotta be type 0" I see. That's what people say then. - Mata-Hara. Futa-Mata means cheating so...? - You mean cheating harassment? That's wrong. - But Japanese TV personalities who dare to get divorced get openly bullied for that on TV!!! I always wonder why that is ok on Japanese TV.... So what does it mean? - It means MAT.... Maternity - Maternity harassment? So harassment towards pregnant women? - Yes using it as a reason to say or do something. "Because you are pregnant..." In Japan there is a maternity symbol for women they can put it to their handbag to show they are pregnant, even when not visible. All kinds of harassment towards pregnant ladies is Matahara Sumohara. - SUMO harassment? People saying "You are like that because you do sumo?" - Thought you'd say that. Well... getting bullied because someone is obese? - Nope. The answer is smo..... k Oh smoke for smoking? Smoking when others are round Japan is really strict on that. - Same in bars... When nobody is smoking, starting to smoke then without a word is harassment. You have to say something first? - Say "Sorry can I please smoke?" first To strangers too? - Yes like in shared places like this, watching the blossoms There might be people who want to smoke out here. The wind will blow, if there are people picnicing close The smoke might go into their direction. "Sorry can I smoke?" They have to ask first. -They SHOULD - SHOULD My fashion is really expensive, so I worry about smells too I struggle when people suddenly smoke. Japan is so strict on smoking You can't smoke on streets and some parks I was surprised about that. I mean in parks?! Because there are kids. Japan is carful about second hand smoking Second hand. The smoker's health and other's health is impacted That's why it's not good. - You have to think of others again too Thinking of other people first is a Japanese culture trait you gotta think of your smoke. There are other sumohara types too. A smoker coming in from outside. Their clothes smell... That smell... will harass others around them too.