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  • 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.

The types are: Aehara, Aruhara, Burahara, Matahara, Sumohara

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5 weird Harassments of Japan

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    Summer posted on 2020/04/23
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