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  • Just because we don't know each other

  • I mean, we have the same struggle!

  • Hey Guys!

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  • OK, here we go!

  • Today I want to talk to you guys

  • about the Gaijin Nod

  • You may have heard of this concept before

  • but usually you're either for it or against it.

  • Which one are you?

  • So today I brought a special guest to--

  • S: Ain't no special guest!

  • S: this is my channel shawdy, know what I'm talkin bout?

  • What's good?

  • WHAT'S GOOD?!

  • This is Sakura.

  • the guy behind that popular video

  • "Why are Black People in Japan so Weird?"

  • According to him,

  • if you're in Japan

  • and you see another foreigner

  • you greet them with a simple, little nod.

  • It's a simple science!

  • you spot the fellow foreigner,

  • life the chin in a swift motion

  • that means "hello"

  • or in the American vernacular,

  • "Hey! I feel you, bruh."

  • For me, I think the opposite.

  • If you're in Japan and see another foreigner

  • I don't know you!

  • so you AVOID the gaijin nod.

  • Yeah..??

  • What''s your point?

  • Basically, we don't agree.

  • We have disagreeing views about

  • how you treat people that you haven't met before.

  • What do you think?

  • So, as a black man,

  • you know, and you see your kin on the street

  • you're in a foreign land it's like

  • Oh snap!

  • Ma boy!

  • What's good?!

  • What's going on, ya know?!

  • It's a connection.

  • You wanna make sure that connection is there.

  • Me, I'm basically ANTI-gajin nod.

  • Mostly because, I don't know who you are

  • and even in America, in NEW YORK

  • you definitely don't talk to people you don't know

  • unless you wanna get jumped.

  • I have a serious issue

  • when you see me walking down the street

  • I usually look something like this:

  • #RBF

  • and I usually look something like this!

  • So, when I made the "Why are Black People in Japan so Weird video"

  • I got a lot of comments like

  • "No, that's not right."

  • "You do not address people you do not know."

  • "Stupid, Sakura!!"

  • So, I'm kind of on your side,

  • but I'm really on my side

  • because what also happened is that

  • One day I was walking my daily commute

  • and I saw this other black dude, maybe in his 40s.

  • He sees me man

  • and I give him a head nod

  • dude comes in, he's like,

  • YESS!!

  • I felt like... "ahhhhhhhh"

  • Also, I go to an HBCU

  • and we in the south so

  • that could be also something that has to do with it.

  • More southern hospitality...

  • Yeah, people in the south are actually nice.

  • I'm not saying people from New York aren't

  • No, they're not. :)

  • I'll give you that.

  • The other thing I was wondering is like

  • if someone gives me the Gaijin Nod

  • it's usually from a guy.

  • Which I talk very differently from a friendly tip of nod.

  • I'm just being real,

  • I think it's more of a masculine sentiment

  • I won't look at a woman and be like *NOD*

  • She's like: "oh, is he trying to hit on me or something?"

  • See, that's the issue there.

  • I am pro Gaijin Headnod.

  • WITH PRIDE!

  • But,

  • I am not for being salty about it

  • if someone doesn't nod back or whatever.

  • I'm all for being a little bit nicer

  • and definitely not being as salty as you may all know.

  • But that's basically how it goes.

  • What do you guys think?

  • Do you do the Gaijin Nod?

  • Should we show them?

  • Let's give them the nod.

  • Ready, go!

Just because we don't know each other

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The Gaijin Nod | 外人同士の挨拶って?! (+Sakura Sakkyokuka)

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    Summer posted on 2020/06/08
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