Discrimination rears its ugly head in Japan



Racism in Japan …

The bathhouses insisted that they had experienced difficulties with foreign customers, meaning language and order issues. They said that drunken Russian sailors were making a ruckus, driving their Japanese customers away. We countered that those sailors were indeed obnoxious individuals, but you couldn’t paint all foreigners based upon the actions of a few. Besides, the management’s practice of deciding who is “foreign” based upon physical appearance was flawed because they were in fact banning Japanese, like my daughter, while letting in foreigners, like our Chinese friend. So they should improve their filter and wait until an individual misbehaves before banning that miscreant.

Comments from a white American.

His young daughter looks like him

and was barred from the bathhouse,

while her older siblings were okay

to go – they looked like their mom.



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