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  • DuffyDaisuki
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    Originally posted by Malin View Post
    ...I really feel we need to move on from this subject and stop integrating the poor Cast Members on his nationality. Despite what some would have you believe the Japanese are not perfect or model citizens and like any other country in the World, manners and public behavior can be brought into question with some people. And during my many trips to the country I have witnessed these kind of incidents. Especially when it comes to alcohol.
    In bold above, do you mean "interrogating?" I didn't "interrogate" anyone. I have become very friendly with some of the OLC CMs and I didn't mind asking one of them because there seemed to be the impression that this guy "couldn't" be Japanese, exactly because of the false impression that Japanese people are "perfect or model citizens." I simply wanted to correct that impression, same as you seem to.:unsure: And since I wasn't in the park that day, I could only do that by asking someone who knew. The CM I spoke with didn't seem "poor" or put out in any way, if that helps. She was genuinely happy to hear from me, as it had been a while since we'd talked and she was also disappointed at the idea that anyone would assume that behavior only came from overseas guests.^^

    As for why these boards often discuss cultural issues, I suppose it's because they're relevant when most of the folks on these boards are not Japanese and we're talking about a resort in Tokyo run in many ways independently by a Japanese company and with over 98% Japanese guests and CMs. I think it's natural.:blush:

    I'm a bit curious now about why cultural conversation bothers you so much? Especially since, in this thread, no one seems to have actually analyzed or compared anything between any cultures. It just seemed relevant to know whether or not the guy really was American, at least to me, rather than just allowing a faceless person to be assumed as representing American behavior at the resort. I felt it was a detail of the original post worth following up on and clarifying; I think we do that with news all the time. It seemed to me that no one was even asking whether the guy really was American/foreign or not, and that didn't seem right.

    I know if I was an American who had never traveled to Japan before and I was thinking of going to TDR, I would be a bit abashed to think that this behavior is the image of Americans in Japan or at TDR. I simply wanted to point out that is very much not the case.

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  • Malin
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    Not forgetting the Alligators

    I haven't posted on here for quite some time but why is it this area of MiceChat has to always compare cultures between Japan and the Western World. Often with a lot of ignorance. Blackout is right and that idiots do exist all over the World. The guy in the picture is a bit of an idiot but he hasn't hurt anyone and so I really feel we need to move on from this subject and stop integrating the poor Cast Members on his nationality. Despite what some would have you believe the Japanese are not perfect or model citizens and like any other country in the World, manners and public behavior can be brought into question with some people. And during my many trips to the country I have witnessed these kind of incidents. Especially when it comes to alcohol.

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  • Fukai
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    You can't go into any of the lakes or bodies of fresh water in Florida because of the flesh-eating bacteria that kills about half a dozen people who ignore the warning each year. That's why all the hotels on Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon have big pools right next to the lakes. No swimming in the lakes!

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  • DuffyGuardian
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    I hope the water is a lot cleaner at TDR, then at DL. They say(I dont know for sure) that if you fall into Rivers Of America you may need to get a tenis shot. Again I dont know this first hand, its all rumor. But it would make you think twice before wanting to get into the water(even though your not suppose to be in the water) so maybe thats why Disney doesn't correct the rumor. Helps keep people out of the water. lol

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  • JerrodDRagon
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    Haha first thing I thought was an American teen trying to be cool...guess the disease is spreading

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  • DuffyDaisuki
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    For the record, I confirmed today with Guest Relations that the guy in the photo is in fact Japanese. I suspected as much, since he's slim with dark hair and Japanese guests make up almost 99% of annual park attendance, 70% from the Tokyo and Kanto area. To assume it was a "foreigner" at all seemed awfully presumptuous to me.

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  • DisneyDude12
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    Maybe we'll see some new railings like at Alice! (He says sarcastically...)

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  • BlAcKoUt510
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    Originally posted by mickeyfan5534 View Post
    I never meant to imply that he was American. Just that the YOLO crap that started in America has spread to Japan.
    Or idiots can possibly exist all over the world. lol

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  • mickeyfan5534
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    I never meant to imply that he was American. Just that the YOLO crap that started in America has spread to Japan.

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  • DuffyDaisuki
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    Originally posted by mickeyfan5534 View Post
    America's idiocy has spread to Japan.
    Where did you read that this person is American?

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  • Signor GC
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    In Japan? Seriously? Hahaha he got too desperate while the water look so tempting to jump into...
    Whose photos were those?

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  • mickeyfan5534
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    America's idiocy has spread to Japan.

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  • Fukai
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    It must have been very hot that day!

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  • Prometheus
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    Originally posted by TimmyTimmyTimmy View Post
    Must have been extra embarrasing to do such a thing in Japan. What an idiot. Hope he gets banned for life.
    Fortunately, he was!

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  • TimmyTimmyTimmy
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    Must have been extra embarrasing to do such a thing in Japan. What an idiot. Hope he gets banned for life.

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  • DreamSweetsLove
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    Seriously?! Who does that?! Thanks the photo's Prometheus, that's so crazy! So what happened after?

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  • Prometheus
    started a topic [Pictures] Idiot jumps in the harbor at Disney Sea!

    Idiot jumps in the harbor at Disney Sea!

    This happened a few days ago, and it has been a rumor between the cast members...apparently, it was true. Someone posted pictures of him....





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