Why do Japanese Envy Foreigners so much?





Why do Japanese people envy foreigners, especially westerners so much? What do Japanese people envy about foreigners? What are Japanese jealous of when looking at foreigners? We summarized the most common answers.

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25 Replies to “Why do Japanese Envy Foreigners so much?”

  1. Aural Ambient Studio

    It's a shame. What Japan should do is not be like "westerners". "Westerners" often are plagued by unrealistic body images. In reality, it is such a small part of what makes a person great. Character trumps "looks" all the time. The first person in this video you were interviewing is a beautiful person! So many are. They are real. Not the fake unrealistic looks insisted upon people by "westerners".

  2. Kandi Joneko

    Beauty trends are so weird. Remember when everyone was worried if their butts were too big? And now people are doing everything they can to look like they've stuffed balloons down their pants.

  3. Mecha Meta

    "People in the west..in America all look so slender"
    WAT
    She's in one of the lowest bmi/bodyfat countries in the world and she dares to spew that nonsense. Please.

  4. 筋猫Kineko

    Funny that Japanese associate white people as being blonde, blue eyes, and tall. Because that is exactly how Proto Indo Europeans looked like

  5. K T

    モデルの西洋人起用は多いですね。日本人としては日本のモデルが着てもらってどんな感じになるのか知りたいというのはあるのですが…仕方ないんですかね😢

    日本人は同じような見た目が多いので、瞳の色とか髪色とかホリのある顔とか憧れありますね〜

  6. 。あー

    確かにテレビで外国人の人見るとかっこいいって思う!けど、ぼく外国人の人と喋った事もないし、現実で見た事もないから全然わかんない!東京だと外国人の人結構いるのかな?

  7. アレパパ

    日本は本音を隠す調和の文化であるが、本音で言い合う欧米の文化に劣っているだろうか。戦争やデモが絶えない西欧や世界は、相手を思いやるより自己主張が勝つのでしょう。自己主張は大事だが、相手を思いやることが、世界にはもっともっと必要でしょう。

  8. David Hunter

    I REALLY like this video and the commentary you make. Also the aspect of Japanese culture of respect and allowing others to talk really resonates with me. I’m someone who also felt like I always got interrupted and could never get my opinion across because others with bigger personalities would just talk over me and drown me out (I’m Scottish), so it’s so nice to have it confirmed that Japanese people don’t do that and have a respectful discussion.

    When we were in Tokyo we went to this lovely little whisky bar ran by the owner in Shibuya. Very small and personal, sitting at the bar. In conversation of course it soon came out we were from Scotland and it turned out the gentleman who owned the bar had been a salaryman but had a passion for whisky. He had a trip to Scotland and toured distilleries and went to my home city of Glasgow. He said it inspired him, when he got back home, to finally take the plunge, quit his job and establish his own bar specialising in whisky. He was so down to earth and respectful. In our time in Japan it was the only real conversation we had and although I was very interested in Japan I never quite realised how people conversed. He would take long pauses before responding (his English was pretty good), and as a westerner it felt awkward.. but I later learned that it’s just how Japanese people deal with such situations. People actually take a pause, formulate what they want to say to be polite and kind, and then try to give a good answer, respectful of cultural differences. I love this in hindsight and I look forward to taking this knowledge with me on future journeys to Japan.

    I’m not really representative of where I come from and there is a lot about the culture that I feel more at home with compared to the very boisterous culture in my home country. It’s one of the many reasons I do still hope to one day soon live in Japan if I can. Safety and the warmer weather being the other main reasons it appeals so much to me.

    Love this video, thank you.

  9. Mali Symphony

    People here use whitening lotion or something that have bleach in it and a bunch of thing that we have no idea of. The idea is to look white so you can be attractive. I don’t really care about them but there start of some new trend with the whole serum that they actually put in their body so it helps with the whitening too. I am speechless on how beauty industry using all these insecurities to gain money and how many people actually risk their life for these “beauty ‘s standards” it was endless. Then the whole society can be quite a mess to our younger generations and make me insecure about that even more since it might get worse and they have to to deal with all these unnecessary standard rather they trying to be great human or just general humans being.

  10. Ali Alshammari

    I am 163cm 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
    ✋🏻🇸🇦
    🇸🇦❤🇯🇵

  11. アナルソーセージ

    お前は何を言ってるんだ?日本人が西洋人に憧れてる訳ないだろ?本当に大丈夫か?

  12. CCY CCA

    they just want bigger eyes with bit more taller nose with bright skin tone. not exactly like westerners. no reason to envy westerners they are usually look older with more wrinkles and far from kawaii. what they envy is just skin tone bigger eyes. but westerners bigger eyes can make look older. so I want asian big eyes. and westerners nose? it is too big, if the nose is too big it is bad for girls cause it can make you look masculine. not femenine. just some asian who have too flat nose want higher nose but not like westerners.

  13. IdateBTSwheneverThey takeOutTheTrash

    That's sad..being "harmonious" shouldn't be forcing things on you that you don't like or having someone disrespect you even if he's your boss ugh, that's def not harmonious to someone's mentality. Japanese people need to start speaking up more v.v
    Also, I thought it was WORLDWIDE known that you should let others finish speaking before you talk, poor Kat

  14. nate L

    Title was wrong . should be , why Japanese people envy white foreigners . Because I've seen quite a few videos of them saying they don't like the dark foreigners. Even looking down on them

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