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mdchachi

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Camera phones are fairly new in the U.S. and just recently I've heard two stories about the problems they are (potentially) causing. One was a discussion about banning them from courtrooms where cameras often aren't allowed. Another was about banning them from fitness club changing rooms.

So that made me think... why why hasn't this become an issue in Japan? Are the Japanese more well-behaved (ha)? More tolerant and don't consider it an issue? Or, more likely, won't do anything about it until some serious abuse is discovered?

Any reports from the field? Other opinions?
 
The camera phones are popular in Singapore too! Hmm, think bout 1/3 of my friends are using that. No issues so far, and in fact its fun!! Taking pix anywhere u go.
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There used to be a problem with men using them to take photos up girls skirts, but they added the sound of a shutter when the photo is taken to try and stop that.... as for other situations I don't know.

My avatar of my hamster is a photo taken with my cellphone ;)
 
Since US doesn't really have too much of those camera cellphones all around, it was kind of interesting today watching this Japanese girl looking at this Jpop CD at a store and showing it to her friend. Looked like she didn't want to buy it yet so she put it back on the shelf, pulled out and flip open her (Japanese) cell and took a snap of the CD on the shelf, probably to come back later. Lame story, but interesting.
 
Just by the by, it seems people stop using their cell-phone cameras on average about 3 months after they get them. I think that was on the BBC a month or so ago.
 
Originally posted by mdchachi

So that made me think... why why hasn't this become an issue in Japan? Are the Japanese more well-behaved (ha)? More tolerant and don't consider it an issue?

Yes, Japanese are more well-behaved, polite and respectful, of course. They excuse themsleves for anything and always try not to cause trouble or disconfort to others. Men avoid staring at beautiful girls in trains. I guess they could take pics with their mobiles of people sitting in front of them, but what's the point ? If they want pics of girls, especially nude, they just have to go in a combini and buy one of the dozen magazins for this purpose. Some don't hesitate to read them in front of everybody, which brings me to the 2nd point : tolerance.

Nudity isn't much of an issue in Japan, as people bathe completely nude in public baths (sento) and hot springs (onsen). They are just use to it and don't make such a fuss of it. As long as one doesn't cause disconfort or is rude or abusive to anybody else, nudity is much more acceptable in Japan than in any Western country (even Sweden :D )
 
Yeah, when I was in Japan taking the train, I saw people read those porn magazines quite openly, or rather they are just some nude pictures. Even in those 24hrs stores (I called them 7-11), there are so many of those. Most prob they prefer to see those than the ones taken frm the handphone camera.

Also 1 thing I notice is that the handphone camera is better in taking still pictures rather than those moving pictures. If a person is moving when taking the photo, the image will be blurred, so hmm, not much issues
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yeah i think guys are pervs here in the US at least n NY. I know guys that take pics of a girls *** or whatever. That has happened to me and i dont like it. Other than that they are cool
 
Originally posted by Mandylion
Just by the by, it seems people stop using their cell-phone cameras on average about 3 months after they get them. I think that was on the BBC a month or so ago.

I still use mine.....now and then. Hubby and I send mail to each other during his lunch break (ニ停?ーニ置ニ停?ーニ置ツ。ツ。) and sometimes I include some funny photo to make him laugh ;)
I think in Japan the above statitics would be different don't you think? I often see them using their cellphone cameras.
 
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