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Do japanese people really stare if you have blond hair and blue eyes?

The Japan Police Agency has reported annual stats for a while.
=>true

They clearly show that foreign crime is not only lower than that for Japanese,
=>not that clear, for the so-called infamous racial profiling by the J cop only announces the crime (rate & number) committed by foreign residents without SOFA or permanent resident status.

but that it is declining.
=>True, but it is not fair without telling others that it means the crime trend in general here. Japan is getting safer over a few years, though I don't know what will happen under the current economic crisis.
The unfairness may stem from the egotistical and/or a confidence booster as ethan9219 stated above.
 
The crime trend itself is declining? Hadn't heard that. Numbers (see www.debito.org) are true for foreign crime, though. Second or third year in a row, if I'm not mistaken.

Most foreign crime is minor anyway (like visa overstays).

Can we move on?
 
The crime trend itself is declining? Hadn't heard that. Numbers (see www.debito.org) are true for foreign crime, though. Second or third year in a row, if I'm not mistaken.

Most foreign crime is minor anyway (like visa overstays).

Can we move on?

What I wanted to say was simple that the crime rate and number has been decreasing in Japan.
And it is a sort of foreignness, gaikokujin-ron, not to say anything about the general trend, but only to say particular examples or turn a blind eye to what you don't hear.

http://www.npa.go.jp/hakusyo/h20/toukei/t1-02.pdf

(like visa overstays)
I merely think it is not a minor, but an unusual step of the government achieved the numerical goal to halve the overstay in the last 5 years.
 
Oh, the government achieved this, eh? Precisely how?

First, just refer to Immigration Control 2008 for how many.
Chapter 2 Deportation Procedures for Foreeign Nationals
Section 1 Foreign Nationals Violating the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act
http://www.moj.go.jp/NYUKAN/nyukan80-3.pdf

http://www.moj.go.jp/PRESS/images/090217-2-3.gif
The latest figure is 113,072 (as of Jan. 1, 2009)

Next, "how" is to quit the notorious bureaucratic sectionalism, so-called vertical sectionalism, between the police and the immigration office.

I don't know when the G8 (G20 or more) will be held in Japan, but if you want to be stared by a J cop and want to record how arrogant/courteous the J cop is...
1. Hang around the US embassy in Tokyo or US bases with your camera
2. Modestly stare at a J cop
3. He/she is willing to stop, question, (and search in a worst case) you
4. Just sue them if you are a hanging-around activist

I don't think all fashion conscious harajuku kids/people are pleased to have their photos taken, but I don't know how I should describe the non-Japanese amateur photographers in English. They (the amateurs) do more than staring.
 
It's simply because Japan has yet to crumble under the iron fist of political correctness.

I always read things along the lines of "Japan is racist without even realising it" and words like "Ignorant" describing Her peoples. It's rather disturbing.

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And on the subject of crime by forieners....

It's almost always a higher percentage of crime per foriener/minority compared to the percentage by "locals", whichever country you're in - Or that's how it seems at least.
 
as for crime, It might be rare that the Japanese commits the crime in foreign countries.
that is why The mentality of the foreigner who perpetrates a crime in Japan is not understood.
There are a lot of crimes of the foreigner.
To begin with, it is wrong to compare foreigner's crime with the Japanese.
it is natural that foreigner's crime is zero
 
Do japanese people really stare if you have blond hair and blue eyes?
this question made me a big culture shock

Why does the foreigner worry about the shape etc. of a curved Japanese foot and teeth?
whyツ does the foreigner stick to the eye color and the hair color ?
It can be thought only a mere racial discrimination
 
It is because of Japanese have xenophobic traits this days towards westerner because westerner crimes in Japan are very high each years.
Statistics or ****. No authority to back your claim? Begone.
Derfel, you need a gif like this one.

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Anyway.... I don't get stares that much anymore and if I do I usually just say hello to them and they usually stop staring after that. Also when little kids stare at you and say "Look mom a foreigner" , all you have to say to them is "where?" and look around in all direction's and you will never see a more confused look on a kids face, on top of that most of the time you will get a laugh out of the mom too!:p
 
Could be worse.

According to stories from my Japanese professor(white guy, teaches Japanese), you should count yourself lucky all they did is stared. To be fair, he taught English to middle school students in a fairly rural area(I think it started with an H?). I think that's the first time any of them had seen a white person.

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I always read things along the lines of "Japan is racist without even realising it" and words like "Ignorant" describing Her peoples. It's rather disturbing.
It's not that they're unaware of the racism, it's just that nobody talks about it. They're not real big on talking about things. Ethnic issues in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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