American Girl Harassed By Japanese Students In 1969

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Comments • 188

  • Deutschland403 O
    Deutschland403 O 15 days ago

    Maybe everyone should just stick to their own. Just sayin

  • kyo
    kyo 22 days ago

    When did she EVER mention being harrased by japanese students in this video?

  • scottishcovenanters
    scottishcovenanters 2 months ago

    The Japanese are the most racist people in the world. The USA gave them HUGE amounts of money and our own labor after WII just to help them rebuild their infrastructure. She should have asked why their WWII atrocities were as bad or worse than Hitler's. She should have asked the Japanese why they used death marches In Australia to transport mothers, their babies & children to concentration camps until they dropped dead before most of them could make it. Ask why the Japanese used heinous torture (unheard of in modern times) on our soldiers whom they tortured starved to death in their camps. Ask why the torture was so insane that the parents of our boys at Midway could not be told of the Japanese atrocities until their parents' generation were dead. It was kept a secret until they were gone. The pre-war rape laws in Japan denied justice for a girl if she was 13 or older; it was only called "rape" if she was younger than 13. We CIVILIZED the Japanese culture by helping them rebuild, though they were the attackers. We gave them a Constitution to protect thier individual rights which before the war was unheard of. Before the war the Japanese had temples with child prostitutes. You can research all of these points. The USA was the best thing to happen to the Japanese. Too bad this American girl knew nothing of her country's history! It was also propaganda that claimed the USA crashed airplanes into schools and dropped oil into their fishing grounds. The Japanese students in the 1960 AND 70's were also being told that they would one day take over America. I have no idea what the Japanese are told today in their schools, but you know that their parents during this American girl's visit there had a bad attitude that they did not win the war and were still angry about it and without remorse for all those children, mother's and fathers that were tortured beyond belief during the second WW. I do know that today our American schools teach the students to have shame for America. We will lose this country if we do not win that war.

  • Chris Calhoun
    Chris Calhoun 4 months ago

    I had no idea that American planes crashed into schoolyards so often over there.

  • 野村ERIK
    野村ERIK 8 months ago +3

    Japanese never forget European American colonialism and war crimes.
    Good video.

  • mokeimusic
    mokeimusic 9 months ago +1

    I lived in Japan for 18 years, Its just being stereotyped. It comes as a shock for most white people.Japan has a stereotype of what and American is. The only really odd thing about Japan is all Americans are the same. All the races from the USA are on an equal level,still lower than Japanese but equal.

  • Dass e
    Dass e 9 months ago +3

    We all have to account for Donald Trump for the rest of our lives

  • Ridley369
    Ridley369 9 months ago

    Boo-hoo. She sounds like the problem here, not the Japanese.

  • Kimchi Sammich
    Kimchi Sammich 9 months ago

    What did she run away from to try so hard?

  • AimlessAbyss
    AimlessAbyss 9 months ago

    When was this filmed?

  • AimlessAbyss
    AimlessAbyss 9 months ago

    She is really cute

  • Leon Powe
    Leon Powe 9 months ago

    Japanese had to account for their WWII atrocities in every country in Asia too.

    • 野村ERIK
      野村ERIK 8 months ago

      @Ridley369 Yeah I think they forgot about the Europeans colonizing and exploiting literally the entire planet during that time and prior. Weird cognitive dissonance.

    • Ridley369
      Ridley369 9 months ago +1

      "Atrocities" lmao

  • Dorrit
    Dorrit 9 months ago +1

    I think there's a nuance here that's being completely missed -_-

  • obyvatel
    obyvatel 9 months ago +13

    Hers is not account of being "harrassed", or have I missed something? I was expecting catcalls, insults, and maybe spitwads.
    It seems that her conscientiousness made her particularly vulnerable to feeling accountable, and we know that being a part of the "opposition" in the sixties meant just that, especially if you were White.

  • fdggfgdfgd
    fdggfgdfgd 9 months ago

    .... Japan.. the one asian country that slaughtŕed and invaded all asian Pacific counties... the ones that bombed pearl harbor ?... the ones that raped and kidnapped Koreans? ... oh .. right . That Japan

  • Christ power
    Christ power 9 months ago +2

    One thing I'm concerned about in regard to her testimony is when she said that the Vietnam War was right around the corner. Now this supposedly occurred in 1969 at least according to the title of the video. Well we were in Vietnam since 1955, and it had already escalated by the mid-1960s. So I don't really know what she meant by by that statement.

    • Minzalin
      Minzalin 9 months ago +2

      She doesn't mean it in terms of time. Japan is geographically relatively close to Vietnam compared to the US. That's what she meant.

  • Joseph T
    Joseph T 9 months ago +3

    I'd have probably been reminding them of "who won the war?". Hello? The Japanese, in 1969, wasn't very long themselves out of committing some of the worst atrocities of the ages.

  • Exit Only
    Exit Only 9 months ago +1

    I would have told those hypocritical punk radicals off. They sure were blind to the atrocities their own country did in WW2. Japan committed national suicide when it's egotistical war-mongering faux-Neo-samurais bombed Pearl Harbor. No way they could win. The blood of innocent Japanese civilians is on them, for lying to them, and starting a war that demanded their people throw away their lives in suicide attacks. Most of the Japanese people lived in paper houses, while Tojo and the Emperor got to hide out in underground bomb shelters.

  • Freq Flyer
    Freq Flyer 9 months ago

    Fascinating! Thanks 🙏🏻

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    I see a lot of the comments comparing her to "the way immigrants/minorities" are treated in America, but you're forgetting one big thing. SHE was actually trying to assimilate to Japanese culture. Imagine if she walked around with other Americans, waving an American flag on the streets of Tokyo, protesting the way Japanese treated her or whatever politics she didn't like in that country, not learning the language and saying "Fuck Hirohito"(the emperor at the time) the way these hispanics do today with Trump. There is a reason in America people don't like many muslims or people from south of the border and it's not because their skin is brown. It's because they're the only ones coming here waving their countries flag like they own the place. Canadians don't do that. Brits don't do that. Even Russians don't do that. Muslims don't raise their flag, but they do set up sharia police in areas where they have a majority. Even recently setting some up in New York. So you can't compare this woman to the plight of people that don't try to assimilate.

  • paintedwordsmith
    paintedwordsmith 9 months ago +1

    Absurd, my experience the same year was nothing but pleasant. I think she had'has a personal problem. Foolishness.

    • sen sei
      sen sei 9 months ago

      Lol. When were you in japan?

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  9 months ago

      You do realize that she is talking about being in Japan at the end of the 1960s during the Vietnam war.
      David Hoffman - filmmaker

  • chokkan7
    chokkan7 9 months ago +3

    Thank you for posting this.
    I spent the bulk of the '90s living in Japan, and even though at the time, I was by and large a Japanophile, every year when August rolled around, the trolls would come out to take me to task for the nukes. One old gent was about to have an apoplexy in front of me as he demanded an apology, and so in disgust, I finally said, "I'm sorry that we only had two to share." His expression was priceless, especially since I never at any time thought to take one of them to task for Pearl Harbor...
    Once, at a funeral, I sat motionless in seiza position for over five and a half hours. When I finally stood, my legs were screaming at me, but I didn't let out a peep...didn't want to give them the satisfaction...

  • Manley Nelson
    Manley Nelson 9 months ago

    That's a problem with all these kids who are in the quote-unquote opposition... today it's not about what you stand for it's what you stand against me and that's just silly. You don't have to have any good at good ideas you just have to hate Trump that's good enough for these idiots

  • Manley Nelson
    Manley Nelson 9 months ago +2

    You have to account for the Rape of Nanking or for my grandfather who was shot in the head getting those guys out of their holes in Okinawa? Did you have two accounts there terrorism and torture that the Japanese where to convince themselves was patriotism and honorable? Do they explain to you why they wouldn't surrender even though they didn't stand a chance but they were going to continue killing until the very end until not a soul was left in their country?

  • Damin Mance
    Damin Mance 9 months ago

    Americans need to stop going out to these counties that hate Americans!

    • Ridley369
      Ridley369 9 months ago

      Japan doesn't hate America, or Americans. Are you an idiot?

  • ben chang
    ben chang 9 months ago +3

    The story of many minorities here in America.

    IllICITGRYNE 9 months ago

    so u would lie right from the start when u met new people?

  • Albert Pak
    Albert Pak 9 months ago +23

    She tried to fit in and it didn’t work. Never bow down to peer pressure. It’s not about accepting you but dominating you. Besides, Japan has quite its own share of 20ty Century atrocities.

    • Miles Tiller
      Miles Tiller 9 months ago +1

      @Ridley369 There was most definitely a rape of Nanking. Multiple witness testimonies from foreigners living in Nanking as well as various women used a sex slaves. Shit's real.

    • Madara Uchiha
      Madara Uchiha 9 months ago +2

      @Ridley369 There was a rape of Nanking, just because you are not taught it in school, doesn't mean it didn't happen. Witness accounts, even testimonies given by soldiers and pictures and videos, you cannot suddenly deny it as if it "Never existed".
      More atrocities? Oh ya, like what? I highly doubt the US committed more atrocities than Imperial Japan did in the war.

    • Ridley369
      Ridley369 9 months ago +1

      There was no "Rape of Nanking", however, there should have been. Anyway, the USA has committed more atrocities and crimes against humanity than should even be fathomable.

    • Miles Tiller
      Miles Tiller 9 months ago +1

      loki katzbalger The whole of what they did to China. All countries in WWII did bad things, Japan included.

    • Madara Uchiha
      Madara Uchiha 9 months ago +2

      @loki katzbalger Google "Rape of Nanking"

  • Eric Haynes
    Eric Haynes 9 months ago +16

    In a way it's good to know that people from a country other than the U.S. can be ignorant.

  • ShizukaShizuka!
    ShizukaShizuka! 9 months ago +24

    I feel for this poor girl..
    I understand how she felt due to me being in a similar, yet opposite position (I am Japanese living in the US)
    I would never wish this treatment on any good folk such as her.

  • pc-sound-legacy
    pc-sound-legacy 9 months ago +22

    Wow she has such a clear beautiful voice

  • Mateusz Werner
    Mateusz Werner 9 months ago +2

    Very true. We discover our identity in opposition to the hostile environement. The world out there will remind you who you are...

  • The Boring Case files
    The Boring Case files 9 months ago +2

    I mean there are bullies everywhere.

  • Ben Lostit75
    Ben Lostit75 9 months ago

    Sue really asked for it. Ignorant American teen

  • Dubious
    Dubious 9 months ago +9

    this can also apply to modern liberalism, feeling guilty and being targeted for what other people did

  • Kalagenesis Radio
    Kalagenesis Radio 9 months ago

    Try being black in America

    • Kalagenesis Radio
      Kalagenesis Radio 9 months ago

      Jiraiya Sensei only the dumbest fools believe in a million years the US government will give Slave descendants reparations.Only the ignorant believe in reparations

    • Madara Uchiha
      Madara Uchiha 9 months ago

      Kalagenesis, modern day it is not that bad. Fact the whole BS Reparations are being pushed.

    • Kalagenesis Radio
      Kalagenesis Radio 9 months ago

      John Buhl talk to the Asians Immigrant Blacks and others about that.African Americans never got anything from Affirmative Action.White females got the most of it.That is why females like this suddenly had opportunities in the late 60’s that they did not have in the 50’s.So take your crumbs and stick them up your ass

    • Turtl3.To0m
      Turtl3.To0m 9 months ago +1

      @Jack Brown true, bringing up slavery for the million time isn't going to make you oppressed.

    • Jack Brown
      Jack Brown 9 months ago +2

      Yeah getting scholarships by existing, having companies hire you for your skin color. Jesus it must be rough

  • 41kils
    41kils 9 months ago +13

    Oh no Japanese asked you questions about the country you are from. How overwhelming

  • Steve Sheldon
    Steve Sheldon 9 months ago +61

    The Japanese are very difficult people. Underneath the surface politeness they are brainwashed, ignorant, racist, and extremely interested in things foreign only because they obsess about what foreigners think of them. I made the same mistake she did in the beginning, when I arrived in '86. I tried to fit in, to assimilate, to learn everything Japanese. But you'll never be part of the tribe. In fact, the harder you try, the weirder they think you are. Their thinking is, why the hell would a foreigner even try to become Japanese?
    And you only lose your own identity when you stop being yourself. It's hard, because you want to be respectful and learn about Japan, but at some point you have to stand up for yourself, stop trying to say what you think they want to hear, and just be genuine. And you know what? That's when you make real friends in Japan, because they can sense when you're being yourself.
    It took me a lot longer than a year to figure that out, though.

    • Jeremy Boulat
      Jeremy Boulat 7 months ago

      I lived in Japan for 11 years and it took me about nine years to figure out that no matter how Japanese I acted sounded and how polite and different I was, it never helped me become part of Japanese group. Once I gave up trying to be part of the group, I made better friends. Basically I'm saying I agree with your points.

    • Sean Brown
      Sean Brown 8 months ago +1

      @Cold German Beer I don't really get that feeling to be honest.
      In general because every subculture of a nation is different but IN GENERAL.. The Japanese are super polite and kind to you (me) but also timid and feared of me because being 6'0" or 182cms is VERY tall for the Japanese norm so your seen as a giant among the people.
      I live off several miles deep in Awase and I'm the only American in a 2 square mile radius and I definitely feel the disconnect but there all super friendly and understanding that there culture isnt printed into there brain like they are.. I'm learning Japanese right now but super enjoying Okinawa.
      All the retarded Americans go to Gate 2 street but if you stay away from that area you usually won't encounter US-Japanese issues.

    • Leon Powe
      Leon Powe 9 months ago +2

      Steve Sheldon Sounds like America.

    • Archer J. Maggott
      Archer J. Maggott 9 months ago +5

      I think it's probably the same way in most foreign countries. For instance, I've spent a total of about 7 years in Korea, and I've actually become rather good at speaking and understanding Korean (TOPIK level 5, FWIW), but I gave up a long time ago at trying to be 'accepted' by Korean people.
      I'm looking forward to leaving for good, but I have two semesters left in a university program that I'm currently attending.

      Most people will simply assume about you whatever it is that media and entertainment have taught them about the people from your country (such as that every American has dozens of sex partners in their lifetime, just like the characters in American sitcoms), and so you have to be perfect about absolutely everything just to make them consider the possibility that you're actually a real person, and not just a distillation of whatever it is that they think is true about your people. You have to constantly prove yourself to every new person you meet, and it's exhausting.

      You also realize that there's nothing you can do for some people, who -- probably assuming that you are just another partyholic Westerner who is there to drink too much, chase women and make zero attempt to assimilate -- will look at you with utter contempt, but will then look at you with horror if you should speak to them in their language fluently (as if a dog had just spoken to them), and will then refuse to respond back to you with anything other than pointing and grunting.

      Either that, or they will insist on unnecessarily responding in unserviceable English, which, after a while, you start to read as them attempting to enforce the notion that it's their language and not yours, and so they will communicate with you at a loss -- failing to make themselves sufficiently understandable, even if you have an *actual need* to communicate with the person -- just to make sure you remain firmly on the outside where you belong.

    • Sean Brown
      Sean Brown 9 months ago +2

      I'm in Japan (Okinawa) right now and I'm starting to kinda see where your going with that.. My goal is to learn Japanese, be polite, do good business but do not associate with them.

  • PS
    PS 9 months ago +67

    My new religion is this channel. These snippets are sacred, David.

    • Smo Cloud
      Smo Cloud 6 months ago +1

      David Hoffman a modern-day Goldstein. Preserve history before big brother obtains the power to rewrite history how they like. Some places have already white-washed history.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  9 months ago +6

      Thank you PS.
      David Hoffman - filmmaker

  • Baruch Cohen
    Baruch Cohen 9 months ago +64

    Not impressed here. Perhaps her "Radical Japanese Friends" should have spent a bit more time researching into their own country's numerous atrocities, of which there were many. Starting with a brutal colonization of Korea. However Japan's myriad crimes were never taught to students in Japan. Their horrific war crimes and crimes against humanity were effectually whitewashed from their history, and flushed down the old memory hole. This unfortunate fact still holds true to this day.

    • Baruch Cohen
      Baruch Cohen 9 months ago

      @Macu Mendoza - History and Technology Of course. AmeriKKKa is the most evil country on the planet earth, in terms of harm done to others. This is common sense for those who know the real history. Still, blaming some young twenty-something for Amerikkka's evil deeds, or even demanding she be held accountable for them, is pretty stupid.

    • Doodle your exam paper
      Doodle your exam paper 9 months ago

      @Julius The Illustrious Excuse me, I wasn't even talking about her. How exactly did I harass her?

    • Macu Mendoza - History and Technology
      Macu Mendoza - History and Technology 9 months ago

      Same with America.

    • Ridley369
      Ridley369 9 months ago

      Maybe the United Snakes of America should look into its own atrocities, instead of pointing out propaganda and lies that never actually happened, aka, the "Rape of Nanking".
      1864: US military barricades women and children in their homes throughout Georgia, burning them alive.
      1800s-1900s: US military kills natives en-masse, "relocating"/purging them from their territories.
      1940s: US military murders over 200,000 civilians in 2 non-military target nuclear blasts, while murdering hundreds of others in firebombing runs on other non-military targets.
      1960s-1970s: US military engages in mass chemical warfare against non-combatant peasant farmers for about a decade.
      2000s-2010s: US military conducts countless bombing runs against non-military targets in various Middle Eastern countries.

    • Baruch Cohen
      Baruch Cohen 9 months ago

      @ben chang I agree.
      “When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.”

      ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • csquare111
    csquare111 9 months ago +25

    Did you ask them what they had to say for themselves as for the Rape of Nanking?!? I would love to have seen it turned around on them.

    • darkcoeficient
      darkcoeficient 6 months ago +2

      At the end of the day on an age of information withheld from civilians, civilians have no blame for their countries actions beyond the ballot, if the ballot was an option at all.

    • Dragonborn 360
      Dragonborn 360 9 months ago +2

      Very good point, they will shame others on things but will refuse on the horrible things their country did in the past.

    TØM HΛTCHER 9 months ago +4

    The hell? She doesn't have to personally answer for anything, she was only a teenager.

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  • L Monty
    L Monty 9 months ago +18

    The Japanese unfortunately never held themselves accountable for the rape and torture of their Asian neighbors in WW2. That they can hold the rest of the world accountable for everything else (specifically referring to those 1960s students) is sickening to me. I am not impressed.

    • pc-sound-legacy
      pc-sound-legacy 9 months ago +2

      I agree - but japan isnt the only one in that sad list. The turks deny the genocide of the armenians, china sees no need to talk about the war against Tibet and maybe you also wont teach very much about what Agent Orange did to so many civilians in Vietnam. Not to mention the use of nuclear bombs against civilians in Nagasaki and Hiroshima with so many victims, reason enough for them to hate. So we should take a closer look in our own history, but yes also Japan should do as well.

    • Baruch Cohen
      Baruch Cohen 9 months ago +8

      Not impressed either here. Perhaps her "Radical Japanese Friends" should have spent a bit more time researching into their own country's numerous atrocities, of which there were many. Starting with a brutal colonization of Korea. However Japan's myriad crimes were never taught to students in Japan. Their horrific war crimes and crimes against humanity were effectually whitewashed from their history, and flushed down the old memory hole. This unfortunate fact still holds true to this day.

  • Fayette
    Fayette 9 months ago +7

    I would think any American travelling abroad today would, in some way, feel accountable for Trump.

    • Manley Nelson
      Manley Nelson 9 months ago

      Hopefully in a good way. Krampus doing a lot of things right he may be crass you may be egotistical but that's the kind of presidents our system produces now. F*** the Deep state

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 9 months ago

    A leopard can't change its spots no matter how crazy he or she is.

  • Domo Akira
    Domo Akira 9 months ago +2

    wow that’s interesting!

  • Matthew Guzda
    Matthew Guzda 9 months ago +9

    I think its crazy that because anyone is from any country that they become a spokesperson for what that country does. To be in your 20s and to have to explain why the USA is in viet nam? One may have their opinions but so does anyone. But they certainly aren't equivalent to a govt official for exp. I can imagine saying , well I don't agree with the war but that just my opinion. How bout you tsuyoshi?

    • Madara Uchiha
      Madara Uchiha 9 months ago

      @Spock Fine then, I believe politicians lie a lot (Which they do) for instance. Richard Nixon promised to withdraw from Vietnam but for majority of his term, US involvement increased.

    • Spock
      Spock 9 months ago

      @Madara Uchiha I guess if you believe the citizen has nothing to do with the decisions made then we have a fundamental disagreement and there really is no point in discussing it further.

    • Spock
      Spock 9 months ago

      @Matthew Guzda Let me ask you, what do you do when you fuck up? Do you just say "Eh, guess I messed up. Nothing I can do about it" or do you hold yourself accountable and not let it happen again? Is it fair to be held responsible because of something your countrymen did? No. But when has life ever been fair? Was it fair that thousands of young men went to Vietnam because of political incompetence? Is it fair that to this day, no one has been held accountable for Vietnam? Or the Korean War? Or Desert Storm? Or the Iraq War? Or any other war that conveniently made those in power just a little bit more in power and richer?

    • Madara Uchiha
      Madara Uchiha 9 months ago

      @Spock The citizens has nothing to do with the decisions its leaders make irregardless of voting, You seem to ignore that, in order to push this pointless narrative.
      A Citizen is not responsible, no matter how you push it. And you realize politicans lie right? You seem ignorant of that reality. I highly doubt Bush told people "Hey, im going to push you guys in an ongoing war for over 16 years, and cost you trillions in debt"
      I know you enjoy acting blissfully ignorant, but reality is at the door. The leaders even make decisions the people are unaware of.

    • Spock
      Spock 9 months ago

      @Madara Uchiha So you're saying a citizen of a country has nothing to do with the country they are a part of? Are you trolling me, or just being willfully ignorant of how being a citizen works? Because I explained how a citizen is responsible in my first comment. A citizen pays taxes, funding whatever action is taken by their respective country. A citizen votes people in power that directly dictate what happens. And a citizen offers themselves or other citizens in the military for said action to occur. Feigning ignorance is not being responsible.

  • Daveyboy _
    Daveyboy _ 9 months ago +11

    Less than 20 yrs after y'all blew them into oblivion ! Whaddya expect

    • DETHKEPR lrae
      DETHKEPR lrae 9 months ago +1

      @Madara Uchiha it's a declassified document I saw it and learned about it in AP American History

    • Madara Uchiha
      Madara Uchiha 9 months ago

      @DETHKEPR lrae Actually that is wrong, the US knew of a possible attack sometime within the region, but didn't know where are exactly. Common misinformed statement to treat it was if they knew in advance. Besides the Bombs ended the war.

    • Hold This L
      Hold This L 9 months ago

      Daveyboy _ A riveting tale my good chap, but alas, let me remind you of your double digit IQ, and excessive empathy towards something you were not there to experience or have any genuine emotion for. In fact, neither of us really know anything about anything. These words that I am using were taught to me by my parents and I learned from them how to react emotionally towards them. So essentially, none of us grasp more than statistics and theory on our own behalf. You can feel bastardized and distraught over why you feel not dropping nuclear weapons at the period of heightened violence, but it doesn’t have a right or wrong. It just is what it is man.

    • GameMaster Jack
      GameMaster Jack 9 months ago +2

      @michael Craig I don't understand how you can read and know so much yet you are so conceited as to condemn a 'warrior' culture that draws more similarities than differences to American culture. To be honest, your opinion is very ethnocentric. It's ok to condemn a quality of a culture but if you do so but fail to recognize the same qualities in our own culture it cannot be justified.

    • Daveyboy _
      Daveyboy _ 9 months ago +2

      @Michael Craig The Japanese Soldier was killing the American GI at a ratio at 2.5 to 1 in the Jungle. That's why they employed Oppenheimer's weapon of mass Destruction. Twice. Mercy me !

  • Nu be
    Nu be 9 months ago +40

    I love her last comment on not going through the counter culture movement and instead being in asia its a refreshing take on life in the 60s.

  • Mav Hunter
    Mav Hunter 9 months ago +1

    This is fascinating!

  • VictrolaJazz
    VictrolaJazz 9 months ago +10

    I used to tell people back then if they didn't know who they were, just take out your driver's license and your name and address will be on it. A lot cheaper and easier than going to another country, too. I think a lot of this was just the narcissism of that generation. Don't believe earlier generations indulged in this kind of thing.

    • VictrolaJazz
      VictrolaJazz 9 months ago

      @Guercinator Well they were certainly successful in spite of it. The last year my mother lived, 1996, when she was 94 she had a retirement income of $39,000 and passed away in her own bed and in her own home. She must have been doing something right. It's still a silly concept.

    • Guercinator
      Guercinator 9 months ago

      @VictrolaJazz they never had the choice to explore it.

    • VictrolaJazz
      VictrolaJazz 9 months ago

      @Guercinator No, this "not knowing who you are" is a bunch of nonsense. Today's people have too much time on their hands and are too self-absorbed. I can assure you my parents, born in 1898 and 1902, never had any trouble knowing exactly who they were.

    • Guercinator
      Guercinator 9 months ago +1

      So... completely resign to the most mundane fundamentals of your existence?

    • VictrolaJazz
      VictrolaJazz 9 months ago

      @Riastrad The most accurate statement about your channel: "This channel doesn't have any content"

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  • Phil
    Phil 9 months ago +28

    I lived in Tachikawa, Japan for three years in the 1960s and my experience was just the opposite. I think she was the problem.

    • Phil
      Phil 9 months ago

      @Cold German Beer I lived the first 1 1/2 years off base.

    • Ridley369
      Ridley369 9 months ago

      She was definitely the problem.

    • RealestRealist
      RealestRealist 9 months ago

      walter kersting I don't even need deodorant, myself. I'm abnormal.

    • RealestRealist
      RealestRealist 9 months ago

      hiaaya alomari I said that she SEEMS MILDLY psychopathic. That is what I had written.

    • RealestRealist
      RealestRealist 9 months ago

      Morteza Fan Club She seems mildly psychopathic, to me. You assume a lot. Go sit still somewhere.

  • RealestRealist
    RealestRealist 9 months ago

    I think this woman may be a Polish like me. We have a big ol' nose. This woman gives me a bad feeling. She seems nice, though. I wonder what all had happened to some people since I am an empath.
    Japanese women are foxy. I really like Chinese ones.. also I love the South Korean ones. Goodness. They are so adorable.
    This lady seems pretty honest. Vibrant. I wouldn't want to meet her, though. I do like the way she talks.

    • RealestRealist
      RealestRealist 8 months ago

      @野村ERIK be still

    • 野村ERIK
      野村ERIK 8 months ago

      Weirdest person on RU-clip... You sound like a typewriter, personified.

    • RealestRealist
      RealestRealist 9 months ago

      Hans Rudel I know I know.. I am eccentric

    • Hans Rudel
      Hans Rudel 9 months ago +1

      lol wtf man 😂

    • RealestRealist
      RealestRealist 9 months ago

      Guy Pseudonym Oh, I should apologize as I didn't write my comment correctly. You may be correct.

  • GI ST
    GI ST 9 months ago +3

    Sup, gaijin? Your country stay fuckin up! Go back home and take your American breath with you!
    lol. I like how she decided that it was necessary to understand what she tried to first run away from. Good on her!

  • Amanda Payton
    Amanda Payton 9 months ago +38

    So, lets just a acknowledge that this girl has bad timing and chose the wrong place to visit at the wrong time hahaha

    • RealestRealist
      RealestRealist 9 months ago

      Swash Bucklin Oh.. do you hate the Jewish people? Hmm

    • Amanda Payton
      Amanda Payton 9 months ago


    • RealestRealist
      RealestRealist 9 months ago

      Swash Bucklin Just be still

    • RealestRealist
      RealestRealist 9 months ago

      Swash Bucklin No, stupid. They don't. What a thing to write. My gut feels bad vibes about you, that's all.

    • RealestRealist
      RealestRealist 9 months ago +1

      Swash Bucklin I think our government is worthless garbage. You seem evil, though. I don't know about you.

  • g1234538
    g1234538 9 months ago +11

    Fantastic as always, David! This is a very interesting story, I've never heard of this author before but I could honestly listen to her for hours if given the chance! Because, unsurprisingly, she's a great storyteller! It was interesting to see her talk about how her perspective changed with these experiences.
    Also, David, it would be uncharacteristic of me not to bug you about these things... were interviews like these lav'd or did you point a shotgun mic at them? From above or below? Whenever I see a mic in your work I'm interested in the difference it might of made how you were using it. Mostly because of your wonderful results. Strange, I know, but I've just grown attached to such things!
    Thank you!

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  9 months ago +2

      For most of the interviews I did at this time, we used a boom mic on a pole. Mic'd from above.
      David Hoffman-filmmaker

  • Eric Black
    Eric Black 9 months ago +11

    Racism pressuring conformity.

    • Nino Brown
      Nino Brown 9 months ago

      Americans and Europeans will do terrible things to people and then be surprised when other groups of people dislike them lmao so much ego and lack of self awareness.

    • Madara Uchiha
      Madara Uchiha 9 months ago +1

      @WingDing Dmetrius It is not justified hatred. In that sense, it treats the Japanese as if they are the victims, they were not innocent.

    • Madara Uchiha
      Madara Uchiha 9 months ago +1

      @DETHKEPR lrae Concentration Camps? It just is ignorant and deliberately wrong to treat it as if containment camps (The camps the Japanese - American Citizens were in) was any way similar to the Concentration Camps in Europe.

    • GameMaster Jack
      GameMaster Jack 9 months ago +2

      @DETHKEPR lrae Japanese were certainly put in Concentration camps, however I think using the word concentration camp does not give it justice (though it deserves none in the first place). Japanese concentration camps were bad bit they certainly are not comparible to the harshness that was the concentration camps we are most familiar with.

    • DETHKEPR lrae
      DETHKEPR lrae 9 months ago

      @Michael Craig If only America thought that way during wwII instead of putting all the Japanese Americans in essentially concentration camps.

  • smallpicture
    smallpicture 9 months ago +3

    Very interesting! Thank you very much!