Yukari van Eijk | 優香理ファン•エイク

“Have you ever felt annoyed by people who do not understand Japan as well as you do?”


Please share your answer to Yukari’s question in the comment area below.

About Yukari:

Born inthe Netherlands
Lived inthe Netherlands - Japan
Speaks Japanese⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪
Reading and Writing⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪
SpeaksDutch - English - Japanese - French - German

  • Chizuko Six says:

    I encounter know-it-all types who are really into Japanese culture and they try to educate me on Japan. That’s annoying.

  • Ken Armstrong says:

    I do. Because people say things they do not fully understand. If they speak and say things about Japan to or around you, right away youre conceiving of what they only know. When this usually happens , it often displays moments of unnecessary free form of speeches and results to dis respectful behaviours. If they know what they’re talking about it is respectful however. This is just personal case though living here in AZ

  • Facebook User says:

    No, that sounds a bit ethnocentric and egocentric. Besides I’m a daibeteran so I know all, hahahahahahaha. #joke

  • Facebook User says:

    I try to politely correct them. It’s up to them whether they want to continue their beliefs. I did my job.

  • Facebook User says:

    No, I get annoyed when people assume I know more than I do.

  • Facebook User says:

    Constantly, especially from my in-laws

  • Facebook User says:

    Even as a gaijin yes this drives me crazy!

  • Facebook User says:

    I use to be when I was younger. Now not so much.

  • Facebook User says:

    I was at a friend’s place for lunch and her inlaws were there, too. The father was telling us how made wine from rice, “saaakeee”.
    Me: “Actually, it’s called さけ。
    Mother: “No, it’s “saaa-keee” – “saaa-keee”! ”

    • Facebook User says:

      I try not to correct pronunciation… because we pronounce German, French and Spanish words etc. Incorrectly with the English language who am l to correct anyone? Lol. Sometimes hard not to.

  • Facebook User says:

    Haha all the time-provincial snobbism

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