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28 April 2006 @ 02:11 pm
新宿に In Shinjuku.....  
All I have to say is... wtf?

Shinjuku makes the strangest choice in stores, I swear. Yes, they were selling drug paraphanelia inside. Ooooh dear. XD;;;;

Did you know that they sell something called a "legal drug" on the streets of Kabuki-cho Shinjuku? I've heard that it's really potent, and yes, it's completely legal. They sell it out of these shady-looking stalls. I'd never try drugs of any kind, but it does make me turn my head.


Crazy crazy Tokyo. =D
taishitaishi on April 28th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, I meant "will live to see such a society". I'm guessing you figured that out.

I can’t really blame them though. If you owned an apartment complex, and the last three foreigners you rented to bailed on their rent and left in the middle of a lease would you really be willing to rent to the next foreigner? It would be nice if they checked the rental history of the foreigner before denying them outright. If the person had no rental history, then I can understand the need for a much higher security deposit.

That is what pisses me off about America. Everyone is so afraid of being sued for discrimination. At a apartment complex we lived in Phoenix the apartment manager came in and talked to us because he though someone visiting was living there. Yet, the Mexican’s next door had four adults and six children in a two bedroom and no one said shit to them.

If I was an apartment manager, and lets say the last four black people I rented to had to be evicted for illegal activities, or non payment of rent, it would be nice if when the next black guy with no rental history what so ever I had the legal right to say “I’m sorry, you have not proved yourself to be reliable, and I’ve have bad luck with people of your race, please pay three times the standard security deposit, if everything is fine after six months 2/3 of it will be returned to you."

I’m not raciest, but I feel business owners should be able to protect themselves without fear of lawsuits. I don’t think someone should be flat out denied due to race, but they should understand when a business asks for some extra security due to past events.

If I had seen an American causing a disturbance (more then just a culture misunderstanding that is) while I was in Japan I would have spoken up, and got directly in his face about it because his actions would reflect badly on myself, and other Americans in Japan.

If minorities in America would get on the case of others members of their race causing a problem rather then defending or even encouraging such actions then perhaps they could change the perception others have.

Today they don’t have to and can just rally behind the flag of racism whenever someone stands up and tries to get them to recognize where feelings of distrust come from.

Hmm… I did not intend this reply to become a rant… oh well.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 29th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
I can understand a little bit where the attitude is coming from with Japanese. But I should not be held responsible for the actions of other foreigners in the city.

I've never actually seen any foreigners make a disturbance. There are tons of stories that you hear about it, and people bailing on their rent too, but I've never known anyone that did something like that, so there's nothing for me to stop. :/ Now... I have seen many a japanese person wandering around so drunk that they end up stopping and puking all over themselves on the train station floor and laying down in it. If I was japanese, would it be my responsibility to stop this embarrassment?