Originally Posted by Dragon
I think a lot gaijin leave the concept of respect at home. Taking the example above of gaijin hitting on Japanese women...there is nothing wrong with hitting on the women, but the way they do it. They (not everyone) would not hit on women at home the way they do in Japan.
The sex tours and drugs is a little different, I think. That is more commercial/business. For example, I don't think there is anything wrong all the gaijin visiting the soaplands if they want. As for the sweat pants, I think they were just trying to blend in, as that is what everyone wore in the States too
I suppose you do have a point. Though are you limiting your definition of Gaijin to Westerners especially Americans? You know of the Halloween Train right?
Those not in the know, its when around Halloween a large group of foreigners get really drunk and or high and invade the Yamanote line in Tokyo (big circle line that covers most of the major neighborhoods), they then proceed to cause shit, starting fights, yelling, jumping off the walls/hanging from the handle bars, etc. Eventually the cops/train security intervene, but it is the fact that it happens on a yearly basis is the biggest black eye on the foreigner community here.
I think what I was trying to get at with the sweat pants was that, just because Americans do it doesn't mean it's right. Then again, a very large portion of the American students at my school dress like shit on a daily basis just like they would in the US, so they are not trying to blend in at all either, or they dress like Japan is Halloween every day. This is especially true for the Otaku crowd and the visual kei fans.