Saturday, July 26, 2008

Bad Gaijin: Youtube stylee..

Time to have a little look at how badly behaved us gaijin can be here in this wonderful place called Japan. Please note that I neither condone nor condemn any of these relatively outrageous acts, and though while I must admit to being sometimes entertained by this kind of behavior, I continue to be amazed at how things that would be more often than not punished by extreme violence in other countries, is somewhat tolerated here.

Video 1: Here we have a drunk English guy licking stuff while walking up the carriages on a Yamanote line train. An entertaining and relatively harmless way to pass the time to be sure, but if you go to the youtube page and read some of the comments, you start to see that while his behavior was mostly ignored, it's definitely not appreciated..



Video 2: This guy goes way over the line, firstly by taking the piss out of a homeless person, and then by throwing a bicycle into the front of an oncoming garbage truck. Inevitably he got his ass kicked (by the garbo) and most likely spent a few hours trying to displace blame in a police station (after the vid cuts out).



Video 3: The old gaijin Halloween train thing. This has become a tradition here in Tokyo. Every Halloween a bunch of gaijin get all dressed up and go crazy on the Yamanote line. For the most part it is harmless and again tolerated, but it's probably one of the greatest examples of foreigners in Japan really pushing the limits of acceptable (and respectful) behavior. I would go as far as to say that if a group of foreigners in Australia did this, they would quickly find out what it's like to both have their heads kicked in and be arrested.



and finally..

Video 4: Um, haven't we seen this guy before??

6 comments:

Neil Duckett said...

Interesting post man, gets the mind thinking about why you travel and the way you chose to live your life. I'm NO saint Glenn, FAR from it but these people are just morons ...

Video 1 - i got to about the 1 minute mark then no more, what a cockhead.

Video 2 - Embarrassed to be an Australian watching that (when he mentioned do it for Australia) and glad he got his arse kicked, wish he'd got it kicked more and hope he was deported.

Video 3 - Pointless and embarrassing for all foreigners, maybe i'm getting old but there's nothing funny about that for me. Do your 12 month overseas sabbatical elsewhere wankers.

Video 4 - Pretty harmless and no-one hurt ..... they could have cut it off after 30 seconds though.

Chris said...

I'm glad that guy in Video 2 got arrested. What a moron.

The video 1 guy needs a slap upside the head too.

Americajin said...

The dude in the first video annoyed the hell out of me.
The second guy luckily got what he deserved...
The third series of dudes... well, that's the cops being a bit forgiving. You want to have fun at Halloween? Rent a party bus and party on...

madtokyo said...

Meh. Losers.

Idiots? In my Japan?

Uesuri said...

Cause of people like these that they have Japanese-only places. Some people just can't seem to control themselves. Spoiled brats. I just hope that when I go they don't just assume I'm like these guys lol.

Anonymous said...

I watched none of these videos, I decided that already the percentage of idiots in the human race already make me want to vomit enough, but I read your post...

As unsurprised as I am... I still fine it incredibly remarkable about how some people can lack such a great portion of their brains when it has to do with common decency, manners and respect...

It is times like these I wish population control and genocide was targeted toward people who behave in this manner. But, obviously, they'll bring about their own deaths. If you believe in Darwinism, that is.