I find Japanese culture quite interesting.. I may have an opportunity to live in Tokyo for a couple years.. should that happen.. I'll be one happy guy.I was wondering if a majority of INFJ gets all worked up when it comes to japanese culture and way of life -or is it just me?
Once again I apologize as I do not speak perfect English -please feel free to correct my mistakes.
Yes. I was big into anime when I was a teen, and I still enjoy Japanese cinema and parts of the culture. But I think much of what makes Japan so unique is being tempered by the desire to emulate the economic success of the States.I also find Japanese culture somewhat interesting. I don't know, maybe I have an idealized image of what Japan is that makes me that way. When I see the cherry-blossoms, read about the samurais and of how the people communicate with each other, I get a feeling that I would fit-in really well.
I'm afraid that once I go there that my image of it might crumble however. But, there's only one way to find out haha
What about you Marine(or anyone else), what do you find interesting about Japan?
My comments weren't actually in reference to what you wrote. :happy: It was based on my personal understanding of their culture. Although, most of the literature regarding their culture I get wrapped up in and research is the older culture and not modern Japan. So to clarify, I'm completely fascinated with old Japan and not necessarily modern day Japan. Once Japan opened their borders to outsiders around the 1850s, I become uninterested in their history/culture for the most part.I guess you misunderstood what I wrote- my bad: it's hard for me to express myself in English.
It's because they lack affection that japanese people have such an adorable personality^^ They do not lack individuality: they know how to work but also how to have fun, as a reaction against social pressures:happy:
That made me LOL. You're absolutely right, we have so limited information about your culture that we are somewhat clueless of what it's about until we experience it.. By just eating sushi, watching Anime or reading Manga will just cause one to have a very skewed idea of Japan.
lol you're right...how I wished there were more INFJ Americans...didn't exactly met many of those when I was in the States. I got one too many "Oooh, you're Asian...do you eat lots of Tofu there?" from ignorant Americans. It's funny...if I don't know anything, I'll often keep my mouth shut at the risk of highlighting it for everyone to see. The few Americans whom I've met and respected have travelled or lived in other parts of the world.That made me LOL. You're absolutely right, we have so limited information about your culture that we are somewhat clueless of what it's about until we experience it.
However, we're not the loud, typical disrespectful Americans that you're talking about here, you're talking to INFJ's. We are masters of understanding other cultures, that's why we're interested in yours. We're not so close-minded to take our simplistic world-view of how other countries should be like, we are genuinely interested in getting to know more about the world.
Partly true, at least with me.I lived in okinawa for almost four years and though Japanese mainlanders don't necessarily consider okinawans Japanese I learned a bit about japanese culture. I think part of the fascination is that traditional Japanese culture is very idealistic and community focused. There's a lot of sentiment and tradition and even if Japanese people aren't openly emotional I think emotions run deep in their ideas and personal motivations. Just watch anime and notice how passionate and flawed the hero usually is. They are far from robots. They just think very differently from people of a western individualistic culture.
I think infj's might just be attracted to some of the perfectionist/idealist parts of their culture and the sentiment and value placed on tradition. That's my suspicion anyways.