Japan Least Proud Nation


Japan has placed dead last in a survey of which nations have the most favourable self-image, with a variety of small and insignificant nations topping the list.

The survey asked participants in 33 countries about how much trust, admiration and pride they felt for their country, with the results being presented as an index:


Via The Economist.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not surprised the US is where it is, considering the cesspool it's become. I'm waiting for the day the bigger dick foreign policy comes back to bite us in the ass. Am I proud to be an American? No. I'm embarrassed to be an American.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:59 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "With a variety of small and insignificant nations topping the list"... Artefact is Ausie Bashing again

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:50 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's just that Japan is humble and have such high expectations of themsleves. They are very proud people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:01 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    meh, no one gives a shit bout aussies. cept steve irwin, and now he's dead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 07/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no one as in; you and your 4chan buddies. yeah you're right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well this was a surprise...

    Oh hey, we're number 1!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:43 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea go Australia, by way can everyone stop calling us racist over a quarter of our population is born overseas for crying out loud. Hell both my mum and dad were born on islands in the pacific. And i can say growing up as a black kid in this great country i have experienced no real racism since kindergarten. Hell my group of friends has 4 Australians, a Fijian, a new zealander and a chinese in it.

    Though some of the complaints about our current government i can get. Fucking Southern Australian premier banning left4dead 2 mother fucker. Honestly he is just encouraging piracy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:55 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Death to the traitorious adelaidian! That guy sucks ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 03/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought there is censorship in au.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 15/12/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    They usually censor flat chests.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:15 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How the hell is Australia a racist country when its full of multicultural origins. Most people that arrived in this country are overseas.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    France is 8th, no bad.

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    14:17 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    >> Singapore 5th

    That's because the people here are all prideful bitches who think they are the best in everything.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please don't generalise. There are so many anti-government people and so many others who would love to migrate. That said I think Singapore has done really well as a country. It's one of the most developed cities in Asia and even more developed than quite a few Western cities.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:19 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to mention it's growth from a backwater country to a developed one within 4 decades was nothing short of a miracle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:51 07/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ur mum

    30% of people in Singapore aren't even Singaporeans.

    An lemme guess, you are probably a resident slave of one of the neighboring shitlands, most likely bumi at that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:04 07/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ooh, nasty.

    Spoken like a true Singaporean Chinese scumbag.

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    Comment by wahyudil
    16:35 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm curious about my country if she was put into the list ...

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    Comment by Messiah
    16:20 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I thought they were just trying to grow taller..." :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:07 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    where the fuck is greece?!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:33 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    South Africans have more pride in their country than the Japanese?! D:

    What the fuck is wrong with the people over there (Japan)? They could be so much worse as a country but don't realize it! This is depressing stuff...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:52 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was unexpected

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:30 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was surprising, considering Japan's world peace rankings and how many different people from different countries are fans (including me, im nigerian lol)

    Comment by Y0k41
    09:53 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hehe I just thought It'd be interesting if we saw North Korea at the top, I wonder how people would react....

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So australia is proud for banning video games, having the most venomous snakes in the world, and shitty laws.

    No wonder I dont like that country.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:38 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like the climate and the land but I think their current government is a whole lot of bullshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:52 03/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Internet in au is ......

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Be glad you don't have to live there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How was I not surprised to see Finland near the top? We've been fed that ww2 pride crap since before we were born. It's nice that we can enjoy a high standard of living, but people still don't seem to be any happier. I for one am planning on leaving this dark arsehole of Europe as soon as possible and move somewhere warmer, where I don't have to pay half my income to taxes so drunks can spend it on moore booze.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, you do have Simho Hayha (Finland sniper who killed 500 russians with iron sight sniper in freezing temperatures and 250 kills with smg. Russians got so pissed at him that they carpet bombed just to get rid of him. He got shot in the head by a russian soldier, blasting half his face yet managed to kill the guy and still survive. Apparently the war ended with Russia because they found out Simho woke up from the wound and a lil pissed off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:35 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Simo Hayha is the God of Sniping. All snipers should aspire to become Simo Hayha.

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    08:25 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous said:

    America is totally a country and not a continent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:45 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It'd be North American then.

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    Comment by Nosferatu
    09:05 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see what you did there.

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    Comment by motaku96
    08:09 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol. Damn australians. Canadians too.

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    Comment by mi
    09:54 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and here we are studying how japan is a very nationalistic country...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They don't survey Indonesia? Seeing how our countrymen have been being less and less proud of ourselves...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    we're proud of ourselves.. after it was taken.. those idiot, use batik only when the unesco finally admit it, we need to be proud of our land( not people, i HATE INDONESIA IDIOT's..) we're rich in gold( black one and real one) mining stuff is also there,( to bad the one using it is from other country) the food is great, the culture is great, everything cept the people s great ( though physically some of the girls are nice :p) someone ( or something) need to kick and stuff (and make sure it don't came out) a brain to the government about how to make the country better for ALL of it's people, not only thier own money.

    btw yes i'm indonesian, and i'm damn proud of my country( although i'm half chinese, a quarter netherland and a quarter batak) but so fucking hate the government and the people who can only use half of their brain who's running the country

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 07/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Batak? hey, we're related, anon!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow USA did surprising well. I thought we were mostly depressed with the way things are going.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:17 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "small and insignificant nations"

    I don't think that small means what you think it means.

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    Comment by Kitsune9Tails
    10:15 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering how people in Japan are conditioned to be very humble and not outwardly arrogant, these results are not surprising. We foreigners will find that what a Japanese person thinks is almost impossible to determine from their outward demeanor.

    Now, the US being so low surprised me, given how many gung-ho "patriots" we have here.

    Canada and Australia does NOT surprise me. The people I've met from both countries have always been somewhat arrogant. Nice people for the most part, but arrogant, especially about their nationality. I wonder if Canadians are more proud to say they're NOT Americans than anything else though.


    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Simple. Because nobody likes Americans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, because they're jealous. :/

    Some parts of America suck, but for the most part it's pretty fucking sweet over here. Don't hate; appreciate. :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The same thing can be said for any country.

    Doesn't change the fact a majority of the world hates the States.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    um haha I don't know if I'm right but it says 'trust and admiration IN your country'
    I thought it was about the trust and admiration people have towards other people in their country. :/

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:45 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah those idiots havent asked Polish citizens... the are most proud of themselfs

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:53 06/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    True dat. Guess what, I'm Polish-Australian and I think I just came.. oh man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 08/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wot. I expected Germany to do way worse.

    Makes me think they only picked out the patriots for this survey. =/

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