Gallup polls show Americans to be more favourably inclined to Japan than ever, with no less than 83% reporting favourable opinions of the former “yellow peril,” with only Germany and America’s 3 colonies liked more – a result which has some Japanese scratching their heads.

The top 5 nations viewed favourably by random Americans, as surveyed by king of polls Gallup:

1. Canada – 96%

2. Australia – 93%

3. UK – 90%

4. Germany – 86%

5. Japan – 83%

Gallup comments that these are the highest results for Japan, Canada, Australia and Germany that it has ever recorded.

Other results of note were Russia with 50%, China with 41%, and unsurprisingly enough, President Romney’s target-to-be Iran with 11%.

The complete results:




That Americans favour nations which are for all intents and purposes culturally and linguistically identical to themselves is no surprise, but their affection for former enemy nations which don’t have the human decency to speak English or even be white is garnering much surprise amongst Japanese:

“Pretty amazing positions for Japan and Germany there.”

“I don’t believe it… they screamed ‘jap’ at every available opportunity after the tsunami hit. They must have raised the results somehow.”

“The top 3 are American kith and kin in any case.”

“And we’re not even white…”

“It must be nice to have your favourite country next door.”

“Don’t forget all the young Americans like anime…”

“The UK, Canada and Australia are all still very loosely federated. The US and UK are very close. Aside from that, Germany and Japan – I suppose its their international humanitarian efforts, and favourable activity in the US? Still, it’s pretty amazing to see a non-white nation in the top 5.”

“Naturally the ones they have military alliances with are at the top. Japan is a bit different for those purposes, and economically, so it gets marked down a bit.”

“America are a bunch of crazy right wingers like us, aren’t they?”

“The thing is, if you go to America you are lumped in with all the ‘Asians.’ Not only the whites, even the blacks make fun of you.”

“Japan will do anything its American masters tell it, it really should have got 100%!”

“Sorry America, we lean towards China now!”

[2ch is very keen to point out that South Korea was not included in the results, so pathetic is their need for one-upmanship:]

“Those slant eyes are going to need to do something about this!”

“More seriously, Americans only really know of Japan, China and Vietnam as far as Asian nations go.”

“Korea just doesn’t exist on the American mind’s map of Asia.”

“They just think it is part of China or Japan or something. The ones who do know about it don’t think much of it.”

“Honestly, on average I don’t think they know any Asian nations apart from China and Japan. They really are a bunch of idiots. A third of them can’t even pick out their country on a map.”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 19/02/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Obviously if you just filter out all the hate comments among the millions of other positive ones people will assume they are hated until they realise the majority doesnt think like that.

    I mean, if majority of the japanese people are like the 2ch netizens then not alot of people would like japan but we all know they are not so we come to these sites everyday to appreciate their culture.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:44 20/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    That's kind of the point of this site, if you're new. Posting more controversial shit and making things up gets more clicks, which means more ad money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Joke's on you, I have ABP.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:03 06/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    not true

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:16 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    as do i, my good sir

    Comment by Anonymous

    Joke's on you, there are far more filthy obese mexicans than americans.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Joke's on you, you filthy obese Americans will die from heart attacks.

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    Comment by Myballz
    02:13 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    2ch knows but they don't bother to care.

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    Comment by Samiel
    12:02 20/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Are those real dragon ballz?

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    Comment by Victor De la Croix
    12:50 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Hey Samiel, can I kick your ass? You're a fucking pussy!

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    Comment by Crim
    02:50 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.1)

    Americans only respect people that had nice bloody wars with them

    They hate people that had weaksauce wars

    Also they fucking love Aussie accents and they think Canada is a hat

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:50 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So your comment was rated down?

    Gotta love Sankaku posters...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:53 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't believe how people actually believe in this crap. Since when did the US have any respect for Vietnam or North Korea? And you're fucking deluded if you think the US "respects" Japan because it "fought well".

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well said from somebody living with his ass safe and defended by others and thinks of war as awesome shit involving American troops pwning evil third world bitches.

    War's not like that. And nobody deserves the kind of respect you're talking about.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "Americans only respect people that had nice bloody wars with them"
    Yep typical american selfserving delusion. Feeling ballsy and proud already?
    Truth is americans don't respect nobody and are especially racist toward non-whites (muslims, asians etc). They only "like" Japan because japs got fucked over in WWII and won't be doing anything but suck cock for quite a while. Just scroll some comments below to see how a lotta ppl really feel.

    Waiting to get downvoted by all the butthurt posters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the 2ch denizens comprised the majority in Japan, I'd reckon it's a result of our bombing and Fukushima...radiation will do that to people and their progeny, I guess

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:19 19/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    2ch is like 4ch in that pussys get together and talk shit on things they would not dare say to other people's faces in real life.

    Difference is that 4ch is a reflection of minority opinion of the world, whereas 2ch is a reflection of majority of japanese people's 'real' thoughts that they hide behind their fake politeness - which doesn't fool anyone these days who pay at least smallest of attention beyond just noticing them.


    Comment by Anonymous
    21:35 19/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    It's so easy to stamp 2ch opinions as common japanese opinions when you're not actually japanese.
    Not like in 4chan where you disagree with every message since you can actually read shit made by westerners that are apparently supposed to be "your kind".


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think Anon 19:19 is a westerner...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Those right wing bastards in 2Chan?
    That are the otakus in their cellar no one talks too.
    And that is a fact. Most japanese people actually like america and europe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 19/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "2ch is like 4ch in that pussys get together and talk shit on things they would not dare say to other people's faces in real life."

    Sorry couldn't find any shittalking there. Nor do I think they wouldn't take it to your face if they could actually speak English well. In fact I see the comments being much less offensive than, say, some down here, except for maybe some rightwing shit about Koreans, but even that's mostly not taken seriously. So don't rly see what you're mad about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    2ch is a collection of 30+ virgins without much in the way of status, dignity or social life whatsoever. Even if they represented anybody's views those views aren't likely to be taken seriously by anyone. Hell, half the posts on 2ch are just there for the sake of self amusement, it's funny how racist haters always get enraged by the slightest quips and come up with all these delusional "japanese mentalities" to bitch about.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    17:51 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's not just 2chan or 4chan or whatever. Internet is filled with whiny people who thrive on the attention they get for being 'edgy', 'witty' or 'antagonistic'. It always sets off some sort of a silly flame war (look at Sankaku..) and they just thrive on that attention.

    I have to admit, I've been guilty of being involved with that nonsense in the past, but I try to purposely try to ignore that. Perhaps it is somewhat true that people who hound and troll websites truly have an anti-social streak, because most of it only results in negativity and whining/complaining in an endless spiral of responses.

    The fact that 4chan was able to make that Katawa Shoujo game into reality was an absolute miracle, considering what a filthy, heinous place their videogame board /v/ is and how many trolls are in their anime board /a/.

    Maybe people should just sit down and simmer down and truly wonder if getting all that attention for trolling and making provocative comments is even worth it. In the meantime, communities online where there's more positivity tends to be more productive and actually creates things.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:52 22/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    there's trolling and then there's the effort to be right. mostly trolling though and fallacies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:54 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you know being polite is the Japanese way of saying "fuck you" to idiots they don't bother taking seriously?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @04:53 They never said they are the ONLY ones who are polite. It really makes you sound delusional.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Like everyone else in other cultures. It's quite hilarious how they believe they are the only ones doing the politeness judo lol

    really shows the foolishly idiotic mentality of these japs

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:56 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)



    Learn this fact.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:42 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And for those retards pissed by a couple of translated 2ch lines, there's a lot more where those are coming from, from other asian countries and they're A HELL LOT more derogative. Haters need to get your racist priorities straight before you start barking.

    - Anon 3:35

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:26 12/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sore loser go spread your hate some where else

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:49 19/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't we all?

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    01:07 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    you're forgeting the haters that post hate, always bitching and whining about everything Japanese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:27 19/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your fact-lie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:55 19/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "2ch is like 4ch..."

    YOU DON'T SAY?????

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol they're not trying to "fool anyone" by faking politeness. It's more like a way of discerning punks who need to be taught a lesson on how to show respect to others. Eg. arrogant retards full of hot air on ethnic mentalities.


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:30 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @04:51 are you really that ignorant? Or just racist and uncultured?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:00 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @04:51 My, my, all that rage...

    Comment by Anonymous

    You mean just like japanese? lol

    it's amazing how everything you just said applies perfectly to japanese themselves, whereas most others could not give a flying fuck about some nips punk bitches whose cock you love to suck off on a daily basis defending them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:47 19/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually it's not we like Japanese and Japan. What we like is their products and entertainment. 83% may favor Japan on that chart, but I bet 70% of those can't even tell the differrence between Chinese, Korean and Japanese culture and all. We are just that ignorant...Also seeing that who the top 5 are isn't really surprising as all 5 of those countries are pretty damn submissive to America.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    japan makes quality goods
    japan isn't agressive towards us
    japan has pretty girls
    japan has anime
    japan used to make the best rpg's

    total 83

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:53 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Japanese girls aren't that pretty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:22 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Japan has anime." would be a more negative than positive. Most Americans don't know what anime is, they only really know if you tell it's Japanese/Asian cartoons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That rpg bit is a odd too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They make JRPGs, not RPGs (so they're obviously the best in their genre)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:29 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol japan isnt aggro because fatland is STILL stationing their after last war. coor

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's just stupid. "American's can't tell the difference," neither can the Japanese. All the Japanese think American's are blond-haired and blue-eyed, get the fuck over yourself man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:09 22/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apart from Americans take not "knowing differences" to a whole new level. The few Americans already know that when it comes to this stuff that the general masses are as smart as a brick in the States. Hell in many American media takes the piss out of this even.

    I'll admit that England is no C+ student when it comes to this but America takes the cake for this one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:46 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL meanwhile Japan and China will now trade products in their own currency bypassing the US dollar. Someone should tell 2ch that maybe they need to become China's bitches now as surely Japan will be China's province in the future. And they deserve it because of the anti-US stuff. And I'm not even American. LOL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    First off China wants Taiwan back and second China is inward looking not outward looking like the English.

    This has been shown by the 10 million articles of Sanaku, the news and so forth. Did you know China actually invented gunpowder, and if they were outward looking the majority would be Chinese.

    What the Chinese want is Tibet, Taiwan and all those breakaway state similar to the USSR or Russia.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So you actually think America's protecting Japan from China? LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:23 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The thing that gets me is even if we are that stupid about the locations of each country. I have a strong feeling the people in Japan aren't much different.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:45 19/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good point. The vast majority outside of Japan only know Japan through their products. Not to say that is wrong. But that's a whole lot different than saying they favor a "country".

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:14 19/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Possibly true in general, but not all Americans suck at geography and culture. I'm one and I'm quite aware of the differences between Japan, China, Both Koreas, Taiwan (okay, technically the "Republic of China"), and Mongolia. I admit to kind of sucking at Southeast Asia, though - I can place most of those countries on the map, but that's about it.

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    Comment by PirateKing

    Germany is nobody's bitch. Remember when the US said "lets go Afganistan" and Germany said F.U. ?

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    Comment by Red
    23:07 19/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's best to not thread onto that dark land called "German pride and independence".
    Because the moment we will, shit like Hitler and World War references will rain.
    Old grudges are still alive in some.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 19/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah, I don't remember. But I remember german troops are in Afghanistan. But I do remember something else. It's called "Kanzlerakte" in german. Google it.

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    Comment by Red
    02:55 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Anon 23:51

    That sounds like interesting conversation development.
    Yoda might not approve, but I do :0

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nearly 70% of the US population has some German ancestry, even if that's dating back to the 17th or 18th century. That's why even during the two World Wars, it was never Germany as a whole that the US "hated" but the governments in power at the time.

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    Comment by Minru
    06:27 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mother F@#$%ing Space Natzi's !!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    my country pretty much said the same, but the cost has been great,
    both in diplomatic relations, view and blood.

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    Comment by Adom Jensom
    12:45 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Today I learned Germany isn't anyone's bitch. So I guess they're just letting America operate the Ramstein Air Base out of the kindness of their hearts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:57 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 04:23

    WWI was caused by a whole bunch of nations all having treaties that they would declare war under different circumstances, and basically a chain reaction was set off. The US got involved at the urging of then President Woodrow Wilson, with justification coming from the sinking of the Lusitania ( and a telegram where Germany urged Mexico to attack the US ( War rhetoric at the time was exclusively directed at the dangers of the German government's expansionism, not the German people.

    Post WWI Germany suffered after the "winners" put heavy sanctions on the nation. Rapid hyperinflation and other issues provided the opportunity Adolf Hitler used to successfully be elected into office. Once in power, he decided to invade a bunch of nations, violating treaties and sparking war. Once again, the US got involved after German ally, Japan attacked its Pacific fleet. Once again, throughout the war, the target of public animosity was the German leadership, particularly Hitler, as opposed to how Japanese and Japanese-Americans were mistrusted and mistreated.

    My point was that there was never a time in US history where public opinion had a hatred for the German people, distinct from how there was hatred for the Japanese people (however unjustified).

    Comment by Anonymous

    Germany is not US bitch anymore after fall or USSR and reunification. They are now scared of Putin and the GAZPROM gas supply/oil. Meanwhile the Russians are sending Greenpeace to shut German Nuclear plants down. Of course if Russia becomes more aggressive Germany will be USA's best friend again.

    Comment by Anonymous


    Wasn't it cause of Russia that Americans weren't losing as many troops in Afghanistan and now America backstabs them and they withdrew.

    This is cause America goes around preaching to be Democratic so they can be under UK, US etc.

    Interesting and if everyone lived like America how much the world population it would support 7 billion? No 1 Billion.

    @Anon 03:08


    WW1 wasn't caused by the government but by something else and WWII was essentially caused by the Allied Forces as well, read the fucking things up.

    Would you like to paid $100000000 for one loaf of bread?

    @Anon 23:34

    That was IRAQ sunshine.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Remember when the US said well FU2 and went into Afghanistan anyway?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Don't bring up Hit and WW, and anon 21:38; don't fucking get started. We'll just have to bring up all the shit America has done.

    And then we'll have chaos. Utter damn chaos and hate. Yoda would facepalm.

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