Comment on 83% of US Likes Japan: “They Love Japan More Than Ever!” by VillainousHanacha:

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2ch is pretty much right that (unless we are talking about Kim Jong Il) Korea doesn’t exist in the average American’s perception of East Asia. It basically pretty much is China, Japan and Vietnam. Even here in NYC, if someone is Asian, you will probably be guessed to be Chinese first, Japanese second, then Korean third. This is despite the fact that most of the Japanese in America are on the West Coast, and in NYC “Asian” is most likely to be Chinese, Korean, and maybe Filipino or Thai (the Vietnamese seem to be all in the South and Southwest for some reason).There are Japanese living here in the city, but it’s not as many as people often think (though there seem to be plenty of Japanese and Korean tourists in the East Village…)

And I wouldn’t exactly call Australia, Canada and the UK “America’s 3 colonies”, unless you studied some secret history I never learned about…


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