68% of Japanese: “We Are Better Than You”

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An NHK survey has revealed record numbers of Japanese once again believe they possess “vastly superior qualities” to the barbarian races and reverance for the emperor is at a record high, pointing to a glorious rebirth for the Yamato – even if most of them evidently also believe marriage and having children are as outmoded as the concept of being able to influence a nation’s politics by voting in elections.

The 2013 results to the NHK’s 9th “survey of Japanese consciousness,” taken every 5 years, have just been announced, and provide some apparent insight into whatever it is those who can be bothered to participate in a public opinion survey are thinking (although being based on actual interviews with a stratified sample of 3,070 Japanese the survey is likely much better quality than the average net poll).

When the NHK shamelessly posed the uncompromisingly jingoistic question of “compared to the people of other nations, the Japanese possess vastly superior qualities” to them, 64% agreed they were in fact the master race, up 11% on the last time the survey was held and the highest result ever.

Those who agreed that “Japan is a first rate nation” were also up 15% to 54%, also the highest ever such result.

73.6% of those quizzed also agreed with the proposition that they “want to be of use to Japan,” however unlikely that may be.

As to the level of unshakeability in their confidence in the divinity of their great emperor, 34% of those asked now reported “revering” the emperor, the highest such result yet recorded.

The number of those indifferent to his august personage thankfully decreased to 28%, down from a 1988 high of 47%, whilst those “favourably inclined” towards him stood steady at 35%.

Only 1% harboured treasonous thoughts of opposition to the emperor’s person.

Since the survey has only been conducted at 5 year intervals since 1973, the presumably higher levels of belief in his infallible divinity which led the Japanese race to attempt to extend his dominion over the rest of Asia are unrecorded.

Japanese democratic now also seem almost to be on par with the likes of their American masters – the proportion of Japanese who belief their votes exert “strong” influence on politics has halved to 20.5%, whilst those believe voting exerts “slight” influence on politics has almost doubled to 39.7%, and those who think it exerts no influence whatsoever now stand at around 10%.

A similarly dramatic trend regarding the influence of political demonstrations was evident, and barely 12% now believe public opinion has “adequate” or “heavy” influence on their own nation’s politics, making the finding that a record 71.5% have never “participated in any particular political activity” unsurprising.

Religion was also touched upon in the survey, with belief in god or gods roughly stable in the low to mid thirties throughout the survey period, and faith in the Buddha steady at around 40% – although with belief in an afterlife doubling to 13.4% during the survey period, there once again seem to be plenty of interesting possibilities for new ways of combining this with some of the other survey elements.

On the rather more important issue of sex, barbarian notions of prudery and the sanctity of marriage are thankfully in full decline – the number of respondents seeing a problem with pre-marital sex is all the way down to 20.7% from 58.2%, with betrothal satisfying the conservative (up from 15.2% to 23.%) and sex with “deeply loved” partners the majority (up from 19% to 46.2%).

Those thinking neither love nor marriage are particularly necessary for sexual relations have increased from 3.3% at start to a roughly stable 4.5% now, rather strongly suggesting that whilst the institution of marriage may no longer be at all much connected with sex in Japan, some still feel uncomfortable having sex with complete strangers or people they do not like.

In fact only 33.2% now believe “marriage is a matter of course” (down from 44.6%) and 62.6% see “no need” for everyone to get married, with similar views apparent on the production of children.

Even barbarian lands were the subject of consideration – besides ever number one America with 22.1%, the only “most liked” nations to feature much were Australia and various European states, with Switzerland of all places taking second place with 8.5%. 22% found no other nation agreeable at all.

The patriotic resistance of the Japanese race to insidious foreign interlopers may help explain this – even now 48% of Japanese report having never having had any interaction whatsoever with a barbarian in Japan.

The survey also touched upon matters of real significance – for example, the finding that every time the survey was taken the proportion of respondents rating manga as “indispensable” to their emotional life has increased, from 6.5% at first to fully 12% now.

Online the survey has prompted much excitement from flag rubbers, as well as some disquiet – even amongst the more rabidly right-wing sections of the Japanese Internet:

“Creepy stuff.”

“‘Compared to the people of other countries, the Japanese possess vastly superior qualities’ – questions like that just exude nationalism, don’t they?”

“Having a question like that in it just underlines how moronic this survey is.”

“I cannot believe they would put such an arrogantly worded question in a survey like this… our ‘superior qualities’ must explain why 30,000 of us commit suicide every year and the Internet overflows with nothing but attacks on foreigners and the poor.”

“Did they really ask those to Japanese? I don’t think I could even answer something like that, how could you even compare nations and peoples like that?”

“This trend is a little bit disturbing. No wonder lefties and Koreans are pissed.”

“It is seriously disturbing, you would rather Japanese humbly worked to better themselves – isn’t modesty supposed to be a great Japanese virtue?”

“I actually thought the figure for respecting the emperor was low, but it turns out it is the highest ever?”

“This is one hell of a retarded survey they are doing…”

“It is a ridiculously crass and rude survey indeed.”

“The reason it is so retarded is because it was started 40 years ago, right?”

“Try respecting other people and not just the emperor!”

“Even asking a question about the emperor’s popularity is greatly disrespectful to him.”

“We’re hardly first rate but compared to the neighbours, well…”

“First rate indeed – just forget about the 30,000 of us who kill themselves every year.”

“I suppose this is the result of all that ‘look how AWESOME we Japanese are’ programmes they keep making.”

“Honestly, though it is fortunate the emperor survives this sort of lack of humility is troubling… it reminds of the sort of thing the neighouring countries get up to.”

“Blame it on our trashy media.”

“How can these people respect someone they have never even met? How do they know Japan is the best when most of them have never even been abroad? ESP?”

“Thank god for 2ch and Abe-chan! Little by little Japan is finally becoming a better place! Thank god I was born here, I can’t stop the tears now!”

“Whenever Japanese start singing their own praises it is right before they are on the verge of some major disaster.”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:32 21/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.7)

    they can think it, but as long as they don't go on a world domination power trip like their german allies did a while back....

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:38 21/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Yeah. Pride in their nation is great, But discrimination on other nations just to make yours seem better is something else and not really nice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know. It seems justified, especially when comparing Japan to primitive third world shit holes like China, Vietnam, and the Phillipines.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 24/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The Phillipines has contributed to the annoying tagalog faggots in free mmos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:53 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @21:39

    you mean see how the world will celebrate

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:39 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kill off all the filipinos. Go ahead. See how much the world will suffer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:21 24/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm Filipino and given the comments here, it's probably best not to interact with any other nationality at all.

    I'll just burn my passport since I have no use for it anyway.

    Travel abroad as a tourist, get ridiculed by everyone.. Bullshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    What has the Phillipines contributed to the world? Rice? Shit tons of Rice? Dude, welcome to planet Earth in AD2014.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:53 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    What has the Phillipines contributed to the world?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @07:53
    cheap labor & cheap whores

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:19 24/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    W0w The posters above are probably from China LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @07:53

    being an uncurable plague that infect almost every online gaming community. that's the only thing they contributed to the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    pignoys can just sink to the bottom of marina trench

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:17 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    and brunei, malaysia, indonesia, thailand.....hey its like the whole asia!!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Japan better than the Philippines? No way!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 21/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    you have heard of the Rape of Nanking, right? Or the Pacific Campaign during WWII? Basically, think Nazi Germany, but on a series of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:01 21/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Wounded knee massacre, slavery, racial discrimination, concentration camps for the japanese, agent orange, depleted uranium ammunation, Nagasaki, Hiroshima and I could go on but I won't...but I could.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:40 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Dignity! You forgot to mention dignity!"
    ;)
    On a serious note: 1. you're presuming the previous poster is American. 2. bad things done by other are (obviously) bad, but are not an excuse for ones own bad deeds.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:14 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    >slavery

    Bitch please. Slavery existed throughout the world and blacks were the only slaves ever. And if we're being honest, France had slaves last. Because all of those "immigrants" from Reunion, that worked as field hands were removed from Reunion against their will and were mistreated by the French people.

    >racial discrimination

    You ever been to France, Europe or your glorious Nippon? Racism exists everywhere. Ask the blacks in France or Japan how they're treated and I'm sure they'll tell you they've treated worse than others. Or ask the Japan born Koreans that hide their heritage by adopting Japanese names.

    >concentration camps for the japanese

    Actually this was done out of a safety concern not just for national security, but for the safety of the Japanese people living in America as well. Remember after 9/11 that some brown skinned people for beaten up by association? They prevented such things by separating them from the general population. And quite honestly, it could have been worse. They could have deported them and if they were sent back to Japan, they would have been executed. So stop acting as thou internment camps were even remotely like concentration camps. You pompous ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:21 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Racism exists everywhere. Ask the blacks in France or Japan how they're treated and I'm sure they'll tell you they've treated worse than others."

    Actually, being French and all. Blacks are okay here. Arabic musulman, and mainly descendant from mahgreb country are the one in a deep shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:45 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Blacks were the only slaves ever? I'm sorry, have you never heard of human trafficking? Theres supposedly the legal and illegal kind, but theyre the modern definition of slaves, all races are affected (theres also trafficking that isnt about sex, those working as maids and stuff).

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not seeing the United States anywhere in that person's comment, where'd you see it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:29 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    21:45
    21:52
    You two are fucking idiots, my keyboard missed the NOT. Everyone knows in medieval Europe anyone could be a slave. And we've all seen Gladiator.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:52 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    >>slavery

    >Bitch please. Slavery existed throughout the >world and blacks were the only slaves ever. >And if we're being honest, France had slaves >last. Because all of those "immigrants" from >Reunion, that worked as field hands were >removed from Reunion against their will and >were mistreated by the French people.

    Go back to your history books. You may find, for example, about slavery in the Roman Empire. Slavery was never about skin colour, and being done at some point by almost everybody does not make it right. Just like killing your wife for not being submissive enough and telling you you made a mistake when you did.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:33 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @21:21
    Then explain why those two black kids that got fried to death after your police force chased after them just for being black. They committed no crime. There were no reports of suspicious activity. The cops scared the shit out of them and they ran all because they were racially profiled. So please. Save your bullshit stories for someone else kid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:24 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which rape of Nanking? Do you mean the dozen times the Chinese massacred their own people taking the city? Look up both seiges of Nanking during the Taiping rebellion.

    The one time the Japanese come in for the fun, the Chinese moan about it for half a century, while blissfully ignoring the fact that the communists killed vastly more chinks then the japs ever managed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:47 23/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Taiping: atrocities committed by a government that was crushed and overthrown, while Japan continues denial to this day. Case in point?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Or their American allies are doing now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:39 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    where do you get your news? from the insane voices in your head, dillhole?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:33 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go back to bed America, your government is in control.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:32 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good Goy

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 21/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Wow only 68%? Thats rather low.

    White americans: 95% think they are superior
    Black americans: 99% think they are superior
    Muslums: 100% think they are superior.

    Japan, you need more self esteem!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    its muslims, not muslums. and its 110% think they are superior.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 23/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    110% of muslims think they are superior?

    Have you seen the war bil of your retarded state called america?

    So tell me exactly which country tries to impose their way of life to others?

    Please white zionist cock sucker go fuck yourself. Before you start bitching about muslims and superiority please go evaluate your people first....

    Really this thread is full of idiots. Go comment on 4chan instead.

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    Comment by PirateKing
    20:55 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    well, tbh. compare a white dick to a black dick and tell me which one is superior... :-)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Both are superior to yous? lol

    Trust me either one is enough to fuck you in your pussy :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:46 21/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I guess that if you were to do a survey in America to find out how they consider themselves in regards to the rest of the world the result wouldn't be that different.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:18 21/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    America is so vastly different, it depends on who takes the servey, and what areas it's given. New York, sure, they believe they're better than anyone and the universe owes them something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:55 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This is so true, that retards here have Mexican, Porto Rican, Italian, Irist, etc flags on their cars.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's funny because America is a country made out of immigrants.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    True.Their nationality is New Yorker not American.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    But it's the same for Tokyo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:29 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    POPYO KAWAII

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    Comment by Shuubi
    12:18 21/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)

    And similarly, the mindset is usually touted by Americans who have never been abroad in their lives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:45 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Who knows, perhaps 68% of Japan has been so busy slave-working that they've never been abroad as well ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 22/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    a minority of americans own a passport.

    america has a much higher murder rate, much higher sexual violence rate and overall a much much higher crime rate. So which country is better again?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:41 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese so xenophobic, that the majority refuse to even go abroad for business. They'd rather live in their "safe" isolated society, that places so much pressure on them, that they eventually commit suicide.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:06 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why Japanese anime and video games never evolve. The play it safe all the time. The are a weak minded beta male country of followers, not alpha male leaders.

    To be alpha one must follower their own path in life. Japan teaches men to be passive aggressive followers...........basically beta male worker drones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Feel free to leave anytime :)

    Or just say it out loud in a public square, I am sure other people will be happy yo ship your spoiled bitch mouth across the border.

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    Comment by Shuubi
    14:02 23/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    anon 4:58
    AMAZIG SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY: America revealed to not be the only country on earth besides Japan. Scientists are baffled - 'All this time, we thought it was just us'.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:55 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously now, every country probably has a good potion of their population thinking that their own people are more awesome than the rest

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much. I think this would be the same in most countries, actually.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    +1 The same result in any country

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:01 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That goes without saving, given how narcissistic America is.

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    Comment by cats2
    20:32 21/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.3)

    Hmm? At this point it's more like other countries are tsun as all fuck for the US..

    They "hate it" but they obsess over it and love it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:57 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Case in point...

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    Comment by PirateKing
    20:51 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    The US are like a pathetic schoolyard bully who thinks he is the best and that the others believe so too when in reality they all despise him and laugh about him behind his back but don't really say anything about that too his face.

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    Comment by PirateKing
    20:52 21/05/2014 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    If anything it would be way worse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 22/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Here comes the bitch king. This half breed mongrel never cease to bitch like a whore in heat haha

    Comment by Anonymous

    Always try to be a bitch and redirect to 'evil America' LOL

    typical bitch mentality. Obviously you have no idea the difference between patriotism and the type of kiddy grade piss and moan racial xenophobic nationalism japs practice on themselves and tried to practice on their neighbors.

    Shows us all where big bad America touched you.








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