Gaijin Smash

Akai Kutsu Diaries – Sachi

Posted in Blog by gaijinsmashnet on February 15, 2007

It’s Valentines Day. At least, it was yesterday. I figure I should write something love/dating related. And, relate it to Japan I guess. I have a new V-Day editorial I’m writing, but as it really has little to nothing to do with Japan (other than the girl being Japanese), I’ll probably put that one up on Outpost Nine.
If you’re a young man, and you tell someone that you’re going to Japan, one of the invariable responses that you wil be hit with at some point will be “Dude! You’re SO going to get laid!” Obviously, this response changes depending on who you talk to. You might expect that your parents wouldn’t say that…unless of course you are me and your Mom actually does say something along those lines to you. God, why you hate me?
Ahem. Anyway, it’s well known that in America, white guys are Asian girl’s kryptonite. This belief extends to The Motherland as well. There is a certain type of girl in Japan who does chase after Gaijin exclusively, so to a certain extent it is true. (Really, there’s a lot more to the situation than that, but in order to make this not excruciatingly long I’m skipping over a lot.) This also leads to the belief that there are scores of men who couldn’t get laid in America even if you coated them in syrup, rolled them around in hundred dollar bills, and then dropped them off at the Playboy mansion, but then come to Japan and find more pussy than they ever knew what to do with. To a certain extent, this is somewhat true as well.
Thanks to those beliefs, there are a lot of men jumping at the bit to come to Japan. Not for the green tea and onsens. …I wasn’t one of those guys. Maybe I was before, back in my Japanophile days when I had a healthy case of Yellow Fever to go with it. But as I’ve said before, I was cured well before coming to Japan, and actually dated a bit back in America.
So, rather than park myself at a veritable all-you-can-eat sushi bar and gorge myself on wanton Gaijin Chaser Japanese Skank, if I were to date in Japan I wanted something more meaningful – a relationship. And it is here where all the complications start to set in. Where sowing wild oats in Japan may be easy, succeeding at the dating game, and relationships, is much harder. Dating in any country is hard, but dating in Japan is a lot like trying to beat Battletoads on the NES with one arm tied behind your back.
Most of you are vaguely aware of my biggest strikeout, the Whore of Legend, the infamous ex. But aside from her there have been some other girls, some other candid tales. While I don’t know if I want to share all, or even some of them, in the spirit of Valentines Day, and in my continuing crusade to curb the tide of Yellow Fever, I’ll tell the store of one here today – Sachi. I can’t promise humor – even Barry Bonds doesn’t hit homeruns every time he bats – but maybe at least you’ll find something interesting, something different from all the other “I went to Japan, met a nice girl and we got married/I porked her and her sisters and her friends and her grammama until I got on the plane home” tales floating out there.
And yes, I know this editorial title is a complete rip-off. I know, and I don’t care.


***
I’d met Sachi four years earlier, during my study abroad trip. She was one of the Japanese college students who’d lived with us. She was really quiet, and nobody ever really noticed her. I’d come home one day to find her drunk in our room – one of our Japanese guy roommates had been feeding her alcohol all night in the hopes of getting to sleep with her. I try not to cockblock, but Sachi was clearly 100% wasted by the time I’d arrived. I sort of took it upon myself to take care of her – make sure she got back to her room and in bed safely.
From that day, Sachi took a liking to me. She talked to me more than anyone else (or, anyone at all), and even accompanied me to the train station when the program ended and I was to leave Japan. I knew she’d developed something of a crush on me, but as the study abroad program was only a month-long, I didn’t do anything about it. I used to think stupidly like that. Nonetheless we traded email addresses, and maintained infrequent contact over the years.
When I came back to Japan on JET, she still seemed eager to meet me again. We went to a fireworks show – I didn’t realize it at the time, but this was very much a date. However, the following week I would end up meeting the girl who I would then date for the next year and a half, the infamous ex. I didn’t talk with Sachi much while dating the ex. But now that I was free of Evil’s Influence I had a chance to talk with her again. I’d always thought her to be a nice, sweet girl. She didn’t appear to be a lying whore either, and that’s always a plus. I mailed her perhaps the week before Valentines Day, and she was quick to respond, saying she wanted to meet me.
We met twice – once in March, and once in April. We had a lot of fun together, and with each date she seemed to be growing more affectionate towards me. In May, I felt it was time to close the deal, as it were. The first week of May in Japan offers a few days of holidays. It’s a good time to travel, but seeing as how I was still hurting financially from the fiasco with my ex, I was grounded in Japan. I did however have enough for a short trip to Kobe, which is where Sachi lived. I also had enough to pay for a room in one of the nicest hotels there – to ensure I wouldn’t have to worry about the last train home, and, well, other things too.
We met up, had a very nice dinner (Kobe Beef!), had a very nice round of drinks afterwards (Kobe Beer!), and I succeeded in getting her to come back to the hotel with me (Gaijin Beef!). My friends tell me that the way this went down was not unlike a porno…
Me: Say, have you ever seen the [name of the hotel I was staying at]?
Her: I’ve been inside the lobby, but I’ve never been in one of the rooms.
Me: Would you like to see one of the rooms?
Her: Yeah, sure.
We had breakfast the next morning, and as I had other plans I had to be off. I sent her an email a few days later asking about our next date, but I didn’t hear back from her. In fact, a whole three weeks passed with no response from her at all. I wondered if I’d done something wrong – was she upset? Three weeks later, I did finally get a response from her – “Sorry I haven’t gotten back to you. I’ve been suffering psychologically lately.” And…that’s it. I sent a mail asking if she was okay, but as you might expect, I recieved no response.
Now, I’ve had a lot of various different effects on women in the past, but to my knowledge I’ve never driven any of them insane.
At any rate, I couldn’t get in contact with Sachi again, so there really wasn’t much I could do. Months passed, and I eventually began to date the girl I’m currently with. Out of the blue, Sachi emails me again. Just a casual “Hi, how’re you doing?” mail. I once again ask if she’s all right, to which she responds, “Yeah, I was suffering psychologically for awhile, but I saw a doctor and I’m getting meds now so I’m much better.”
You know gentlemen, I’ve said numerous times in the past that Japanese girls are batshit insane…and here is your documented proof.
Sachi again expressed interest in meeting me, but as I was dating a girl who was markedly less insane I decided to pass on the matter. To this day I still get random emails from Sachi after several month intervals. I did meet with her once though, and all batshitness aside I was able to confirm one thing – Sachi had a Japanese boyfriend in the background. She didn’t say as much, of course, but certain behaviors she displayed confirmed it for me.
During our date back in March, I’d asked if she’d gotten a boyfriend in the year and a half I hadn’t really kept up with her. She told me she didn’t, but did mention that she had a guy friend where the line between friend and boyfriend was starting to get a little blurry. I can only assume that this guy did end up becoming her boyfriend. Again, I have no concrete, solid proof, but sometimes if it looks like a duck, and it sounds like a duck, and it smells like a duck, then it’s having sex with some Japanese dude and not telling you about it.
It’s a pitfall that many hapless Gaijin Males have to be wary of. While many women may be curious about us, not all consider us to be marryable/serious relationship material. The language barrier and what not play a factor, as well as the perception that we Gaijin will only be in Japan for a few years before going back to our home countries. So many women will date Gaijin purely for the experience. Some will have Japanese boyfriends in the background, with whom they intend to seriously date/perhaps marry. Think back to Ms. Cinderella.
So, to Sachi I was just a Gaijin plaything. When she wasn’t fighting off insanity. I guess it’s good the loopy-ness kicked in when it did and I didn’t devote too much time and energy to her. But it just goes to show you that you never know when, behind a sweet and innocent smile, there’ll be an adulterous psychopath who just wants to use you for some of your Gaijin Sexual Healing.
Or at least, in my world anyway.

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  1. Caged Penguin said, on February 15, 2007 at 2:45 am

    Sorry AZ, this had a reverse effect on me.
    my yellow fever just kicked up a notch!
    gimme a batshit insane cock monger..
    I’m coming to get the birthrate up!
    woo sah!!!!
    Thanks for the post πŸ˜‰
    Curtis Cage.

  2. xercess said, on February 15, 2007 at 2:45 am

    can you pleasa post the editorials, maybe in thier own section?
    (Az’s Note – Huh? Separate section…from what?)

  3. Shinkada said, on February 15, 2007 at 3:19 am

    Dayum, your luck with women’s as bad as mine. πŸ˜„ Do you have a full account of exactly what happened between you and The Evil Ex, or do you keep the finer details more private? All’s I really know is that she fucked you over, even the financial loss you mentioned was news to me as of this edition.

  4. Casey said, on February 15, 2007 at 4:42 am

    “…if it looks like a duck, and it sounds like a duck, and it smells like a duck, then it’s having sex with some Japanese dude and not telling you about it.”
    Beautiful, just…beautiful.

  5. Deuxsonic said, on February 15, 2007 at 6:10 am

    …But do they have Japanese boyfriends in the background when the Japanese boyfriend finds out about the cheating that went on?

  6. Lauren said, on February 15, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Oh dear, that’s a little creepy O_o. Now I’m afraid of my sweet little Japanese T.A..

  7. irreality said, on February 15, 2007 at 11:44 am

    This got me thinking… A friend who knows a lot of Japanese women who are studying in China told me, that it’s common thing there to have a Japanese fuck-buddy. I’m not joking.
    I guess if the gaijin experience doesn’t come to you, you have to find it yourself…

  8. Tuma said, on February 15, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Me: Say, have you ever seen the [name of the hotel I was staying at]?
    Her: I’ve been inside the lobby, but I’ve never been in one of the rooms.
    Me: Would you like to see one of the rooms?
    Her: Yeah, sure.
    Less like a porno and more like the love scene from the first Golgo13 game, I say.

  9. Anonymous said, on February 15, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    Hey Az, when you were at the hotel, since it went down not unlike a porno, you should’ve asked her if she wanted to check out the gym downstairs….

  10. Anonymous said, on February 15, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    Hey Az, when you were at the hotel, since it went down not unlike a porno, you should’ve asked her if she wanted to check out the gym downstairs….

  11. Gabe said, on February 15, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Japan is a playground for us gaijin, nothing more, nothing less.

  12. AutumnFire said, on February 15, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    I can just see it now, you opening a nice little business called “Azrael’s Shop of Sexual Healing.” If you could come up with an equally impressive motto, you’d make millions!
    I love it when you show the cultural differences in your editorials. Perhaps you don’t realize that sometimes you also highlight some racial and gender differences.
    I’ve never heard of the term “cockblock” or “balls-free” (from an earlier editorial about your friend going sans underwear in a kancho-assassin environment). I don’t know about the other gals who read your posts, but I would say I’m going bra-less, not “tits-free.” *snerk*
    And Az? I really enjoy it when you showcase any or all of those differences. It makes me laugh.
    (Az’s Note: Cockblock – the act of preventing or otherwise getting in the way of a man in his endeavor to have sex. Usually used towards females, ie “I was trying to holler at this girl, but her friend kept cockblocking me all night”, but can be applied to men as well)

  13. Jenna said, on February 15, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    I’m not sure that all of us know the story of the infamous ex. I’ve seen her mentioned in places but I don’t really remember the situation. Can you maybe give us a little story or link to a bigger story of what happened?
    Anyways, you think Sachi’s background japanese boyfriend was in the picture at the same time you were? It seems likely.

  14. Anonymous said, on February 15, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    just a side note.
    Keep in mind not all Japanese women chase gaijinlexclusively ;in fact, they are minority.
    Some women might be the ones like Az described, but others are not.It realy depends on individual.

  15. Anonymous said, on February 15, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    just a side note.
    Keep in mind not all Japanese women chase gaijinlexclusively ;in fact, they are minority.
    Some women might be the ones like Az described, but others are not.It realy depends on individual.

  16. Caged Penguin said, on February 15, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    Oh Oh, it all makes sense now!
    she went batshit insane cause after being with Az once and then letting the japanese boyfriend hit it.. she realized no japanese dude will ever hit that spot again!
    so she went depressed!.
    Well Sachi, thats what you get for banging a horse only to go back to rabbit.
    Az, this one can definitly be considered a gaijin smash!
    Woosah!!!
    Curtis Cage.

  17. AnimatedMIneral said, on February 16, 2007 at 12:25 am

    Please please please tell us more about the “exclusive” gaijin-chasers. As someone who knows relatively little about Japan but is currently involved with one such vixen, I’d really like to hear your insights about her breed.

  18. Azrael said, on February 16, 2007 at 12:53 am

    Since there seems to be some interest in this…
    In my humble opinion, when it comes to Gaijin and Japanese girls, there are three different types of girls.
    Type 1 – Would not date a Gaijin for a variety of reasons. Language barrier of course, the somewhat true reality that most Gaijin do not end up living in Japan for the rest of their lives, and she may not particularly want to leave. Also, parents may not consent. She will marry Japanese and become a housewife.
    Type 2 – Doesn’t particularly think to date Gaijin, but is not opposed to the idea. May be reluctant to date Gaijin for many of the same reasons that Type 1 is opposed, but will be willing to give it a shot at least, perhaps if her English ability is okay/the Gaijin can speak some Japanese.
    Type 3 – Prefers/actively seeks out Gaijin. Sometimes, a girl who has been abroad and seen how the world outside of Japan works, may not be able to easily return to Japan’s rigid and old-fashioned system. So, this particular girl may be more suited to date Gaijin. However, that’s sort of a minority within the Type 3. A lot of Type 3’s just want to date Gaijin for the “cool” image. Therefore, as long as he’s foreign, any guy will do. Many are looking for free English lessons. Others are looking for free plane trips overseas.
    I’d say the majority of girls in Japan are Type 1/2. Type 3 is definitely the minority, but to us Gaijin they can be easily found because they often seek us out. These girls are also the most dangerous if you’re looking to seriously date, and many a Gaijin male have had their hearts broken by Type 3’s. …Myself included.
    The girls who do the Gaijin Test Drive (take the BMW out for a spin, but with no intention to buy – they’ve got a Toyota at home) are predominatly Type 3, but occasionally you get some Type 2 mixed in, and even sometimes Type 1. Sachi, I believe, is Type 2.

  19. Lexx said, on February 16, 2007 at 1:01 am

    Hey, I was just wondering, if your not doing the Japanese teacher thing anymore, what ARE you doing? I mean, obviously your still in Japan (don’t hit me >_<) and Japan is by no means a cheap country to live in. So my question to you is this, how ARE you still making a living?
    I don’t mean to sound “intrusive” or anything but I’m just curious especially since you didn’t try to escape from Japan as fast so you could as soon as your JET was up…even after all you’ve been through (what? has the roots that is Japan grown that deep into you?*nudge,nudge*)
    (Az’s Note: I’m getting there. Patience, young grasshopper…)

  20. soumakyo said, on February 16, 2007 at 1:06 am

    and god knows if a lot of gaijins in Japan are alright with being “only for gaijin sexual healing”. I have names, a lot.
    (that’s funny, it’s in Japan that I first heard the word “cockblocking”. Well it was my first time having native english friends too, that’s why)

  21. Colin said, on February 16, 2007 at 1:46 am

    You can’t promise humor? Az, your “Gaijin Beef!” line wound up making me laugh so hard my roommate came out and yelled at me because people are trying to sleep.

  22. Megan Jones said, on February 16, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Haha. The same goes for the males being crazy. I have had many Japanese guys come on to me. Unfortunately for me, they were either all crazy, old men, or had girl friends already. The later of which has occured on well more than one occasion.

  23. Mr. Bomberman said, on February 16, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    “if it looks like a duck, and it sounds like a duck, and it smells like a duck, then….”
    Fuck, I know where you got that from!, It just off in my mind somewhere.
    And who’s not alright with only being a sex toy when in Ja… (wait, you’ve been there for a long ass time, my fault)
    hehe

  24. ViolentAJ said, on February 16, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    “You will get laid, young man” if you are not Black. Japanese girls like all guys except for Black guys.
    I know these things. I am Black, and I have spent 20 years studying Japanese women. I wrote the book on Japanese woman pleasing. It’s only one page long, it says, “Don’t be Black”.
    (Az’s Note – Sweet Jesus, somebody who understands. Thank you, really, just thank you.)

  25. Justanothermom said, on February 16, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    Omigosh! After reading this editorial & all the posts following, I’m beginning to think that the Japanese don’t consider it cheating when sleeping with a foreigner – it’s just having an “adventure!” You know, like going on a long trip, or to a long-awaited show, or something. O_O

  26. ViolentAJ said, on February 16, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Yup. You’re welcome. Race is the only thing that matters, especially in Japan. Japanese girls like all guys except for Blacks.
    http://www.eefoof.com/image/24764

  27. ViolentAJ said, on February 17, 2007 at 12:53 am

    http://eefoof.com/image/24764
    This is a picture of my wife and I. I have spent 20 years studying Japanese women. The reason why she likes me, is because she thniks that I am White. She says to herself, why does he no use ebonics? why does he wear glasses? He must be White; “Bracku peopre” don’t wear glasses!!!1one!

  28. Anonymous said, on February 17, 2007 at 9:30 am

    Az,
    I am Begging you, PLEASE STOP advertising japan as a big brothel for the otaku yellow fevers.
    I am quite serious about the JET programme as a career move, but every year the number of applicants increases, and i have spoken to many of them, loosers mostly, unable to get laid in the west they see Japan as a place for easy gaijin magic sex. Dont you see the kind of people that read this are gonna try to get to japan, dont you see the kind of impression they will make?! This has to stop.
    Japan, Yellow Fever NOT WELCOME!

  29. Anonymous said, on February 17, 2007 at 9:30 am

    Az,
    I am Begging you, PLEASE STOP advertising japan as a big brothel for the otaku yellow fevers.
    I am quite serious about the JET programme as a career move, but every year the number of applicants increases, and i have spoken to many of them, loosers mostly, unable to get laid in the west they see Japan as a place for easy gaijin magic sex. Dont you see the kind of people that read this are gonna try to get to japan, dont you see the kind of impression they will make?! This has to stop.
    Japan, Yellow Fever NOT WELCOME!

  30. Anonymous said, on February 17, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    ^shut up loser. get a life. get laid. and get a job.

  31. Anonymous said, on February 17, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    ^shut up loser. get a life. get laid. and get a job.

  32. ViolentAJ said, on February 17, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    Japan IS a big Brothel is you are not Black. You don’t need the JET Programme. All you have to do is be a non-Black “gaijin”, and you will get laid instantly.
    Non-Blacks can get laid by yellers in the West too. They only get laid more in japan, so, they get a job, and get paid to get laid. Nothing wrong with that. You must be Black, so you’re just jealous of these people (I am too, but at least I adhere to the truth).

  33. ViolentAJ said, on February 17, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Sorry for my typos. I am half-asleep writing this. I haven’t slept well in months. My ideas are all correct though.

  34. Caged Penguin said, on February 17, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Hey Anonymous, why don’t you take your complaints elsewhere.
    Even without Az saying this stuff and telling some anonymous people HIS side of the story as HE sees it , the japanophiles will hear this stuff and still show up.
    If you wanna harp about crap like “waaaa I can’t get into JET cause 700 other more worthy english teachers who just so happen to have a hidden agenda take the spots” then you need to make your own damn article.
    but don’t post that shit here cause I won’t fucking read it!
    Also in Az’s defence, he TRIES to stop the yellow fever! he tries to say how batshit weird japan is..
    He can’t help it if some people’s yellow fever is so bad they don’t care.
    Curtis Cage.

  35. saiyanid said, on February 18, 2007 at 2:59 am

    What about us “brown” amercans? If they only like non-blacks how does the rest of the rainbow fit in?

  36. Caged Penguin said, on February 18, 2007 at 4:12 am

    ViolentAJ, dude.. yer girlfriends head is huge man… you must be a small dude or something.
    I wonder why they discriminate against the black gaijin?
    *thinks back to full metal jacket and the too boku line *
    Just a make card up that also says your size, maybe they’ll think it over some and raise your chances πŸ˜‰
    Well atleast your there and living up the dream of some of us japanophiles.
    This white boy still bows before the brutha’s making it happen.
    Az, I need 3 posts a week man.
    Curtis Cage.

  37. ViolentAJ said, on February 18, 2007 at 6:00 am

    Yellow Fever? Nah, just a preference coupled with a desire not to settle for less.
    What’s wrong with a guy liking asian girls exclusively? NOTHING. What’s wrong with a guy getitng what he wants (without harming others)? NOTHING. I see nothnig wrong with “yellow fever”. The only people that see anythnig wrong with it are Black guys that like asian girls (asian girls like any race except for blacks).
    Somehow, I got a Japanese wife.
    http://eefoof.com/image/24764
    Of course, she was disowned by her parents, and nobody will ever respect her again.

  38. Caged Penguin said, on February 18, 2007 at 9:37 am

    oh damn dude.. she’s the wife!
    mad props … maaaddd props!
    Violent, write the story.. how ya’ll meet?
    Curtis Cage

  39. MAGIC CHEF said, on February 18, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    saiyanid,
    i was thinking the same thing too.

  40. Javer said, on February 18, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    I don’t think it’s all that fair for you to label her as a psychopath when all she said was that she’d been having problems . . . :\

  41. ViolentAJ said, on February 18, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Brown Americans are respected in Japan. Any Non-Black is ok.
    As for how I met my wife, I met her in San Fran when we were both confused as to which boarding gate we should go to. They didn’t write it on our pass, so we went on a hunt for the right gate together. After that, she left, and I thought that I would never see her again; I was wrong. While waiting for the boarding to begin, we started talking together. We also talked on the plane and on the train once we got to Japan. I was quite surprised that she was willing to talk to me, a Black man (the thing that Japanese people hate the most). I asked her out to dinner, and we really got along great. We went back to my hotel, Iguess thinking that we were going to make love, but we ended up just holding each other for hours. I then decided that this lady is perfect for me, and asked for her hand in marriage.
    At first, she was aprehensive, knowing that Japanese would never respect her again, but she decided to go with her feelings and allow me to marry her.

  42. Chris said, on February 18, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    I…love…your posts… πŸ™‚
    I’ve read them for quite a while now..and I like the new site…the only problem I can really see is that it would help if you had a couple of navigational buttons…maybe something like a First, Previous, Next, Last type of deal.
    Keep up the good writing, Az. πŸ™‚

  43. Mewish said, on February 18, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Az, I know exactly what that feels like!!
    I had a fling with this schoolgirl (18 y/o senior, not loli or anything) that I had met and helped out a long time ago (2005?) back in December (inc. the dinner date, hotel, and weirdness afterward). Isn’t it a bitch!? It was nice to release some sexual tension (and live every Japanophile’s dirtiest fantasy sans exuberance), but the girl had a boy minding her every whip n’ prod, and wanted to sign me on as the kokusai aijin. Unfortunately for her, I caught onto this shit and used as it as a rebound off of a whoretastic ex. It killed a lot of that yellow fever, but I’m up to their tricks now so I’m not giving up quite yet.
    Good luck with you & yours! I think that I may have finally found some safe ground…

  44. ViolentAJ said, on February 19, 2007 at 12:25 am

    Well Mewish, you are lucky that you are not Black.
    Ass, you are lucky to have a friend like me; your friendly Japanese girl strategist. Rome demands victories from Her generals, and I am just the [Black] man to bring victory. If you are Black, and you like Japanese girls, give up on life; you’ll never get what you want.
    See you later. Contact me if you ever need any help or you would like to discuss Japanese culture and stuff. frylock416@yahoo.com
    I’ll be going to Japan this summer with my wife, and I will have more proof of Japanese hating Blacks. My wife and I have devoted our lives to science and strategy.

  45. Anonymous said, on February 19, 2007 at 12:27 am

    I know little about how Japanese women think of bloack people, but I saw a black man with Japanese wife and his kid at Musashisakai in Tokyo.
    He was a very respectable man.
    I know some Japanese celebs married to African-Americans.
    I don’t know why some people want to think they were hated so much in Japan.
    How can you tell “you are hated” from “your color was hated” from “Japanese women in general hate black people”?

  46. Anonymous said, on February 19, 2007 at 12:27 am

    I know little about how Japanese women think of bloack people, but I saw a black man with Japanese wife and his kid at Musashisakai in Tokyo.
    He was a very respectable man.
    I know some Japanese celebs married to African-Americans.
    I don’t know why some people want to think they were hated so much in Japan.
    How can you tell “you are hated” from “your color was hated” from “Japanese women in general hate black people”?

  47. purplekitty said, on February 19, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Damn is that whole black vs. japnese thing true? I’ve never been to Japan and I want to go someday. (Not to live or anything I got over my yellow fever before it even really started. I want to visit the east but for fun I would feel more comfortable staying in the west. Weird is fun every once in a while but I’d like to be able to walk down the street and actually look like I’m from around there). But like I’ve said I’ve never been to japan and I don’t know anybody japanese personaly so I’m kind of left to interpret the country through what I read. And not to mention that ViolentAJ guy is scaring me. I’m a black GIRL! O.O I guess there’s no hope for me huh? That’s it screw japan I’m going to Taiwan!

  48. Caged Penguin said, on February 19, 2007 at 2:21 am

    ViolentAJ, thanks for replying to my request.
    What a nice story.
    I’m glad she had the guts to go for love.
    PurpleKitty, I wanna go to japan when you go. I wanna see how those little japanese dudes look at a black woman.
    Bet ya some japanese dudes hit on ya lol.
    I don’t think their so bad about women as they are about men.
    Men are territorial and those crazy little bastards might just be thinking “leave our women alone, but oooh gaijin woman let me see if I can tap that”
    Do you know there is a half black half korean singer in japan who’s quite popular?
    Look up Crystal Kay Williams. .. She’s hot!
    welp just my .02
    Curtis Cage.

  49. Sarah said, on February 19, 2007 at 5:31 am

    I second Javer’s emotion. It’s mean to label her a ‘psychopath’ and ‘batshit’ insane. It sounds more like she had depression, and that’s not like psychosis at all; it’s not a case of exaggerating for humorous effect, more like ‘apples and oranges.’ I enjoyed most of this story, and enjoy most of your tales of Japan, but that part just struck me as unnecessary and kind of dickfaced.
    And where is the adultery when by your own admission you ‘hadn’t really kept up with her’ for a year and a half, and had started dating someone else in the meantime? Was she supposed to wait for you? Reaching too far for a weak joke, man. Maybe you need some Moeko’s Owl Time.

  50. Lucas said, on February 19, 2007 at 6:28 am

    It’s so awesome when people who have no idea what they’re talking about make stand-offish comments.
    To the above commenter: Az mentions meeting her several times, did you consider there were details he may have left out? If it were you, would you detail every little incident, or just say “he was crazy” and figure your readers aren’t going to call you a dickface for it.
    And “where is the adultery”? I mean, I don’t know all the details either, but Az did say the girl was eager to meet him, and even agreed to go back to the hotel with him. If she did all that while she had a boyfriend, isn’t that the definition of adultery? The only person who really knows all the details are Az and this girl, and to be all judgemental on the guy based on what little you do know is just bad form.

  51. gosh said, on February 19, 2007 at 10:22 am

    I’m sure the “loosers” you talked with are much better English teachers than you’ll ever be. Sorry anonymous, their reasons to apply for JET (asian beaver) are as valid as your reasons, if not more so.

  52. ViolentAJ said, on February 19, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Purplekitty, if you want to visit Japan, go on and do it. It’s not so much Japanese VS. Blacks, but just Japanese don’t like Blacks. They won’t kill you or anything like that, they just won’t want to be bothered with you in general. You’ll probably meet some nice people though, but if you really want to socialize with them, learn their language. I only know a little hehe, and my wife knows English (with a Japanese accent) so we can communicate.
    I have a few Japanese friends (and not the “gangsta wannabes”), and they’re alright people. Also, people may label me as an “Uncle Tom”, since rap, baggy clothing, and “stereotypical Black behavior” are not my things. I had a wonderful time in Japan, but if you’re after Japanese guys or gals, you’re fucked (and not literally, of course).
    I wouldn’t mind living in Japan, if I could get a job out there. If my Internet meme picks up, I’ll be able to sell T-shirts about and make cash that way. My wife tells me that she wants to go back to Japan (but surprisingly, she won’t leave me to do so). For her sake (and mine), I’ll try my best to do so.
    SchwarzenfΓΌhrer, out!

  53. purplekitty said, on February 20, 2007 at 1:03 am

    No I don’t believe you ViolentAJ sorry. I don’t think japanese dislike blacks I think they just don’t understand us. (Even though what seperates a race isn’t really their skin color) but people think that way nonetheless. I still plan on going there and no I don’t go to a country LOOKING for someone to hook up with but it would make the expericnce nice. I don’t know what you went through visiting the country but yours is the first I heard where the person is left with such a ……depressing impression. I still believe that I’ll atract whoever I do and if a person dosen’t like me not because they just don’t like me but because of my skin color that why the hell would I want that person’s attention in the first place. But I’m getting way off subject. Sorry Az forgive me T.T I got carried away…..way over there.

  54. Lim said, on February 20, 2007 at 9:46 am

    Japanese women are ugly, they all have crooked teeth.

  55. Ridiculous said, on February 20, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    I dunno why but this article reminded me of how cool Futurama was
    that show was the shit, why the hell did they cancel it?

  56. ViolentAJ said, on February 20, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    Lim, that’s not so. My wife has nearly perfect teeth, and I know plenty of Japanese women that have good teeth.

  57. Anonymous said, on February 20, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    Az had several Japanese girlfriends for three years, and some Japanese guys do not even have Japanese girlfriends even if they tried. Do Japanese girls hate Japanese guys more than they hate Black people?

  58. Anonymous said, on February 20, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    Az had several Japanese girlfriends for three years, and some Japanese guys do not even have Japanese girlfriends even if they tried. Do Japanese girls hate Japanese guys more than they hate Black people?

  59. Anonymous said, on February 20, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    “Japanese women are ugly, they all have crooked teeth”
    Japanese don’t take teeth as an element of beuaty as much as western people do in the first place.

  60. Anonymous said, on February 20, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    “Japanese women are ugly, they all have crooked teeth”
    Japanese don’t take teeth as an element of beuaty as much as western people do in the first place.

  61. Chowbakka said, on February 21, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    As a foreign guy from Asia in America
    I could totally understand your situation cause the same thing happen to me too now.
    “Don’t know wher they just want to use you or really want a serious relationship”
    It drives me insane whenever I think about this question and somehow I even blame myself for my ethnicity and my first learned language.
    This issue just conflict the hell out of me.

  62. eViL tEnNyO said, on February 23, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    that really sucks Az 😦 did you ever find out what her reason was that she went crazy?

  63. Anonymous said, on February 23, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    Hey guys, i think a few guys are probably trying to stir up some trouble or something. if japanese girls hate black guys then i think im damn lucky cus ive never had a problem nor do my friends watever colour they may be.
    Bottom line: dont hate and if u happen to be unatractive then dont expect to get your pick of girls. some guys get girls and some dont, simple as that.

  64. Anonymous said, on February 23, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    Hey guys, i think a few guys are probably trying to stir up some trouble or something. if japanese girls hate black guys then i think im damn lucky cus ive never had a problem nor do my friends watever colour they may be.
    Bottom line: dont hate and if u happen to be unatractive then dont expect to get your pick of girls. some guys get girls and some dont, simple as that.

  65. LJL said, on February 28, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    “…Dont you see the kind of people that read this are gonna try to get to japan, dont you see the kind of impression they will make?! This has to stop.
    Japan, Yellow Fever NOT WELCOME!”
    cockblocker
    πŸ˜€

  66. Phalse said, on March 3, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Hey all you idiots who say “it’s my race” blah blah waaaa waaaaa I’m black and japan don’t like Black people waaaaa waaaaaa I’m confused.
    Here is a fuking tip from a white boy, GET A FUCKING CLUE ITS NOT YOUR RACE…………CHICKS ARE INSANE. Ok do you understand, READ MY LIPS chicks are crazy. It’s not your color, its not you, here is the best way to describe it, being a chick is like being a super smart squirrel. Like you think all fast and everything is all like snap shots and you cant decide what to do and run around back and forth but in your head, thats what chicks are like. Ok they are INSANE so stop crying and acting like its your WAAAAAA COLOR, chicks are like that to ALL girls.
    Do a google search and you find articles with pics of Russian girls moving to japan to be sluts or “exotic dancers” Ok this is the kind of person you want a relationship with? Your stupid you have sex with the hot exotic dancers who are FUCKING UNSTABLE OK STABLE CHICKS DONT BECOME EXOTIC DANCERS stable chicks have skills and not cock worshiping sluts. You screw chicks like that and try to find the .0000001 of chicks who are not INsane and just FUking Realise that ALL GUYS have it just as hard. Stop bitching and dont get all depressed that just makes you look worse. Try finding some people who don’t always make fun of others IRL the internet does not count and you will make some friends. Hey BITE ME

  67. Cristian said, on March 5, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    This was kind of strange … O_o You got Anime’d! πŸ˜€ Sorry for the useless comment and all. I’m having a bit of trouble stabilizing my own head ATM.

  68. Wrath said, on March 8, 2007 at 2:45 am

    hello Az, it’s been a while, and i still really enjoy your posts. on this article, i can identify through a somewhat similar situation, although the roles are switched in a twisted way, and it happened back here in the states. back in highschool, this college girl from Finland started working with me at one of the Starbucks in town. after a while, she took a liking to me. then she got the courage to ask me to a party. i got to the party, we found each other, drank a bit, and just as things were going to get better, i get a call… and i had to leave immediately, it was an emergency and i couldnt ignore it. i break the whole event off, say goodbye, and leave. after that, she was kind of standoffish with me. i can understand the ‘psychological problems’ Sachi *might* have had, because after this girl left to go back to finland, my mind was pretty messed up (she brought quite a bit of happiness to me, but i dont want to ramble about that). i’m not pathetic enough to kill myself, nor was it worth it… so instead i acted out by doing lots of risky things that i kind of wanted to kill me. we have a few exchanges through e-mail now, but it’s a lot like the relationship you have with Sachi. The girl has a boyfriend, as i am sure as hell it sounds like a duck.
    ….the interactions of humans are such pains in the ass.

  69. Brandon L. said, on March 13, 2007 at 9:50 am

    Hey Az, Love your articles! I have a friend who keeps telling me that we should go to Japan and get laid. I however, Do like Asian women (Yellow Feaver FTW) … but not enough to fork out a 3 grand bill for a week of fun in Japan just to get laid with some random girl that even god doesn’t know where shes been or going to be. I however, is one of the few Gaijins who wants to actually go to japan for the sites and sounds and not to chase around girls. I hear Japan is a beautiful place and I would love to sit under a Sakura tree for a couple of hours. But back to the subject, I’ll go with the home route and see if I could hook up with an exchange student at my local college where 40% of the population are Japanese students. >=]

  70. LBRP said, on April 12, 2007 at 11:40 am

    Well, I dont know what all the talk is about japanese not lioking blacks. Ive been in japan for 4 years and it seems to me that the black guys get the hottest japanese women. I mean the ones with good teeth and nice bodies etc…and dont get me wrong, Im no Tom Cruise, but these guys i see them with are un-attractive as hell. just my observation.

  71. Anonymous said, on June 29, 2007 at 12:04 am

    This is one of those things that makes leery about going to Japan…I like getting laid, but I like it to have some meaning….Maybe I just have an inner woman, I don’t know.
    But yea, lots of friends in Japan tell me that they have an easy time getting a one night stand, but a had time getting a real relationship.

  72. Anonymous said, on June 29, 2007 at 12:04 am

    This is one of those things that makes leery about going to Japan…I like getting laid, but I like it to have some meaning….Maybe I just have an inner woman, I don’t know.
    But yea, lots of friends in Japan tell me that they have an easy time getting a one night stand, but a had time getting a real relationship.

  73. Xin said, on September 30, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    Such is life, one might say.

  74. Skiba said, on November 19, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    “Dating in any country is hard, but dating in Japan is a lot like trying to beat Battletoads on the NES with one arm tied behind your back.”
    Are we talking “glitchy two-player level” Battletoads or just plain Battletoads? πŸ˜€

  75. Adam said, on November 9, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Psycho?
    Maybe she lied to avoid you.
    That said, you’re awesome πŸ˜›

  76. Ian said, on June 29, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Az, sometimes when you don’t post for a while and I need a good laugh/lesson, I read back-editorials.
    I think … I’ve only read this one once before… I honestly have no idea why, since I think it is really one of your best works. Granted, it’s not that funny, but it’s REALLY insightful (I think… personally I’ve experienced most of the same stuff you describe here).


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