I just rememebered about when I went to Japan that even though it was for educational purposes and college credit we did experience some stuff. Nothing racist more like... nationalistist... lol whatever. There was this time when 3 of the girls and I left the hotel to go get a evening snack when we were in Kyoto and we were allowed to get something to eat. We went to a small little Japanese store to order some rice and brocolli and they had this really delicious sesame sauce that I NEED to find in New York. So my friend said "mmm this Chinese food is soo good". She made a dumb mistake but oh my goodness the owner freaked out like crazy. He was like "is not Chinese is Japanese!" and he was literally pissed off and he kicked us out the store calling us "Amerika-jin bakas" meaning American idiots. We did go back with a 1000 yen tip and an apology but he was still fumed. That's one time.
Our first day in Tokyo the entire group walked to a restuarant and after we had dinner we went to a store to get snacks and we saw four Japanese businessmen looking at Anime porn. DISTURBING! lol but we were laughing because it's not something we usually see lol. And when we went to the Eko School (a Japanese High School) and I'm sorry Japanese school girls are sooo stereotyped because they are absolutely nothing like how people think of it. They are so much fun, very funny, laugh at everything. Skirts a kinda short though cough cough. They were fascinated with my hair and kept rubbing my skin saying "so soft so soft" lol. But they were lot's of fun. They had me braid their hair which was kind of hard lol. The most interesting besides the community shower (which yes I did wear a bathing suit along with some other New Yorkers lol) was the girls gym class that we had with them. I did feel uncomfortable with the itty bitty shorts and shirt I felt like I was wearing an 8 year old's clothing lol. But they seriously rocked the house.
Just wanted to point those things out. How bout you guys. Any experiences?