[Update: When you abide by the local customs and let the locals in on the fun, it's cool.]
And just when I thought I'd not be hearing from my Japanese tribe, guess what? Seems the so-called traditional Tokyo Train Halloween Party got called off.. on account of 'nationalism.'
"Hey Stupid Foreigner, take your values somewhere else and GET OFF MY LAWN." Buahhahahaha!
The infamous Yamanote Halloween Train party was supposed to take place last night in Tokyo. This year’s party brought more than just cops, foreigners, and 2-channelers. Those who showed up at Shinjuku station at 9:00PM last night encountered a very angry and very loud group of nationalist activists carrying Japanese flags and signs with anti-foreign slogans.[From Anti-foreign protests in Tokyo on Halloween night | Japan Probe]
Remember all those lines I was slinging at you kids? Read some of those signs and tell me what you think, hah.
Seriously folks, read the comments of all the 'entitled' Boomer children and how they feel 'entitled' to foist Halloween on folks over there.
Or how they feel violated that 'the Japanese don't know how to celebrate Halloween properly' --whatever that means.
Or how 'the Japanese are racists'.. LOL! Who's country is it?
My other favorite one was 'we are legitimate guest workers, why are they treating us like this?' like that needs any answer...
What doesn't surprise me -- at all -- is the class the Tokyo MPD showed-- they seem to roll their eyes and maintain order without arresting or knocking the drunk peon heads of the youngs that show up, barf and break things on the train for every year that this 'party' goes on. They're probably one of the best police forces in the world second only to the German Politzei or the English Police in how they deal with foreigner / tourist bullshit like this.
To the non-Japanese youngs in Japan, doesn't matter if the locals show up, throw up, and break shit. It's their shit to break, seeing as it's their country and not yours. You guys always seem to forget that.
And of course, in Japan 'guest worker' still actually means 'guest', meaning you can wear out your welcome. Really quick.
So, to my Latino brothers out there: Now you know why we kinda look at you funny during 'Dia de los Muertos.' Stay classy!