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daveycFeb. 01, 2013 - 02:29AM JST
Disturbing. I read somewhere that its in the make up of the Japanese to "perservere" or "just be quiet and take it." And thus take slaps/punches to the face, or whatever else vioent means of "punishment." The worst part about it is I don't see it changing anytime soon because it is pretty much accepted by the majority over here; parents and teachers alike. Poor kids. There's a noticeable difference in reactions to this type of "punishment" between my non-Japanese and Japanese counterparts with the former responding as most posters on here, and the latter with a more less calm " thats the way it is" type of remark without any show of anger or dissaproval.
I remember last summer as I was walking my dog in the park, I heard a man yelling and I noticed it was an old baseball coach with cigarette hanging out of his mouth yelling "BAKAYARO!!" at these elementary school kids. The next thing I know, he runs out to the 2nd baseman, who couldn't have been more than 10 or 11, and rares back and slaps the living #$%& out of him. on top of that the coach was big. The parents watching didn't say jack, but I was furious and was so close to going over there and throwing him across the field and then make him apologize to the poor boy, but my better conscience got the best of me and somhow I managed to leave without puttin' a hurtin' on the old boy. I sure wish I would have filmed it to put up on you tube, though. You don't just go around punching kids out of anger or for any reason and think you're going to slide with just an apology.
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