powersurge wrote:So you and my friend "Leftie" are incensed and call it "racist" that I used the word "Asians"? Come on. By the way I highly respect the Japanese people, their country, and their culture. We in the west could learn a lot by following their customs and ways of life... .
The issue is when you said "That is the problem with the Asian race." You are making a HUGE and frankly offensive generalization with that.
And as mentioned already (thank you jonathanfields) it's not something that is even demanded by most Japanese themselves. It's an industry that requires significant government subsidies to survive. So it would be wrong to even place the blame on the Japanese people.