Japan

Most overrated country ever?

How did they really influence humanity, compared to titans like Italy, France, England, Germany etc.?

If they disappeared, almost nothing would change lol.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if they disappeared a light would go out in the orient and it would be darkness from Moscow to Alaska.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's interesting how in the 19th century Japanese art influenced Western art, they maybe saw it as exotic. I'm refering specifically to Japonisme, the Impressionists, and Van Gogh. What did Westerners see in Japan that they couldn't already see in China?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Chinese, Egyptian, Persian, Indian influenced arts were all fads in Western art back then as well. Chinoisseries, Persian miniatures, things like that

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's a meme country
          Everyone faps to it, because DUDE SAMURAI, SO EXOTIC

          >How did they really influence humanity, compared to titans like Italy, France, England, Germany etc.?
          Created electronic industry
          >If they disappeared, almost nothing would change lol.
          Car industry would collapse tho

          Leaving technology aside, what humanistic or spiritual values did they give mankind?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous
          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/mpH3QFZ.png

            Japan was cool until it wasn't
            I miss the late 90s and early 2000s

            It's a meme country
            Everyone faps to it, because DUDE SAMURAI, SO EXOTIC

            [...]
            Leaving technology aside, what humanistic or spiritual values did they give mankind?

            Nah, you guys are all moronic.
            Japanese history is so cool with people like:
            >Saitō Musashibō Benkei (西塔武蔵坊弁慶, 1155–1189),
            The warrior who died standing.
            Or:
            >Hattori Hanzō (服部 半蔵, c. 1542[1] – January 2, 1597), or 鬼の半蔵, Demon Hanzō).
            The mastermind ninja, who was a sort of "right hand man" to Nobunaga Oda.
            So Japanese history is cooler than you guys are saying it is.
            So shut up you idiots.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Probably size/cleanliness. I'm not an expert but I've never read an account from that period or even up until very recently regarding china that didn't describe it as dirty and poor and overcrowded, whereas Japan had a more manageable, less teaming vibe to it that one might find easier to call charming.

        Personally I think its more interesting how western art influenced jap art, and how weird some of their attempts to incorporate some of those elements into their art look, like picrel.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Japan was cool until it wasn't
    I miss the late 90s and early 2000s

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Almost all modern anime look ugly.

      I like the hand drawn style of old anime.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Technology absolutely destroys any sort of creative industry. When they start incorporating AI to films and games nothing will be enjoyable anymore. (Most of it already isn't, due to CGI, another "technological innovation" that has just uniformly made things worse.)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Japan was cool until it wasn't
        I miss the late 90s and early 2000s

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How did they really influence humanity, compared to titans like Italy, France, England, Germany etc.?
    Created electronic industry
    >If they disappeared, almost nothing would change lol.
    Car industry would collapse tho

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Created electronic industry

      LOL!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >sony, panasonic, etc aren't relevany because i dislike japan

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's very underrated

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >everyone ITT too moronic to troll japs for what they deserve to be trolled on (being nake savages before lifting their entire culture/religion/government wholesale from Chinese texts) and instead giving them shit for not being European.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >(being nake savages before lifting their entire culture/religion/government wholesale from Chinese texts)
      ???????
      Naked savages???
      You mean this:
      >In Japanese history, the Jōmon period (縄文時代, Jōmon jidai) is the time between c. 14,000 and 300 BC,[1][2][3] during which Japan was inhabited by a diverse hunter-gatherer and early agriculturalist population united through a common Jōmon culture, which reached a considerable degree of sedentism and cultural complexity. The name "cord-marked" was first applied by the American zoologist and orientalist Edward S. Morse, who discovered sherds of pottery in 1877 and subsequently translated it into Japanese as Jōmon.[4] The pottery style characteristic of the first phases of Jōmon culture was decorated by impressing cords into the surface of wet clay and is generally accepted to be among the oldest in the world.[5]

      Reconstruction of the Sannai-Maruyama Site in the Aomori Prefecture. It shares cultural similarities with settlements of Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula, as well as with later Japanese culture.
      The Jōmon period was rich in tools and israeliteelry made from bone, stone, shell and antler; pottery figurines and vessels; and lacquerware.[6][7][8][9] It is often compared to pre-Columbian cultures of the North American Pacific Northwest and especially to the Valdivia culture in Ecuador because in these settings cultural complexity developed within a primarily hunting-gathering context with limited use of horticulture.[10][11][12][13]
      The jomon period was rich as frick, and better than china at that time.
      Yes, it's true that they got a Chinese script for, their language, but their mythology (proto-shinto) and culture (government, rice fields, rice local emperors) was already present in the jomon period.
      So you are wrong, and a moron.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >which reached a considerable degree of sedentism and cultural complexity.
        Literally any academic will say this about their pet culture. They were no more advanced than any other indigenous society around the world before the Chinese (and to a lesser extent the Korean conquerors) gifted them civilization.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Korean conquerors
          It's like talking about English conquerors in New Hampshire. Yes, it's technically true but the conquerors replaced the native people and thus there is a direct legacy tracing back to them in both cases equally. Japanese are 100% identical to ancient inhabitants of southern Korea(Jomono-Jeulmunic Yayoi).
          But yes, rice agriculturalists from China did mix into Korea to give rise to the Japanese but all in all, these weren't exactly the same group that modern Chinese descend from.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Japanese are 100% identical to ancient inhabitants of southern Korea(Jomono-Jeulmunic Yayoi).
            A Japanese racial nationalist myth, they spew out lots of bullshit studies to that effect.

            The japs are mutts.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Japanese have no awareness of ancient DNA studies performed in South Korea. They are still stuck in the haplogroup phase where they think O=Yayoi and D=Jomon. Actually Yayoi had D from Jomonic Jeulmun. Yayoi replacement was about 99% in most of Japan, a bit less in the far north where there's Emishi admix. No one knows if Okinawans are Yayoi or Yayoi-Jomon, it's not possible to tell given the wide range of genotypes ancient Korea had.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Yayoi replacement was about 99%
            Did the yayoi actively wage war on the jomon killing them?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            They probably kept driving them to the northeast. The main difference would have been that the Yayoi had the potential for exponential population growth plus some degree of continuous immigration while Jomon/Epi-Jomon were in a demographic decline or at best localized equilibrium. This would have resulted in Yayoi outnumbering them 100:1 within centuries completely eliminating the possibility of admixture.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    People just care about the last 100, maybe 150 years. When people think about influence or importance it's just this period.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yuck

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Biggest contribution is to overcomplicate things

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How do you mean?

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