I got a question for the next 「ボビーと１ビール」from YouTube user "jetdaisuke" who's a pretty popular electronics/product reviewer on J-YouTube.
His question is this:
In Western television and movies, you often see a confusion of the cultures of Japan, China, and Korea.
Like, mixing up the clothing, or interior decorations, or the music.
How much do Westerners actually know about the differences between these cultures?
I'm trying to frame my response to this, but I'm not sure what to touch on, so I'd like your help.
Can you think of any specific instances of confusion I might be able to reference?
I was wondering also if I ought to talk about how it's not just a one way street. Most Japanese people think a white face equals English.
If you have any links I might be able to use, let me know. I was trying to find an article I remember reading recently, about how people of other races really do all look alike (it was a scientific study about having trouble with facial recognition when dealing with a racial group that you didn't grow up seeing). Does anyone know where that is?
And in the comments, please tell me what you think about the question in general:
If someone asked you, how would you answer?