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Woman Accuses Sony Of Insulting Japanese Culture By Hiring A White American In Japanese Clothes, Doesn’t Expect This Reply
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Woman Accuses Sony Of Insulting Japanese Culture By Hiring A White American In Japanese Clothes, Doesn’t Expect This Reply

Hardware manufacturers, software developers, and publishers from the video game industry have just presented their new and upcoming products at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 (E3 2018). Trying to stand out from the crowd, Sony has featured a musician while revealing one of its PlayStation games. The performance, however, was called out as ‘blatant cultural appropriation.’

“Can someone at @sony please explain why you chose NOT to hire a Japanese performer to wear traditional Japanese wardrobe for a Japanese game,” Dani Jo tweeted. Rushing to aid the gadget giant, a person who claims to be a native Japanese has decided to respond. They explained why hiring this American to play the shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute, wasn’t a mistake, and it made Dani realize she made a mistake. In fact, she got so embarrassed, she even deleted her Twitter account. Continue scrolling to check out how everything unfolded and share your thoughts in the comments.

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A woman has once again directed Twitter’s attention to cultural appropriation

And some people agreed with her completely

But one person who claims to be Japanese did not

At first, Dani blocked those who opposed her. Not long after, she deleted her Twitter account altogether

Many have shared their own opinions

But what do you think?

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ADHORTATOR
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4 years ago

Not so long ago, I have seen thousands of chinese playing Beethoven - and I was not offended at all :-)

engineer_nope.avi
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4 years ago

And for 6 years, I've been playing American songs on the piano and I'm Asian.

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Miklós Nagy
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4 years ago

So from now on only austrians can play Mozart?

N G
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4 years ago

Yes, Austria the land of Mozart and kangaroos

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Aaron Kara
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4 years ago

One day will come a time when people will ask questions like this out of curiosity rather than a loaded question intended to accuse people of something. The sheer arrogance of it! "How come the person playing the traditional Japanese instrument isn't Japanese?" - "Well, its because their isn't many people available who play that instrument and he is a certified master" - "Thanks! Now I know" - Done

Aaron Kara
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn, I used the wrong 'there' in my post - I apologize. I will now fall on my dictionary in shame ;)

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

Not so long ago, I have seen thousands of chinese playing Beethoven - and I was not offended at all :-)

engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
4 years ago

And for 6 years, I've been playing American songs on the piano and I'm Asian.

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
4 years ago

So from now on only austrians can play Mozart?

N G
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, Austria the land of Mozart and kangaroos

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
4 years ago

One day will come a time when people will ask questions like this out of curiosity rather than a loaded question intended to accuse people of something. The sheer arrogance of it! "How come the person playing the traditional Japanese instrument isn't Japanese?" - "Well, its because their isn't many people available who play that instrument and he is a certified master" - "Thanks! Now I know" - Done

Aaron Kara
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn, I used the wrong 'there' in my post - I apologize. I will now fall on my dictionary in shame ;)

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