The following is from one of the most popular sites among the Japanese Internet crowd. They talk about everything they think is wrong or right, including politics, business, scandals and cultural issues. This one has received a lot of attention for the past six years. This one told from the perspective a Japanese person, keeps reappearing with many new comments. Names and e-mail addresses are removed from the site.
If you are invited to an American barbecue be prepared. First of all, the meat is terrible. I went to one when I was stationed overseas and obligated to go. The man and his family that invited me were fat.
They bought meat by the kilos and I brought 500 grams of superior meat (like Kobe beef, the highly prized meat in Japan is marbled with fat). The fat family looked at me as if to say, ‘this meat is insufficient, you must be a poor person.’ Furthermore, they didn’t like my meat because it had a lot of fat in it. They probably believe the Japanese were “economic animals,” meaning we just work, work, work and don’t enjoy our life, and we’re not accustomed to eating meat.
My meat was more expensive than their five kilos of meat. He (father) looked at his meat and then at mine and his face said, ‘my meat was all fat and not good.’
Then he sloppily cut the meat. The punky fatty daughter and fatty son looked at their fatty father today with respect, normally they don’t even look at each other. Today they seemed to look at him and say “cool Daddy.” The father is a s—
The barbecue grill iron plates were filthy and had left over meat stuck on the it from the previous barbecue. I said to myself, ‘wash it with detergent, or go buy a new one!’ They just threw the meat on the grill, and didn’t even bother to line it up.
The fatty family cooked the meat and kept eating and eating. And it was the meat that I brought they ate first.
They ignored me and didn’t show any consideration for me as a guest. That was it, they only ate, the fat father served the meat to his fat family. After they ate five kilos of meat they started to drink diet coke and light beer. The fatty son said he will have beer today. I thought you really shouldn’t drink any alcohol because you probably take a lot of drugs, don’t you?
The fatty daughter then said to me, “You’re wonderful.” I thought, don’t look at me, or — — —.
The fatty wife said, “I had too many calories today.” The fatty husband laughed and said, “It’s all right, dear, because those drinks have zero calories.”
I don’t get those American jokes. I thought s—, what’s so funny mister?
Oh dear, if you are invited to a barbecue in the US watch out.
Majirox Wesite Disclaimer: We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original Japanese material in English, but due to the difficulties of translating slang and nuances in the language slight differences may exist.