Part of the reason Miranada doesn't seem to have issues with finding Visa-kuns? (Title is kind of click bait-y but it touches on a serious topic). I actually didn't know the seriousness of this mindset within Japanese culture considering how the view abroad is that the Japanese highly value education. Explains why anyone would go for Miranda despite her basically non-existent education
Well, I think she said they usually drink after work and that they told her to yell at them - but she's still a raving lunatic. lol. When she said "They [her co-workers] said I give you permission to yell at them Mira" I was laughing because I pictured her as this rabid dog being let loose to attack the poor children. I also laughed imagining the dad laughing gleefully with his children while Mira stood there trying to look all stern and angry. I don't think children should be shouting in the hallways for hours on end but honestly it's a public place it's not like it's crazy to imagine it happening even "IN JAPAN" and her having to mention that they were "foreigners" is just pointless. Also, it's kind of ironic that she acknowledged her co-workers sent her out specifically as they were foreigners - acknowledging her own foreignness in the process - since we all know she likes to identify as Japanese. Also kind of shows the level of people she's working with if they automatically assume any language other than Japanese must be English.
THANK YOU. I have lived in Korea a number of years myself. She acts like she knows more than anyone in the west and yet she's feeding into the same fear mongering CRAP that western media projects. Goes to show she's likely watching news in English (Canadian/USA news likely). This is something that happens every year, in the spring too. My first full year in Korea included the spring of 2010 when the situation was MUCH more serious than it is now. STOP MIRANDA.
I can't even stand listening to this. Her speaking is so halting and the grammar is wore than it usually is. Her verb tenses and lack of articles, man ! It's literaly making my ears and teeth itch. She really thinks this makes her sound Japanese, doesn't she? Also Mira. If the law was changed and a child were given Japanese citizenship at birth despite both parents holding another nationality, likely they would just make it so he or she held dual citizenship until a certain age at which point he/she would have to choose one. The same thing that happens when a child is born by one Japanese parent and one Non-Japanese parent. So I don't see how that would "cause a lot of problems" as you put it. But of course we know you'll "be Japanese" so your child won't have this "huge problem" (not an advantage, oh no choice is a "bad" thing) of choosing a citizenship.
For once I agree with the topic of a video she's made. The discrimination of Japanese born "Zainichi" Koreans is a HUGE problem in Japan. They're blamed constantly for every issue in the country and of course this in part stems from resentment due to the war - but it's much deeper than that. There are similar issues in Korea itself where mixed Japanese-Korean or Korean born Japanese children will be discriminated against. Also Koreans born in China (and thus are culturally Chinese) are blamed for the majority of crime. My own husband is Korean and I've caught him saying "Such-and-such crime happened and it was a CHINESE-KOREAN who did it." It's not that he has a hatred of Chinese people - but it's so ingrained in the culture. And yes I have spoken to him about it. Chinese are also known as being "messy" in Korea. China recently banned travel to South Korea due to the missile issues and what was one of the top articles on Korean news? "Airports and shopping centers are now much cleaner that the Chinese tourists are gone." Discrimination based on race is NOT exclusive to Japan or even Asia but it is a problem. I'm sure in China crimes are blamed on some sort of minority too. Now this is what Mira doesn't seem to get. SHE is not going to change the majority of Japanese minds. Yes, it's a good thing to speak out against racism or discrimination of any kind but the root of the problem IS because those people are thought of as "less than" within Japanese society. A non-Japanese person is NOT going to change these people's minds. Is that discriminatory? YES of course but it's the truth. It would take years and years of fully ethnic Japanese people to fight against this issue for anything to be resolved. And guess what; that's already happening Mira. People ARE against it, but racism and discrimination is still rampant in the world and I'm honestly not sure it will EVER be fully gotten rid of. Sure she can make this video but I think it will do very little besides prompt those people to think "Ah yes, this is a foreigner's viewpoint. Someone who cannot know our history like we do". But of course then it circles back to Mira's "BUT I AM JAPANESE!!" stance so, what am I wasting my time typing this for really? LOL.
"Decide what I think without permission" - LOL. Yeah. We have to ask her if it's OK to use common sense. "I do not like birthplace ... I think it's dangerous for my child to be a different nationality with my parents" Um, what? Is she equating teaching her child English with nationality? wtf? Her logic is so off. And by that logic ... Ummmm MIRA I thought you were going to change to Japanese nationality? Doesn't that mean you're endangering yourself by being a different nationality than your parents? She's so mentally unstable. Oh gosh please don't have a child Mira PLEASE. Can you imagine them growing up with all the things that have been said before .... I can imagine a little kid coming home from school "Mommy. The other kids made fun of me because they said I am a foreigner" (because of looking mixed) but since she didn't prepare for that reality at all she would go off saying things like "WHAT?! You are JAPANESE!! ONLY JAPANESE!!" - that would seriously mess up a child - joking aside Mira is an "adult" (*cough*) and can have her delusions but it's abuse to do that to a child.
IDK what it is but I can't ever see Mira really settling down longterm with any one guy. And yes she may be able to sucker some men into marrying her - but someone with enough cash to fully support her? Eh... those guys are really a "catch" for a lot of women and Mira isn't exactly special in any way herself. She's not highly educated nor is she stunningly beautiful. Not saying beauty really should mean anything but if you have nothing in your head to attract an educated guy (most "rich" people are going to be intelligent unless they're "old money") you'll probably need the looks. Shallow as that is it's the way.
Wow. I feel like Mira isn't long for YouTube. And then what? I sort of feel bad for her .. sort of. But she's done nothing to secure her future. She can't teach (the #1 job for foreigners in Japan and YES she is still looked upon as one !) because she can't speak English, but more importantly she had no education to speak of. She also can't get high up in any Japanese company because her Japanese isn't good enough and she doesn't have the personality or work ethic it would require. I find it funny how focused she is on being perceived as Japanese but she doesn't act Japanese - at all !! It's not even just about race... she acts the complete opposite of what most Japanese act like. She's argumentative, doesn't respect athority and rejects hard work/education. But I guess in her opinion working at McDonalds in Japan is better than working at McDonalds in Canada. Nice motivation Mira... great role model for your future kids - who you'll hold back by teaching them broken Japanese and no English. They'll love that and will really get ahead in life. Dang I feel bad for any children Mira may have.
She said right at the beginning that she hates "Kawaii Culture" but that she was showing this since she assumes it's what people want. I generally hate YouTubers who just "do it for the money" and this type of thing seems exactly like that - a money grab. She's running out of content she actually cares about.
Agree with Nonamesan. She's beyond any hope of logical thought or reasoning at this point. I would stop interacting with her. She's made videos in the past targeting specific people, "researching" them and defaming them - even using their real names and releasing other personal information. She needs serious professional help. She does not possess the ability to realize her faults. She needs an intervention but she's probably not close enough with anyone who will do this for her. That or the people she's close with are ignorant. I honestly kind of hope she crosses a line and is required by law to get some sort of help. I feel like she needs a serious wake up call to have any hope of changing her life. I actually feel really sorry for Mira because I honestly think she has no realization of what she's doing. She might have some sort of learning/social disability. When people do try and help her she goes on the attack and that's why I think the only way she would ever get help would be involuntary.
She thinks she's oh so clever with that one liner at the end of her last video. Doesn't she? Her and her "fans" are so simple .... so very simple.
Can't wait to see what "EPIC PLAN" she has for this video. Please do actually make one Miranda. 10,000 yen she doesn't ever made a video on this topic OR she skirts around the topic and doesn't actually answer anything (like when she "busted" the rumor about her education but failed to mention that she actually didn't ever graduate high-school.)
I don't think she's ever been there. No idea from where she's suddenly gotten her obsession. Maybe she's met a Saudi guy (in which case he's likely just using her as a "fun" girl while he's working or studying abroad. She's definitely not Saudi wife material. I mean she's been divorced which is a HUGE no-go in Saudi). But looking at her history it's not too shocking - she seems to have gone through a lot of "phases" as far as interests and fashion goes. Japan seems to be at the tail-end of one of those. I honestly don't think she's ever really liked Japanese *culture* beyond the pop-culture stuff. I also know it's very hard to get a tourist VISA and it's near-impossible as a single woman. And as much as she denies it she was obsessed with the idea of Japan before she ever went. Her ex-boyfriend in his blog states that she forced them to dress up as Pokémon and in Kimono for a few Halloweens when they were in their teens. Seems she's going on the same path for Saudi but unfortunately for her it's not a culture you jump into and leave when you tire of it.
Move over Japan, Miranda's new "fav" is Saudi Arabia. How long until she moves?
I knew Japan would be a phase for her. Called it years ago. Ugh. What's her plan now - to get Japanese citizenship and then be a "Japanese woman who goes to Saudi Arabia and becomes a Saudi woman"? Of course it wouldn't be as "fun" since she'd never be able to leave.
Yeah, Mira. That's right; you don't understand and are "uneducated on that". With undergrad degrees becoming the new high school diploma (aka needed for basically 99% of profitable career-paths) you want to make yourself stand out and spending a year abroad would be one very good way to do that, even if you don't plan on settling in that country long-term. It shows you're open to new experiences and are willing you get out of your comfort zone. Ah, but why am I wasting my breath - Mira doesn't value education as is clearly displayed by her lack of a formal education and no desire to self-educate. Also as far as the value of a certain country's degree? That mainly depends on the reputation of the country's educational system on a world-wide scale. For example, U.S degrees are highly valued world-wide especially if it's a "name" school like an Ivy (Harvard, Yale, etc) or even someplace like UCLA/NYU/Boston University, etc. You actually likely have a better chance of landing a good job in Japan having graduated from a well-known U.S school. But, again, Mira won't listen to logic or fact so ... wasting my time.
Oh most definitely. The thought of Mira even picking up a book is hard to imagine. She doesn't even need to mention she hates books IT'S OBVIOUS. And she, more than anyone, desperately needs to read some ..
I usually hate when people mention about MIRAs looks because, it's honestly usually not relevant. However, she says she doesn't dye her hair because Japanese value healthy, well-taken care of hair and dying it would damage it. However, is it just me or does her natural hair look very damaged anyway? Maybe it's the color but it looks dull and unkempt.
But she does that in English too. I honestly think she just doesn't care what others say and just wants to talk about what she wants (which is usually herself and some relation to how Japanese she is.)
Found this recent conversation in the comment section of her video "KANADAJIN3 videos EXPOSED - 私の動画の秘密" The last comment (second pic) is especially interesting. She gives the "name" of the elusive "Special VISA" as Teijuusha. And I quote: "It is for people who are divorced, been here long time, have no way to get back to their own countries, people with children who go to school here, people with babies. Its a form of permanent residency, but you need to renew it" If this VISA is an actual thing she really pulled off some sort of miracle because no way did she have a dire need to stay in Japan such as children or the inability to accustom herself to Canadian life due to being in Japan for years and years. Very interesting .... (Sorry the 1st comment at the top is actually the last in sequential order of the convo.)
http://www.ac.auone-net.jp/~lawyer/teijusha.html Official description of the Teijuusha VISA “Long Term Resident” visa is granted for those who are authorized to reside in Japan with designated period of stay by the Minister of Justice taking each applicant’s special situation into consideration. Like other family related visa,this“Long Term Resident” allows you to engage in any kind of work just as Japanese usually do. However, visa extension is still required for this kind of visa holder.This point is quite different from “Permanent Resident” status. So what is the said “special situation”? The consultation with our office regarding this kind of visa is mainly by those who fall under the following “special situation”. 1) Refugees 2) Descendants of Japanese national by blood 3) Divorced spouses who are caring their child with Japanese nationality 4) Parents and children of those “Permanent resident” status and “Spouse/Child of Japanese national”visa holder to live together in Japan The types of “special situation” under “Long Term Resident” are not limited to the above example.There are other types of “special situation” stipulated in the official guideline made public by the Minister of Justice. Well, it looks like it IS possible for MIRA to have gotten a "special situation" decision. I have no idea how she pulled that off tho.
Well it must be marriage, right? Because if she were in Japan illegally for any length of time it wouldn't count towards the 5 years I assume? Also, they must have a limit of how long you're allowed to reside outside of Japan (if she was there illegally it would be time counted "outside" of Japan) before the clock starts back at 0 again.