Some foreigners get fed up with how we’re portrayed in Japan’s media.
Either we’re figures of fun or we’re almost completely invisible.
It’s rare to see a foreign character in a Japanese film or TV show. When we do show up, we’re normally portrayed in a fairly stereotypical way.
This is an awfully narrow perspective. It’s a bit like seeing all Japanese women as geishas or all the males as salarymen.
This week’s Japan Story blog takes a look at the image of the non-Japanese in the Japanese press