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  • I am a Brit/Irish/Australian/New Zealander : yes, regularly

    0 0%
  • I am a Brit/Irish/Australian/New Zealander : yes, once or a few times

    0 0%
  • I am a Brit/Irish/Australian/New Zealander : no, never

    0 0%
  • I am northern European (non-native-English-speaker) : yes, regularly

    2 28.57%
  • I am northern European (non-native-English-speaker) : yes, once or a few times

    0 0%
  • I am northern European (non-native-English-speaker) : no, never

    1 14.29%
  • I am southern European : yes, regularly

    0 0%
  • I am southern European : yes, once or a few times

    0 0%
  • I am southern European : no, never

    1 14.29%
  • I am of non-European descent : yes, regularly

    0 0%
  • I am of non-European descent : yes, once or a few times

    0 0%
  • I am of non-European descent : no, never

    0 0%
  • I am American and want to see the results

    3 42.86%
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    Have you been taken for an American in Japan ?

    This thread concerns only non-Americans, of course. Since about half of our members are non-American Westerners I am interested to know how many of them were mistaken for Americans at least once when they were in Japan.

    In my case it happened very regularly. There are even Japanese people at work who had known me for months or years and still asked "how do you do this in America ?" even though I told them (sometimes many times) that I wasn't American.

    I didn't list the Canadians because it is so easy to mistake them for Americans (even between themselves abroad).
    Last edited by Maciamo; Feb 11, 2010 at 23:43.

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