Although its quite rare to see a rude or racist Japanese person, they exist, and if you try its not hard to find one. By rude I usually mean anti-social behaviour which we see quite often in Canada and America. By no means should it be strange, but in Japan, where everyone is usually polite, with the exception of no one ever holding open doors for some reason, its quite strange to see rudeness. The earliest sign of rudeness i’ve seen is silence. When you’re an asian, and you don’t know Japanese too well you tend to get the silent treatment, especially if you try to speak Japanese. This happen when I bought my turtle, and I can’t help but feel there’s a bit of racism behind it, especially when they look at me with those eyes. There are no other customers around in your shop, so what the heck, I’m giving you business, not stealing yer jobs. Another small shop I went to a guy openly talked about how certain Asian’s are bad and how others are better. And that Vietnam was a good country because they fought the Americans hard like the Japanese did, except he forgot the fact that Vietnam won.
Rudeness isn’t exclusive to foreigners. I’ve seen this guy run out of a convenient shop to yell at parking enforcement agents. The agents don’t bother to challenge the guy with the black Mercedes probably fearing retribution. They run off quickly as the guy shouts slurs and angry words at them. Another time was in Tokyo where a guy basically told a shopping staff not to talk to his daughter because they were promoting something or another. It seems like an everyday thing in Canada, but here its just kinda odd to see.