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myokoguy

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Respecting local culture
« on: January 26, 2013, 09:02:25 PM »
I received an email today from someone who read this page here  :o

I'm placing it here in the general public interest. Please feel free to comment.  :D

On 26/01/2013 3:51 PM, XXX wrote:
> From: XXX <XXX@hotmail.com>
> Subject: Your poor PR
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> Message Body:
> Either you want foreign guests, or you don't. If you don't want us, do not make an English website. If you do want us, and you should because the number of Japanese skiiers gets less every year, do not write this:
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> "MANNERS
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> Be polite and respect the local culture. Myoko people are generally very friendly and are always willing to help foreign travellers. Unfortunately in some other resorts, some foreign skiers show scant respect for local culture and ways while they are there. This can do some irreparable damage that may result in some establishments shying away from allowing foreigners in."
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> I was going to go with a half-dozen friends. Not now, and I am spreading the news.

It must be noted that, 1) this person was not brave enough to use his/her own name, and 2) he/she was using a false email. In case the writer looks in here, this was my reply (which obviously bounced).

Hi XXX,

If you want to come but disrespect the local culture then, yes, please don't come. Being a foreign guest is not a free pass to act like a dick.

Thanks for your feedback and please do enjoy Niseko.

Regards, MG
« Last Edit: January 27, 2013, 10:33:21 AM by myokoguy »

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Re: Respecting local culture
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 10:32:16 AM »
Some public support over on the Facebook page. Thanks folks!  8)


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Re: Respecting local culture
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 10:30:13 PM »
And another nameless email. Thanks for coming past.  :o

"Name*:   Skier X
Email*:   skierx@hotmail.com
Type of Enquiry:   
Subject*:   http://forum.myoko-nagano.com/index.php?topic=251.0
Message*:   Re: http://forum.myoko-nagano.com/index.php?topic=251.0

You're rather missing the point. I am a middle-aged, well remunerated, well behaved skier, well acquainted with Japanese customs, but I'm insulted by the wording, so I took my custom elsewhere. Do you imagine I am the only skier who has?"

If you are not happy with what I've said above please do get in touch. I'm quite willing to have an adult discussion about it. I am however not prepared to respond to anonymous trolls.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2013, 10:35:16 PM by myokoguy »