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Hiroko TV : What does this symbol mean in your country? Do you think Japanese people should continue to use the Manji symbol? Let me know your thoughts 🙂

Peter Amobi : Mann listening to the old man... makes me really want to live longer

High Stereo Love ♥ Best Reggae Music : 0:00 "Hey guys it's Hiroko from Asian Balls"

The Larry : Let's start a new trend Now ϟϟ is cool

ナメクジ : Im Japanese. Most Japanese students study Nazi in history class. I was embarrassed by this video because many people were interviewed didn't know Nazi. 卍 is a symbol of Buddhism and not a bad meaning in Japan.

M Bo : "A band logo" I died laughing

Figureight : It seems so obvious about how Japanese education glosses over the bits they don't like. You should do one asking Japanese if they know about the Nanjing Massacre, because many of those that I've spoken to had never heard of it, or knew it as the "Nanjing Incident"

Hannibal Barca : And i thought every single Japanese is educated as f#$k.

27Ronen : "...but Americans might not know about the symbol, right?" Lol....

TheDarkever : I'm so shocked that none of these people - except the elder one - have absolutely no idea this was the Nazi's symbol, their allied during the biggest world in human history. We teach history to avoid repeating our mistakes! What has Japan been teaching to its citizens? Praise to the elder guy who understands the issue about education and its different meaning in cultures.

Apple Thug : But...Japan was part of the axis forces, and some of these people never heard of Nazis?

Mecks089 : I guess World History is a class that doesn't exist in Japan.

4D_X : just casually texting people swastikas

brian k : Not hating our Japanese friends, but it blows my mind that they don't know about the swastika symbol. Perhaps it's not taught in school in Japan? I've heard that most Japanese also don't regard the rising sun symbol as being offensive, when it actually has similar meaning as the swastika. Perhaps the Japanese government don't want to teach about the Nazis because their own atrocities during the WW2 will be revealed to its people... As I said, I'm not hating on the Japanese people but their government certainly needs to address this issue.

somistyy : Jesus Christ Japan really is an anime land

m. bukhori : It means demonetizations

a l : This is actually really disturbing to watch as an westerner. Sure I understand that this symbol (reversed) has another meaning in the Japanese culture. But seeing how all these teenagers have no clue about their country's involvement during the WW2 is scary. I have always thought high of the Japanese education and culture but if this video portray the reality of the Japanese teenager I must say that i'm disappointed.

Slipppy : Japan is a good example of "following whats trending" no matter what. I don't like to use the term sheep but that's what it is. People could die today but if trending that something about it was cool or funny that's how it would be a joke. Society teaches people to throw morals out but focus on being accepted. It is sickening to see the world act so selfish. I get historically symbols have different origins I except that but it is still very obvious how blindly people live there lives. It shows how cancerous society and social expectations really are.

WINTERFOX : I think Germans will laugh if I show them this.

SteamedBunGaming : Japan trynna start WWIII lol

Zombie Stalker : 2:44 Some guy: "It looks like it can be a band logo" Me: "It was a band logo....And Armband Logo."

OHM-968692 : I get that this symbol has a completely different meaning in Asia, and that's fine. But the fact that they can't recognize the Nazi symbol when Japan was an ally of Germany during WWII really means that their schools need to start teaching history! In deference of Japan, true, how much do Westerners know about Japan? But in this case Japan was part of the genocide and it's history being ignored is concerning. That old man was right: culture doesn't need to be erased since it doesn't have a negative meaning in Japan, but learning about the history really is important! It's your own history... It's strange to see this type of ignorance when WWII happened so recently.

a very proud Indian India is great : In India this symbol is called swastika . And it's very holy . 😊 but if you rotate that symbol

林田はやしだ : え、以外と知らない人が多くて驚きやわ。と言うか、知らない人を多めにピックアップしてるのかな?😓

Callum Ari : To all the people saying "omg how do they not know its the Nazi symbol, they are being brainwashed by the government" and all that nonsense - that is actually a religious symbol from India. Here's how to tell the difference. It's a little bit hard to explain, but the swirl of the Nazi symbol goes counter-clockwise, where as the Indian symbol is clockwise. I can see why this mistake is made although, as they are closely similar, and also the fact that in the thumbnail they had the Nazi symbol instead of the one in the video, which is the correct one.

Amazonプライム会員 : 何故このマークを使うことがためらう必要がある?質問の意味が分からない。卍とNazisドイスのマークは全く意味が違うよ。もし海外の人がそれに反応してきたらそれをしっかり教えることが大事だと思う。 日本の文化に誇りを持たなきゃ!

Flo Ryan : How do they not even know the nazi logo Edit: How do they not know about the Nazis

Kevin Jiang : As you all know this symbol 卍 is also for Buddhism in China, many Buddhas and even mountain-sized sculptures of Buddha have this Symbol on them. As since Japan got Buddhism from China, obviously Japan would see it the same way. In most cases information and history regarding Europian Genocide is hardly known in Asia, as China and other countries has had its own experiences of Genocide during World War II, though I myself don't have that type of hate in my heart, many of my people still have some distaste towards Japan for the 22 million from China alone, they put into the ground. (I personally forgive them, as it wasn't their choice, but some people still have the disliking toward Japan)

Mislav B : One must also bear in mind that although this was quite a shock for us, if there was the opposite scenario in which random people were interviewed at the streets of Europe or in the US, where they would be presented with a symbol of Buddhism, most people would be clueless about it and would be quite shocked that it's considered a symbol of peace in Asia. And in the comment section of the video, most Asians would be making the same comments about the education system failing in the western world in regards to teaching pupils about the Asian culture. It's really interesting how both views can be applied to both sides

Takeru Yamato : We have been using 卍 (manji) for over a thousand years and we will continue using it for another thousand years. The Nazi used a symbol, 卐 (swastika), which is very similar to the one we use, but if you carefully look and compare them they are different. This Hindu character 卍symbolizes hope and expectation of happiness, which is derived from the Hindu God, Vishnu, which is the deification of the sun. So, the Nazi inverted the original symbol and used it for their political purposes. Same goes for the flag of the Rising Sun which is the symbol of the Japanese Sun Goddess. This symbol has been used for over a thousand years by the common people in Japan when the Japanese Imperial military started using the symbol ( Rising Sun) as their insignia as the Nazi did with the 卍(manji). The symbols never belonged to the Nazi nor the Imperial Army, they have been a part of the Japanese heritage for thousands of years.

Max Miesen : That symbol was used in Japan and India way before the Nazis adapted it. That's not even fair, what if some racist hate group took the symbol "&" and made it their symbol, it's the same idea...

Sooah Joo : Clicked because the thumbnail, content was so different from what I expected .. this is so surprising on how they don't recognize that it is so similar to the swastika symbol.

Frog Cartoons Are Racist Nazis : They are living in a bubble.

Mugu Mugu- : こいつらが馬鹿なだけだろ ナチマークと万字マークの違いくらい分かるだろ 若い人だからって知らないわけではない それと万字マークとナチとは全く関係ない 似てるが違うから使うことには躊躇わない

Joel Lee : Ignorance is bliss, no matter what country you are in. So stop romanticising that Japan is perfect because of all those hentai you jerk off to.

Shojiro Katsuragi : The Manji is not the same as the swastika, and even then, people should be free to use whatever iconography they wish. It's all part of freedom of expression. As long as the symbol isn't slander, libel, or a direct call to violence, then it should be free to be use.

Tiel Master : And this kids is why history is important. EDIT: My original comment was meant to highlight the importance of history in a satirical way, not criticize any particular people. Stop fighting about race and nationalism in the comments.

master chief : No its Indian spiritual symbol

Rebel scum : 5:39 cmon we aren’t that dumb

Will Dower : Every American knows what the Swastika is. I am honestly shocked at how uneducated the Japanese youth are. The man from 5:36 should honestly be ashamed of himself. Thousand of American boys died fighting the Nazis. Of course we know that symbol.

bあrusa 02 : 頭悪い奴多すぎやろwwヤバすぎ 人選んでんなー

VGclassicVG : We're not a big fan of that symbol here in Denmark. You might understand why.

Pavan Kumar Annapragada : It is originated from India thousands of years ago, It’s called Swastik, it’s a symbol of peace and prosperity. Even today we can see many Hindu Gods with the same symbol. Buddhism adopted it and spread it over to China and Southeast Asia.

Pluto : Swastika is ancient Aryan symbol from Vina Culture near Russia. One branch of Aryans later migrated to Persia and India, founded Vedic civilization and religion, which later spin-off into other religions like Hinduism and Buddhism. Hence, Swastika is common to Europeans, Hindu and Buddhist. It's also the reason why languages of North India, Pakistan and Persia share the same root with European languages, clustered as Indo-European language family.

りゆゆ : 歴史の教科書にものってるのになぜナチスがわからないのか...

amy : It's a huge shock to me that many Japanese people do not know this symbol despite being in Axis forces, but the old man said it the best. It's not their fault that they don't know especially if they weren't taught about it in school. It's really sad that they don't know about their own history and many Japanese people do not know much about the West, but the only way to change that is to try and have the effort to learn.

The Gaming Harry : The Manji symbol isn't meaning Nazi. It is a Buddhist symbol meaning peace. The Nazi's used this symbol and turned it so the Germans would think it meant peace but its the opposite.

난감TV : Japanese, how can you guys not know about nazis. Btw im korean and i knew the flag since i was 10

Andrew Watson : The swastika is generally regarded as a hate symbol in the west. Some know of the Buddhist connection and understand the difference between the Buddhist swastika and the reversed Nazi swastika, but mostly it is seen as a sign of white supremacy. People visiting Japan and not knowing the difference might find it a little odd that a white supremacist symbol was in use by many of the younger Japanese people. They could assume the worst given that in WW2 the Nazis and Japanese were allies. Likely that these people will also not know about a gentleman named Sugihara Chiune who saved thousands of Lithuanian Jews from the death camps by issuing them visas to Japan and then to a South American country that had promised them safe harbour. Mr. Sugihara paid dearly for helping them; his family was scorned and he ended up living in a tiny one room place, where he was eventually found by one of the Jews he had helped. In 1984 Israel recognised him as "Righteous Among the Nations" for his work in saving so many Jewish families. He was also recognised world wide by countries like Poland, and in the US, and of course in Japan. Apparently when told that he was doing wrong by a higher Japanese official at the time, and reminded that Japan and Germany were allies, he drew attention to Hitler's desire for the supreme Aryan race and asked how many blond haired, blue eyed, tall Japanese people his superior knew. Sugihara Chiune certainly was a man who was Righteous Among the Nations. If we remember that, we should also immediately realise that the Japanese do not mean offence when they use the swastika.

cri cri : Millenials are ignorant everywhere in the world. It's frightening.