A to Z Challenge Poetry

J is for Japanophobia #atozchallenge

There was a man whose name was Stan
He had a fear of things from Japan
People, accents, sushi too
A fancy bidet in the loo
Were all things he wished had a ban

(c) Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

Note: Japanophobia is the fear of Japanese people and culture


***This has been written for the 2015 A to Z Challenge. My theme is the A to Z of Phobias. Entries are written in the form of a limerick. You can read my other entries here***

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  • Lorrie at www.shrinkrapped.com
    11 April 2015 at 6:46 am

    Great theme, great limerick–and I like the more serious content too.
    Visiting from the A-Z!

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    • Sanch, the writer
      11 April 2015 at 9:09 am

      Thanks Lorrie…yeah, this one was slightly more serious than others.

  • Eloquent Mind
    11 April 2015 at 11:35 am

    Really !!! Fear of a particular culture 🙁 Ooh, that’s bad. Thanks for sharing !
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    • Sanch, the writer
      12 April 2015 at 7:36 pm

      Yeah, I know…wasn’t aware of it either!

  • Vinodini Iyer
    11 April 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Really? People actually have a fear for a country and its culture? Interesting!
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    • Sanch, the writer
      12 April 2015 at 7:37 pm

      Yeah…I guess it would be similar to Xenophobia in a way but this is for a specific culture. Who knew, huh?

  • TF Walsh
    11 April 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Phobias is a cool theme… didn’t know there was a japanophobia.
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    • Sanch, the writer
      12 April 2015 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks…and yeah, I didn’t know either until I was researching phobias for this challenge!

  • Morgan Katz
    11 April 2015 at 3:03 pm

    It’s sad that people actually have a fear of certain cultures, but I guess it happens. Great limerick!
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    • Sanch, the writer
      12 April 2015 at 8:53 pm

      I know…I think it’s a fear of the unknown…

  • elly stornebrink
    11 April 2015 at 4:55 pm

    An interesting phobia and one I never heard of before! <3
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    • Sanch, the writer
      12 April 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Yeah, I hadn’t either until I was researching for the challenge. Go figure.

  • Eli
    11 April 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Wow, Thats a new one. Have to laugh though…it seems a bit crazy to me. Learning lots of strange fobias from you…hahaha 🙂
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  • Suzy
    11 April 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Unbelievable that there can be a phobia of all things Japanese. I am speechless. Good limerick though.
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  • Prasanna
    11 April 2015 at 7:45 pm

    What? How could people have phobia about a country or a culture and that too about Japan. Japanese are so cute.

  • Parul
    11 April 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Super interesting! This was unique. Why Japan in particular, is there one for each country?
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  • Rajlakshmi
    11 April 2015 at 11:26 pm

    oh wow there’s a thing like that!! that’s funny 😛
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  • Swathi Shenoy
    12 April 2015 at 2:34 am

    Now this is a really strange phobia to begin with 😛
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  • The Solitary Writer
    12 April 2015 at 3:16 am

    You taught me a new word today but why would someone hate Japanese people and their culture!
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  • Shilpa Garg
    12 April 2015 at 4:02 am

    Is this phobia for real? Amazing! Are there phobias for some other countries/cultures too?
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  • Shailaja
    12 April 2015 at 4:04 am

    Now there’s someone you can’t send to the Far East 😉 Good one, Sanch 😀
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  • Shashank
    12 April 2015 at 5:25 am

    People do have a fear and so well written 🙂 People fear countries and cultures at times.. that said, I love Japan for reasons I don’t know! (never been there but seems like I will love it 🙂 )
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  • Petra
    12 April 2015 at 8:36 am

    People have fear of all sorts of things. I love what you did here!

  • Obsessivemom
    12 April 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Lol Sanch seriously? people have a phobia of Japan? Love the way you’ve written.
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  • Shantala
    12 April 2015 at 2:29 pm

    That is one phobia I would have never thought existed. 😛 Strange that people can fear countries and their cultures.
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  • Sulekkha
    12 April 2015 at 3:42 pm

    are people scared of countries? I had no clue about this phobia, thanks for enlightening me 🙂 superb writing as usual.

  • Kaddu
    12 April 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Fear of a specific culture. I can relate to it. Of late, I seem to have developed a huge fear of the Indian culture.
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  • Arpitaz Thoughts (@arpitamudit)
    12 April 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Hilarious!! 😀 Is it a real word? “Japanophobia”? I can bet all Europeans have “Indophobia”. Anyways, in a bizarre incident, a NRI friend of mine, lives in DC (US), visited me here in Sweden, and to my utter surprise, she carried a roll of toilet paper!! :O
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  • Leo
    12 April 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Good Lord. That’s sad. Wonder what phobias people will think of next.

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  • Rhonda Albom
    12 April 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Interesting phobia, more of a racism I fear. Great poem though.
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  • Monica Deshpande
    13 April 2015 at 6:19 am

    Wow, is that really a word? I learn more every day. I must admit I’m not a fan of sushi but banning it would be a bit much. 🙂
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