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Dreadlocks 9 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hello,

I have been looking for any information on how my wifes dreadlocks will be perceived in Japan. They are clean and well taken care of, but I understand that most, even in a lot of western cultures, see them as dirty. I am guessing they will be seen as dirty and unkempt and not a good thing, but I wanted to throw it by some people with better knowledge first and also to see the severity of the negative view. Thank you for any information you can give me.
 
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Re:Dreadlocks 9 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: -583  
If you are only coming for a holiday it probably wont make much difference..

But if she wants to work here.. or rent an apartment.. anything that makes us even more different is probably best avoided..
 
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Re:Dreadlocks 9 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 0  
We do plan on moving someday, so now I have to figure our decision for that and how to go about it. Thank you for the response.
 
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Re:Dreadlocks 8 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hello. I am a white American male with dreadlocks and after traveling to Japan twice, I have not experienced any problems. She may run into some people who are fascinated with her dreads and want to ask questions or touch them, but that's it. I did not notice any Japanese, excluding maybe children, staring rudely or treating me differently due to my hairstyle. If a Japanese does respond poorly then he/she is probably a rude person to begin with and is not worth worrying about. Such a person's behavior would not be inspired by national/cultural customs.

However, I have not tried applying for a job or apartment yet. I cannot speak for those scenarios.

Hope that helps. : P
 
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