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Here's a Map That Shows You What the Japanese Really Think of Europe

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Humor, Ideas, Media & Journalism
Nick Kapur's map of Japanese stereotypes based on Google autocomplete suggestions. [1]

Nick Kapur's map of Japanese stereotypes based on Google autocomplete suggestions.

Nick Kapur, a US-based professional historian [2] specializing in Japan, has made a map of Japanese stereotypes of European countries, based on Japanese Google autocomplete suggestions.

Not every country in Europe was represented by Japanese-language Google autocomplete:

Google autocomplete also delivered some mysterious results that Kapur then incorporated into his map:

Kapur's map is similar to another map from 2015 that used Baidu [8], China's dominant search engine, to finish half-written questions about different provinces in China.