Why Donald Trump is (Relatively) Popular in Japan

Why Donald Trump is (Relatively) Popular in Japan

 

トランプ大統領だいとうりょうほど世界せかいじゅうきらわれているアメリカ大統領だいとうりょうめずらしいでしょう。
President Trump is a rare American president to be hated around the world that much.

でもじつ日本にほんではトランプさんは比較的ひかくてき人気にんきがあります。
But actually, Trump is relatively popular in Japan.

といっても、全員ぜんいんではありません。もちろん日本にほんにもきらっているひとはそれなりにいます。
Ofc it doesn’t mean everyone loves him. There are a certain amount of people in Japan who don’t like him, too.

トランプ大統領だいとうりょう関税かんぜいなどで日本にほん攻撃こうげきしたこともありますし、黒人こくじんやいくつかの国々くにぐにへの差別さべつ発言はつげん失言しつげん数々かずかず、そしてコロナ対応たいおう失敗しっぱいなども日本にほんである程度ていど報道ほうどうされていました。
President Trump has attacked Japan for tariffs and other things before, and his discriminatory comments and gaffes against black people and some countries, as well as his failures for the coronavirus, were reported in Japan to a certain degree.

しかし、日本にほんでは「あのひとはトランプだから仕方しかたがない」「またなんかやらかしたのかw」といったかんじの反応はんのうおおく、あまり個々ここ問題もんだいにしていないひとおおいです。
However, many people in Japan don’t pay much attention to each of his failures, and the reaction would’ve been often like, “He’s Trump, so it couldn’t be helped” or “He’s done something else again? lol”, or something like that.

最近さいきんおこなわれた調査ちょうさによると、世界せかいもっともトランプ大統領だいとうりょう支持しじしているひとおおくに日本にほんだったそうです。
According to a recent survey, Japan was the highest country in the world with the approval rate for President Trump.

多少たしょう攻撃的こうげきてきかたであっても、かんがえていることを正直しょうじきはなすトランプ大統領だいとうりょうは、これまでのアメリカ大統領だいとうりょうよりも信頼しんらいできるとかんじている日本人にほんじんおおいです。
Many Japanese feel that President Trump is more trustworthy than previous U.S. presidents because he is honest about what he is thinking, although he says it in a somewhat aggressive way.

わたしふくめ、だいたいの日本人にほんじんむかしのアメリカやアメリカの文化ぶんかきなので、おなじくむかしのアメリカが大好だいすきなトランプ大統領だいとうりょうとは価値観かちかんているところもあるのだとおもいます(笑)
Most Japanese, myself included, love the old days’ America and American culture, so I think some of our values are similar to those of President Trump, who also loves the old days’ America, haha.

先日せんじつ、トランプ大統領だいとうりょうがコロナウイルスに感染かんせんしてしまいましたが、そのニュースにたいする日本にほんのSNSやニュースサイトからあつめた日本人にほんじん反応はんのう翻訳ほんやくしてみます。
The other day, President Trump was infected with the coronavirus, and here’s my translation of Japanese reactions to the news, gathered from Japanese social media and news sites.

大統領だいとうりょうpresident (of a nation or company)chief executivebig manbossbuddymate
嫌うきらうto hateto disliketo loathe
珍しいめずらしいunusualrarecuriousnewnovelfine (e.g. gift)
実はじつはas a matter of factby the wayto tell you the truthto be honestfrankly
比較的ひかくてきcomparativelyrelatively
人気にんきpopularitypublic favorcondition (e.g. market)tonecharacternature
全員ぜんいんall membersall handseveryoneeverybodywhole crew
関税かんぜいtariff (import tax)dutycustoms
攻撃こうげきattackassaultraidonslaughtoffensivecriticismcensuredenunciationcondemnation
国々くにぐにcountries
差別さべつdistinctiondifferentiationdiscriminationdiscrimination (against people)
発言はつげんstatementremarkobservationutterancespeechproposal
失言しつげんverbal gaffeverbal slipslip of the tongueusing improper words
数々かずかずoftenagain and againfrequentlyrepeatedly
対応たいおうcorrespondence (to)equivalencesuitabilitycoordinationmatchingbeing appropriate (for)dealing withcoping withhandlingresponsereceptionreactioncompatibility (with technology, software, etc.)capabilitysupport (for)
失敗しっぱいfailuremistakeblunder
ある程度あるていどto some extentto a certain extent
報道ほうどうinformationreportjournalismnewsto report
仕方がないしかたがないthere’s no (other) waycannot be helpedunavoidableinevitable(there’s) nothing one can dohaving no choiceit’s no use (doing)pointlessuselessno goodinsufficientnot enoughhopeless (person)annoyingtroublesomeawfulcannot stand itunbearablecannot help (doing, feeling)dying (to do)
やらかすto failto blunderto make a messto perpetrateto doto drink upto eat up
反応はんのうreactionresponse
個々ここindividualone by oneseparateeach
問題もんだいquestion (e.g. on a test)problemproblem (e.g. societal, political)questionissuesubject (e.g. of research)casematterquestion (i.e. doubt)public discussioncontroversytroubleprobleminconveniencedifficulty
気にするきにするto careto mind
行うおこなうto performto doto conduct oneselfto carry out
調査ちょうさinvestigationexaminationinquiryenquirysurvey
最ももっともmostextremely
支持しじsupportbackingendorsementapprovalsupportholding uppropping
多少たしょうmore or lesssomewhata littlea fewsomeamountquantity
攻撃的こうげきてきoffensiveaggressive
言い方いいかたway of saying (something)way of putting itwordingphrasinglanguageexpression
正直しょうじきhonestfrankcandidstraightforwardhonestlyfrankly
信頼しんらいreliancetrustfaithconfidence
含めるふくめるto include (in a group or scope)to instructto make one understandto include (a nuance)to put in (an implication)to put in (someone’s) mouthto permeate with flavor
同じくおなじくsimilarlysame (idea)same (name)
大好きだいすきloveablevery likeablelike very much
価値観かちかんsense of valuesvaluesvalue system
似るにるto resembleto look liketo take afterto be similar (in status, condition, etc.)to be closeto be aliketo be like
先日せんじつthe other daya few days ago
感染かんせんinfectioncontagionbecoming infected
集めるあつめるto collectto assembleto gather

 


[ Voice of Japan ]

・これ大統領選だいとうりょうせんどうなるの?
What will happen to this presidential election?

・これはわったんじゃね?
This is over, right?

・マスクしないから…
He didn’t wear a mask. That was the reason…

最初さいしょ軽症けいしょうでも一気いっき悪化あっか。コロナのパターンはこれやからこわいわね
Starting from mild, but turns into serious all of a sudden. This is why the coronavirus pattern is so scary.

重症じゅうしょうしてないならなにより。はや回復かいふくしてくれ…
I’m glad to hear that he won’t be at a critical condition. Trump, I want you get well soon…

世界せかい一番いちばん影響えいきょうおおきい人物じんぶつがなってしまったな
The most influential person in the world has infected.

・とにかく症状しょうじょう悪化あっかしないことをいのります
Anyway, I hope your symptoms don’t get worse.

株価かぶか大暴落だいぼうらく不可避ふかひ
Stock prices will inevitably plummet.

 そく  のう  す べ て の  しょう が ひ た す ら  そく  のう
U n p r e d i c t a b l e. A l l e v e n t s a r e u n p r e d i c t a b l e.

・おたがいにコロナ陽性ようせいしゃてき陣営じんえいおくってそうw
I guess they both send infected people to the enemy camp, lol.

・てか、これバイデンのほう危険きけんじゃね?
Wait, Biden can be more dangerous (considering his age), right?

武漢ぶかんウイルスでアメリカ大統領だいとうりょうにでもしたら戦争せんそうなるで
It would be the beginning of a war if Wuhan virus(Covid-19) kills the president of America.

・のちの時代じだいだいさん世界せかい大戦たいせんがねとしてかたがれる事件じけんであった
It was an incident that would be handed down generation to generation as the trigger for World War III.

中国ちゅうごく最近さいきん暴走ぼうそうぎみやしトランプに大統領だいとうりょうやってほしいんやけどなぁ
China’s been going out of control lately, so I want Trump continue to be the president.

・これでバイデン当選とうせんとかなったら日本にほんわりやろ
If this gets Biden elected, I guess it’s the end of Japan.

・バイデンの陰謀いんぼうせつ
My Conspiracy theory: Biden did it.

・だからバイデンがつってったろ?
I told you guys that Biden was going to win.

・とうとう中共ちゅうきょうのウイルス兵器へいき米国べいこく大統領だいとうりょうまでおそったか。中国ちゅうごくもやりすぎたとあせってるだろうな
At last, the CCP virus weapon has struck the President of the United States. I’m sure China is worrying for having done too much.

・よし、イヴァンカを大統領だいとうりょうにしよう
Okay, let’s make Ivanka president.

・トランプ大統領だいとうりょう、メラニア夫人ふじん側近そっきん方々かたがたはや回復かいふくしてほしいです。
I hope President Trump, Mrs. Melania and their entourage recover quickly.

・これコロナからの復活劇ふっかつげきやってUSA!USA!ってやるつもりちゃうん?
I’m guessing they’re going to do a Resurrection Drama and say “USA! USA!” together, right?

普通ふつうあるいて搭乗とうじょうするなど体調たいちょうわるくなさそう
He’s in good physical condition, walking normally on the plane.

・うそぉ要人ようじんはこっそりワクチンってるとおもってたわ
No way.., I thought all the bigwigs were secretly vaccinated.

・コロナ軽視けいし自国民じこくみん大量たいりょうなせたから自業自得じごうじとくだわ
He’s let a lot of his own people die because of his disregard for the coronavirus, and he’s had it coming.

元気げんきになったときに「すまない、マスクは着用ちゃくようしたほうがいい」ってってマスクけてたら世界的せかいてきにマスク着用ちゃくようりつがりそう
If he says, “I’m sorry, you should wear a mask” when you get well, and he wears a mask, the rate of mask wearing would go up worldwide.

・これんだら間違まちがいなく今後こんご100ひゃくねん教科書きょうかしょ事態じたいになるだろ
If it makes him die, it’s definitely going to be in the textbooks for the next 100 years.

・ウィルスを意図的いとてき感染かんせんさせたヤツはいないのか? いるのが自然しぜんがするが
Was there anyone who intentionally infected him with the virus? It feels like more natural to be there.

・トランプより習近平しゅうきんぺいほう感染かんせんしてほしかった
I wanted Xi Jinping to be infected not Trump.

今頃いまごろぷーさんわらいがまらないだろうなあ。回復かいふくできることをねがってるよ
I’m sure that Winnie-the-Pooh can’t stop laughing right now. I hope you can recover.

習近平しゅうきんぺい小躍こおどりしてる姿すがたかぶw
I see Xi Jinping is dancing with joy, lol.

こころないことをうアホもるが、日本人にほんじん大部分だいぶぶん軽症けいしょうむことをねがってるぞ。回復かいふく万全ばんぜん感染症かんせんしょう対策たいさくをとり、またウィルスとたたか意志いしあらためてしめしてくれ。
There are some mindless assholes out there, but most of the Japanese are hoping it won’t be that bad. When you recover, take all possible measures to prevent infection and show your guts to fight the virus again.

 

 

Japan: “Mr. president…., what did you say…!”
Trump: “I really can’t stand up with the Japanese virgin-killing-virus!”
Trump: “I’ve decided to close the border, so Japanese people can’t go to the U.S and Americans can’t go to Japan until the pandemic is over”

 


“What if the world leaders go to the Japanese high school”
This is a bit old pic. I personally like the Chinese leader’s cool throwing skill, haha.

 


I have to say this affected to the Biden’s popularity badly in Japan since we love anime girls, lol.

I think there’re 4-5 possible reasons why Biden isn’t really popular in Japan as far as I know.

1. Biden isn’t famous in Japan (Trump is really famous in a good way and bad way)
 (UPDATE: ↑Now he’s been getting famous here due to his son’s sex video with a Chinese girl and the niece of his son)
2. Some Japanese people suspect Biden has dementia (Actually, both of them have the same issue, lol)
3. Some Japanese people suspect Biden’s son has something to do with CCP
4. Some Japanese people thought his body contacts to kids looked a bit weird
5. Japanese leftists (They tend to be pro-China) think he could be just another rightwinger like Trump so they can’t be sure if he is a better option

Joe Biden: ‘I’m Going to Beat Joe Biden’
Donald Trump: ‘220’


 
Joe Biden brags about having “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics”


To be honest, I want a politician like him in Japan, haha.
 

“What if he was a stand?”

6 comments on “Why Donald Trump is (Relatively) Popular in Japan

  1. THE WARUDO!!!!!

    1. 時よ止まれ!無駄無駄無駄!

  2. Trump is idiot, though

    1. don’t disclose his classified information

    2. Thanks for the comment!
      Um, to tell the truth, many Japanese people think Trump isn’t a smart person.
      However, for some reason, Japanese people like his straight forward personality a lot.
      Even anti-Trump leftists in Japan can’t actually hate his personality or character, haha.

  3. We greet you! Love this site!

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