From what I recall, the housing problem is mostly because most landlords are old, around in their 80's, thus they're much more stiff regarding foreigners than others. It also seems extremely recent.
Where I live, a lot of people in their 20's come from Israel come and stay in hostels. Or rather, they used to. Now most hostels don't want to house them and even claim their rooms are full even if they're not just because they don't want to deal with them. Pretty racist, you'd say, right? Turns out these kids are a disaster. They break things, and make a lot of mess, and so the owners just don't want to deal with that crap anymore. How true is this, now after some time has passed? I really can't tell. But that's how things are now. Maybe it's the same in Japan; a lot of tenants were just a disaster, communications were bad, and so the rumors that gaijin are shitty tenants spread like a fire?
>Maybe 2ch isn't an accurate reflection of that subset of the population, but what would be then? I don't know. Maybe i'm just going crazy.
2ch is good for knowing what bothers part of the society, but not all of the society. It's a place where hon'ne prevails over tatemae, populated by people from all social strands, but where being spiteful isn't odd at all. You just have to take it with a grain of salt, like in western imageboards. Here I don't mind calling people faggots and niggers just because (even when I'm not racist), but in real life I don't go spouting this stuff everywhere. They're the same over there.>>1056
It's really hit or miss. Most japanese authors are extremely respectful, even when demanding something of you (i.e. please take this download off), but others just snap really bad. Zenmaigahara apologized already, so I think he just was mad at *some* western kid who stole his stuff and was being spiteful with that anonymous entity, but that backfired when westerns took it as an insult and miscommunication lead to it all.
I don't even know what's wrong with Hachisuka, so I can't even say a thing about why he went full retard with the "I want to keep track of the fandom" thing. Maybe he can't read english?