One of my good friends is a nice guy, pretty progressive and basically chill dude. However, he’s a huge Japanophile. He’s only drawn to music, films and games that are made by Japanese companies and artists. He’s only dated Asian girls in the last 5-10 years. And is always sharing stuff on Facebook from Japanese accounts.
Typically I’m a “do your own thing” kind of guy but I find his behavior kind of extreme. When I try to vent to him about work bullshit he always starts a reply with “Well in Japan,…” It’s almost comical at times.
Am I wrong for seeing this as odd? I’m not xenophobic but I find his dedication to one particular culture as strange. A broader appreciation of other cultures would be welcomed.
Anyone have experience with similar friends?