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Is the use of the word "Japs" or "Nips" a racial slur? (Please try to leave reasons)
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30 Mar 2015, 17:36 PM
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The dream is over boys :




By Cynthia

We don't have any plans to develop a Japanese faction at this time. I know that the term Jap is likely being used as a shortened version of Japanese here, but the term is often considered a racial slur and not something we allow here. Please keep this in mind for the future



source: http://community.companyofheroes.com/forum/company-of-heroes-2/company-of-heroes-2-general-discussion/161023-ever-a-potential-for-japs
30 Mar 2015, 17:37 PM
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I like how you read the post before you titled this thread :/
30 Mar 2015, 17:37 PM
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good to hear
30 Mar 2015, 17:39 PM
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You can play as the Japanese in CoH2, just only use cons with no PPsH, biggest AT gun you can have is a 42mm and the biggest tank you can have is a t-70 :snfPeter:
30 Mar 2015, 17:39 PM
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I know that the term Jap is likely being used as a shortened version of Japanese here, but the term is often considered a racial slur and not something we allow here. Please keep this in mind for the future


Nigo:D
30 Mar 2015, 17:41 PM
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You can play as the Japanese in CoH2, just only use cons with no PPsH, biggest AT gun you can have is a 42mm and the biggest tank you can have is a t-70 :snfPeter:


and shock unit is banzai charge unit
30 Mar 2015, 17:42 PM
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jump backJump back to quoted post30 Mar 2015, 17:41 PMpigsoup


and shock unit is banzai charge unit


What do you think Oorah is? :snfCHVGame:
30 Mar 2015, 17:45 PM
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Jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap jap, in other news adding the Japanese would've been an awful idea the game is already unbalanced as is
30 Mar 2015, 17:49 PM
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Goooood.
But Japs are in the game already. CAS kamikaze planes :foreveralone:
30 Mar 2015, 17:52 PM
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I asked to MajorB. change the thread title.


thanks.
30 Mar 2015, 17:59 PM
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To clarify: I have never seen "Japs", or "John Jap", or "Nips" as racial slurs. It is the equivalent of "Tommy/Tommies" or "Jerries".

"Japs" is short for Japanese; " Nips" is short for "Nipponese" (which is closer to the Western version of pronouncing 'Nihon' =Japan).

EDIT: there are instances, where names used 70 years ago may now be inappropriate. Although, in an historical context, how far do you extend censorship?

e.g. the name of Guy Gibson's dog.





30 Mar 2015, 18:02 PM
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jump backJump back to quoted post30 Mar 2015, 17:52 PMnigo
I asked to MajorB. change the thread title.


thanks.


Done ;)
30 Mar 2015, 18:04 PM
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To clarify: I have never seen "Japs", or "John Jap", or "Nips" as racial slurs. It is the equivalent of "Tommy/Tommies" or "Jerries".

"Japs" is short for Japanese; " Nips" is short for "Nipponese" (which is closer to the Western version of pronouncing 'Nihon' =Japan).





'Japs', is considered derogatory and most definitely is a racial slur. At least in Australia anyway where it is, or was, commonly used as one.
30 Mar 2015, 18:05 PM
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'Japs', is considered derogatory and most definitely is a racial slur. At least in Australia anyway where it is, or was, commonly used as one.


Thank you :)

I am not Australian.

EDIT: Why would "Jap" be a racial slur in Australia?
30 Mar 2015, 18:13 PM
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Japs wouldn't be a bad idea i think, the only problem they had was weaker armor on tanks
30 Mar 2015, 18:15 PM
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Japs wouldn't be a bad idea i think, the only problem they had was weaker armor on tanks


The heaviest Japanese tank was basically a worse Sherman. It was also produced in less numbers than the KT.
30 Mar 2015, 18:28 PM
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Thank you :)

I am not Australian.

EDIT: Why would "Jap" be a racial slur in Australia?


I couldn't exactly say why. I think the connotations began post WW2.
I can only confirm from my own personal experience of growing up in Oz that it most definitely was a slur during the 80's and onwards...
30 Mar 2015, 18:28 PM
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This saddens me. With a Confirmed no Japanese Faction there will be no Pacific Theater. But could that mean a Italian/African Setting with appropriate factions???!!!??!
30 Mar 2015, 18:31 PM
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The heaviest Japanese tank was basically a worse Sherman. It was also produced in less numbers than the KT.


yea, compare japan industry to USA, and the place where they've fight, Japs for 8 years were fighting in hill and mountains area so they never needed heavier stuff
30 Mar 2015, 18:33 PM
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It's definitely a racial slur here in the upper Midwest.
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