So, imagine my absolute shock/fear when I hear that Michael Moore was trolling around Akihabara, (NSFW link site) making observations about how "weird" everything is. You know, Japan's easy, easy pickings for terrible generalizations, but the idea of Moore droning on about hikkimori and train molesters makes me want to retch.
That said, here's a few little anecdotes from his trip.
Walking around Akihabara he exclaime “A lot of unnecessary things are being sold here.” This was followed soon after with “Shopping may brighten the spirits, but they’re just fooling themselves.”
However, my favorite was when Moore visited a maid cafe. After being greeted with the traditional “okaerinasaimase, goshujin-sama!” (Welcome master!) he responded with a firm “I’m not your master! Everybody’s equal.”
EDIT: check out the actual videos from Japan Probe for more insight. The clips they are pulled from paint a very different picture from the liners retrieved from Sankaku Complex, that regrettably were re-transcribed on our page. While he still occasionally seemed judgmental or uncomfortable, the tone was more jovial, or in response to being the recipient of such attention.