I just feel this is a situation where differences in languages are causes difficulty.
no it's not about language. it's more about unfortunate proliferation of misconception (altho i get rest of your point).
my point in short, plz stop using kamikaze/banzai at all, as it does not mean like that at all, in fact derogatory so the terms, or that part at least, should be eliminated from worldwide dictionary (not aspiring that actually as stated before, i know it makes no difference).(banzai can be used as substitute for "congrats" of course, but cannot think of proper case for kamikaze="benevolant/divine wind")
I wouldn't dream of going to another language forum and telling them how to use their language, even if they have adapted some of our words. It happens. Plus what you're describing happens enough within the English language too. Ask anyone named Richard or William.
You think I'm here just to tell you that?
I said i make no difference and explained my idea, hence It's not about what is general anymore but specifically about your personal attitude, and that is your answer? Dont know about richard or william or corn thing, but if perceived as derogatory, u just leave it? So why you bother to be here then. havent you corrected anyone before? even tho your opinion makes almost no difference to motorsport as a whole?
If you noticed or get corrected your misunderstandings (however common), just learn it. What is so hard about that?
Of course Japan isnt innocent at all. For example in Japan, one type of prostitution facilities used to be commonly called literaly "Turkey Bath" for whatever reasons and development for quite long time. In 80s government finally banned the naming, and it all started from an objection by one Turkish student studying in Japan at that time (no way to mean i'm trying to be one, just in case). Yet, the naming and notion widely remained until around turn of century.
we have lots of wrong usage of english such as "back mirror (=rearview mirror)", "side-brake (=hand brake)", "salary man (=office worker)" etc but those are totally harmless, and none inappropriate at all (at least cannot think of any offhand). Also I heard there used to be wide misunderstanding that Nokia was Japanese firm, but such is nothing more than funny story too. If kamikaze/banzai is same sort as that, i wouldnt dream of doing this.
I have personal experiences outside Japan that there's subconscious stereotypes that Japanese are sort of heartless and cruel, and I felt I'm judged that way, then wondered why and after observations realized that image of WWII, those samurai movies etc and notion coming from kamikaze/banzai is hugely affecting the perception of ordinary Japanese and the stereotype (another one is "jp is weird", but that's yet another story). And it's not limited to English only (Also english is becoming common language, which you seem to somewhat ignore. "Going to another language forum"? exclusive when convenient huh. such attitude will take u nowhere in this day of frequent translation and communication). I had discussed it in chatting with non-japanese guys and at times even told them off if they're friends or someone i judged to have no problem to do so. I'm not doing this for no reason.
Same applies to Japanese drivers overall, which is observable on this board. For example Nakajima jr was just average in everything (speed, consistency, and rate of accident) yet he was considered widely as crash-prone. Look at people's comments on last year's Lemans 24h thread when he collided with Deltawing, my point is perfectly proven there.
Last to note, I'm no way the only nor the first Japanese having such experience and thinking like that, needless to say.
Anyways sorry to derail the thread badly. I made my points enough, and gladly several people cared my opinion and understood my point, that's the main thing.