Are Foreign Games Losing Their Stigma in Japan?Brian Ashcraft5/12/11 8:00amFiled to: Japanese onlyOnly in JapanJapanGod Of War 2god of war 3god of war IIIGears Of War 2Gears Of War 3Red dead redemptionHalo: ReachFallout 3245EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink For decades, the term "youge" (洋ゲー) or "Western game" was pejorative. In Japanese, "you" (洋) is used to denote Western things, whether that be "Western music" (洋楽) or "Western clothes" (洋服). These words are not pejorative—not like youge has been."Even now, there have been people in Japan using the label youge- (Western games) with a terribly discriminatory meaning," Square Enix president Yoichi Wada said in 2009, while playing Modern Warfare. "I'd like them to try it once. If they play it once, they'd realize how incorrect that label is."