"Miss foreigner! Hello!"
"Where are you from?"
"What is a Scotland?"
"England. I'm from England."
"Oh! Harry Potter! Peter Rabbit!"
A recent Japanese conversation. A lot of my conversations with strangers here follow a similar pattern. If I have time, I'll always use it to explain the weird structure of the UK, of course.
@emaree Have you ever seen Battlestar Galactica? The music they use for the theme of family and community sounds so Scottish and makes me feel so many things. Youtube "Farewell Apollo" from the soundtrack if you're unfamiliar. I had it playing in my head every time I was homesick when I first moved over here.
@purplemontart I'm a bit more rural where I am. If they do recognise the name, they always do go straight to whisky though. Apparently there was an NHK drama on TV called Massan, about how whisky production started in Japan. A Japanese guy married a Scottish woman, and started the first Japanese whisky business. I also got a "Oh! Sean Connery!" once. Nobody here's heard of haggis, but I do love introducing them to the concept.