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Living in Japan Without Being a Gaijin

I was born and raised in the United States, and living there during my youth made me into the person I am today. There are many advantages and disadvantages to life in the USA, as with any country. However, my … Continue reading

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Being an Expat in Japan

Many expats complain about the unjust treatment they receive while living in Japan. Once the initial novelty of being in a foreign country wears off, they gradually become bitter, even hateful, and begin to despise their adopted home. In a … Continue reading

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The Hardest Question: Why Did You Come to Japan?

One of the hardest questions that people in Japan ask me is also one of the first questions I received, and one of the most common for every expatriate living here. The question: Why did you come to Japan? Every … Continue reading

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How Not to Eat Karashi Renkon

There are many “firsts” for expats in Japan, and even if you’ve been here for a few years, you still make silly mistakes now and then. One of these silly mistakes turned out to be quite painful (yet delicious), and … Continue reading

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