Shamefully Silent

出る釘は打たれる。

The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.

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Major Problems

In this case, literally involving my major–International Relations.

This was a question that popped up a few times, so here goes: Why I decided on taking International Relations as my Major? Continue reading

Thinking of Getting “GAIJIN” Tattooed on my Forehead…If Tattoos Were Accepted.

Racism in Japan is something that a lot of Japan-fanatics are very quick to turn a blind eye to or flat-out deny, but although Japanese people may not shout racial slurs at you in the streets or make you feel unsafe for being a certain skin tone or of a certain background, racism, or rather discrimination and prejudices, do exist in some forms. Depending on where you live or the kind of person you are, these can be glaringly obvious and frustrating, or the occasional experience that makes a funny anecdote. Continue reading