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

Japan bound? Heads up!

Hey you! Yes, you.

Are you thinking about travelling or studying abroad in Japan?
Have you already booked your plane tickets? Have you already been accepted to a Japanese University through your Home University? Congratulations! Or are you taking the more daring route and enrolling directly into a Japanese University?

Either way, you will have a fantastic time in Japan.

However, Japan isn’t exactly how Western media makes it out to be. Japan is famous for cutting edge technology, anime and manga, sushi, and chic street fashion. Foreigners love Japan.

Here are some things you should know.

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