How to tell you’ve been in Japan too long… Part 1

Living, working and studying abroad in a foreign country and culture different from what you were accustomed to is a challenge in itself. Which makes the moment you realise that you’ve managed to assimilate, if only slightly, into the local culture all the more satisfying.

Check out some of the signs to let you know if you’ve been in the land of the rising sun too long.  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