I figured that in western culture especially, you don’t come across too many biracial pop culture icons or role models for young biracial people. When I was growing up, I was lucky enough to have many friends who are also biracial. (Most of my friends are white and asian). In japan it is becoming more…… Continue reading Biracial representation
Christmas isn’t properly celebrated in Japan, and here is why. Japan isn’t necessarily a christian country (roughly only 1% of the population is Christian)and the tradition of Christmas was brought to Japan by America. So christmas is really a foreign tradition brought here and is widely accepted. But there are many things about Christmas that…… Continue reading Christmas in Japan
On Wednesday, the bus took double the length of time it would usually take to get me to school. There wasn’t an accident on the bus. It was the train. The lights had gone out on the train and wouldn’t come back on for most of rush hour. This caused thousands of people to walk…… Continue reading train accidents
Trains in Japan are a big deal. Approximately 20 million people ride trains in a day. And rush hour in Japan is the extreme of extreme. I used to use the train to get to school and I only had to do this for three years but it was never fun. I had used 2…… Continue reading Trains!
I live in Japan so even if i lose something the chances of me getting it back is probably higher than most other countries. I lost my bus pass on the bus a few months ago and I actually got it back within 2 weeks which was impressive and i was very grateful. Ive forgotten…… Continue reading Losing things
When I sit at a seat on a train, I usually end up sitting alone. Sometimes I catch people staring at me. This also happens to my halfie friends. And especially if I speak Japanese. Its when strangers are scared of you. But, its something Ive grown used to. But something that shouldn’t really happen…… Continue reading Passing Judgement
In a country like Japan where racial diversity isn’t as evident as places like America or the United Kingdom, children aren’t exposed to the concept of race, physically for a long time. Many white people are used in advertising here in Japan, so children will see them, but its just a picture. When you’re mixed…… Continue reading Early exposure to race in Japan