Meeting up in Tokyo

Meeting up with friends or family in Tokyo is difficult. Depending on where in Tokyo, it can possibly be a lot worse. Shibuya, for example, is a busy part of Tokyo and it can be really stressful unless you’re specific. The great thing about Tokyo, especially tourist areas (Shibuya, Asakusa, Shinjuku etc..) have many places…… Continue reading Meeting up in Tokyo

Biracial representation

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

Surprising things about returnees

A lot of my returnee friends are fully Japanese or asian. But a lot of them do not look completely asian. The idea I am trying to explain may be a bit confusing but bare with me. One of my returnee friends had lived in Canada for 10 years. She is fully Japanese but the…… Continue reading Surprising things about returnees

Junior High

Public versus Private. In Japan, many children from the age of 10 or 11 will start to attend preparatory school at least once a week until their entrance exams for a private junior high school. This is to ensure their acceptance into high level middle schools. Its a big deal here. Not many parents or…… Continue reading Junior High