“I was born in communist Romania. I came to Japan because I always wanted to study abroad for university. So when my English teacher in high school told me the Japanese government gave scholarships to interested students, I grabbed the opportunity. That was 20 years ago.”

“While Japan’s workforce, and by extension their society, isn’t as diverse compared to other nation’s, I do see many Japanese who are accepting of foreigners when they see value.”

“Culturally diverse countries have more creative, bolder and intellectually formative comedy films and shows, whether theater, interviews, and other forms of expression. On the other hand, less diverse societies can be more efficient with lower crime rates in general.”

“If I could change anything about Japan and I was Superman, I would move it geographically right around where Iceland is, but I guess I will go on dreaming about it.”

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