“We’re volunteer staff for today’s Vietnam Festival. It’s the biggest we’ve ever been to. Sometimes it surprises us how big the Vietnamese community is in Japan. We’re the third-largest group of foreign residents here. I’m from Huế (left), she’s from Danang (right), and we made a Japanese friend (center) today, who’s even wearing our traditional outfit. Life in Japan is amazing, if not for the language barrier. Sometimes we have to resort to body language. Miscommunication happens everyday. But we’re doing our best. Hopefully we can join an internship and gain some work experience after finishing our studies.”

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Finding diversity and inclusion. Breaking down barriers one post at a time. Stories and snapshots of foreigners making their way in Japan.

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