“I was born and raised in Tokyo. I’ve never been outside Japan and I don’t think I ever will because look at me, I can’t even speak English properly. Plus it’s just too scary abroad. It’s safer here. Also, I prefer to stay put. You know I’ve been doing this electronics store clerk job for the last 10 years, straight out of school. Business is a little slow these days because of the coronavirus. So I have to do more cleaning than talking to customers. It’s actually kind of a relief since there’s less chance of coming into contact with someone who’s infected. And I don’t have to explain about product warranty in English.”

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