“There is no distinct native culture for people who were born and have been brought up in an international environment. As an Indian who grew up in Dubai, I find it very hard to identify a place where I are from and where I wanna be. I think this is true for anyone who hasContinue reading Where Do I Belong?
“Being Japanese and Malaysian Indian is what makes me who I am. Before, I used to think I’m just Japanese and it just so happens that I am half Malaysian. For a long time, I knew nothing about Malaysian Indian culture. Now, being Malaysian Indian is a stronger part of my identity, even though IContinue reading The Odd One Out
**日本語訳は下をご覧ください** “When he got a job offer in Japan, I must admit I wasn’t so crazy about the idea. Sure, we were looking for a change and to go overseas. But seeing how Japanese people are shown as workaholics in the news, I was reluctant to move here. We thought their strict work culture wouldContinue reading Starting a Family
“Japan has changed me. I used to never be on time. I was always late for work back in India and I also never used to cook. But since my company sent me here last year as an IT engineer, my time management skills have greatly improved. Now I show up for work on time.Continue reading Forever Changed
“I’m going to be a dad soon. I’m also getting married to the love of my life. It’s the greatest feeling in the world. I was married once to someone I went to school with in Japan. But it didn’t work out and we ended up getting a divorce. I have no regrets though. SheContinue reading Daddy’s Home
“I’m the first Indian Air India has ever hired locally in Japan (at the Tokyo office of India’s state-owned carrier). My manager, who thought it was strange no Indians were working for an Indian company in Japan, really wanted to have one. So one day she said, `why don’t we bring in an Indian toContinue reading Breaking New Ground