“I’m from a place in Japan that’s called ‘Ninja City’. I was a high school teacher for 10 years. While teaching social studies to Japanese students, I noticed how strong their stereotypes about other countries were. But they didn’t engage in deeper discussion and had the same opinion (or no opinion) as their peers. IContinue reading

“My mom passed away when I was 10. She was diagnosed with breast cancer right before we all moved to Australia because of dad’s business. We were supposed to stay there only for four years, but she wanted to come back to Japan for treatment before that. Me and my siblings remained and I beggedContinue reading

“We met online. I’m from France and she’s Japanese. We decided to meet up in real life so here we are, lining up to watch a traditional Japanese kabuki theater performance. I’m a student and she works as a mechanic at the airport. By the way, we’re just friends. I’m only here for two moreContinue reading