What Brexit will mean in practice remains a mystery. Also unknown is what effect — if any — Britain's divorce from the EU will have on "Brexpats" in Japan.
There is a price this former Tokyoite pays for being home. Because in America, being white can be less than a privilege — it is part of a complicated history.
Voting from abroad invites us to ask what our citizenship means to us and how best to engage with a home country still familiar in concept but grown foreign in being.