Woman 1: Is your mother well?
A South Korean sales rep, two Dutch Embassy workers, a French consultant and a Spanish ventriloquist discuss their teams' chances in the World Cup.
Readers want to know why children's accounts of abuse by American School in Japan teacher Jack Moyer were not acted upon much earlier.
A Portuguese financial consultant and a Japanese clothing company worker in Tokyo discuss their teams' chances in the World Cup.
A Belgian researcher, a Chilean chef and an Argentine graphic designer in Tokyo and Yokohama discuss their national teams' prospects in Brazil.
Man #1: My friend speaks English well.
For the troubled Western expat in Japan, the reality of being on another continent can collide with normalized Japanese antisocialism to form a cocktail effective in tuning out a lot of the "just be a normal adult" voices.
A Uruguayan mother, a Colombian researcher and a Japanese company worker in Tokyo discuss their national teams' chances in Brazil.
Japanese returnees and others discuss the trials and tribulations facing those educated abroad if and when they attempt to settle back in Japan.
A Nigerian student, an Ecuadorean diplomat and a self-employed Mexican in Tokyo discuss their national teams' chances in Brazil.
A Ghanaian academic and a Costa Rican student in Tokyo discuss their teams' chances in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
What's the most exciting/outrageous thing you have ever done? Accept a job in Yucatan, Mexico, without knowing a word of Spanish.