When you move to a new city, it can be hard to find your crowd. That task is made even harder the more complex your identity is.

The population of the greater Tokyo area is approaching 40 million and while it is possible to make friends among the majority Japanese inhabitants, sometimes it is just more comforting to be able to be around people who look and talk like you.

Well, in the words of Madonna, "I know a place where you can get away, it's called a dance floor." And recently my dance floor getaway has been the monthly music party Speakeasy.