Mehervan Sethi isn't your typical Japanese guy, nor is he your typical non-Japanese — for a start he didn't come to Japan for work or a career, or even for the experience. He's always been here.

His grandfather first immigrated from India to Japan in 1952 and found a new home in Kobe. His father was born a decade or so later, and is full of tales of what it was like growing up in Japan in the '60s and '70s as a Sikh Indian.