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Erin Chang

Discovery Golf

Hometown: Seoul, Korea

Number of years in Japan (cumulative): 2 (as of April 2020)

Erin Chang
Q1: What was your first encounter with Japan?

Sometime in the late ’90s with my family. We had a three-day layover in Tokyo before flying to Los Angeles from Seoul. I remember visiting Tokyo Disneyland, shopping around Ginza and the weather being incredibly hot ⁠— I believe it was August.

Q2: Please state your motto in life and why you have chosen it.

Randomness and antifragile, which come from Nassim Taleb’s books. I guess they’re more like concepts that I like rather than a motto, but they still teach me how to approach life in this increasingly unpredictable world and remind me not to be too frustrated by uncertainties.

Q3 : Over your career, what achievement are you the proudest of?

The fact that I truly enjoyed all the jobs I’ve chosen so far. Work matters a lot to me in terms of motivation and quality of life — having been able to choose the right one until now makes me feel grateful and proud at the same time.

Q4 : What are your goals during your time in Japan, your current position or in life?

For this year specifically, taking the next level Japanese Language Profiiciency Test and sorting out online banking and credit cards. These are some homework projects I had postponed until now, but I would like to organize my life in Japan better as someone who lives here versus temporarily visiting.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020