I know many foreigners feel frustrated at what they perceive as racism and discrimination in Japan. Perhaps it exists, but more often than not I just face it with humor and see the humorous side of things.
Where else in the world can one live where you are presumed guilty before being proved guilty. The 99 percent conviction rate is the highest in the world! Ask anyone who is foreign and has been stopped riding (gasp) a bicycle.
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