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EXPATS

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Dec 25, 2013
Tokyo, the city that's not as crazy as everyone thinks
As a Japanese friend of mine who has lived all over Japan once said, 'People from the Kansai area are like Latin people, but in Tokyo they're more like Germans.
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Dec 25, 2013
Race-based ID checks in front of families send wrong message
I cannot accept the way Japanese police treat foreigners such as myself in public places — especially how they judge people by color and appearance. I have had several unpleasant experiences that suggest this is the case.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LEARNING CURVE
Dec 22, 2013
Don't let the holidays leave you homesick this year
Homesickness is a particular concern for foreign residents in December, when the holiday season starts to conjure up images of family dinners and drinking parties with old friends. For new arrivals, it's further complicated by the simultaneous challenge of adjusting to a different culture.
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Dec 22, 2013
Beauty, shoes and music to round up 2013
Lifelines is playing catch-up this week, with some feedback from previous columns and a reader hoping for a little bit of Christmas magic to help him reconnect with his musical past in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Dec 20, 2013
Cook, writer, TV host, actress and more: Briton toasts eventful half-century in Japan
Civil servant, cook, columnist and TV personality are among the hats Jill Sinclair Ito has worn during her 50 years in the country.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Dec 15, 2013
To stay here long term, visa seekers need to prove they can pay their way
From finding a residence status that suits your circumstances to signing up a sponsor, getting a visa to stay in Japan for the long term can be a challenge.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Dec 13, 2013
For Canadian traveler, last-minute meeting led to change of heart and new start in Japan
Michelle Takahashi works as an English teacher at a school for families who hope to raise their children in bilingual and multi-cultural environments. Together with Toru, a systems engineer at an IT-related U.S. company, and their two sons, she now lives in Kodaira, western Tokyo.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Dec 9, 2013
Korean volunteers put the K into kizuna
One volunteer group, based at Tokyo's Meiji University, is called Kizuna International; the other, at Kyoto University, is Kizuna From Kyoto. The coincidences do not end there: Both groups' leaders share the same surname and both are ethnic Koreans.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST
Dec 6, 2013
Feasting at the Hooters 'breastaurant': Wise old owls ought to know better
How should I play my first visit to Hooters, the land of hamburgers and hot pants? Should I go highbrow? Or low? I turn to my guide for, uh, guidance. 'Well, their motto is 'Delightfully tacky.' What do you think?'
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Dec 6, 2013
Writer inducted into intricacies of country life shares her story
Home for Rebecca Otowa is a 350-year-old farmhouse nestled on the edge of a tiny village in Shiga Prefecture, where generations of her husband's family have lived. It is a lifestyle she has grown to cherish since arriving in rural Kansai as a bride more than 30 years ago.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Dec 4, 2013
In Japan, no escape from The Eye's perpetual policing glare
In Japan, The Eye compels you towards collective behavior: Mustn't be forceful or push back against the status quo, lest you get hairy-eyeballed.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Dec 2, 2013
Between dreams and discrimination, Japanese build new lives in the City by the Bay
How are modern-day Japanese immigrants experiencing life in America — and in particular, San Francisco? What are their dreams, their struggles and rewards? And how do they handle the need to belong, the ceaseless negotiation between assimilation and roots?
JAPAN / Society
Nov 30, 2013
Foreign chefs OK to work in 'ryotei'
City officials in Kyoto say the state has approved a special measure that will permit foreign chefs to work at traditional, high-end Japanese restaurants.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Nov 29, 2013
Islanders must think bigger to thrive, not just survive
As a resident, may I be so bold as to suggest that we don't need an NPO to save our island from aging and depopulation. What we need is for an NPO, or anyone, to save our island from itself!
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Nov 27, 2013
'Disabled' in Britain, just 'foreign' in Japan
For myself, a British citizen who has cerebral palsy living in Japan, it is the liberatory power of being a foreigner here that leaves the deepest impression on me.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Nov 22, 2013
Putting down roots with Ryukyu Underground
Keith Gordon, the English half of the Okinawan fusion duo, has found his 'spiritual home' on the southern island.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST
Nov 22, 2013
¥500: the most expensive coin in the world, kinda
I am fond of that big coin, for a bevy or reasons. It's a relationship I dub 'The king and I.'
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Nov 20, 2013
Tokyo: Could — and should — mass immigration save shrinking Japan?
A path to a prosperous, innovative society or the multicultural road to ruin for Japan? Vote here to have your voice heard.
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2013
ACCJ urges rise in foreign housekeepers so women can join workforce
The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan is calling on the government to increase the number of foreign domestic workers and expand after-school support for children to help bring more women into the workforce.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Nov 15, 2013
TELL vet helps cast net wider to reach kids, stop suicides
The Tokyo English Life Line has been providing support and counseling services to Japan's international community for 40 years. Vickie Skorji, the new director of the Lifeline hot line service, has played a pivotal role in its activities.

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