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Japanese Youth and Manners

Japanese Youth and Manners By tok_matthew June 3rd, 2005 @ 12:13 PM Life in Tokyo Everyone knows that the Japanese are the politest people on the face of the earth. I was completely amazed when walking into even a McDonald’s in Japan and having the employees bow to me. In the trains I quickly learned to not […]

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Tokyo – 日本人と外人の関係について

日本人と外人の関係について By tok_matthew May 29th, 2005 @ 5:35 PM Life in Tokyo 私は三年間東京住んでいました。その時に日本の文化、言葉と生き方についてたくさんならって、日本の生活たいしてすごく住み心地の良いになりました。でも外人に対して日本で住むことをあまり住みやすくないんです。 日本で住むことを始まる時に外人が日本の文化と言葉、についてなにも分からない。そして日本人とあまり連絡をできません。色々日本人は英語をしゃべれる、だけどまだ日本の文化についてよく分からないで誤解がたくさんがあります。 例えば: 1.日本人にはじめてと日本人よくLets go to the Izakaya sometimeを言っています。外人はこの文を聞くと本との招待だと思っています。そして、外人の答えは、

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Life in Tokyo vs. Life in Saigon

Life in Tokyo vs. Life in Saigon By tok_matthew May 22nd, 2005 @ 9:16 PM Life in Tokyo I’m baaack!! Long time without a post here but I felt a little like an outsider since as most of you know I’m taking a hiatus from Tokyo life and living here in Saigon, Vietnam. But I have often […]

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Controversy for the Whole Family

Controversy for the whole family! By tok_matthew January 19th, 2005 @ 1:19 PM Uncategorized I just had a chat with someone we shall refer to as “the patriot,” which got me thinking about this subject. Most of us hard core ex-pats who truly try to integrate with the host culture often find ourselves in a complex situation. […]

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Tokyo – Racism in Japan

Racism in Japan By tok_matthew January 4th, 2005 @ 5:06 PM Law & Order, Racism In today’s Japan times there is an article on page 13 entitled “Racism is bad business.” It addresses the issue of foreigners being barred entry to certain Japanese establishments and how this hurts international business in Japan. Over my 3 years in Japan […]