Until you are arrested by the Japanese police: Don’t resist the authorities

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Now can you guess why the two cops are interrogating a foreigner in the video? Because this foreigner refused the check of his bag. Today I explain this terrible check called “Shokushitsu”, and why you should not refuse it. If you refuse it and touch the police, there is a possibility of being arrested for …


World Map for the Ignorant Japanese ~Is the capital of USA New York…?~

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Many foreigners are surprised when they come to Japan because Japanese people don’t know much about their country. It is not a lie. Someone thought that Colombia is Brazil. (It’s a true story) Indonesia is India. There are only Caucasians in Paris. I don’t want you to be disappointed, but it is real Japan. To …


People couldn’t sing about love in Japan: Sexualism of Japan

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A few months ago I wrote about the problem of gender gap in Japan. In this article I wrote that Japan is ranked 121st out of 153 countries. Then this ranking was renewed, and the new position of Japan is… 120th! So Japan’s world position on gender equality is still very low. But this does …


The two reasons why Japanese think that Asian Hatecrime is a somebody else’s business

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Today “Asian Hatecrime” is a very serious and urgent issue in some western countries, particularly in the USA because of the spread of Covid-19. But the victims are not only Chinese Americans, but also us, Japanese. However, in Japan, people do not considerthis problem to our issue. Why don’t Japanese people act for other Asians …