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  1. thomas

    Overcoming gaijin-ness

    An interesting article by Samuel Tincher, a Japan-born American student who shares how he coped with being a foreign student enrolled at a Japanese school and all the expectations and assumptions that came with his appearance and nationality. Japan-born American finds freedom in not playing...
  2. Julia KaNeko

    Plans to go to Japan! Where does one start...?

    Hello, I am Lady Julia KaNeko! Hi, I'm new here and this place seems very nice so far. It looks very informative and such. So, as the title states, I do have goals to one day go to Japan. I believe that having a Bachelor's Degree is one of the essential needed in order to go. Having JLPT...
  3. Julia KaNeko

    Hello! I'm Lady Julia KaNeko, and I'm new here!

    I haven't been on a forum site in years... -AHEM- Hello, everyone! I am Lady Julia KaNeko and today is my first day on here! I am 24 this year, in the U.S. and have high hopes to go to Japan someday once I'm finished with college and get my Bachelor's Degree. I have interests in learning more...
  4. J

    Do Japanese girls like to interact with Gaijins?

    I was wondering if Japanese women like to interact with foreigners and want to test out their English, or are they really shy regarding foreigners?
  5. Wardie1993

    "Gaijin" - exact meaning of it?

    i have heard the word is not always used with negative intent, but it does sort of sound like it, i understand it more or less means "foreigner", which isnt really that bad since we call non-native people foreigners as well, sometimes though it can have negative conotations, so what is the exact...
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