People living in Japan can be slyly racist and discriminate without realising. I still want to live in Japan in the near future but I cannot ignore the imperfections and the way I was treated at times living there. Living there for a year has helped me experience what it is like to feel like a complete foreigner and have to survive. I never got stopped by police and I wasn’t called the n-word or any racial slurs like other people have but my cases are a little different. You may be able to relate to them as a POC foreigner in Japan.
With NaNoWriMo around the corner, some people might be looking for ideas for their story. Most of these ideas are summaries or ideas that were made around December 2005 – September 2007. They might be inspirational or used by others if they please.
From March to July 2017, I stayed at GG House. or GG House West Right (Nishi Arai). You can get to this house by Hanzomon or Hibiya Line to Nishi Arai Station. While it was a huge improvement from staying at World Unite!, it felt more of a dormitory for students and long term travellers. Nevertheless, the fact that it was mostly quiet and people kept to themselves was something I liked. I would like to introduce to you the second place I stayed in before I left Japan to go to Korea.