Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Being treated like an outsider in Japan

I receive many email from people who want to come to Japan and who are curious about what they might experience when they get here. This question from Allen is an excellent one which illustrates a common experience  for foreigners who choose to make Japan their temporary or permanent home.

“Could I ask you something! I was reading about a few people that have Japanese wives/husbands but still have to que up at the non “Japanese citizen” line when entering Japan. Have you experienced this and what’s your thoughts about foreigners in Japan being treated like outsiders. I know this is Japanese culture so I guess It won’t change anytime soon but I just wanted to hear your thoughts on these things as you would know best as you live in Japan.”


One comment on “Being treated like an outsider in Japan

  1. Michael Gillan Peckitt
    October 21, 2012

    Been married for 5 years to my Japanese wife. Never had to be in the non-Japanese section if with her. Not been here long so can’t really comment yet. No negative impressions yet though.

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