I Am Japanese

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    I am Japanese-American half Sansei half Yonsei.

    I love hanging out with other Asians and traveling to Japan. I hate people who try to be Japanese, they seriously get on my nerves. ANIME IS NOT EVERYTHING ABOUT JAPAN. I'm cool with people that like our culture, just as long as it doesn't consume every thought in their head ;P...
    DougyAITF DougyAITF
    16-17, M
    Jan 19, 2016

    I am a quarter Japanese.

    I am San-sei. I am third generation Japanese born in America. My obesan (mother's mother) was Japanese. Her name was Tomiko. My ojisan met her when he was on tour with the US Navy in Japan. Both my ojisan and my mother, who was half Japanese have passed away. My mother was a...
    asianspice24 asianspice24
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2016

    Hello I would like to have a Japanese friend ,

    is there anyone who can be my friend?
    SakuraRi SakuraRi
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    I'm not Japanese, but I am posting

    for my fifth grade daughter, who is interested in finding a pen pal around her same age, 10-13ish. We are located in the Midwest United States. She has taught herself some basic Japanese and hopes to do a student exchange there one day. If anyone has any suggestions, please...
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    Hey Y'all

    I'm half Japanese. I'm a yonsei (I assume people here knows what means) and I was born and raised in Virginia. It was kinda weird because most of the time I felt like I was the only Japanese guy for miles and I knew next to nothing about Japan until I started watchign anime...
    PineyCreek PineyCreek
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Mar 6, 2012

    Life In Malaysia

    Hello, I'm a Japanese brought up in Malaysia. My parents are both Japanese, and we moved here when I was around 3 because of my dad's job. Last January my dad moved back to Japan so I'm living here with my mom and 2 younger siblings. I speak English with my siblings but I speak...
    marinesnow marinesnow
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Nov 20, 2012

    I am Japanese. And 1/5 Hawaiian.

    And part Cuban. And I'm not Chinese! Clearly if you think I am you need to go back to 3rd grade.
    Leilani19 Leilani19
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Dec 29, 2013

    Discovering I Am Half Japanese ...

    Years later .....I had always lived a traditional Japanese lifestyle but with out knowing I was half Japanese ! I never knew my real father who happen to be a very powerful man ,years later my real mothers boyfriend told me along with my step father ,the discovery was very...
    HealingSelfProject HealingSelfProject
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2013

    My dad is Japanese American.

    His father was born in Japan and his mother was born here. I don't know much about my family in Japan, in fact i am not sure if we still have any relatives still alive over there. I have taken classes to learn Japanese twice, once in the 8th grade for a year and another semester...
    violet1698 violet1698
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2014

    I Am Sansei

    I am Sansei (third generation Japanese) and my parents are Nisei. I was born and brought up in Hawaii. I have 2 younger sisters and an older brother. My parents always socialized with other Japanese groups and us children were expected to do the same. My first boyfriend was a...
    Chigeko Chigeko
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jun 15, 2010

    Helloooo :)

    Hey everybody! I was born and raised in America, but my parents are both Japanese. But recently, because I really wanted to move to Japan, I have decided to attend a Japanese University in Tokyo (that doesn't have an international program). I'm a second year and last year was...
    asufalt asufalt
    18-21, F
    Apr 21, 2012

    im half japanese. my father is japanese

    and was born here in america and his father was too. my great grandfather was born in japan. no exactly sure where.
    kaleeeb kaleeeb
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2015
    spookiemoogie spookiemoogie
    26-30, M
    Jan 18, 2016

    こんばんは。私はアメリカです。はじめまして!私は中国と英国の降下を持っています。私の名前はアーロンカーターです (Eren Carter) someone please correct it if my grammar were wrong.
    foodloverpeople foodloverpeople
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    From Japan, just now I got to know this app.

    It's DEFO not famous in Japan... They are obsessed with Twitter that I'm fed up with... What a insane, they love to be little bird.
    SueMe1993 SueMe1993
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jul 13, 2014

    I'm half Japanese my mom is Japanese

    and my dad is American . My grandma moved here before my mom was born
    misaka12 misaka12
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2014
    Lexus4 Lexus4
    31-35, M
    Aug 6, 2015

    I am half Japanese and

    for those who have a problem with it.... Can suck it or get help
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    Half Japanese ;)

    Siii I am part Japanese My name is Hideko, most people everywhere in the world are like what??? when they hear my name, but of course only the Japanese people would know my name, I was born in Bolivia and raised in a close Japanese community, I went to Japanese school sense i was...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

    Couldn't Wait To Share This

    My brightest Grad student who is also a research assistant and male finally noticed my swelling belly and said "Oh you are pregnant" I said yes and he with a cute grin said "I guess we know what you've been doing" and all I could do was smile, If he only knew lol. So much for...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Nov 1, 2011

    is it true that iincest is legall in japan

    and is a tradition? specially momson type. i have read that there are inzest clubs in japan like other normal night clubs. is it true?
    fariman1234 fariman1234
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2015
    omarog omarog
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    If I had to be reincarnated

    and I had a choice of what country I'd be reincarnated in, I'd be very tempted to choose Japan. Either Okinawa or Hokkaido. Or deep in the Japanese countryside to a old farming family. Its either ocean side or countryside. I wouldn't want to be born into an urban family unless...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    46-50, M
    Feb 25, 2016

    Any half japs there?.

    ..or any half....or just anybody....?lol
    kiel19 kiel19
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    Not Japanese. Wow who knew damage is said the

    same in Japanese just said different
    Overdrive18 Overdrive18
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2015

    Yes. I am Japanese. I real like Japan,

    but now in England. I like England too, but I always be Japanese!
    JapaninEngland JapaninEngland
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2013

    I am Japanese-American,

    and I love it
    DougyAITF DougyAITF
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    I'm 100% Japanese, and I was born in Japan.

    I lived there until I turned 13, and then moved to Malaysia because of my father's job offer. I was born in Minato, Tokyo, but we are thinking of moving to Shibuya or Nagoya when we move back to Japan in 2016. It seems very hard to find other Japanese on EP, but I have found...
    ArashiFan ArashiFan
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    I'm Only Half Japanese, But That 50% Is More Than Anything Else I'm Made Of.

    My mom is from Okinawa. She's been living in the states since her and my dad got divorced so she could be near us. She's a typical asian/japanese mom. And sometimes if I think about her, I can picture her reaction and hear her voice perfectly in my head, because she's a bit...
    wishiwasamillionaire wishiwasamillionaire
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jul 11, 2012

    but i speak more english

    now though, i have many foreign friends so english is our benchmark language, we all learned it to talk to eachother easier. I usually use japanese to communicate with only a specific person now when i wan to talk to only him in a group.
    Vixkit Vixkit
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    Yonsei (4th gen) representing!

    I really hope that I can work abroad in Japan at some point in life, its such a unique and fun country.
    nmoto nmoto
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

    sany72 sany72
    41-45, M
    Feb 25, 2016

    Part Japanese as well,

    maternal side this time. Wow I have some complicated family right here lol.
    iiTetraLoh iiTetraLoh
    18-21, F
    Sep 27, 2015

    I am a Japanese young woman

    and have a very international attitude. Wherever I go overseas ( I've been to more than 30 countries, please see other experience for more details ), I can find many Japanese products! That's one of the reason I am proud of a Japanese ; )
    sohs sohs
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2014

    I Am Blackenese

    My name is Tatiana, Artist name is Toshimurra. I am black and Japanese. My mother is black and my father is Japanese. I was born and raised in Guam for 6 years. My mother got divorce with my father when i was 5 , so were not technically close, even know he loves me dearly. I'm a...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2013
    jenosaida jenosaida
    1 Response May 2, 2015
    shirrinha34 shirrinha34
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    I'm a quarter Japanese

    but I think I could pass for half.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    konnichiwa. ;p well..

    I love Japan.. mainly due to anime..manga... i ts my dream destination. I love its culture and tradition and its modernization. the people there are also damn kakkoi. I wish to have many Japanese friends. anyone interested?
    thedivich1 thedivich1
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    My father was Japanese born in Japan.

    was adopted and brought to the states. I never met my father only seen pictures. Very handsome man. I remember when I was twelve years old I tried looking for him. didn't take long to find out he was in a prison in FL and also re married with two kids. I stop my search for my...
    misunderstoodgrl misunderstoodgrl
    36-40, F
    Dec 31, 2013
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    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    I'm half Japanese and half Portuguese.

    Interesting combination, I suppose.
    japaguese japaguese
    22-25, F
    Dec 23, 2013

    Dear Japanese

    i always wanted to see you i always dream to be with you one day it is always in my mind to live so happy together with you i hope one day, we will meet... yours, riqa
    deleted deleted
    Nov 7, 2013

    I am not japanese, but i need help speaking

    japanese cause I'm hoping to study uni japan and hopefully going to university of tokyo. i love japan <3 and it's culture and i love japanese innovation and heritage and japanese game shows. :D
    sadwithasmile sadwithasmile
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    This is my first post.

    I'm 100 percent Japanese. I was born in japan and am living in japan. I have stayed in UK and US for about a half year each, but I always missed japan, especially Japanese food. I installed EP app cuz I thought it would be good way to learn English. I like learning English...
    umeco umeco
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 23, 2013

    こんにちは 日本人じゃないです.

    チュニジアの人です but i want to practice Japanese here お元気ですか皆さん
    thephenomenon thephenomenon
    22-25, M
    Jan 20, 2016

    Japanese In England

    My mother is from Kyoto and my father is from Kōchi. They met in medical school in Okayama and married 2 years later. They bounced around hospitals all over Japan, but they never found a place where they wanted to settle down. My mother was always a huge Beatles fan, so one year...
    jirou81 jirou81
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Sep 25, 2012

    Only a Drop of Japan

    i am one teeny drop japanese yet people cant really tell. i dont have the features, but that doent mean im not japanese. i have the cultural interest and that should matter shouldnt it?
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2008

    A Quick Statement

    I'm half Japanese but in fourth grade I was surprised that not everyone owned a rice maker. It's weird being half since the white kids consider you Japanese while the Japanese kids consider you white. It's like living in limbo, but I like it. It just comes with it's...
    paperowl paperowl
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Dec 28, 2009

    My family name is Shintaro.

    My mother is quarter Japanese. Our traditional home there, in Japan, is north of Tokyo, on Honshu.
    Shintaro95 Shintaro95
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2014
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