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I Am Japanese

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    Lexus4 Lexus4 31-35, M Aug 6, 2015

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    I am the first born in the United States of

    America on both my mother's and father's sides of the family. Being a second generation Japanese person hasn't been easy. Since all of my relative outside of my direct family lives in Japan, my only source for information about my family and heritage comes from my parents...
    Fuji78 Fuji78 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2014

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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    I am Japanese-American,

    and I love it
    DougyAITF DougyAITF 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2014

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    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

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    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 26-30 8 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    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

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    shirrinha34 shirrinha34 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 4, 2015

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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Not Japanese. Wow who knew damage is said the

    same in Japanese just said different
    Overdrive18 Overdrive18 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15, 2015

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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    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 31-35, F Dec 31, 2013

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    Hello I would like to have a Japanese friend ,

    is there anyone who can be my friend?
    SakuraRi SakuraRi 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    I am half Japanese and

    for those who have a problem with it.... Can suck it or get help
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    I love Japanese girls

    and I have to make this story longer so I love Japanese girls
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2015

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    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

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    Any half japs there?.

    ..or any half....or just anybody....?lol
    kiel19 kiel19 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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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 13-15, M Jan 19

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    I am Half Japanese and I love it

    but I hate how people have so much racism towards Asians and stereotypes and all kinds of things
    Pandalover7 Pandalover7 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    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 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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    I'm half Japanese my mom is Japanese

    and my dad is American . My grandma moved here before my mom was born
    misaka12 misaka12 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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    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

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    My family name is Shintaro.

    My mother is quarter Japanese. Our traditional home there, in Japan, is north of Tokyo, on Honshu.
    Shintaro95 Shintaro95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    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 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    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 26-30 Nov 7, 2013

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    QueenRize QueenRize 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    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 7 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    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 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    omarog omarog 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    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

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    I'm a quarter Japanese

    but I think I could pass for half.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    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

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