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    Well, I'm HALF Japanese,

    not full. It's on my mom's side. I used to be completely fluent in Japanese, but I've gotten rusty. I used to know hiragana, katakana, and a couple hundred kanji, but now I've forgotten them all. I can still speak it a bit with broken grammar, but I can still understand it well...
    RacistPlastic RacistPlastic 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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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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    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 5 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    From Japan With Love

    Hello from Japan. I am a real japanese, and ...you guys are American, not jnese at all. Can you speak japnese, if not , Told ya. you are American , no doubt about it. you know what , i ,more often then not, come across japnese~Americans on the street in Tokyo. they dont behave...
    MttDocomo MttDocomo 70+, M 6 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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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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    Like Not Really

    I'm like such a small amount.......i don't even look Japanese
    N1cKI77 N1cKI77 13-15, M Jul 9, 2013

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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 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I Wish I Could Explore More Of My Japanese Heritage With Someone Who Could Show Me The Way.

    I am half Japanese. As i was growing up i was always happy to have contact with my Japanese culture. As I matured I became very Americanized. I married a Caucasian man and had children with him, so my children are not very familiar with their japanese heritage. Since my divorce...
    hanako2 hanako2 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    My Heart Is Japanese

    I have been living in Japanese for over 20 years. I am not a Japanese by my external appearance but my heart is Japanese.
    Ronos Ronos 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2013

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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

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    hippygod1 hippygod1 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 10, 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 3 Responses Mar 24, 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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    Brother Across The Ocean.

    Who else has been noticing the on going hatred between our country of Japan and south Korea. These two has been bickering since WW2, and still, they hate each other. Hasn't been time for them to stop and become friends?
    RikaIwasaki RikaIwasaki 13-15, F Mar 5, 2013

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    Someone, please get me there.

    . to live with you..
    trueloveriamonly trueloveriamonly 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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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 Japanese

    Konichiwa,minna-san!watashi no namae yumemiru-chan!nice to meet you!i like japaness very much!just like CLAMP!
    yukiwarashi yukiwarashi 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    I'm a quarter Japanese

    but I think I could pass for half.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 22

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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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    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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    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 9 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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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 Aug 5

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    Reads And Contributors I Want You To Subscribe To Me And Read My Experience

    With the holidays coming up I will be writing more stories to share with you, and I will be announcing my newest project, "Project Friendship" which is going to take EP to a whole new level. But in order to make this happen I need YOU the reader/contributor. What is it that you...
    Orion2089 Orion2089 22-25, M Nov 11, 2013

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    I have found the love of my life,

    she is the essence of my life ... having studied her for years I have found that she is my most satisfying love, she brightens my day , takes me over the edge , allows me to focus, she is young but respected, beautiful and creative, spontaneous and explosive, sexy and aggressive...
    JaneLovesTarzan JaneLovesTarzan 56-60 1 Response Dec 23, 2013

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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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    日本語で、、、

    話せる相手がいたらいいな~~。。。どなたか??
    thousandcrane thousandcrane 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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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 1 Response Jul 1

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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

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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 6 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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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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    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

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    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 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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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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    chika94 chika94 18-21, M Jun 5

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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 7 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I'm half Japanese and half Portuguese.

    Interesting combination, I suppose.
    japaguese japaguese 18-21, F Dec 23, 2013

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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...
    sakura9 sakura9 18-21 3 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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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 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Half Blood Japanese

    My japanese lineage is from my father's side. He's originally from Osaka and my mother is a mix (French canadian - Swiss german), she moved to Japan in her teen age, got married with father, live and also work here until now. Well, eventhough physically I don't look much like a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    A Little Japanese

    I have a very far Japanese heritage, it looks like it comes from one of my great-grandfathers. It must be true, as I have always feel attracted to Japan and its wonderful people. People sometimes mock me for saying that I am part Japanese because I don't look so at all. However...
    Denisaiko Denisaiko 22-25, F 1 Response May 10, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    It may seem pretty unbelievable, but one of the best Japan-related books that I have ever read is written by a Hungarian author, Laszlo Krasznahorkai. The book is called " From the...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    Everyone I know thinks I'm completely weird for liking anime but I just love it so much! Especially because I watch it in Japanese and have to read the subtitles. But It has so...
    MerciDean MerciDean 13-15, F Nov 16

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    Some of my favorite animes: Bleach, Tenchi Muyo (OVA), Inuyasha, Trigun, El Hazaard (the original one), Ranma 1/2, Fruits Basket, Outlaw Star, Cowboy Beebop, -pretty much anything...
    Daenerys7 Daenerys7 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    Yeah can speak Japanese I have been learning it since I was 12 and I'm going to Tokyo in November for a university program over there I'm sooooo excited!!!! :D :D :D I have been to...
    ccher95 ccher95 18-21, F Oct 24

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    I'm majoring in Japanese and I'm in my 6th year of studying the language.
    ginabytheway ginabytheway 18-21, F Oct 24

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    I love the way japanese people talk. It sounds cool.
    Danae102 Danae102 18-21, F Oct 25

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    About every Japanese video has some five year old and giant tentacles
    NeverAnonymous NeverAnonymous 13-15, M Oct 27

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    most of the Asian men who I've met here in class are from Japan (at least that talk to me). I'm the token black girl & token american in a group of European & Asians. I love...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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