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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...
    RikaIwasaki RikaIwasaki 13-15, F Mar 5, 2013

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    Partially......... Ancestors got around.
    hippygod1 hippygod1 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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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...
    marinesnow marinesnow 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    Language Barrier - I am not full Japanese, not even 25%, but that small part of my heritage occupies most of my heart. My aunt traced out family tree (well one twig from it) to a...
    rabinn rabinn 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    Getting In Touch - It gives me a sense of serenity and peace when I get in touch with my Japanese side. There's a song I listen to that is so beautiful and incorporates some...
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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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...
    asufalt asufalt 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    I'm Not Japanese - I'm African guy , but my dream is to marry a Japanese girl i never met one in real but i wanna meet one soon maybe here why not , i like japan culture and i...
    strangerheart strangerheart 22-25, M Sep 7, 2012

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    Deleting - I am NOT half Japanese! I put this on my profile in error and now I can't seem to find a way to delete this!! I have enough mixed blood running through my veins without...
    puffalot puffalot 22-25, F 2 Responses May 20, 2008

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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...
    umeco umeco 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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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 5 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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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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    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...
    Orion2089 Orion2089 22-25, M Nov 11, 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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    Hey Im Lachy - Hello my name is Lachy I know it may be a little different but I would love to get to know some people for Japan that live in Australia. My reason is because they...
    lachlan2 lachlan2 16-17, M Dec 14, 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...
    PineyCreek PineyCreek 22-25, M 7 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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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...
    RawerToshimurra RawerToshimurra 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 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...
    sakura9 sakura9 18-21 2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    Austrian-bosnian Girl Whose Heart Belongs To Japan <3 - I'm not Japanese at all, but I wish I was. :( My heart and soul don't belong to Austria nor to Bosnia but to Japan. <3...
    nyantastic nyantastic 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    im adopted, my father was Japanese and Chinese and my mother was French and Russian. such a weird mix!
    heartslob heartslob 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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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...
    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...
    Denisaiko Denisaiko 22-25, F 1 Response May 10, 2013

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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...
    Chigeko Chigeko 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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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...
    misunderstoodgrl misunderstoodgrl 31-35, F Dec 31, 2013

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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...
    paperowl paperowl 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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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...
    jirou81 jirou81 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    I'm Part Japanese~ - My mom's pure Japanese and my dad's half chinese half Japanese~ I lead a Japanese lifestyle and I can understand both Japanese and Chinese...tho I still...
    epicHi epicHi 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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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...
    ArashiFan ArashiFan 13-15, F 4 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    Unlucky I'm not, but I really love Japan and japanese <3
    LeedYHH LeedYHH 22-25, M Mar 3

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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...
    sohs sohs 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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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...
    hanako2 hanako2 51-55, 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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    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...
    HealingSelfProject HealingSelfProject 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    Half Japanese - My mother is japanese while my father is a mix of german, dutch, native american and irish. I speak japanese fluently and actually spent the first 16 years of my...
    angelpie43 angelpie43 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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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...
    wishiwasamillionaire wishiwasamillionaire 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    I Love Japanese People - i love Japanese people and the culture i am half Asian but not Japanese i just came here to say hello to all the awesome Japanese people out there
    123unhappyrefrian 123unhappyrefrian 18-21, F Jul 5, 2012

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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 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...
    MttDocomo MttDocomo 70+, M 6 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    My Japanese learning stemmed from my love for anime and wanting to watch it without subtitles. The more I learned Japanese and the culture behind the language the more interested...
    Kingme1234 Kingme1234 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Actually, I'm not, any more. Many years ago, I had a Japanese penfriend, supplied by the singer Tom Robinson. We made a couple of years before I went to university, and found other...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17

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    I am currently a first year university student in Texas in my second semester of learning beginner Japanese. It's very fun, and very difficult lol Still, I am happy and open to...
    iCaii iCaii 18-21, F Mar 28

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    You Are a Henna Gaijin!, You're not Japanese, but you wish you were! You can use chopsticks with your eyes closed, and you've memorized hundreds of Kanji. You even answer your...
    ib14fun ib14fun 41-45 Apr 7

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    Jeff ate my japanese. Those who know me know the great deal of pain I've been put through. Lol
    Naty13 Naty13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    This peony was brought to Japan from China in the early sixteen hundreds. The Japanese in an aesthetic decision decided to grow the flowers in stem counts of one or two. The plant...
    peonyladygaga peonyladygaga 22-25, F Mar 25

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    Unlike other peony plants, ordinary peonies do not blossom in different seasons, but China-Plandts.com has a mysterious variety of Japanese tree peony named High Noon which can...
    CuteCactus CuteCactus 22-25, F Mar 25

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    Unlike other peony plants, ordinary peonies do not blossom in different seasons, but China-Plandts.com has a mysterious variety of Japanese tree peony named High Noon which can...
    peonyladygaga peonyladygaga 22-25, F Mar 25

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    If 18 and 16 year old boys went to Japan where should they go to find people who would speak Japanese with them? The older went there last year and said it was difficult to get a...
    experimed experimed 51-55, M Apr 6

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    Your Japanese Name Is: Sachi Heike
    ib14fun ib14fun 41-45 Apr 6

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    I'm in Tokyo on business at the moment and am loving Japanese culture. The food, history, language (I am struggling with that!), are fascinating to me. Travel is such a gift...
    ericpaz1967 ericpaz1967 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I would love to be with a Japanese T-girl
    ib14fun ib14fun 41-45 3 days ago

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    Mine is: 藤原 Fujiwara (wisteria fields) 拓海 Takumi (open sea)
    LovingChihiro LovingChihiro 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 18

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