I Want to Be Japanese

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    Watashi Wa Amerikajin Demo Nihon Ga Suki Desu!

    I love Japan! I speak (skochi) Japanese. My mom married into a Japanese family, and on our family reunion in Japan, it was so funny to have 30 asian people say "sorry we dont speak nihongo- speak to the little american, she understands!" People I would speak to in...
    kalistasadi kalistasadi
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2008

    Wouldn't it be wonderful to be accepted

    as Japanese? Or like someone to notice me like that. I started with manga, and even when I was young watched things that were Japanese, just didn't know. I know I love the culture and I know there's still much to learn. I feel like I can find a part of myself in Japan...
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    Feb 5

    Hajimemashite - How Do You Do?

    I have admired Japan ever since I met a lady from Japan, we became good friends. They were very graceful. I immediately fell in love with Japan. They soon left to go back to Japan, and I only recently took up the language. Japanese are very proud to just be Japanese, they are...
    whiteandred whiteandred
    16-17, F
    Aug 20, 2012

    Desire And Reality

    watashi wa minna san, onamae wa Shwetank desu ne yuroshiku well my story is a bit strange i am not a Japanese nor any one from family is. ever since a kid i had one city in name Tokyo city, i remember my parents used to say that when i was 5 i started saying i want to go Japan...
    tsubaki7 tsubaki7
    18-21
    Nov 9, 2012

    I know, I know. "You can never be japanese".

    But I can dream, can't i? Better than being the big scary black guy, who I'm told japanese tend to not like. But it's not just because of looks. Oh no. Everything I love, it's in japan. Tech, cuisine, art, of course the games and women. The list goes on! What I wouldn't...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2014

    Being A Japanese Would Be A Dream Come True!

    i've been in love with culture of the japanese the moment i got to know them. its really cool and the japanese people are so proud of their cultures and ethics. you just cant stop feeling envious and all that stuff. being in my own country makes me feel so empty when i compare to...
    zack21 zack21
    18-21
    1 Response Oct 30, 2011

    Complicated Views Of Image And Self

    like many i started liking Japan at a young age. as i grew and outgrew my interest in anime, i learned japanese, lived in japan, and am now fluent for all intents and purposes. this puts me between cultures. i feel pressure from my american family to be more american but i've...
    pigmon3013 pigmon3013
    22-25
    1 Response Dec 4, 2012
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