Being an Asian foreigner in Japan is a unique challenge of fitting in and standing out at the same time. Two years ago when I first arrived to Japan, I was all starry-eyed with wonderment and beyond excited for what life in a Japanese university would bring. I barely knew any Japanese beyond basic travel essentials and my image of the country was glamorized by movies, dramas and songs. I believed I was coming to place of dreams.
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To enjoy our content, please include The Japan Times on your ad-blocker's list of approved sites. That a woman could be arrested in this day and age for such an act — and in a country where sexually explicit manga and imitation-vagina sex toys are sold at convenience stores — seemed absurd. What is Obscenity? It seemed not. The police were quite serious. They detained Megumi Igarashi, who made work under the pseudonym Rokudenashiko, for a week before she was freed by a legal appeal. She was then arrested again in December of the same year, as was the female owner of a sex shop where Rokudenashiko had displayed her work.
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We know all about the horrors that have happened on our side of the world. Alongside all the catastrophes that plagued Europe during World War II , the atrocities committed in Southeast Asia were every bit as disturbing -- even if most of us in the West hardly ever learn about them in school. While Europe was struggling to hold off the Nazi war machine, China was fending off the Japanese invasion that first launched in late They fought hard, in the end losing as many as 20 million lives the second most of any country involved in the war to keep the Japanese Empire from conquering much of East Asia and the Pacific.
Heart My Backpack uses affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase through my links, I may earn an affiliate commission. When I ended up moving to Japan again at 22, I quickly fell in love all over. But the best part? There my school would put me up in a cozy mountain lodge and give me some extra money for the inconvenience. Because, you know, spending a few days a month at a monkey-inhabited mountain paradise was SUPER inconvenient.