THE FOREIGN RATIONAL

The world as seen through the eyes of a life-long nomad

Thinking of moving to an apartment in Tokyo? Be ready to pay upfront many times the cost of rent.

A few weeks ago, my good friend Kayo and I decided to do a joint writing project about Japanese culture and society. After all, such a complex, deep and stratified social framework can’t be understood from any single vantage point—especially not that of white guy who’s only been here a few years. The first topic …

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