Human Parts
Published in

Human Parts

No One Believes That I’m Japanese

Mixed race people don’t often get the acceptance that everyone else takes for granted

Photo: Rika Hayashi/Getty Images

II knew when I started my degree in Japanese and International Relations that I would spend a year in Japan. Although I didn’t grow up speaking my father’s native tongue, I still imagined that as soon as I landed, fluent Japanese would flow from my mouth. Sadly…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Tom Matsuda

Tom Matsuda

833 Followers

British-Japanese writer from London. Words in OneZero, Human Parts, Al Jazeera.