Can a foreigner ever be fully accepted into Japanese society? Would they even want to?
The debate in the expat community about whether foreigners can ever be fully accepted into Japanese society will probably go on as long as there are foreigners living in Japan. However one aspect of this discussion that often gets overlooked is would a foreigner really want to be treated the same as a Japanese?
Tokyo Podcast talks to popular YouTube creator Hikosaemon about a recent video he did titled, It Ain’t Easy Being Japanese where he discussed what it’s like to be a foreigner in Japan and what life is like for a Japanese in Japan. The social pressures that the Japanese face in their daily lives are enormous and is something that many foreigners are not familiar with. Hikosaemon gives us his thoughts on the struggles that both foreigners and Japanese face while trying to find their role in Japanese society.