Here’s my weekly Life in Japan question. This time, what’s like raising a family in Japan as a foreigner? Especially with the fact that my daughter is mixed race (or haafu).
Originally posted on I Read Encyclopedias for Fun:
It’s Monday again, and I’m in the middle of Golden Week, a major week-long holiday in Japan. However, I have work only today, and a couple four day holidays. But Monday also means it’s time for another question about Japan. It’s S. R. Carrillo’s question again.
What’s it like to have raised a family there, as a foreigner?
As you can see from the picture, it’s weird. Or maybe that’s just my daughter. There are certainly some challenges raising a kid in Japan while I’m a foreigner. I can’t speak for families whose parents are both foreigners, though. They’d have a totally different experience. However, since my wife is Japanese, I get to experience the Japanese side of life, as well.
Basically, I get to spend some time with my wife’s family and see what it’s like in a Japanese family. We mostly go during the New Year period, so…
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