“I’m from Israel and I came to Japan with my Japanese girlfriend, but then we broke up a year after we moved here. We were together for 13 years. We’re still friends though and I’ve moved onto a new relationship. Right now I’m doing my postdoctoral research in neuroscience. I study motor skills and my goal is to help people with disabilities. I love Japan and big cities like Tokyo. Sometimes I feel like I’m still on vacation here. People in general are polite and keep their distance. In Israel, everybody behaves like they’re part of one big dysfunctional family. In Japan, everything’s easy. Going to the municipal office with no Japanese language skills is still easier for me than back home.”

Somewhere in Tsukishima

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