Thursday, April 1, 2010
Ok, so to those of you who don't know, gaijin means foreigner in Japanese. Last week my host mom brought me with to my host brother's soccer championships. I got a lot of little boys whispering "GAIJIN!" behind their hands. It was sooo strange because they all just openly stared and as they walked they would turn their heads so they were still staring as they passed. Later, there were some high school students closer to my age keeping score. One saw me and started staring and then poked his friend with his pencil and they both just stared until I ran away. Anyways, if you are going to Japan in the future, don't be creeped out if everyone stares because as my host mom said Japan is "nihon jin dake">> Just Japanese people.