On this episode I’m speaking with Hana, a friend of mine who grew up in Japan and went to international schools here before studying in Canada and working in the US. In this episode we talk about what it’s like growing up as what they call Ha-fu in Japan, how international school experience shaped her personality, and reverse culture shock after coming back from years overseas. I hope you’ll enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
Timestamps (check your podcast player or the YouTube show for links):
01:32 Experience growing up as Hafu in Japan
05:28 What are the trade-offs going to international school?
09:20 The spiritual part of Japanese culture
11:14 Cultural differences Japan > Canada > US
13:32 Code switching
19:00 Reverse Culture Shock
23:53 Sponsored Segment JobsinJapan.com
24:23 What Hana missed about Japan in the US
27:15 Do Int’l school kids integrate into Japanese society?
32:06 If not for going to Int’l school…
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