Posts Tagged ‘Foreigners’

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Bad news Sumo fans, seems that it’s now going to be even more difficult for foreigners to become part of the wonderful world of sumo thanks to some new laws thrown down by the Japanese Sumo Association. Your dreams of becoming a Sumo god are through! More »


This isn’t the place to discuss being a foreigner in Japan: a quick search will turn up a million blogs (possibly even my own) started up by foreign exchange students, drifters and playboys who discovered to their amazement that (gasp!) the experience is pretty strange. I’m more interested in how Japanese view foreigners, and–supporting my thesis that it is a great way to learn about Japan–anime provides some striking examples. More »


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