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- 13 Years in Japan.
I have always wanted to do it my way, it was slow in the beginning and i was getting into untold trouble on a weekly basis. Then I just smashed my way through it, and having to put my balls on the table more once. One thing I tried not to do when i got here was to rely on other people too much, to marry into a visa or to cut corners and come in through the front door. It was very important to me to do it the right way, and when I applied for my permanent residency I just assumed (and I was told) that it would take some time, that it would be a long and drawn out process.
Well, actually it was not.
I managed to get a permanent visa in Japan pretty easily. I have enjoyed every minute living in Japan since i arrived, its been a fuckin trip i tell you. I respect their history, and more importantly the fact that i am a guest in this country. .
As some people know, behind the scenes I am trying to change this place for the better with a lot of my work with focusing on small businesses and improving the night economy in Japan. Even though i feel i have put a lot into this place, i have also gotten a lot more in return.
I don't take coffee, I take tea, my dear,
I like my toast done on both sides,
And you can hear it in my accent when I chat,
I'm an Englishman in Japan.
(this picture is from my 3rd day in Japan in Liquid Room for Ukawa-san's party)
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