May 31 2010

Be considerate of Japan residents

Published by at 3:56 pm under Training in Japan

Since seeing some of my friends from Japan, I have been thinking more and more about a life as a budo student in Japan.  But more as a resident of Japan who trains budo.  I can imagine it is very difficult living in a way where everyone assumes your life revolves around training.

For us visiting it is important to keep in mind that those whom expatriated are not there to babysit or translate for us.  It is on their kind whim that they help us.  They have jobs and lives in Japan to which they have to attend.  What makes you think they have time to deal with a stranger whom is going on a 3 week holiday?

I thought it was important for me to say, and also remind myself of when I go to Japan next, which if I start work should be very soon.  Your life is on the line, practise well.

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2 Responses to “Be considerate of Japan residents”

  1. Brianon 01 Jun 2010 at 1:36 pm

    This is a great point. How easy it is for us to forget!
    Thanks for reminding us. The people ive encountered who have made the jump and are living there seem to be to kind to ever mention anything.


  2. Elizabethon 17 Nov 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Can we have you back? It’s a treat to have you here.

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