Craig is a DU student studying in Japan this semester. His blog this week reflects on being a Japanese-American in Japan, as well as his experience with culture shock:
Understandably, this would be confusing for anybody; going from being a minority to a majority would mess with anybody. However, I also realize that I only look like the majority, but I am in fact, not a member of the dominant culture. So I am not a part of the majority or minority. Determining what this means has been emotionally taxing, even if I was not aware of it on a conscious level until very recently. Figuring out where one belong is always a difficult task. At times, I feel like I have to be both the majority and minority while simultaneously being neither the majority or minority. The question is: Where do I belong?
You can read his full post here.