Personal Narrative: Belonging In Japan

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The airport was a sea of people going everywhere. I looked around, wondering whether I would really like it here, in my native land. After spending most of my life overseas, in Europe and the Middle East, I had my doubts about Japan. Going from country to country all my life, I should have been used to moving around, yet this was different. Instead of just moving from one country to another, I was going back to my home country.I thought that I would feel at least some kind of belonging after landing in Japan, but I felt none. I wasn’t even born here – I was born in Greece. Everything about Japan so far was making me dizzy. The sudden increase of Asian-looking people, hearing Japanese spoken everywhere – it was all very disorienting. Suddenly,

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