I was in my Japanese class when I overheard a conversation between two other classmates when I studied at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the spring semester of 2016. Both of them had been speaing frankly about their plans by what they certainly were planning to do once they completed their levels. One of these stated at some unspecified point in the future that they intended to work in Japan through the JET Program with the goal of finding a Japanese girlfriend and marry her.
As somebody who has since acquired their level in East Asian studies and achieving to describe away exactly why we had been majoring in it in the beginning had been constantly quite irritating. In modern times, with all the increase of impact through the Korean and Japanese popular tradition, plus the growing geopolitical and financial dominance of Asia, it is just normal that People in the us would be more thinking about and conscious of the communities of East Asia. (more…)