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Freelancing in Tokyo: Support the Foreign Community

Posted by David Chester on 3 November 2011

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If you are a foreigner living and working in Tokyo (no matter whether you call yourself a gaijin, a gaikokujin, a foreigner, or a non-Japanese), you will most likely, at some point, feel a sense of isolation or loneliness or some great desire to connect with something comforting or familiar. The solution to this, in brief, is to connect to and support the foreign community.

There are any number of ways to do this, whether it be patronizing restaurants, enjoying performances, or participating in classes that are run by members of the foreign community. This is not to suggest that you therefore shut the door on your Japanese life. I encourage you to bring your Japanese spouses or friends with you to any of the aforementioned places. These are simple ways of expanding your network, making new friends, learning more about what's available to you in our incredible town and a way to stay connected, because, again, it's easy to become isolated here, and there's no good reason to allow that to happen. 

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Freelancing in Tokyo: The Joys of Networking

Posted by David Chester on 31 January 2011

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FIT Jan 2011
Hey Everyone!

This is just a short post this morning to thank everyone who came to the showing of "Escapade in Japan" at the Kimono Wine Bar & Grill last week. We had a great crowd and a great night. Only two people (I was one) had seen the film before. I was concerned that others would not find a 50-year old movie about two boys running away in Japan to be entertaining, but I was wrong. It was like we had all gotten on a great ride at Disneyland together and we were so into it that people were just shouting out their feelings, whether they be joy, shock, anger, sadness -- yes, it was like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. What a night.

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The Morning After & FIT Tips

Posted by David Chester on 3 December 2009

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Last night was the successful "launch" party for Freelancing in Tokyo. We held it at a charming place called the Kimono Wine Bar in Nishi-Azabu. There was quite a selection of Tokyo celebrities and newbies, and it was gratifying to see such a great turn out on such a rainy night. Thank you to all who came, and I hope FIT will help open some new doors for future successes. 

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