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On Complaining About Pizza in America

My first day back in America, I bowed to a cop.

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On Not Being Funny in Japan

The first rule of making a joke in Japan is to resist. It will never help you.

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On Roller Skating in Japan: Notes on One Year of Culture Shock

This month marked my first year in Japan: My Japanniversary. My first year as an expatriate felt a lot like a bad prom date. I was incompetent, needy, never quite sure where to put my hands.

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