Hello, I am Yukari.
A Japanese who have lived 2/3 of her life in the sunny and chilled out Australia who’s returned to Japan and expecting myriads of reverse culture shocks.
Due to my upbringing, a lot of Japanese think I’m a foreigner (or a ‘half’) and Aussies assume I’m an Aussie – I feel like I am an expat in my native land.
With this unique perspective, I want to document and share what I (re)discover about my culture, living in Tokyo, travelling in Japan and being away from my second home, Australia.
-Born in Tokyo to Japanese parents as a left-handed second child, my sister and I started to learn English since we were two years old.
-Three-11 years old: Studied at an international school in Yokohama, Japan.
-12 years old: Family moved to the Gold Coast, Australia and first overseas experience.
-21 years old: Moved to the bustling and glistening Sydney to embark on a digital marketing career. First ever trip back to Japan.
-28 years old: Got married and second visit to Japan.
-30 years old: Move back to Tokyo for my husband’s work. Start Native Expat blog.
Questions, comments or just want to say ‘hey!’?
- have a similar experience like me and want to share,
- have any questions about the blog (including wanting any Japanese travel tips), or
- want to just have a chat
drop me a line using the form below 🙂