Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004
I have no desire to return because Japanese society is very square. Here, everything is more free. We can get Japanese food here, but it's not the same. I miss deep baths.
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I wouldn't go back. Here I feel I control my life, not society. In Japan you have to follow the mainstream. I've been here for 13-14 years.
I will go back to Japan, but in future I want to get a lot of experiences and travel to other countries. I miss rice and miso soup. Australia is expensive, especially Japanese food.
I can't decide where I want to live. It's good to live in Australia, but I miss friends and family. Japan is too busy. Australian workers are relaxed.
I hope to live in Australia. People are very kind. Japan is expensive, and here I can study English. I don't miss anything about Japan, but I've been here just one month.
I've been in Australia for three months. I want to live in Japan. I miss the food and TV, and I miss my dog, Ice. There's not a lot to do here.