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Posted in: A significant number of foreigners experience housing discrimination in Japan See in context

To add to my comments, my Japanese was fluent at the time and my wife is Japanese, so there was no valid explanation of "communication" or expectation of "English services" as I had already been living in Japan for 5 years. The landlord's reasoning was "it's not because you're a foreigner, it's just because you're not Japanese". Oh, now I understand.....

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Posted in: A significant number of foreigners experience housing discrimination in Japan See in context

My book, aptly titled "No Pianos, Pets or Foreigners! My Life in Japan in the 80's" describes this phenomenon in one of the chapters. Unfortunately, the stories are as relevant today as they were then.

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