Before JET many of us never experienced standing (waaaaay) out in our own neighbourhoods. Well, here in Japan, it’s a different story. Although it may appear to you, while in Tokyo, that there are indeed a fair number of foreigners residing in Japan, the truth is we make up about 1% of the total population. Unlike if you were an ALT in Tokyo, here in Gunma it is difficult to blend in and just become that foreigner. You stick out like a sore thumb, so get used to it.