A female gaijin who arrived in Japan last month has taken a firm stance in her first eikawa lesson against the derogatory term ‘gaijin’.
“Yamato-san, I refuse to be labeled with prejudice,” said Amelia Kepler-Young.
“That kind of language is repulsive and highly discriminatory – I’m not a gaijin, I’m a girljin.”
A confused Yamato-san apologized with a heartfelt ‘moushiwakegozaimasen’ and added a bit of koku for good will.
“Sorry, okay, I understand… you are ‘girlkokujin’,” Yamato san apologized.
The koku went right over Kepler-Young’s head.
Yamato-san is unlikely to book any further lessons with Kepler-Young.