Japan has yet to reveal to a foreigner living in Japan for over 8 years the difference between the particles ‘は’ and ‘が’.
“I don’t know many times I’ve asked,” says 43-year-old gaijin Harry Jenkins.
“But I never get a straight answer.”
Japan will often give an ambiguous response saying it “doesn’t even really know” what the difference is.
“I don’t really buy that,” says Jenkins, “it’s like when Japan never wants to tell me what those big black buses are.”
On other occasions, Japan will give Jenkins the finger batsu.