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An American living in Japan reflects on experiences as a foreigner, bioluminescence, and myriad other things.

Gaijin「外人」 literally means outside person, or foreigner in Japanese.  Often seen as derogatory, many expatriates appropriate the term as a badge of pride.

Champloo「チャンプルー」 Is a Ryūkyū term for ‘mixture’, ‘mixed’, in the sense of a mashup.  This term is the name of a popular dish found in the Ryūkyū islands, and also occurs in the name of a popular Japanese anime series.

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