My name is Matt.
I’m an American living in Japan since 2008.
I love baseball.
I like eating Japanese food. Some of my favorites are yakitori and ramen.
I’m an ALT for the government of Japan. My first year here I used to work as a slave for Interac.
I enjoy living in Japan. It’s very different in some ways, but pretty fun.
Don’t ask me to how learn or speak Japanese. I studied French for 8 years before moving to Japan. French is only useful in Japan for impressing girls… which is the only reason I studied it.
I’m calling this blog “Gaijin Chameleon” because even though I’m a foreigner, I look Japanese to most Japanese people so I never stand out in a crowd as long as I keep my mouth shut. It’s a different experience from other gaijin who stand out in the crowd more, but I’ve been the only Asian in tiny southern Kentucky towns before, so I can understand the feeling a bit.