I still feel bloody disgusted whenever someone called me “asian”

Whenever someone refer to me as “asian”, I always follow by telling him or her very clearly, with a very nonchalant expression, “I’m Japanese,” all the while I try to hide the deep seething disgust at the mere mention of the word “asian”, because in America, the only people who call themselves “asian” are Chinese and Korean, and maybe some extremely white-washed Japanese.  When I lived in Japan, I have never met any Japanese who thinks Japanese are Asian.  And while I lived in China, I have never met any Chinese who referred. Like I have said before, asians who call themselves asians in America are not really asians.

Author: jennifer suzuki

I have been a very confused—some might say very conflicted—girl ever since I can remember and I have always lived in a fantasy world of my own making.

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