Niseko has been Australianized Skiers are Australian Staff are Australian Food is Australian Even the geisha is Australian! (Sayuki)
Why go there? If the skiers are Australian, the staff areAustralian, the food is Australian, andthe geisha is Australian, why go there? Because the snow is Japanese!
Not stupid, just scared Some people would call this “stupid” I’d call it “understandable” Doing something different is difficult Doing something different is scary
RubyKaigi problems People socialize only with their friends Japanese only socialize, have lunch withJapanese Non-Japanese only socialize, havelunch with non-Japanese Japanese people without romaji(alphabet spelling) on name tag
Meet new people with friend Find an existing friend Meet new people with them
Find bilingual people Find someone bilingual Socialize with a whole group with his orher help
Name tags Japanese people, please put somealphabetical letters (romaji) on yourname tag If you don’t want your real name inromaji, put a username (twitter, github)in romaji