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Japanese design isn’t trying to solve any world problems. And that's my problem with it. Japanese designers come up with their own spin of designs and concepts that have existed elsewhere. Making them Japanese. It all feels adapted. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but I expected something different. This is not a place for a growing art student to come study design for months. 

I came here to see and learn. Not really to live. To me, studying abroad was never about living abroad. It was about experience a new place. The seeing part has been unfortunately limited due to how far out I live from the city action and the learning at my school has been nonexistent. There’s only so much I can teach myself from being here without the right resources.