Kasey Furutani


Kasey Furutani is originally from Los Angeles. She is currently in Japan to find her true identity, whether she likes to or not. In her free time, she likes film photography, books, aimless wandering and drinking beer.

A Japanese American Foreigner in Japan

I am a fifth generation Japanese American. I know no Japanese beyond the basic phrases of “ikimasho” and “n”. I was raised in an American fashion with some Japanese culture peppered in. My family would celebrate a traditional Japanese New Year's Day with the same passion as we celebrate the Fourth of July. I am a loud and proud Japanese American but I was not always this way.