The moment you know you're accepted
Japan is one of those countries that takes time and patience to navigate. Extreme politeness, homogeneous thinking and a billion customs create barriers for even the most engaged foreigner. But there is a point were you feel that you have gained just a bit of acceptance, and are a part of the culture and society. For me in August, in Hiroshima after an afternoon drinking sake, that moment came; and I will never forget it.