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The reason why I emigrated to Canada.

Hello there!

I am RIRIN, living in Quebec in eastern Canada.  I have been living in Canada for over 7 years and originally from Japan.  As many people whom I have met asked me about ¨Why do you live in Canada, not in Japan?¨ I will tell you some reason why I emigrated to and decided to start again my life in Canada. …


It is a looooong story… OK let´s make it shorter.  From my point of view, the main reason is this …

¨I feel comfortable and be able to who I am without any hesitation.¨

Don´t get me wrong! It is not about being selfish or being lazy to compromise with other people.  It is more respect and acceptance of difference between individuals.

As you may already know, Canada has a huge diversity country. This means each of us are required to respect and accept each other from the personal life to work environment. Just because we all have different backgrounds. This is sometimes challenging but attractive for people who came from the monoethnicity country.  Like in my case.

Another reason for deciding to emigrant to Canada even I did enjoy and love living in Australia and New Zealand is that …

¨There are 4 seasons and it is the almost same time as Japan. ¨

This is something I was missing while I was living in Oceania for 3 years.  Yes, I have to admit that I had a great experience and fell in love in summer Christmas, having BBQ on the beach almost all year around and so on.


However, lots of Japanese cultures are related to the seasons. It means we do care about seasons changes, it is a balance of our daily lifestyle. Something we do naturally follow the season changes.  I did not really consider this until I actually live outside of Japan. Then I realized that I have definitely Japanese sense even I  do not practice any religious thing. I want to feel 4 seasons change, does not matter how long each.

I know some of you think it is crazy but at least it is totally true and reasonable for me.  I feel more connected if I am living alone in the same season to Japan where all my family and friends are. This is something special feeling.

There are tons of reasons to emigrant to another country. I have met lots of people from all around the world and each of us has different reason and expectation for the new ¨Home¨.

This is exactly diversity. This is something I can feel comfortable with and made me stay outside of my own county.

Another reason? Well, I will tell you more another time!

2007年から始まった海外生活も早12年。旅行大好き、海外大好き、自然大好き、踊るの大好き! オーストラリア、ニュージーランド生活を経て、カナダの永住権を取得。現在はカナダ東部にあるフランス語圏のケベック州モントリオールにて、ビジネススクールに通いながらフランス語に格闘しつつも、気ままな生活を送っています。 多国籍で個性的な人たちに囲まれて、時に笑い時に泣き、穏やかな日が続いたかと思えば波乱万丈に急展開する日々、そんな何気ない日常生活から現地情報、学校、旅行のお話などを皆さまと少しでも共有出来たら良いなと思います☆ Hi there! I am RIRIN, living and studying in Montreal, Canada. I love travelling, nature, outdoor activities, dancing, etc. and sharing time with my precious friends!! Nothing special, but full of small happiness and surprises are hiding in our ordinary days. Let’s share some spice of life a little by little!

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