A reporter came to one of my schools in December to watch a lesson and ask questions of the teachers. Today I discovered the issue in print with my face on the front page. Unfortunately, despite giving this guy a complete spelling of my name in English AND Japanese, the paper still misidentifies me as Daniel “fate” (ダニエルフェイト). So angry right now!

Also weird, the “quote” from me is not a real quote. I said something to that effect (in Japanese, naturally), but he fancied it up a bit. I had to consult a dictionary to read something attributed to me!

Also also weird, I am identified as “an American living in Ikeda.” The homeroom teacher is simply identified by name, not where he lives. I’m not in hiding or anything, but why is my place of residence news here?

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