Strength in numbers

JC Barnett is the nom de plume of a video games developer working and living in Japan. In this piece he explores the benefits and obstacles to gaijin working in Japanese games development:

"I am the only foreigner in our part of the studio. Therefore, I am also the only one trying to bring about change, for the better, hopefully. I am the only one who comes in on time every morning, who leaves on time too. I am the only one who avoids unpaid overtime. I am the only one calling other disciplines to task when they make mistakes that directly impact my work flow. I am the only one who really tries to research games and techniques. I am, in short, the only one who wants change."

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