Japanese Worry (Encore)

Winner - Directors’ Choice Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2023

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  • Performed by: Takashi Wakasugi (JPN)

I’m Japanese and I have lived in Australia for almost four years. I worry about so many things in Australia because I am still suffering from cultural differences and language barriers.

The more westernised I become, the more I worry about the details of Australian life and people. I’m also worried about Japan. Before I came to Australia, certain things in Japan were normal for me. Now that I am westernised, I have so many new worries about Japan and Japanese people.

This show is about my personal anxiety as a Japanese person who lives in Australia. My identity is lost between Japan and Australia.

As seen on Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2023, Comedy Up Late 2022 (ABC)

This project received Cash for Equity through the Fringe Fund, as part of the Ralph Mclean Microgrants program.

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