This book intriguingly shows how young Japanese sojourners in two global cities develop their sense of being Japanese.... Using detailed content analysis of Japanese transcripts from her interviews, the author vividly describes the process of changing identities.... Fujita's detailed explanation about the changing identities of young Japanese abroad makes us reconsider the relations of contemporary Japanese and the West. How can we really communicate beyond the barriers of ethnicity, gender, and class and, furthermore, beyond the boundaries between the powerful and the powerless? Can a Japanese nonelite individual have a globalized identity and find space to live between national boundaries? Fujita's book is invaluable for beginning to rethink these longstanding but fundamental questions.