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COMMENTARY

Finding the middle way to strike a Japanese-gaijin balance

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Niseko has become an Australian enclave within Japan - and by so doing, has become a possible model for other parts of Japan.

Tokyo

I SPENT the New Year skiing in "Australia". At least it felt like Australia even though the Northern Japan ski resort of Niseko in Hokkaido is more than 4,000 miles away from anywhere like Mount Buller in Victoria. Niseko has become an Australian enclave within Japan - and by so