I moved to Japan, grew and sold marijuana until I was caught AMA!
10 years ago my best friend passed away and I decided to leave the gang I was a part of since I was a teenager. I got engaged to the girl who was with me through it all and moved across the country to start a new life.
Going straight proved to be more difficult than I ever imagined and after 6 months we decided to leave the country. I had always wanted to go to Japan and so we bought tickets but at the last minute my fiancé decided that this new adventure was a bit too far for her to handle so she boarded one plane and I boarded another.
I spent the first year teaching English and travelling around the country but after the Nova English school chain crashed and flooded the market, jobs became few and far between. Old habits die hard and instead of returning and settling down I decided to tough it out and create my own business.
I started growing top quality weed and selling it in Tokyo and a few other cities to other foreigners who were looking for a little taste of home. After a few years I decided the risk vs. reward was too little and tried to grow a lot more outdoors over the summer which eventually led to my arrest, imprisonment and deportation.
The official length of time I’m banned from returning to Japan is “long time” but I hope to be able to return one day far off in the future.
TL:DR – Got engaged, left a gang and fled the country. Engagement crashed along with employment and so I sold drugs rather than come home. Got caught, got deported. AMA
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EDIT: Well it's getting late and I'm going to call it a night. I have some time tomorrow to answer any other questions I get overnight so I'll check back in the morning. It's been really fun going down memory lane and I hope you all enjoyed tales of my functional derelict lifestyle. I'll go through some note books I kept from my time over there and see if I have any other interesting stories. See you tomorrow.
EDIT2: Good morning. I'll be around to answer some more questions for a few hours today so ask away.