Signs of the long-term Tokyo resident

In a week in Tokyo, I observed these signs that a foreigner may be a long-term resident:

  • Carries an umbrella on the same days as everyone else
  • Uses a “Suica” smartcard instead of individual tickets on JR trains
  • Carries a flip-style phone (though may not spend entire train trips sending and receiving messages, as many Japanese do)
    • Extra points are awarded for having trinkets dangling from the phone