- Åsa Ekström
Hokuou Joshi: A Swedish Girl’s Life in Japan Volume 1, Chapter 1 (13)
Convenience store onigiri are way too handy! Why is it that Japanese girls can call just about anything “cute?” The guys at host bars are so hot, they’re like real-life anime characters! These are only some of the mysteries Swedish manga artist Åsa Ekström discovers in this journal comic about her journey from Scandinavia to Japan, which is jam-packed with surprises and laughs! ＞＞＞Chapter 1: My Day-to-Day Life in Wonderland (13)「Think of those around you」
Think of those around you
So many times, my other international friends have asked me, “do Japanese people wear masks because they’re scared of getting sick?” I guess that’s the most logical conclusion if you’re approaching it from an individualist’s mindset. In Japan, though, they tend to look at things from a collectivist point of view. I think both mindsets have strengths and weaknesses, personally!
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