- Åsa Ekström
Name Crisis | Hokuou Joshi : A Swedish Girl’s Life in Japan Volume 1, Chapter 3 (43)
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 3: The Rewarding Challenges of Japanese (43)「Name Crisis」
I asked a Japanese friend how I should write my name in Japanese characters and decided on “Iekusutoromu,” but when I showed it to a Swedish translator I know, she laughed! “It’s ‘Ekusutoromu,’” she said. Dang it! I already registered for a bunch of stuff using the other spelling, so I can’t do anything about it now…
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