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Hokuou Joshi: A Swedish Girl’s Life in Japan Volume 1, Chapter 3 (53)

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 (53)「Japanese People Just Won’t Say “No”」

Japanese People Just Won’t Say “No”

Åsa’s comment

I think one of the big differences between Japan and other countries is the way people say no. Japanese people do say it, but not directly! These days, I’m used to all the various ways people say no, but at first, it made communication feel like butting my head up against a wall.

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