- Åsa Ekström
Hugging Culture | Hokuou Joshi : A Swedish Girl’s Life in Japan Volume 1, Chapter 4 (75)
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 4: Back Home in Sweden (75)「Hugging Culture」
Hugging culture’s got a lot of traction in Sweden. Even when you’re sending business emails, if it’s somebody you’ve known for a long time, it’s not too uncommon to end your emails with “*hug*”. If someone does that to me, I’ll do it back, but I don’t like to go that far myself…
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