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A Surprising Origin Story | Okawa City and Fukuoka Prefecture | Hokuou Joshi : Swedish Girl Åsa Discovers Japan All Over Again (56)

The rest of Japan's even more mysterious than Tokyo! Åsa, a manga artist from Stockholm, Sweden, sets off to discover a side of Japan she’s never seen before. Her travels take her to southern Tohoku, Fukuoka, Okinawa, Hiroshima, and Kyoto. There are all-new surprises and touching moments in store for her every step of the way. Read on and discover the quirks of Japan all over again through Åsa’s eyes in this essay comic!

A Surprising Origin Story

Åsa’s comment

Japanese mascot culture sure is interesting! Everyplace and everything ends up getting a mascot, no matter what or where it is. I think the ones that surprise me most are the mascots for construction workers and stuff… You see them on road construction signs.

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