- Åsa Ekström
[Manga] Hokuou Joshi: Swedish Girl Åsa Discovers Japan All Over Again Okinawa One Cultural Barrier I Just Can’t Quite Cross(72)
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!
One Cultural Barrier I Just Can’t Quite Cross
I’m more or less used to it when it’s for work, but when it comes to my personal life, I still resist letting people pay for me. I don’t want to be a burden on anyone else; I want to be able to stand on my own two feet. It’s a pretty big cultural difference between Sweden and Japan, huh?
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