- Åsa Ekström
[Manga] Hokuou Joshi: Swedish Girl Åsa Discovers Japan All Over Again Okinawa It’s All Japan, and Yet…(81)
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!
It’s All Japan, and Yet…
Some of the people I met in Okinawa didn’t just distinguish between “Okinawa” and “the mainland”—they distinguished between “Okinawa” and “Japan.” I have to say, I was surprised at the extent to which Okinawa felt like its own country! When it comes to history and geography, Okinawa’s pretty far removed from the mainland, huh?
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