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Grace Buchele Mineta

Grace Buchele Mineta is a quirky Texan freelancer, living in Tokyo with her Japanese salaryman husband. She runs the blog “Texan in Tokyo”, where she draws comics about her daily life as a newlywed navigating silly cultural misunderstandings as an interracial couple.

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Getting Lucky with Fukubukuro on New Years

You never know what you're going to get from your Fukubukuro.

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Tips for Celebrating the Holidays in Japan

Christmas in Japan usually is just another working day for the hoards of salarymen and women.

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What’s the deal with Japan and “Christmas Chicken?”

Japan can't get enough of KFC on Christmas Day

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Sponsored Video: Holiday Saved by Airbnb

Try a new experience for your next stay in Japan by staying at an Airbnb property.

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Engrish at the 100yen Shops in Japan

You never know what you can find at the ¥100 store.

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Skin Whitening Lotions in Japan

The tanning business is not a huge seller here.

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Digging Sweet Potatoes With School Kids

Japan is full of all sorts of interesting cultural events you can partake in. Go out on a limb every once and a while and try something new.

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The 12 Most Common Questions People Ask Me

Can you eat natto?

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Cooking Without Kanji

Living abroad and learning to cook with local ingredients.

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Top 4 Signs of Autumn in Japan

Time to plug in the heated toilets!

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The Joys of Tissue Pack Marketing in Japan

Ever wonder about those packs of tissues you get at train stations?

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Sushi every day? Not if you’re Japanese…

Is there such a thing as too much sushi?

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