On this episode of the GPod, I talk to Grace Buchele Mineta about the challenges and rewards of being in a mixed race relationship. Grace is a freelance artist who draws funny comics about her life as a foreigner in Japan and as the wife of a Japanese salaryman.
From earthquakes and crowded trains, to hilarious cultural faux pas, her comic’s explores the joys of living and working abroad, intercultural marriages, and trying to make a decent pot roast on Thanksgiving.
She is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to promote her first book, “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy: The Comic Book” is the autobiographical misadventures of a native Texan freelancer and her Japanese “salaryman” husband: in comic book form.
Whether it is your first winter in Japan or you are a seasoned veteran you have no doubt realized that Japanese homes are not really designed to hold back the cold from creeping into your room. But do not fret dear reader, for we have you covered with the top ten ways to keep you setting fire to the tatami to keep warm.
In this show we talk to Lorie and Sho about the challenges and rewards of being an intercultural couple. From punctuality to cleanliness we take a look at the extra challenge that cultural differences bring to a relationship.
Tokyo is known as one of the most expensive cities to live in but how much does it actually cost to live here?
From rent, to taxes, transportation, food and more, we show you how living in Tokyo is not as expensive as you think.