GPod 21: My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy


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.

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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.


“My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy: The Comic Book” is a comic book… but it is more than just a comic book. It is an entertaining look into the life of an interracial and intercultural marriage trying to create a life in Japan.


Host of the Speak Up Asia podcast.

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