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Interview series of non-Japanese who live in SoCal

MAY 2020 (VOL.152)
Story of
Kris Valle

Kris Valle May 2020 (vol.152) Currently lives in: Torrance Occupation: ESL Teacher Loves Japan Since: 1995 Have You Been To Japan?: Yes, 4 times! Favorite Japanese Food: Gyu-don (beef bowl) from Matsuya Favorite Japanese Item: Kashiwa Reysol (soccer team) flag Favorite Japanese Characters or People: Crayon Shin Chan, Tanaka Misaki […]

FEBRUARY 2020 (VOL.150)
Story of
Brit Gordon

Brit Gordon February 2020 (vol.150) Currently lives in: Santa Clarita Occupation: College student Loves Japan Since: Since I was 2 years old Have You Been To Japan?: Yes Favorite Japanese Food: Takoyaki Favorite Japanese Item: Nintendo 3DS XL Favorite Japanese Characters or People: Oz from Pandora Hearts, Jun Mochizuki, and […]

JANUARY 2020 (VOL.149)
Story of
Michaela Mayo

Michaela Mayo January 2020 (vol.149) Currently lives in: North Tustin Occupation: Second grade student Loves Japan Since: Since my first trip to Japan when I was 5 years old Have You Been To Japan?: Yes Favorite Japanese Food: Sushi Favorite Japanese Item: Yukata Favorite Japanese Characters or People: Brunhilde from […]

DECEMBER 2019 (VOL.148)
Story of
Chris Gonzalez

Chris Gonzalez December 2019 (vol.148) Currently lives in: Los Angeles Occupation: Network Technician Loves Japan Since: Japanese curry & ramen Have You Been To Japan?: Yes Favorite Japanese Food: Japanese curry & ramen Favorite Japanese Item: Nikon camera Favorite Japanese Characters or People: Yoshi (Super Mario Series) Favorite Japanese Word: […]

OCTOBER 2019 (VOL.146)
Story of
Kristine Ohkubo

Kristine Ohkubo October 2019 (vol.146) Currently lives in: Los Angeles Occupation: Author Loves Japan Since: For as long as I can remember…always! Have You Been To Japan?: Yes, every other year since 2007. Favorite Japanese Food: I have too many favorites, but I will say Sukiyaki. Favorite Japanese Item: Kimono […]

SEPTEMBER 2019 (VOL.145)
Story of
Eric

Eric September 2019 (vol.145) Currently lives in: Los Angeles Occupation: Product Manager Loves Japan Since: 2000 Have You Been To Japan?: I lived in Tokyo Favorite Japanese Food: Unagi (Eel) Favorite Japanese Item: Vending machine with hot drinks on a cold winter day Favorite Japanese Characters or People: Rilakkuma Favorite […]

AUGUST 2019 (VOL.144)
Story of
Parker Andrus

Parker Andrus August 2019 (vol.144) Currently lives in: Irvine Occupation: International Sales Manager at Tele-net America Corporation Loves Japan Since: 1987 Have You Been To Japan?: Yes, nearly 30 times and have lived there for 4 years Favorite Japanese Food: Miso Katsu (from Yabaton) or Sukiyaki Favorite Japanese Item: Japanese […]

JULY 2019 (VOL.143)
Story of
Lois Ann Caldwell

Lois Ann Caldwell July 2019 (vol.143) Currently lives in: Highland Occupation: Retired for a long time 🙂 Loves Japan Since: Childhood Have You Been To Japan?: Yes, 3 times! Favorite Japanese Food: Tonkatsu, Shabu-Shabu, noodles. Favorite Japanese Item: I love fine workman-ship and designs of potteries, china, crafts and more. […]

MAY 2019 (VOL.141)
Story of
Luis Alamilla

Luis Alamilla May 2019 (vol.141) Currently lives in: Northridge Occupation: Video Game Journalist / YouTuber Loves Japan Since: 1996 Have You Been To Japan?: Yes Favorite Japanese Food: Katsu Curry Favorite Japanese Item: A “君の名は – Your Name” artbook signed by Makoto Shinkai Favorite Japanese Characters or People: Saturo Iwata, […]

April 2019 (VOL. 140)
Story of
Gary Bonart

Gary Bonart April 2019 (vol.140) Currently lives in: Santa Monica Occupation: Actor Loves Japan Since: 1970 Have You Been To Japan?: No, but soon. Favorite Japanese Food: Katsudon Favorite Japanese Item: Writing ting pens Favorite Japanese Characters or People: Kanako Sakno (NHK) Favorite Japanese Word: KATCHI KOCHI A Japanese Name […]

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