Title: My Life in Japan
Author: Grace Buchele Mineta
Year written: 2016
Publisher and year: Texan in Tokyo Press (self published), 2016
ISBN Number: 9780990773627
Earlier this year I mentioned this book in a post but I didn’t post a review simply because I don’t think it was available unless you’d funded the Kickstarter campaign so wanted to wait until I was sure it was out. It’s been out for a while now, I think a few weeks though I’m not really sure, as an online Kindle version here (or on the Amazon site for your country) and costs £3.65 or you can get a PDF version in English or Japanese from her Etsy store here, it costs £4.13 in both languages so it’s a bit more but it is readable on any device that can read a PDF file. As only a limited amount of the physical books were printed I don’t think they will be available now, I got mine as I backed the Kickstarter campaign and I think some were sold on the Etsy store.
This is the fourth comic book that Grace has released, though this is the first in full colour and where it is purely comics. Her and her husband, Ryosuke, have a YouTube channel and she writes comics and posts on the Texan in Tokyo website. Some of the comics in the book are ones from the blog so you can access them for free if you look through all the blog posts but there are quite a few that are exclusive to this book.