Book Review: My Life in Japan by Grace Buchele Mineta

mylifeinjapan1Title: 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.

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Recent Purchases: All the Things


I did originally try to list the places I bought from in this post as I thought I’d put all my most recent purchases in one place but the title got ridiculously long. I did originally think of doing one or two of these separately but then I realised they were all arriving near each other and it would mean it was later for me to post any of the reviews and I’m really looking forward to some of these products. This post has a combination of orders from Amazon, ASOS and Superdrug but there’s also a couple of things I won on the village fete tombola that I thought I’d throw in here as well.

As you can see from the photo this post covers a lot of different things, most of them I’ll be posting about on here some time in the near future. Most of them are beauty products but there’s some DVDs and books thrown in there too.

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