Tomorrow, I’m going to have my first Japanese language lesson. Why? Because I’ve received an Asialink writing residency. Next year, I’ll be at Aichi Shukutoku University in Nagoya, Japan for 3-4 months. I’ll be researching various Japanese popular cultural interests to broaden my use of pop culture in my fiction and also to inform my second book. This residency will hopefully bring a few of my artistic interests – both long-standing and recent – together.
I’ll write more about this at a later stage but for now, I give you my thoughts via this video: