Contact Me

For business inquiries please email: Texan (dot) Tokyo (at)

While I read every single email I receive, due to the sheer volume of “personal” emails asking for help/advice/me to explain something about Japan, I can no longer respond to those kinds of emails.

If it is an emergency or you need relationship/visa/etc advice, please contact the TELL Lifelines. They offer anonymous telephone counselling across Japan, from 9am – 11pm. Their number is 03-5774-0992.


67 Comments on Contact Me

  1. Hello, I thought you’d like to know that you mispelled the word “truely” on your website. I’ve had similar mistakes on my site that keep cropping up so I now use a site like to keep them off. -Scott

  2. Evan Wright // 14 June, 2016 at 7:27 am // Reply

    Just got my comic book and poop hat today! Woohoo! Also, I don’t know if it was a reference to Parks and Recreation or not, but I laughed so hard in the comic where you go to “Food n’ Stuff”. Keep up the awesome comics, Grace!

  3. Thank you so much for your comic book!!! I got it yesterday in the mailbox!!! It shows that you worked so much on this and i can’t wait to start to read it!!!!


  4. Anonymous // 15 May, 2016 at 7:11 am // Reply

    THanks for the poophat, they’re very nice!

  5. Lydia Gawne // 19 April, 2016 at 12:59 pm // Reply

    Graceさん, Ryosukeさん, こんにちは!
    My boyfriend、 翔、and I are huge fans of yours and we’ve watched most of your videos. As cliché as it is, you guys are #relationshipgoals. ?
    Anyways, it was our anniversary today and he pulled a page from Ryosukeさん’s book and gave me a ring pop ?
    It took me a second to make the connection but it really meant a lot. I wanted to tell you guys because I just wanted you to know how much we admire you two!
    Anyways, it was super cute XD
    Thank you! :D

  6. Grace, I have been watching your videos on youTube for a few weeks. I am just starting back at college (and I love it) and I’m so happy I have a day planner because work and school is a hard balance. I just wanted to give you some encouragement! I work in fast food and the stress of people can be too much. As an introvert, I understand. You are showing people there is life after college, all the work you’ve put into your life and career is worth it. I’ve been watching and listening to your organizational tips and ways you get things done and it is working for me too. You are a blessing and loved by so many people so don’t worry. Just know that you are loved and prayed for! God Bless you :)

  7. Bradon Cohorn // 22 March, 2016 at 5:47 am // Reply

    So I’ve been a subscriber of your YouTube channel for a while, but today I was needing something new to read and I bought your book on amazon. You’re even Funnier in print! I just got to the section about hate mail and hateful people and I just wanted to tell you to keep on keeping on. Your stories made me laugh out loud many times and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. As a fellow Texan, (all be it from the panhandle) just know you’re doing Texas proud, and if y’all are ever in Amarillo, let me know and the steaks at the Big Texan are on me

  8. creamedcoffee // 10 March, 2016 at 2:04 am // Reply

    hi i made some fanart of you guys while you were in the hospital and i dont know if you were able to see it (or if you did) but i wanted to let you know how much your videos mean to me and how much you guys perk up hard work days! its here: (that way you dont have to look deep through my twitter haha)

    but thank you so much for everything you do and im always supporting you guys!

  9. Yuta Sugawara // 7 March, 2016 at 4:45 pm // Reply

    Dear Texan in Tokyo

    Nice to talk to you.
    My name is Yuta Sugawara.

    How are you doing?
    I hope you are doing well.

    Currently, I live and work in Tokyo.
    First, sorry to message you all of a sudden.

    I’m here to ask your permission to use your blog content on our Facebook page.

    We made a Facebook page for conveying the allure of Japan to those who don’t know about Japan.
    At this point, we have about 20,000 fans from all over the world on our Facebook page.
    Since we are going turn it into a web service with its own site at the end of March, we need native English bloggers to help get people interested.

    URL :

    I looked at your blog posts about Japan, which are so organized and easy to read with your fantastic description of each location.
    Thus, I thought the concept of your blog matches right up with the concept for our Facebook page.
    This is why I’m contacting you, to ask permission to share posts from your blog onto our Facebook page. Of course, we’d provide a link back to your original post each time.

    Or even better, if you could write posts for your blog on our web service.
    It’d be great if you could collaborate with us on making content for the site as a writer.
    In the process, we’d be totally open to hearing input from you, like how the design on a blog page should look.

    If you’re up for it, I’d really like to have you on our team.
    Let’s make a wonderful blog platform together.
    When it comes to attracting customers,
    I’m willing to go the extra mile.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


    Yuta Sugawara

  10. What type of program do use for your drawings and comics

  11. Hi Grace and Ryosuke!
    Longtime fan and a big congrats on the new book! Hubby and I can’t wait to read it and wear our poop hat haha.

    Just wanted to say you’ve inspired me to create my own blog/tumblr about Australia!
    After coming home from Japan for the second time I suffered a sort of reverse home sickness- I was sick of home lol and started this tumblr up to help me deal with that so just a big thank you and please please keep doing what you’re doing because you and hubby are making hundreds smile :)

  12. Brianna Martinez // 21 February, 2016 at 1:56 am // Reply

    HELLO~ I HAVE watched all of your videos and the video in which Ryosuke made an omurice omelet inspired me to try and make it for my younger sister~~ ( cuz alas I can’t eat eggs ;-; ) and she loved it alot so I wanted to say thank you!!!! I love you guys alot!!

  13. Hi Grace,
    My daughter has had a traumatizing year with failing Uni and no inspiration. I was wondering if you host student as I know Japan is her safe and happy place and I would love for you to meet and pass on your wisdom. I would like her to live in Japan for 1 year and also continue studying her Japanese, which she studied from a young age. Please let me know on your thoughts or advice as I would like her to find her feet. Thank you so much in advance.

  14. Hi Grace and Ryoske!

    I wanted to thank you both for being so funny and awesome! My mom and I really love your channel on YouTube and the blog posts we’ve read. You guys have taught me a lot about Japan and the Japanese culture. I am a quarter Japanese (my mom’s mom). My grandma was from Asakusa and came to the US with my American grandpa in 1950. My mom and I recently (September 2015) traveled to Japan on a guided tour which was massive amounts of fun and we learned so much. While there, we also got to meet family we haven’t met before. I cannot wait to go back and plan to travel in the end of May. If possible, and it works for you both, my mom and I would love to meet up with you guys!

    We hope you have a Happy New Year!

    Thanks for being awesome,

  15. Hi! I know this is a bit random but, I wanted to let you know I saw you on Australian TV today! It was so cool to see you as a reporter for NHK!

    It’s so odd to see you on the TV though. I was grinning the whole time, so cool :D

  16. Angela Snyder // 30 October, 2015 at 2:17 am // Reply

    Hello from Colorado? Just wanted to send both of you a quick note to tell you I really enjoy all your comic’s and your You Tube videos.. I’m going through a difficult time in my life and your blog or video’s always make me feel better and bring a smile to my face? Many blessings to the both of you and may both of you be blessed with everything this Universe has to offer you!??

  17. Hello Grace. I am a new exchange student in Ibaraki. I just wanted to let you know how much your videos encourage me. My university assigned me to study for a year here and I don’t know any Japanese, which, it turns out, is a problem despite their assurances. I miss my wife back in the states and don’t know what’s in store this fall and spring, but your videos and stories help me feel better about this world I’ve found myself in. I think of them when I’m overwhelmed and they make me smile and want to try my best to be a part of this place. Thank you for for what you are doing. Keep being awesome!

  18. Hi Grace! Your blog has sincerely helped me grow and sustain my relationship with the love of my life who is Japanese. I am so thankful that you have shared your experience with the world, because I would have been much more lost and less understanding without it. I am not sure if you have wrote about this topic, but I am about to go to Japan for the first time for my boyfriend’s brothers wedding and I am starting to get terrified. Being a perfectionist and over-thinker, I am starting to get upset/sad that I cannot communicate with his mother as much in person as I do through LINE app because of the language barrier. Any advice on how you dealt with that or a link to an article would be so appreciated. All my best,

    • I’m was on the same situation as you!! I already went through the experience of attending the wedding and meeting the parents, but my concerns are now more about my future as his wife, and the challenge that it means to me as a foreigner. If you want we can exchange emails and share our thoughts and help each other. please feel free to write to me:

  19. Hi Grace,
    You and Ryosuke have done so much to translate an opaque culture , thank you.
    Here are some suggestions:

    1. Please could you also do some videos on more “important” stuff. It could still be done in your light hearted way.

    2. Explore Japan’s fantastic economic achievements since Meiji Rest. and again since WW2 while maintaining a distinct culture. Japan could be a model for Muslim nations that fear that modernity and traditional cultural are antithetical.

    3 Explain this strange thing where salaried men have to retire early and then have to take lower status jobs with attendant depression etc.

    4. Do a visit to the IJN Mikassa at Yokosuka and how Japan handles the post WW2 pacifism but has pride over Tsushima and is currently maintaining the second biggest Navy in the world.

    5. Japan’s economy seems to have to faces: A fantastic modern, innovative, international minded industry that has achieved great wealth and admiration, and a chronically inefficient domestic merchandising and service sector at home.

    Thanks for all the work you are doing. Tell Ryosuke he makes me laugh every time I see him; I didn’t know Japanese people had such a sense of humor.

    CS x

  20. Hey Grace,

    Been a long time watcher of your channel. Just wanted to make sure you two were ok in the recent storms along with Ryosuke’s family that live in the outskirts of Toyko. Stay safe.

  21. Hey Grace,

    I found your blog through the TAMS alumni facebook page – you were my junior, though we never met! I can definitely see the TAMSter here.

    Your blog helped me adjust to a lab at the NIH that is mostly Japanese. Thank you!

  22. My wife and I live in Canada and are saving up to visit Tokyo in 2 years. We’ve been voraciously watching all your videos and are enjoying your perspective on the quirks of Japanese culture. Thanks a million for all the handy information! I’m going to buy your comics on Kindle right now.

  23. Ayla Cottrell // 2 September, 2015 at 6:11 am // Reply

    Okay so I keep saying in my head “It’s the Texan in Tokyo Show…Bing!” I can’t get it out of my head. LOL. Hope all is well and that you are feeling so much better. :)

  24. Ayla Cottrell // 26 August, 2015 at 7:08 am // Reply

    Hey Grace, I just ran across your youtube videos the other day. I can’t even remember what I was searching because I ended up scrolling through your “A Day In My Life” Videos. My husband and I are going to be moving to Bangkok Thailand in a fe
    yed watching your videos and seeing how you live life in Japan. Feel better! I’ll be praying for you.


  26. You and Ryo should check out the hiphop break dance contest they have in Japan. I don’t know if you guys are into that kind of stuff but it be something to video tape and post on your youtube channel. It would show a different side of Japan most people don’t know about to your viewers. Also it more likely to bring some traffic towards your youtube channel attracting others to view your channel and maybe even get more subscribers! If you do please give me a shout out put in the detail section “requested by ewalk”. That would be awesome Grace! When you get the chance youtube search : Les Twins in Japan or Spider Salah in Japan. Some great stuff. Love the battles these guys do with the Japanese, especially with the Japanese female poppers. Heyyyy you and husband should try a hiphop dance course post it on youtube. I wanna see this, lol. It would make some good memories. I can see it now two young goofy ass couple.

  27. Howdy! I enjoy reading your blogs and books. I’m Japanese living in Austin, Texas with my semi-Texan wife (she has spent majority of her life in Texas though she’s French Creole born in Louisiana and lived in many different places). I thought we’re kind of a mirror image and found your insights and experiences very intriguing. We’re thinking about moving to Japan in the future for our 15-month-old daughter’s Japanese language development.

  28. Hi:) I just wanted to tell you both how much I love what you do! You both know how to be young and cheerful and at the same time convey a wise outlook on subjects about Japan and just your lives in general.

    I get so excited every time I am able to see your Youtube videos (like the heart pounding almost painful knot you get from reading a really good book you can’t put away). I always want to hear what you have to say on the topics you guys cover because I love Japanese culture so much. That’s why your “Day in My Life” videos are my favorite. hahah. Even seeing you pour coffee or cook food in high speed is super fun (idk why and I don’t mean to sound creepy, but hey, what can I do?) I guess the way people live their lives is interesting and so I find that I appreciate your guys lifestyle.

    I saw some of your posts on the hardships of blogging and the mean haters out there so I just wanted to tell you that I think what you do is amazing! And you both are so cute together! And I would be so sad if you ever stopped blogging because I love it so much. For the thousands of people who do love your work I hope you never stop…ever. But, of course, its most important for you to feel safe and not ridiculed so much!!

    So thank you for what you do so much! Your personalities and characters are so great and funny. Continue being you!!

    P.S. – If Grace and Ryosuke never see this, I hope others get to read this to find out how fun and cute this couple is and to read their articles!

  29. Hellow Grace! I am a fan of your youtube channel. My daughter is Hannah, your Resident Assistant at TAMS at UNT, Small world! She sends her regards!

  30. neuschelise // 17 July, 2015 at 9:20 am // Reply

    Hey Grace! Wanted to tell you that you inspired me to get to work on my travel blog with my own comics ^-^ loving your stuff, and don’t forget to take it easy :D I’ll be moving to Japan soon as well, I’m sure I’ll join your Japan Blogging ranks. Much love and appreciation!

  31. Hi Grace,
    I wrote in you comment box on Youtube yesterday. I too am an American living in Tokyo and married to a Japanese citizen. I live in the Sengawa area near Shinjuku. I write a blog called Race to Tokyo and also for other websites about living in Japan. If you want would you and your husband like to meet sometime? I have lots of free time and would like to meet other Americans in Japan.

  32. Hello Grace and Ryosuke!
    Just finished the first book and willing to read the other two.
    from all of the Vloggers who live in Japan, your Youtube Channel is my favorite as it shows a lot of the Japanese places and culture.
    I am willing to come to Japan within the next 2 years, and until then i’am learning about Japan and its people from your work so keep up the good work and i wish you all the best!

  33. Maile Proctor // 8 July, 2015 at 6:40 am // Reply

    Hi Grace,

    I love your site, the comics are fantastic! Working on a blog about surviving in Japan. Wanted to see if you’d like to contribute a quote or piece of advice?

  34. Hey Grace -Fan of the blog… not sure where in Ibaraki you live, but there’s a bunch of fun stuff up in the Mito/Hitachi area coming up over the next couple weeks….

    You should come to the sand-art festival:

    …Also, the night before it, there’s gonna be a big beach party in Hitachinaka – hosted by the Drunk Duck..

    I can give you more info if you’re interested x

  35. Hi Grace! I hope you and Ryosuke are well!
    I just finished reading your comic book, and I loved it!! Your drawings are adorable, and the stories are really entertaining (and cute!!)!
    There was one story that I really related to, though: the one about the jean size and body issues. I’m a recovering anorexic, and I’m about your height (1,68m) and I weigh between 120 and 125lbs. I wanted to tell you what took me a long time to understand (I’m still struggling with it, actually): size doesn’t matter. You’re a beautiful girl, smart, funny, interesting, talented, and yes, although it’s not as important as what I just said, you ARE skinny! I know you said that you’re okay now, but still: sometimes, it’s good to have other people telling you, haha (^-^) I’m also a perfectionnist and have anxiety attacks from time to time, and it’s happened to me before to have a meltdown in a cabin because jeans didn’t fit me (not quite the same context, but still; the feelings were similar). Thank you for sharing that experience with your readers; it might sound stupid, but I was really moved by that story (and sorry for talking about my life so much, haha x) )
    Love from Canada!

  36. This is so random, but I just stumbled onto your blog today. I’m also a Texan! And I’m interested in traveling to Japan through the JET program. Anyways, I just saw your vlog about believing your husband when he tells you you’re pretty without makeup…. Girl, you are stunning. I would KILL to look like you! And I completely agree with what you said about society and tabloids impacting how women feel about their appearance (without makeup). Hopefully, I’ll have your confidence one day. Just wanted to say that you seem like a beautiful person (inside and out). :)

  37. Hello Grace, thank you for giving us the opportunity to read you lovely books for free ! I have downloaded you first book immediately because I was just too curious :)

    Go girl ! ;D

  38. Hello! I just wanted to say how much I love your blog and how relatable it is! I originally was doing research about ICU and stumbled upon your blog and ever sense then I’ve just loved reading your posts :) As a half American half Japanese who looks pretty foreign I lived most of my life in Japan and have moved to the US a while back, traveling back and forth between the two. All the things you’ve talked about (such as the discrimination) I just really relate to and I wanted to say how you are an inspiration to me! It’s just really cool to be able to read your stuff and understand many of the things and feel like I’m not the only one who’s gone through the things you’ve talked about… I just really wanted to write to you and say how much I enjoy your blog!

  39. Hey, I think your videos are great. I was wondering are there more automatic or standard/manual cars in Japan. Also could you interview a couple that the male is from USA or another country and female from Japan?

    • Anonymous // 3 June, 2015 at 9:31 am // Reply

      If you go to her YouTube channel and search Japanese Husbands talk about their American Wives, she speaks with Rachel and Jun of the youtube channel RachelandJun. She’s an American.

  40. Hi! I am from the Texas and have a cousin who is currently in Tokyo. He unfortunately just broke his arm while in Tokyo and I am trying to find a singing telegram to go to the hospital and sing a song that my cousins and I wrote for him. Do you happen to know of any companies in Tokyo?

  41. Thomas Nguyen // 11 April, 2015 at 5:29 am // Reply

    Hello. My Wife and I were honeymooning in Japan last week and my coworker asked if I tried eating whale. When I said I didn’t, he linked me to a review about Kujira-Ya that you wrote. When I saw your picture at the end it looked familiar to me. Were you eating at 35 steps last week?

  42. Hi, Grace! I just found an art-funding site that I though might be of some use to you: (it’s like an ongoing Kickstarter for artists).

  43. Just wanted to say you and Ryosuke are the main reason I started blogging. Thank you both for being amazing and have a great day :)

  44. Hello grace! My name is Ray and i am currently a Junior in high school. I am doing research on Japan and it’s current food problems. I was hoping I could maybe get an Interview with you via Email/ get your permission to quote you in my paper. I hope to hear from you, Thank You ! ~ Ray


  46. Hi! Just curious; I was looking at the Boren Scholarships Awards website and there was a picture of you! I was wondering if you had been a recipient, and what was your experience with it?

  47. Good luck with your new life plans. One day you’ll look back and congratulate yourselves on your decisions. Have you considered using PayPal for personal fundraising, or Gofundme, or similar online fundraising? I’m sure many of your fans would be happy to donate for your cause.

  48. Dear Grace, I had so much fun with your books, I liked both of them very, very much. Thank you for writing and drawing these interesting and funny stories. Greetings to you, Ryosuke and Marvin from Germany :-)

  49. Hello Grace my name is Willie i love your comics iand i a cartoonist my self as well i have my cartoon series called The Adventures of Willie D

  50. Hi Grace
    How yall doing? ^^I’m Chelsea from Texas as well I wanted to ask about this..I really like Japanese men a lot (All My Tomodachi are Guys) and I always wanted to date and maybe someday get married.

    What and where is the best places to meet Them in Usa and Japan?
    And is there a way I need to act around them or be My self?
    I would hate to make a Man feel
    Awkward and..
    Thank You and Your comics look

  51. Hello, in my previous message, I made a mistake—the conference in 2015 is already over! I meant 2016!! Sorry about that!

  52. Hi Grace, I just started reading your comic (thanks for the free download) and LOVE it. It is so sweet and charming….I’ve been married to a Japanese man for 35 years now and have been living in Japan since 1979!

    Anyway, I was wondering if you might be interested in coming to speak at the Women Educators and Language Learners Conference to be held next February or early March in 2015 at the National Women’s Education Center in Saitama. We are a small conference, attended by women of all nationalities who are interested in teaching, learning, social issues, gender, and so on. We cannot pay a large honorarium, but we are a warm and friendly group. I’ll paste the WELL homepage link below. Please contact me if you might be interested.

  53. Hope things are going well for the both of you guys. :)

  54. Awesome blog here! Read a few things, laughed a few times. I’m Loui, by the way, a few years behind you from when you went to LCS, in Ghana? Messaged you on facebook, because we need to talk!

  55. Hi! I love your blog! I recently got accepted to Ursinus College (you went there right?) and was wondering if you could tell me what you liked about it!
    Thank you,
    Hannah c:

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