Press Release (My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy: The Comic Book)


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Autobiographical comic book from local Texan living in Tokyo

A Texan blogger and comic book artist shares the joys of being a broke newlywed in an interracial relationship in Japan, though weekly webcomics

Grace Buchele Mineta is a native Texan, founder of the hit blog “Texan in Tokyo,” and author of the autobiographical comic book, “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy.” She lives in Tokyo with her husband, Ryosuke, where she blogs and draws comics about their daily life.

My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy: The Comic Book” is the autobiographical misadventures of a native Texan freelancer  and her Japanese “salaryman” husband: in comic book form. From earthquakes and crowded trains, to hilarious cultural faux pas, this comic explores the joys of living and working abroad, intercultural marriages, and trying to make a decent pot roast on Thanksgiving.

The “Texan in Tokyo” blog was founded in late 2012 and has been featured in all sorts of international media, such as the Huffington Post, Searchina (the equivalent of Japan’s “Yahoo News”),, Offbeat Marriage, and CNN.

In the last six months, the “Texan in Tokyo” clocked 1,000,000 page views, from all over the world, prompting a comic book. It is currently being funded (for self-publishing) at

To check out the campaign and contribute, click here.

This comic book shows a window into the life of a foreigner in Japan, of broke newlyweds navigating silly cultural misunderstandings as an interracial and intercultural couple, and of a Texan dealing with the loneliness and frustrations of being a freelancer in a foreign country.

This book is autobiographical, full of true stories designed to entertain and educate the reader a little bit about Japanese culture.

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