Welcome, friendly Reader! I’m a Brazilian guy who has been afflicted, since early childhood, by that disease known to specialists as « Japonisme ». Looking back, all the symptoms were present from the start: gross orientalism, acute bouts of nihonjinronitis, escapist otaku ideation, eating snacks with hashi and so on. As I got older it got ever worse, until I finally developed what is widely recognized as the mark of a terminal, chronic case: « going for a second major in Japanese Studies ». In early 2010 I forwent everything and enrolled at the São Paulo University.
I started this blog to essay in idleness about Japan. I hope it results interesting, or at least mildly amusing.
As of 2012, I’m 28 years old and look like this:
—Leonardo Boiko, nanbanjin.