About Husky Loves Japan
Husky Loves Japan is a blog about Japan, created by a Norwegian-Japanese couple living in Tokyo. Our journey started when Onigunsô decided to import Husky from the cold capitol of Norway. This is our story, presented in the form of a blog about our number one common interest and love; Tokyo lifestyle.
Who are Husky and Onigunsô?
In short, we are a duo of culture researchers (aka culture nerds). One is hopelessly infatuated with Scandinavian design, the other in Japanese popular culture. One has a PhD in Computer Engineering and works with archeologists to uncover historical truth. The other has a M.Phil in Japanese Culture Studies and tries to inform the world about Japanese film.
On a more personal level, we are booth foodies, both coffee addicts, and we love travel. And here are some of our favorite things:
Hard Boiled Wonderland...
Karl Johans Gate
Fast & Furious 7
Why are we called Husky Loves Japan (and Onigunsô)?
The cannel name stems from a conversation between the two of us from way back when. I was telling Onigunsô that my family always kept dogs when I was growing up, and for this reason I usually get well along with all dogs I encounter in life.
The image conjured about dogs in a traditional Norwegian household prompted the immediate response «like huskies». In fact, I grew up mostly around English Setters, and Huskies are far from a Norwegian breed, but the nickname stuck, and the cannel name followed thereafter.
As for Onigunsô, her nickname stems from a song title from one of my favorite Japanese bands: Sex Machineguns. Losely translated, Onigunsô means Demon Commander, and is used to describe anything from military officers, to strict mothers, or in our case, Husky's very own Japanese language teacher.
How do Husky Loves Japan operate?
If you watch our YouTube videos, or read our blogs, you might get the impression that Husky Loves Japan is a one-man-show. But let's be clear, without Onigunsô, there would be no Husky (and vice versa). She gave him his nickname, she imported him from Norway, and she pushes him to make more blog posts and videos.
We are a creating team that would not work unless both was equally invested. We might have made this Scandinavian Husky the face of our channels, but our creations are all joint ventures. Fortunately we both love to blog and vlog about Tokyo and Japan in light of my Scandinavian roots.