About Husky Loves Japan
Husky Loves Japan is a blog about Japan, created by a Tokyo-based Norwegian/Japanese couple. Our journey started when Onigunsô decided to import Husky from the ice-cold capitol of Norway. This is our story, presented in the form of a blog about our number one common interest; Tokyo lifestyle.
Soon after our start-up, we expanded our production to Instagram and YouTube, because we wanted to share more from our daily life with Husky’s Norwegian family. We found that these channels was better suited for showing certain aspects of our daily life that are not so easily communicated through blog posts alone. Lately, we have also been exploring Twitter.
Who are Husky and Onigunsô?
In short, we are a duo of cross-cultural investigators (aka culture nerds). One is hopelessly addicted to Scandinavian design, the other can never quench his thirst for Japanese popular culture.
One has a PhD in Computer Engineering and works with archeologists to uncover historical truth. The other has an 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, we are both hopelessly addicted to Pokémon GO, and we love to travel the world. Here are some of our favorite things and places:
Hard Boiled Wonderland...
Karl Johans Gate
La Folle Journée
Wikipedia (but I don't believe it)
Why are we called Husky Loves Japan (and Onigunsô)?
The channel 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. Therefore, I usually get along well with all dogs I encounter in this world.
The idea of dogs in a traditional Norwegian household immediately made Onigunsô ask, «Like huskies?». To be honest, I grew up around English Setters, and Huskies are far from a Norwegian breed, but the nickname stuck, and the channel name followed thereafter.
As for Onigunsô, her nickname stems from a song title from one of Husky’s favorite Japanese bands: Sex Machineguns. Loosely translated, Onigunsô means «Demon Commander». The term 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 channel 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, who would not work unless both was equally invested. Husky might have become the face of our channels, but all our creations are joint ventures. Fortunately, we both love to blog and vlog about Tokyo and Japan and the differences we notice in relation to my Scandinavian roots.