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67 comments on Contact

  • Mariah R.

    Life in America is beautiful. Of course, we are not as practical as Japan. We wash in the bath, we take showers too, we cook things like eggs, pancakes, spaghetti, pizza, and soup. We are not very healthy here. We have big houses and backyards, our halls are inside, we have carpet and tiled floors, our sinks are much like yours, but we eat on tables and chairs and we sleep in beds high off the floor. We wear shoes inside the house sometimes, but we wear shoes outside too. Although we do this, we generally try to keep our houses very clean. Or at least, my family does. America is not just one culture. America is more like thousands of cultures mixed together. Some houses are big, and some are small. Not all people are of the same color, or speak the same language. Some of us are mean, and some are nice. But that doesn’t matter. We try to work together, and to unite the world and make a better place. I’m only a 12 year old girl, but I know alot about this place. I hope one day you can too. 🙂

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Well, some things about Japan are practical, some aren’t 😉 Growing up in Canada I always aspired to a big house. But after visiting Japan for the first time, I started to change my mind and now I prefer a smaller places that’s easier to maintain. Every time Aiko and Shin’s mum sees American TV shows with people wearing shoes around the house she starts saying, “Why do you have your shoes on!” 🙂

      Yeah, there’s so much diversity and I do think you’re right that we should all work together to make the world a better place. All the best! – The Dad

  • Language Addict

    I really like your series and how you show Life in Japan.
    That gave me the idea to show you a bit of my life in Germany!
    I’ve lived in Germany since I was born and my city is actually really old.
    The main part of the city was build in the early middleages.
    (You can see a few houses in one of the pictures)
    Limburg, that’s the name of my city, has a big history.
    The citizens once were fought by the pestilence and many died.
    And because old German houses, so called ‘Fachwerkhäuser’, are built out of wood, straw and loam, they burn very quickly.
    Limburg has burned down quite a few times.
    And many decades ago, a cathedral was built in my city.
    Many tourists want to see it, and honestly, I don’t really like it because my school always forces us to attend church there at Christmas and at the summer holidays.
    (By the way, the other picture I’ve sent you is the cathedral I am talking about.)
    Any ways, I love it to live in my city.
    We have a lot of shops, but also many parks and an interesting history to tell people.

    The German Girl

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Wow, thanks for the pictures. It looks very picturesque. – The Dad

  • Emmy M.

    I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the US! I go to an art school here and I study vocal (that includes classes like piano, performance class, and music essentials). I live in a Pueblo house, I’ve some pictures of it and attached them. I have 3 dogs and a cat. Santa Fe is a big tourist attraction so everything here is pretty expensive and houses here can only be built by private contractors or by regular people because the city doesn’t want to lose its unique feel. Sorry the pictures of the house didn’t turn out very well, it was night when I took them. I also took a picture of boxer, he’s camera shy. 🙂

  • Keeleigh

    Hello. I’m Keeleigh and I’m from Australia. I studied 日本語 for 5 years and have just completed my final year of learning it in high school. I like to see what life is like in Japan as I would love to travel someday. Thank you for sharing your life and the many wonderful things Japan has to offer.

    Here is what life is like for me. I am 17 so I still attend school Monday to Friday. Australia is over 20 times larger than Japan but has only 23 million people as compared to Japan’s 130 million. As a result, Australia is a very diverse country with many people from all over the world now residing here. But the main religions are Christianity and Catholic.
    While in Japan catching a train, bus or car are popular, as in Australia, riding a bicycle is also a popular mode of transport. This differs in Australia, where we like to ride the trams. Australians also like riding a bike often to work or school but considering the opinion that ‘the car is king’ it is the unfavored option of transport.
    People often mistake Australia for being hot all year around but this is simply untrue. I live in Tasmania, the furthest state South and most of the year (except for the 3 months of Summer) it is fairly rainy, windy and just plain cold. Our seasons are also flipped, which means when Japan is experiencing Summer, we are in Winter.
    Housing in Australia is also very different to that of Japan. Due to Japan’s high frequency of earthquakes and other natural disasters and Australia’s position in the map. A house in Australia typically has two bathrooms (a bath/shower, toilet and sink), 3 or 4 bedrooms (a bed instead of fold away futons), a kitchen, living room and dining. Most families have two cars.
    Australia’s main diet is based upon land grown animals and vegetables/fruit.
    While Japan are more prone to tsunamis and earthquakes Australia more likely suffer from bushfires and floods. Although, these mainly occur in places like VIC or QLD (‘the mainland’).
    In Tasmania it is very beautiful. It snows every Winter but not in the towns. To see snow we have to travel to a mountain (Ben Lomond) or further South.
    In Summer it is usually very hot, reaching 40 degrees in some parts of Australia and this is due to a massive hole in the ozone layer right over the top of Australia.
    Schooling in Australia often starts at 8.30am and finishes around 3.00pm for high schoolers. While for primary schoolers starts at 9.00am and finishes around the same time. In primary school kids often learn art, music, a language, literacy, numeracy and p.e. While in high school, kids can choose from a range of subjects which may include home economics, drama, science, history, geography, furthering their language and many more, as well as completing the already listed subjects as compulsory.
    After school, sport is a major part of an Australian child’s routine. I grew up dancing, playing basketball and field hockey. Many boys play football (AFL), basketball and soccer.
    Australian family’s are typically consisting of 5 people (3 children and 2 adults). Although, while this may be most popular, it is not solely what everyone grows up with. Many families are single parent families in Australia (including mine).
    Australias currency is in dollars ($). This means that one AUD is around 100 yen and 1 yen is 0.011 of a dollar. On average, Australians earn $10,000 a year compared to Japanese people, but there is a high unemployment rate in Australia.
    Australia is altogether a laid back and informal country. We have a high expectation that everyone is treated equally and fairly.
    Tasmania is a very isolated place. It has some very pristine and untouched places including the freycinet peninsula, cradle mountain, many different national parks and interesting museums. Tasmania has two main species of animal, the Tasmanian devil and the Tassie Tiger (which is now extinct but many conspiracy theories surround it). Tasmania has many great things to offer and is renowned for its deliscious food, rich history, exciting social and cultural events and has some of the top walking tracks in the world. The main attractions range from top rated berry farms to the most wonderful wildlife parks.

    Ps.wasnt sure which reply box to add my comment so I went with both ?

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Thanks. I got the email as well!

      I didn’t know that bikes were also popular in Australia. I love the bike culture in Japan. Vancouver, Canada supposedly has a bike culture, but after being in Japan for a couple years I find the style of biking to be completely different than that of Japan’s. In Vancouver, it’s more fast paced and specialized, whereas in Japan, everyone is doing it, from school kids to grandmas.

      Yep, my image of Australia is that it’s a warm place, although I did know that there’s variety between the central and coastal regions. Never thought there’d be a windy, rainy place (although I did know New Zealand can be like that!)

      Thank you so much for letting us know about Tasmania and showing up the images as well!

  • Mario Ferreira

    Where I’m from in Portugal we have awesome views and food. But as I came here when I was 9 years old being a half chinese and half portuguese I couldn’t experience a full childhood here in Portugal but I am now 15 years old and I can explain at the very least how Portugal is. (BTW I will be studying in Japan next year in a High School exchange)
    Okay so instead of Hotsprings being a place where everyone can relax here in Portugal is mostly used for therapeutical reasons but of course there still are more japanese Onsen like ones.
    It was a surprise for me when I came here from Beijing that there were temperatures of 13-25 degrees Celsius in Winter as in Beijing there usually were snow in Winter.
    Surprisingly in Summer is not warmer than 25-35 degrees Celsius considering there were such high temperatures in Winter.
    The food here is just awesome although in most places the food presentation is not really the best I could find some that were good.
    Most cities in Portugal are located in Mountains and high hills so you really have to climb when you are having a walk.
    There are almost no place that don’t have the very least of nature even in the most renovated cities there are a lot of pigeons and in regular city places you can find a lot of cats and sometimes rabbits which is just awesome as I love cats.
    There are 2 archipelagos in Portugal which are Azores and Madeira I went to Madeira once and the image with mountains over the clouds is the one I took on top of Madeira’s tallest mountain.
    The one with the red sky is a image I took in a private golf club in a City called Belas and the golf club there is 100% natural you can find rabbits, cute little moles, squirrels, and sometimes even families of Ducks.
    Well that’s pretty much all I can say off the top of my mind but there are a lot more fun things than that probably.

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Hi Mario, thanks for sharing! I hope you have a fun exchange in Japan next year.

  • Shibuya kentaro

    Hi My name is kentaro and I’m half Japanese i life in Hokkaido in japan i love your videos by the way how old are aiko and shintaro and are they half or what and can you but Japanese subtitles because my sister she can’t understand English and thank you.

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Thanks for the message Kentaro. Aiko is 9 and Shin is 7. Yes, they are half Japanese, half Canadian. I wish I could do subtitles, but my Japanese is not good enough yet. – The Dad

      • Shibuya kentaro

        Thanks for answering my questions and I think if you do challenges in your channel between aiko and shin the channel will be more awesome and say hi to shin and aiko and I think shin deserve his own channel he is funny and I wish the mom to be in the videos too And thank you very much

  • Rebecca

    Hi Aiko,
    my name is Rebecca, Im 18 and live in New Zealand near Australia

  • lifewhereimfrom (author)

    Hi Rebecca!

    Thank you so much for making the video!

    Shin says, “I love kitten!” ??

    Aiko says, “Thank you for the video! I didn’t know New Zealand homes were that big. I like the kitty too!”

  • Rebecca

    Hi Aiko,

    Its me Rebecca again, from New Zealand
    here are some photos of NZ for you and some of my kitten to since you like cats

  • Rebecca

    This is one of our nice beaches

  • Rebecca

    and here is Riley for you, she is 5 months old

  • kaden


    • kaden

      ok what aiko read for her story book
      does tokyo snow? does it have Huge shopping centres? please reply me soon life where im from
      ps i love your videos they are my favourite plus i dont know how to use this website for reply and messagesing

      • lifewhereimfrom (author)

        Hi Kaden,

        You were sending emails just fine. We get a lot of message and can’t always reply, sorry about that. Aiko and Shin read in both English and Japanese. Right now we’re reading Harry Potter together. Shin likes the Pigeon books (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus). There are small shopping centres and big ones in Tokyo. It does snow in Tokyo, maybe once or twice a year. All the best!

        • kaden

          last question How many video will you do a week or Month i been waiting yesterday i was waiting at youtube forever sorry
          for the questions this website i dont know how to use thanks again

  • kaden

    hi life where im from can i do a channel like you? like lifewhereimfrom Singapore give me an reply and japanese school what time start and what what time end school

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Hi Kaden,

      The kids leave for school at 8am. I don’t think it really starts until about 8:30am though. School finishes at different times. Sometimes early like 1pm, but usually around 3 or 4 pm.

  • kaden

    but singapore leave school at 5
    and end till 4

  • Michaela

    Hi I’m Michaela!
    I’m 10 years old and I live in Swanton, Vermont USA.
    We live very close to the Canadian border!
    I have a baby sister who is 6 months old. Her name is Avery! I also have a dog named Kai! She’s a husky!
    I really enjoy your video’s. I’m learning a lot about Japan and would love to visit there some day!

    I have 3 question’s for Aiko! How do you get to school and how long does it take you to get there?

    I’ve watched other youtube video’s where some Japanese children learn very early on to get to school themselves, and sometimes take the train, or any other means of transportation all alone or with a sibling. I live very close to my school and will walk to and from most days. As long as its not too cold or raining. Other children who live further away take a yellow school bus!

    My last question is, What do you do for fun? Do you play an instrument or play any sports?
    I love to run!! I have raced 3 times for fun. I have 2 more races set for this summer. I also play the violin!
    I look forward to your reply!

  • Mohammed Jawad Hussain

    Hi.. Aiko.. As I live in Qatar. I like to share about the life here. Qatar is an muslim culture, Arab country, ruled by a King. The weather here is extreme in both summer and winter. In summer the temperature reaches to 52’C and in winter it goes down to 2 or 3’C. Qatar is the costliest country in the world. There are so many rules and laws to be followed strictly. Here, in everything the priority is given to the local people. All the foreigners here come for employment (to earn). If a person’s vision is only to earn and save money (for family or send to home country), he/she has to live like livinig in a prison.
    In here, the cost (rent) of 1BHK flat for a month is Qr5000 (156245 Japanese yen). The local people only can buy properties here.

  • Lê Ngọc Thùy Linh

    Hi Aiko, i’m from VietNam, i’m 15 years old and i really really really loveeeee your videos . I watch it days and nights, you were on my mind every minutes. You even appear in sweetest dream. will you be my sister? Here is my facebook account, please contact me,
    Linh Junior (Eleantee) 😉 😉 😉

  • Jake S.

    Hey there.

    I’m 17 and from Omaha, Nebraska – pretty much the dead center of the United States. I go to a college preparatory high school here and spend all of my free time playing music on my guitar, video games, watching YouTube, movies, shows, whatever else. I’m not too interesting in all honesty.

    Life is fairly simple here. You get a lot of house for your dollar, we have a decent music scene, and some unique places to visit. Supposedly our local zoo is rated one of the best in the world, so that’s usually the main attraction if for whatever reason someone were to want to come to Nebraska.

    One thing you may find interesting – although there’s technically no more segregation in the United States, Omaha is actually fairly segregated in terms of race. Most of the population in the northern part of the city is African-American, in the south are primarily Spanish-American, and white people are typically in the eastern and western parts of the city. It’s not a law or anything, it’s just the way it is. Although, I don’t believe it affects relations or anything amongst people here – at least not that I’ve noticed.

    Other than that, we have a fairly diverse culture here. We have a large Asian population – people from Japan, China, Vietnam, India, Nepal, etc.

    I’m not sure what else to mention, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    I appreciate your videos. It’s interesting to sort of see a kid’s perspective on life there in Japan.

  • Flora

    Konichiwa Aiko (is the spelling corect ?),Shin and the dad and mom .I am Flora and I live in インド(India). I have been watching your videos for a long time . Your videos are so nice , Keep it up . Is Shin’s name Shintaro ? I like your videos . I was first a little bit surprised to see everything written in japanese on the boards , bottles etc as here in India everyone is different as every state (prefecture/county)has its own language so everything from notice boards to bottles will be written in english and no one can understand the other completely if they speak in their mothertongue. Here there are no presents on christmas and no halloween. Do you film the videos on weekend ? Did Aiko and Shin’s summer vacation start? Mine’s ended and school is starting. Like the fact that you reply because it shows like how much you care .Do Aiko love Japan or Canada more ?
    ps. My real name isnt flora its my nickname. It starts with an S like Shin.

  • Iya Lyn

    Hi. I’m from the Philippines and I’d like to send a clip of our living room for your video if that’s alright. I haven’ t actually filmed anything yet so I’ll be waiting for your okay ?
    (Sorry for the messy shot, we were cleaning ?)

    I guess while I’m here I should also tell you what life where I’m from is like. Here in the Philippines we only have two seasons,summer and rainy. Right now its still our summer break and we’re going back to school in two weeks. Schools here usually start at 7:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. We don’t get alot if homework but we do have alot of projects (Acting, filming, Drawing, dioramas, props for plays). I’m usually the one writing scripts or directing but I also do like crafting.
    Our meals here are similar to yours. I’m talking about rice. We have rice for every meal an we usually pair it with some meat or vegetables, but sometimes we also eat rice with bananas or mangoes. I like eating my rice with Milo (A choco malt powdered drink, kinda like nesquik). It’s pretty common to pair rice with almost anything here.

    Well, thats about it. Do you guys have any weird food combinations that you like?

    I also attached a picture of our living room and the papercrafts that I did.

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      It starts at 7am, wow! My school starts at 8:45am and I have to leave for school at 8am. I didn’t know there’s school that starts from 7am. I’ll be tired 🙂

      The omelette rice we eat has eggs, rice, and ketchup, which people in Canada might think is weird.

      I like doing art and crafting stuff too. You’re paper craft was awesome! And I like the man that has a bowl in the picture.

      – Aiko and Daddy

  • Tim Ley

    Our 1st grade class loved watching your videos as we learned about Japan. We decided to share what life is like where we are from in Connecticut, USA. We hope you enjoy the video!

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Hi, just got to watch it with the kids. Aiko said it was a cute video. Shin said why were there ghosts :-). He also thought the video was funny and fun. He also wondered why there was a baby playing lacrosse – he hasn’t seen a mouthguard before 🙂

  • Andrew

    Hello my name is Andrew I am 19 years old and I just love you’re videos they help me learn more about japan because its my dream to go there one day. Any ways i would like to share what life is like where I am from if i may. I live in a small town in the north part of Georgia in the USA called Corneila Georgia in the county of Habersham Georgia. It’s somewhat quiet at times not much to do here but its ok. I live close but not as close like in the picture to a Mountain named Mt. Yonah you can see the mountain off in the distance when you go to a store or something. and lastly what I like to do in the summertime when its real hot i like to go swimming in a place we like to call The Covered Bridge which is an Historic Landmark that has a swimming area In a place called Helen Georgia and you also can do something fun we like to call tubing which means the leisure activity of riding on water on the river on a large inflated inner tube.Thank you for letting me share some things about where i live.

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for sharing what your life is like. We also have tubing in Canada, and Aiko and Shin’s cousin, who is also named Andrew, goes on their local river.

  • Andrew

    Cornelia Georgia

  • Andrew

    Mt. Yonah

  • Celosia Prisco-Ganaha

    Hello! My name is Celosia, I’m 20 years old (turned 20 back in June) and I was born and raised in Japan! I graduated high school about two years back and now I’m attending college in the US. I also have an identical sister named Celestine. My family is Greek/Japanese my father being Greek and my mother being Japanese. I grew up speaking both languages and lived in both Greece and Japan. I never attended school in Greece because I would always stay for a majority of the summers. I did attend schools in Japan around in the Tokyo area. I would walk to a bus stop around my neighborhood, ride the bus to the subway, take the subway, then walk to rest of the way. It usually took around 2-3 hours so I had to get up pretty early!

    I was a pretty tall girl in school which did catch a lot of peoples’ attention. In high school I was 5’8 which is rare for a native Japanese woman! Right now, I’m 6’1 and my sister is the exact same height and we’re expected to be 6’3. I blame my immense height on my father (even though I’m taller than him now)! But when I was in high school, I did enjoy archery and volleyball quite a bit. I was also in band where I played tuba. I also played flute, violin, oboe but I then switched to english horn for hobby, harp, and the koto. But not in band of course! During school, I’d usually head to my school’s library to do any homework there if I could. After school ended, I usually would stay after for various clubs I joined. I would take the subway and bus back home and then I’d finish any remaining homework. My mother would then prepare dinner and after that, I’d head up to my room (Celestine and I had separate rooms by the way) and I’d change and maybe I would take a shower. I usually only shower in the mornings but some days a shower before bed can be refreshing!

    During the summer, I would visit relatives. My dad’s parents and family on his side lived in Greece and other European countries (too many to list!) while my mother’s parents and relatives lived in Kyoto, Okinawa, or Osaka. Whenever I visited Okinawa, I tried to get out swimming because I wasn’t much of a swimmer even though I could swim fairly well. There was one time a challenge at a local shop to see if someone could finish three HUGE bowls of ramen and I decided to try. I was hungry and I noticed that they were just giving out huge bowls of ramen (not for free but if you did finish all three bowls then they were free). I did finish all three, but surprisingly, I was still kind of hungry! But anyways, if my family didn’t stay in Japan for summer we’d travel to Greece. Greece was always an interesting place. One time, as I was walking around Rhodes, an island in Greece, I got lost and wound up museum which was actually a pleasant surprise! I didn’t stay long because I didn’t have enough money for admission so I asked for directions to a local cafe where I was to meet my aunt and uncle along with my parents and sister.

    I hope that was, if any, a bit interesting! I didn’t mean to make my story so long but I hope you liked it! Right now, I’m staying in a dorm at college but for the times I have any major breaks, I travel back to Japan to see my parents and friends! Thanks again for reading 🙂

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Hi Celosia, that was interesting to hear about. So you’re half Greek, half Japanese, but your English is excellent. Where did you learn English? Since you grew up in Japan, I’m assuming your fully fluent, and do you speak Greek as well?

      • Celosia Prisco-Ganaha

        I learned some of my English from one of my teachers back in Japan who spoke a bit of English so he helped me learn after hearing that I was planning to travel to the US for college. I’m still learning but I have more confidence in my typing than my oral English. Luckily, I have a roommate kind enough to help me with my English talking or typing. And yes, I am fully fluent in Japanese as well as Greek. Both were spoken in my household growing up 🙂

        • lifewhereimfrom (author)

          Well, I hope my Japanese can be as good as your English one day. I’ve been studying off an on for years and still have a long way to go!

          • Celosia Prisco-Ganaha

            I know you’ll improve and speak Japanese well! It took me a while to learn English but practice makes perfect I suppose!

  • Emiri

    I love you guys my name is emiri and I’m 13 yrs I watch your videos every day and night aiko your daughter she is very beautiful and shin he is sooo funny and cool just like his sister please make more videos. I subscribed to you but by the time that happened it was already toooo late suddenly no more videos

  • Emiri

    Love emiri here some pictures please look

  • Emiri

    Here you go I think

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Hi Emiri,

      I thought you look cute in the Yukata dress. I’m going to go to a beach too! I hope you had a good time at the beach.

      – Aiko

      • Emiri

        I subscribed to your channel in utube I’m Japan curiosity please subscribe and we can talk more please contact me if you can

  • Felipe H.S. Martins

    Olá, Aiko, “Dad” and Shin!

    My name is Felipe Martins and i’m from São Paulo, Brazil.

    These photos are not from Japan, they are from Brazil! We have the largest population of japanese people in the world, outside Japan. And these pictures were taken at the Liberdade neighborhood in the center of São Paulo. — Liberdade means fredrom in portuguese — It’s very common to see people talking in japanese there and also to find a lot of stores with japanase products. Cool, right? This is one of the most beloved neighborhoods in São Paulo by us, brazilians.

    Oh!, by the way… did u know that the word “arigato” (thank you), actually came from the word “obrigado” in portuguese? And also the words for bread, english, saturday, soap and some others?

    There is a link for the full list:

    It’s really fun to share a bit of my country and my language with you! I hope you enjoy.

    Até mais!

    • lifewhereimfrom (author)

      Oh, that’s quite interesting, thanks for sharing!

  • farah

    Moshi moshi aiko dad and shin 🙂

    I’m farah from malaysia. Just want to say that I watch ur channel everyday even repeat the same video hihi. Really loved watching how cute n talented aiko are of becoming host. She is good at explaining things.

    In my country we are same like japan we put off our shoes inside. We also eating rice as our main dishes. But usually we didn’t eat raw food. I wonder how can japanese ppl eat raw food. It was unbelievable!

    Fyi kids here had grown up with japanese cartoon and anime. During kids I really loved watching shin chan, doraemon, chibi maruko etc. I learn lots about japanese culture there like how was japanese house, how they mingle with friends. When back home must said i’m home. Kids in japan can go to town by themselves. Really independent! I was hypnotized looking at sleeper japanese night train in shin chan. What an amazing train. I must try it one day later!

  • Liam C.

    Hello Aiko and Shin, my name is Liam. I’m 8 years old and from Raleigh, North Carolina. I started watching your videos because my mom and me are visiting Japan in November and I wanted to know what daily life is like for kids in Japan. I am now very excited about visiting! We are going to visit KidZania and will be eating at Kura Sushi. The one we saw in your Family Sushi Restaurant video. We have sushi restaurants here but no conveyer belt restaurants. Your videos have given us lots of ideas for places to visit. I wish I could go to the Arinomi Athletic Park, but we won’t have time. Here we have something similar it is at the Life and Science museum, it is a giant treehouse with an obstacle course. This is me in front of a Target. They painted the Target balls to look like Pokeballs. Hope to see more of your videos.

  • tyrion

    hey guys i am big fan of yours.

  • John Hogan

    Hey Greg, Aiko, and Shin. This is John again. Same person who sent you that long message about going on the Japanese diet!, and me having Irish blood est and being a story writer and shared the story series I have been working on for months, regarded to the Legend of Zelda. Yeah. I attached a picture of myself in this post!.
    Another thing, I just wanted to let you know!, if you are interested at all in getting a copy of the Chronicles of Sheikah and Chronicles of Zelda when its completely finished!. Let me know and I am willing to mail it to you if you are interested!. Ok . Thanks for taking the time reading this and take care:-).

    P.S: Also I have not made any money on it and will never will and it still belongs to Nintendo!. I know Nintendo is extremely protective with their stuff, and it does not degrade Zelda, knowing that’s what Nintendo dislikes.

  • Anne

    Dear Greg, Aiko and Shin,

    thank you so much for your nice videos! Yesterday I saw your youtube channel for the first time. And now I have watched all of your videos, because they are so funny and interesting. It’s very interesting for me to learn more about your culture, because I try to learn Japanese. My favorite video was the one about the Bento Picnic Lunch! And I also love the video about old Japanese houses.

    I wish you could make a video where you tell us about famous Japanese fairy tales or stories. And I would like to know more about Japanese festivals, for example The Children’s Day ( こどもの日). Oh, and it would be nice if you could show us how “Aiko” and “Shin” is written in Kanji. Maybe you can make videos about these topics someday, that would be so cool! I’m really excited about your next videos!

    My name is Anne. I’m living in Munich (München), which is in the south of Germany. I uploaded a picture of it, so that you can see where I’m from 🙂

  • Pranjal

    Hello, NAMASTE 🙏 I am Pranjal from Delhi, India. I like your series and especially the smile of cute little girl, Aiko. 😊
    You guys are doing a wonderful job portraying what’s life is like around the world. Especially in Japan that has suffered so many hardships and is among the best countries of the world whom we in India learn a lot from.
    Life in India is pretty the same as in Japan being Asian countries. Though we don’t usually have the Automatic toilet seats. Our toilet seats you have to squat and then do your business and use your hand for washing. Though at many places these have been replaced by european seats. I am studying in a medical school and all I have got is one room I would like to show you. We eat Wheat breads Chapati, pulses, rice and vegetables as our staple food. I don’t earn so I don’t have any washing machine for clothes. My clothes get washed in public laundry machines which are very huge. Ours in India is a family culture much like Japan and that I am 23 and still studying and spend my father’s money he gives me out of his earnings unlike western nations where youth of my age start earning.
    I want to visit Japan and experience the lives there but I fear from earthquakes 😶

    Nice to meet your family on the internet.


  • Bang Yan

    Hi Where I’m from it is a place called Melbourne, Australia. It is the 2nd largest city in Australia(about 4.5 million, small compared to Tokyo but medium) and we are a very multicultural city. Trams, bicycles, street art, parks and Coffee are very popular things here. I am a high school student and I LOVE your videos. Where I’m from, it is Autumn now but feels really really cold. We have a train system although it is not a subway system. It has about 15 or so lines and is mainly ground level with the exception of the city loop(it has 3 stations) which is underground entirely. However, we have the largest tram network so I guess that kind of makes it up for it.

    Here are some photos of Melbourne. Enjoy!

  • Abdu'lRahman

    Konnichiwa Life where I am from

    Boku no namae wa Abdul’Rahman Kun, or Abdul’Rahman chan, sore mou ii desu. Boku wa anata-tachi no koto no fan desu, to nihon fan desu. Boku wa itsumo anata-tachi no koto no bedio mitemasu, Yuta-Sensei no bedio mo, no bedio, Misu Risa-Chan no bedio, to nihon jaku no bedio desu. Boku wa mou juben no 1-ban no messeji no yattemashita, demo mitemasen ne kimitachi no koto no kotae desu mou mada arimasen; dakara kono messeji yattemasu.

    Boku no koto no ima-made mou itsumo anata-tachi no koto no bedio mitemasu, demo mou ichiban no bedio desu wa sono koto desu:-

    1. Aiko to shoko drawing no bedio.
    2. Oedo Onsen Odaiba no bedio.
    3. Anata-tachi, Yuta San to Nihon Jack no bedio.
    4. Bean Buzuru Charenji no Bedio.

    Soshite, boku no bedio mou owaremashita, soshite kanarazu anatatachi agetemasu

    • abdul'rahman

      minnasan mou hisashiburi desu ne, ogenki desu ka?

      ohayou gozaimashita. I, am abdulrahman and really it been a long time. Hontou kawarimashita yo ne shin chan to ai chan mo made. Greg no Sensei Ogenki desu ka?

      Shin Chan to Aika Chan: Boku wa kimitachi bedio itsumo mitemashita, mou kimitachi motto motto chiisana kodomotachi, mou anotoki no koto no taimu boku mou kimitachi hajimatta mitemashita. Dakara soshite, ima wa taimu mou kawarimashita ne. shoko chan mou ogenki desu ka? mou daijobu desu ka? zenbu wa mou ii desu ka?

      Ima wa boku no ichiban saikou no anime mou Sailor Moon Desu. Kono anime mou Sugoku Aishitemasu. Kono anime mou Sugoku ii desu. boku wa mou Daisuki desu, kimitachi dou desho? dou omettemasu ka?

      Ima made itsumo mou sugoku arigatou.

  • Annie and Alice

    Hi Aiko,
    My name is Annie and here is my sister Alice in the picture. I started watching your videos because your personality reminds me of her. Alice and I are also both Canadian but right now, we live on opposite sides of the world (she lives in China while I’m in Toronto). While spending the summer together, we both super love to watch your videos; they are a lot of fun and encourage us to try new things! Today, we tried making Japanese mini treats and we had so much fun! (The treats were also delicious!) Alice really hopes that you can see this and reply to us 🙂

    See you in your next video!

    Annie and Alice

    • Alice and Annie

      oops, here are the pictures!

  • Alyssa Wilkinson

    Hey there! My name’s Alyssa, I’m 22 years old, I’m engaged, and I live in a small apartment in America. I’ve been watching LWIF since 2014 when I was just starting college. I’ve always loved Japan, I think about second grade is when I fell in love with it’s history and culture. I always look forward to your videos and am currently catching up on a few as I write this.

    Thank you and your family for putting these out there for the world to see. I always learn something new from each video and I enjoy every one you make. I would love to finally get involved and contribute to your channel! If there are any upcoming videos you’d like help with feel free to shoot me an email.

    I haven’t been able to visit Japan yet unfortunately, however when I do I’m hoping to spend at least two weeks in the country (if I ever get back on the plane home). I would love to meet you, or you and your family in the future. I hope to hear back from you! Catch you on the flip side as you used to say c:

  • Gabriel Tetsuo

    Hello Greg!
    I just love your channel and every time a new video comes up I drop everything I’m doing to watch.
    I’m a 24yo Brazilian-Japanese half and I lived in Japan for 2 years as a dekasegi, that meaning someone who works far from home. As for my background, I grew up in Brazil with a brazilian mom and a japanese dad. Even in a mixed country like Brazil it is hard to define what is like being a child of two nationalities. In Brazil people take me for japanese while in Japan I was only japanese untill I started speaking with my poor japanese skills. Therefore I’m really excited for your documentary and I’ll become a backer as soon as I can.

    My time in Japan was incredible in many senses. I grew up in a nice middle-class enviroment in Brazil soworking in a factory was something I never expected to do. I learnt so much from my co-workers, neighboors and other countrie’s immigrant colleagues that I take “感謝” as the perfect word to describe my japanese experience or even the culture of Japan. In a sense, I feel a lot of synergy between my feelings back then and your videos. During my days off I’d go out to explore the city, trying to find small shops, old temples and stray cats, that was a bliss. Even though I faced many struggles in Japan, the biggest struggle is against the nostalgia that I still feel now.

    Thank you for creating such amazing contents!

    The pictures:
    A unknown event at Zojoji Temple (Tokyo)
    Me at a hina-matsuri in Hikawa (Shimane)
    My great uncle that I met for the first time and drove me to Yamaguchi-ken so I could visit the house in which my dad grew up. Also, he’s proudly showing his garden’s vegetables.

  • abdul'rahman

    minnasan mou hisashiburi desu ne, ogenki desu ka?

    ohayou gozaimashita. I, am abdulrahman and really it been a long time. Hontou kawarimashita yo ne shin chan to ai chan mo made. Greg no Sensei Ogenki desu ka?

    Shin Chan to Aika Chan: Boku wa kimitachi bedio itsumo mitemashita, mou kimitachi motto motto chiisana kodomotachi, mou anotoki no koto no taimu boku mou kimitachi hajimatta mitemashita. Dakara soshite, ima wa taimu mou kawarimashita ne. shoko chan mou ogenki desu ka? mou daijobu desu ka? zenbu wa mou ii desu ka?

    Ima wa boku no ichiban saikou no anime mou Sailor Moon Desu. Kono anime mou Sugoku Aishitemasu. Kono anime mou Sugoku ii desu. boku wa mou Daisuki desu, kimitachi dou desho? dou omettemasu ka?

    Ima made itsumo mou sugoku arigatou.

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