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I think that it’s important to be as open and honest as I can with you guys as I can, without revealing anything private or too personal (like my address)! I love writing on my blog, and sometimes I get negative feedback or criticism from really mean people, but most of the time it’s positive. You help me feel like my life is important, and like I can succeed. Without everyone’s support, I don’t know where I would be! I’ve been going through a lot, which I’ve written about here and there, and I need the love of everyone out there!

So, yesterday, I asked people on Twitter and Facebook to ask me questions, and promised to answer them.. so here is the first round. 🙂

Lone Pei Ying asked me:
Do you plan to migrate to Japan? Sorry for such a serious question,  just wonder if you will settle down in Japan to pursue your dream.

Answer:
I have thought a lot about becoming a permanent resident of Japan, or even a citizen. It’s a difficult process, and for a while I was sure that I wanted to do it. Lately, though, mainly because I feel as if I want to move on, I am leaning toward moving to another country in a few years. The world is a very big place, and I don’t know that I want to spend it here forever!

Catherine Cole asked me:
If you were to make a manga, would it be a shoujo manga or a shounen manga?

Answer:
I like to read both kinds, but I almost always write for girls. I am a girl, so I just suppose that I understand them better! Perhaps one day, I will write for boys, but at first, my target audiences are girls.

@Femme_X_Fatale asked me:
Was the language barrier when you first moved difficult ? If so how did you go about daily life ?

Answer:
Yes, and no, actually! I couldn’t speak or read any Japanese at all when I moved to Japan, but I also had the support of the english-teaching company that I worked for. When I needed something like the redelivery of a package, I asked the staff at my school to call for me. Other things, like shopping at the store and such, I sort of made do with looking at the total on the register or keeping a count in my head. It got easier as I learned, and now I can do a lot of things that I wasn’t able to before (like sign rental agreements and sign up for the gym).

@GrinningStudio asked me:
What is your job in Japan?

Answer:
Right now, I am doing two jobs regularly. I am appearing on a weekly tv show called Asahi Pop’n Press, and writing a column for Asahi Weekly (an english-language newspaper) called Jamie on the Go. I’ve been doing those two jobs for 3 1/2 and 41/2 years, respectively! Outside of that, I sometimes pick up freelance jobs when I can find them. A few months ago, I shot a commercial for a car navigation system. It’s not as lucrative as it sounds, though, so I am always kind of stressed about money!

@GrinningStudio asked me:
What creative thing are you proud of doing lately?

Answer:
Lately, the thing that I am most proud of is my blog. There are a lot of things that I want to improve about it, and I think that it still lacks a little bit of direction, but I really love doing it!

@GrinningStudio asked me:
What are you planning?

 

Answer:
I am working on four projects right now, all while attempting to renew my visa! I’ve also got some problems with being stalked, so I am trying to work through all of the stress with that as well.

@GrinningStudio asked me:
What do you want-right now in your life?

 

Answer:
I want to feel safe and loved right now. If I had that, I think that I would be really content with life.

 

If you would like to ask me a question for next time, ask me on or !

Or here! I’ll be doing another Q&A next week! <3

do you plan to migrate to japan? sorry for such serious question, just wonder if you will settle down in japan to pursue your dream

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Hi! This is Jamie Lynn Lano! I am a Washington State (USA) native who: ☆ Holds a Bachelors of the Arts in Media Arts & Animation from AiPx. ☆ Worked as an assistant mangaka in Japan for Konomi Takeshi on The Prince of Tennis. ☆ Was an essay columnist for Asahi Weekly from 2008-2013. ☆ Was the star of Asahi Pop'n Press on Asahi TV (Japan) from 2009-2013 ☆ Was a write for Metropolis magazine in 2010. ☆ Has kept a blog foreeeeeeeeever! First and Current blogs.

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