Chasing Japan is a blog about two guys and their dream of living and working in Japan.
“A lifestyle blog of sorts, we want to share our love of Japanese culture with the world, and how that love fuels our desire to build our very own business in Japan.
From a variety of Japanese pop culture topics, photography blurbs, and tips on how to balance work and life, we hope you find our posts entertaining and useful in some way.
So welcome to the adventure. We’d love for you to join us!”
Louis Rivera and Nick Burkhalter are the “two guys”. Louis has studied the Japanese language, and was the MC for the Tucson Japanese Festival on Jan. 14, 2017 at PCC Downtown. Nick claims to have his “head in the clouds, heart in Japan”, as he is married to a Japanese woman, and has traveled to Japan three times.
Website: www.chasingjapan.org. Recent blog articles posted on Chasing Japan have been about visits to the Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, CA), the 12th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival (San Diego, CA), Inaugural Otaku Festival (Tucson, AZ) and the 2017 Annual Arizona Matsuri (Phoenix, AZ). Stay tuned for more as Louis and Nick travel, take photographs, and enjoy Japanese culture.
Louis also has an ongoing photo exhibit “Japan by Night” with color photographs taken during a visit to Japan in 2016, at Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson. Exhibit ends on March 28, 2017. Read more at our front page article of Feb. 14, 2017.