Thank you for visiting my blog! I am Ann-Sofie, a 25-year-old Belgian who majored in Japanese Studies, cultural anthropology and development studies. Currently, I am working in sustainability, another passion of me.
I launched Nippaku when I was a freshman in college, already 6 years ago and never stopped writing about the country that fascinates me. With Nippaku (日 ni for Japan, 白 haku for Belgium), I want to share my thoughts about Japanese culture, literature, food… About its people, its politics and its traditions. About the things that make me wonder. And mix that very uniqueness with the Western world I am familiar with. In short, my view on Japan, a country I am eager to continue discovering in all its facets!
I studied in Japan for one year at Kobe University and went back for a two-month internship on Kyushu in 2017. You will notice that, besides the more academic research posts, I also like to share my personal experiences in Japan with you from time to time. Please enjoy my writing and do not hesitate to comment!