Having lived in Berlin for years, my friend knows both her native Japanese and German culture. She translated a lot to me, making sense far beyond mere word meanings.

Tokyo Mosaic urban manga awareness
An urban mosaic gradually takes form, and what drives you to gather further pieces is not its debatable beauty: It’s the curiosity to know more.

*Every now and then, Akemi helped me to switch to a local perspective that helped me to focus and dive deeper.* (tbc)