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Welcome! My name is Rico aka Japan Mcconnell.

This is my Japanese lifestyle lesson hang-out from foodies, drinkers, to Japanophiles. Sharing some friendly but unique recipes, 101, and more.

I am a petit Japanese wife (about 5 ft tall) who currently lives in the US.

Well, I started this blog all about Japan, but I found my niche.

Cooking tips and lemon sour…

Why lemon sour?

It is not a blog that tells you only traditional or cool Japanese cooking.

Moreover, I don’t use ingredients that you can’t get or you have to buy with extra effort.

For example, Mirin.

Another example is Japanese sake.
You can use white wine instead.

So, my profile little bit.

gifu, tanigumi, japan, me

I was born in a small town, Gifu prefecture, Japan. I grow up in the same town, lived in Canada for 1 year to learn English in 1999 – 2000, lived by myself in Nagoya after graduating college until I met my husband.

My life has changed a lot after I met him in 2011.

Our story started from a bar in Nagoya, when we were sitting next to each other at the counter in December 2011.

We lived together while he was an ex-pat, relocated to the UK from 2014 to 2017, got married in Japan in 2015, and currently live on the east side of the US.

My typical single life turned into a unique traveling life!

About my English education history,

If you are interested in it.

I learned English from junior high school to high school for 6 years and went to ESL school in Saskatchewan, Canada for 1 year. Then, I majored in English at a 2-year college in Nagoya, Japan.

I did not use English for about 10 years until I met my husband. I learned writing essays in ESL school, but not perfect. ( I didn’t like writing essays at all. )

In this blog, I try to write properly, but I want to enjoy writing / sharing my experiences but if you hardly understand what I say, PLEASE tell me, it will help me too.

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