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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


In northern Europe people eat licorice and salmiakki. In Japan, people think that is about the most disgusting taste you can imagine. That means that it is difficult to find shops that sell licorice in Japan. People presumably only use it as punishments in weird games. So I bought a bag of salty licorice and finished it quickly.

In Japan I once found a shop that sold Finish souvenirs that also had Finish salmiakki. The shop owner tried to convince me not to buy their salmiakki for about five minutes, since it is so disgusting and she thought I should not have to go through the trauma of eating something like that.


  1. Ha-ha-ha!! :-) Precis så är det!! Det skickas en hel del lakrits härifrån till The Kuwahara House!! Varav en person i hushållet INTE vill ha något med att göra!! :-)

    1. När min bror bodde i Japan fick han också lakrits skickat till sig lite då och då från Sverige. Själv har jag inga problem med att leva utan lakrits. Men när det finns så äter man det så klart :-)