June 3, 2008 at 10:43 pm (Japan FAQs and SAQs, Japanese food and drink, Japanese health, Japanese men)
Me too! I don’t know if the reason is the same,but it is one of the things that makes me feel right at home in Japan.
“[It is] because of a heriditary lack of the liver enzyme that breaks down acetaldehyde. It is this chemical by-product of alcohol that causes their features to become flushed”
Hokkaido Highway Blues pg 154
June 3, 2008 at 10:57 am (Japan FAQs and SAQs, Japanese television, Japanese Westernization)
There seems to be a love of boarding school-related books and drama (see also Harry Potter), perhaps because it echos Japanese society in some way??
In Japanese, btw, it’s Akage An (赤毛 アン- red haired Ann)