About Lauren

Hi! My name is Lauren and welcome to life in Osaka, Japan.

I am a native Floridian and moved to Japan in 2012 with a dream of making a life here and working in a Japanese company. I successfully graduated from Elon University in 2012 and made my way to Japan to study for my MBA at Doshisha University, where I graduated in 2014 and successfully entered a small business in Osaka, Japan.

If you want content about Japanese pop culture and life in Japan, this is the place for you! I’ll talk about everything from how to get a job in Japan to how to organize your Japanese idol goods. My goal is to bring Japan culture to the world by explaining how life really is like here for an expat and how pop culture is the ultimate soft power.

Why “nihonchique”?

The name nihonchique is a combination of two words: Nihon means Japan in Japanese and chique, which comes from chic which means to be fashionable in french or elegant and sophisticated.

I started this blog initially right before I studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan my last year of university in 2011. I wanted to document my time in Japan and some thoughts. Today, it has turned into more than that. This blog is about my experiences in life with loving and living in Japan, working at Japanese company, Johnny’s and Associates ( a talent agency in Japan), Japanese Entertainment, Dramas, Movies, Fashion, and much more!

13 thoughts on “About Lauren

  1. It been a while since I’ve dropped by your youtube vids. But I’m glad to I did today! I’m so glad you made a new blog at wordpress. Since I cannot really figure out LJ. LOL! I’ll be following and dropping by here often to read your experiences and blog your way to Japan. Good Luck in Japan and Happy Birthday!


  2. I just sow your blog and it’s Amazing. well dome and Keep going.
    thou I see that making Video blogs are more effective (and maybe more easy to reach many people) than written blogs, but also I know that it’s hard to explain and do everything in one video .. soo
    GOOD luck in what you see is best *\(^^)/*


    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I am glad you enjoy my videos! From the new year I plan to start making videos again! I got busy and lots if things happened, but the new year it will be making videos again!


  3. dear Lauren, nice to meet you πŸ™‚ I love japanese culture and your blog is a really nice connection to Japan πŸ™‚ happy days! cheers from Lisbon, PedroL


  4. Hi Lauren, I found your blog after reading your interview in the Dec 2020 JapanUp magazine. Informative content, well presented. Love the videos I watched so far. Continued best wishes for your career and life in Japan. -Mike Tanouye, Santa Monica, CA.


  5. Lauren, by the way, influenced by the video you posted when you were with your parents in Florida, my wife and I tried “Everything But The Bagel” seasoning on avocado toast with a little olive oil. A sensational breakfast treat! Thanks for the idea. -Mike


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