I'm also an American ex-pat living in Tokyo, and I try and make that experience a part of what I blog - both in and of itself, and as it relates to anime culture. I love Japanese culture, not least for the sheer strangeness of it, and it never fails to both inspire and mystify me.
As for why I'm doing this, well - I blog because I love to write, and I love the exchange of ideas that happens as a result. And I'm asking for your support because life in Japan is tough, and I want to be able to commit the time to LiA that's necessary to keep it as timely and comprehensive a source as I've tried to make it.
I sincerely appreciate the support I've gotten over the last couple of years, which has helped LiA grow into the site it is today. If you choose to support me via Patreon, thank you from the bottom of my heart.