As many of you already know, I spent a few years living in Japan, collectively. If Genki Husband could speak Japanese, I would probably be living there right now. Life spins us around in different winding paths though, and I am currently being entertained in Southern California. Thankfully, my happy place can be found near Los Angeles. There is a large population of Japanese expats living in the area, hence, a lot of original stores have been brought over to this area. Normally I am a very socially anxious (although many people do not notice) person, however when I enter anything Japanese, I feel at home. For some reason anything Asian has become my comfort zone, I feel more at home in a Japanese store than say Walmart. To each their own, however if you are like me, you might like to check out these fantastic finds in the Gardena, California area. This is just the start of my list, so please feel free to let me know of your favorites in the area (especially a Korean store, still can’t find a good one). Today I would like to start off with the Japanese store tours at the Pacific Square Shopping Center.