Taiga

1923660_954899464588702_5913662558919040162_nI’m a journalist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I moved to Tokyo in 2013. Since then I’ve been writing a blog in Portuguese and this experience showed me that my message can be read, discussed and spread by thousands of people even if I’m alone in my unpaid but very rewarding activity. In tokyorio.com, I write about positive experiences I’m having in Asia, and I try to describe to the Brazilians aspects of the Eastern way of life that can teach a lot to our Western, individualist culture.

Here in Tokyo I met people from all over the world, thanks to the wonderful Tokyo International School, where my son and daughter have the privilege to be studying among kids from other 49 nationalities. And it was also here where I met my dear friend Katja. She once shared with me her wish to use the Internet to spread good and inspiring stories, and that idea was the seed for this project. I thought that if by myself I could reach so many people in Brazil, imagine with my dear Austrian friend… And what if we could publish and share not our stories, but stories from anyone in the world? Let’s see what will happen…