And I have no tote bags or mugs, either.
It’s been several months and it’s the start of a new season, so please indulge me if I take a few moments to remind everyone, especially new readers, of the various options available to support LiA. As ever, this is strictly voluntary – there will be no tiers or premium services here. Veterans of the site know that I put the equivalent of full-time hours into maintaining it, and every little bit helps in justifying that time even as I try and scrape together a living here in Japan.
All of the links are in the sidebar, of course. First, we have Patreon, where readers can sign on as monthly patrons of LiA in whatever amount they like (you pledge by the post, and set a monthly cap on your patronage). You can also use Paypal to subscribe monthly, or to make a one-time contribution via the link in the sidebar.
Of course you can also click on whatever ads interest you, and then there’s Amazon. I’ve set up the LiA Amazon Store as a sort of one-stop collection of Japan-themed items that overlap with what this site covers. But the easiest way to help is to use the LiA link to portal into Amazon or Amazon UK. This requires nothing except using LiA’s links to access Amazon for stuff you plan to buy anyway – you get the full-featured Amazon website, absolutely unchanged from what you’d get if you entered it conventionally. The only difference is that you help support LiA at the same time you do your online shopping.
Thanks sincerely to all of you that have already contributed – you have my utmost gratitude. And as always, thanks to every person who visits the site and every person who joins the discussions!