I'm Surume, 22yr old college student, and I recently got into homebrewing.
I've bottle-fermented a few batches of ginger beer in the past, but earlier this month I got a copy of the "Complete Joy of Homebrewing", and this afternoon I just received my first set of LME, hops and yeast - Black Rock Whispering Wheat, Saaz hop pellets and Fermentis WB-06 Wheat Yeast. At 12 hours after pitching yeast, fermentation is going nicely and smelling hints of banana. I think I'm going to like my new hobby.
Japan doesn't have a solid homebrewing community - although there are several decent microbreweries and a couple of out of date websites regarding homebrewing, there aren't any proper homebrewing stores (except one on the internet and amazon), and no place where I can discuss homebrewing or ask questions.
Soooo... nice to meet you all!