Category Archives: LIfe in Japan

On leaving Japan- a bittersweet sayonara

This is by far going to be the most difficult post I have written yet. This space over the years has offered me a place to record my discoveries, to share something of what what I  have found beautiful, inspiring … Continue reading

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On adopting a dog in Japan

Things have been pretty hectic this fall. In fact, although I feel that I have been composing many posts in my head recently, it has been many many months since I have been able to update my blog. One of … Continue reading

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Yanaka and ‘the Tokyo unknown to Japanese’ 

Yanaka is a neighborhood in Tokyo’s ‘shita-machi‘ (old Edo; the eastern area of Tokyo), known as one of the few areas to have been preserved from both the massive fires following the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and the fire-bombings … Continue reading

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On having an accident in Japan

Prologue: Unable to sleep, I wrote this out with pen and paper the evening after the accident. Typing it now two days later I’ve made some small edits. What is it that is so remarkable about the kindness of strangers? … Continue reading

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