I’m Speaking Japanese! I Really Think So!

It's nothing short of a miracle. I can speak Japanese. At least broken Japanese, spewing out a lot of basic verbs and nouns to get the message across (mostly) or ask directions, put a friend in a cab to the Kansai Airport, direct a cab driver to my apartment or tell him when he's at … Continue reading I’m Speaking Japanese! I Really Think So!

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Halloween at Universal Studios Japan – Good Kawaii Fun! In Photographs

Halloween in Japan has been growing a lot. This year I noticed far more Jack'o'lanterns and Western style Halloween decorations than last year. As if it were a orchestrated event, as just about every store or restaurant had some kind of Halloween theme or promotion. Fun! I was excited to take a friend who is … Continue reading Halloween at Universal Studios Japan – Good Kawaii Fun! In Photographs

The High-Quality of Life in Japan is Vastly Different from A Declining United States

The freedom I experience in Japan with its high-quality of life makes me realize how cheated my fellow citizens are as the United States slips into decline and chaos under President Donald Trump.  The mere fact that I can get on my bike and ride around Osaka and get anywhere I want quickly, rain or … Continue reading The High-Quality of Life in Japan is Vastly Different from A Declining United States