Antique Fuji in Nishinomiya is a treasure hunt through old Japan.
The Shiatsu 指圧 massage with Mizukami in Osaka is the best massage anywhere in the world,
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!
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
Earthquakes, floods, heatwave and typhoons in Japan. A summer of living dangerously!
After the big Osaka earthquake the whole family experienced June 18, then record rain and flooding throughout Japan, followed in July by a heat wave that is killing people in droves and sending thousands to the hospital, another typhoon has hit. Yet I was in Orlando for it! Had boarded a plane July 26 and headed … Continue reading Trading Osaka Summer for August in Orlando
Should I stay or should I go now? That was the question posed to myself after realizing that all of the expats I know are leaving Japan for the summer to visit their home countries or simply to escape the summer heat. Now, I have lived in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands where … Continue reading My Japanese Summer – List of 10 Things to Do in Japan!