Japan was good to me, no question about it.
I married one of its daughters. I found employment with its financial and insurance industries. I tried my luck in its business community. And in Japan, I was even called 'cool' for the first (and last) time of my life (surprisingly frequently).
Here are some things that happened.
A guide to Japan, for residents. Written by someone who's done it.
Adjusting to life in Japan seems to be taking me longer than I'd imagined.
When I first came to Japan, I let my employer take care of the paperwork, just as many of my colleagues had done. Big mistake.
I've made a tool for learning Japanese vocabulary. I'd like to improve upon it and maybe make it public, so I thought I'd share this description. Comments anyone?
This is my book of street photography from Tokyo. An eighty-page distillation of ten thousand photos taken from the nameless streets of the world's largest city over the years 2005–2010.
Living with a foreign name in Japan is tricky, tricky.