Two decades of Japan

At the turn of the millennium, I left behind family and friends for the first time in my life and headed East to Japan.  To say that it was a big decision is a monumental understatement:  it was wholly transformative.  The other day it hit me that this year is the 20th “anniversary” of the … More Two decades of Japan

Sumo! 相撲!

Due to a bit of a flu scare in Hong Kong leading to the closure of primary schools for two weeks, I was able to go on my trip to Japan a bit earlier than expected.  Now, the one thing that I wasn’t looking forward to was the picture/fingerprinting as part of the new security … More Sumo! 相撲!