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Episode 36.- Brent's storty time: Becoming a Dad in Japan

In Episode 36, Brent narrates the story of his son’s birth. All the details in preparation for the arrival of the new family member, hospital vs. 34 more words


The Gaijin that has changed... 変わられた外国人。。。

It has been an extremely long time since I have posted on this blog but, my time here is Japan has become a lot more interesting and informative since the last time i posted here. 438 more words


Part 7: The Tokugawa clan, chapter 1

Mikawa, Summer 1545

He leaned against a wall made up of wood and special paper, staring blankly at all the stacks of sheets of papers filling the other side of the room. 2,171 more words


Episode 108 - Rain of Ruin, Part 1

In our first of six episodes on the atomic bombs, we start to answer an important question; where did the idea for the bomb come from? 378 more words


Turquoise beauty, Lake Onnetoh

We had a short visit to this lake during our Hokkaido trip, it was raining and very cloudy that morning. I’m sure if wasn’t for the rain it would be very beautiful~! 27 more words


Seattle → Tokyo → Jakarta

Hello friends! After a whirlwind few days scurrying around Tokyo and flying across large bodies of water, I’ve arrived safely in Jakarta. There’s much to tell and I’m horribly behind in telling it, so I’ll try to cut it down to some highlights. 489 more words


Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank


Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) delivers an opening speech as Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (L) and other leaders of Mekong delta nations listen during the Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting at the state guest house in Tokyo, July 4, 2015.  280 more words