Meet my new best friend…

That's right, my new best friend, who I am affectionately calling Mr. Fan. Considering I received Mr. Fan for free (these types of things are given away in Japan like tissue packets), I think this was a pretty felicitous meeting. Mr. Fan is advertising the fact Mount Fuji has been a world heritage site for one …

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Arriving in Japan, the first days…

So, the text in this post is taken from emails I've sent home to family. I figured, "why repeat myself?" Anyway, these are general first impressions, struggles, experiences, etc. I had. I've been in Japan a week Sunday, but I'm starting my count after Tokyo Orientation (Wednesday), since I feel I was pretty cloistered in my Tokyo …

More than you ever wanted to know, most likely

OMG, here it is! My official blog to chronicle my journey in Japan, as well as anything else that happens in my daily life. I'll be posting pictures, as well, in the Gallery page. There will be a gallery that is password protected and viewable only by people I know in real life (you'll need to ask …