This blog began as a travel journal for my summer excursion to Japan. I lived in the land of the rising sun for a year prior to this trip, but sought to see all the things I hadn’t the chance to in my first experience. Sadly, I never completed writing on my experiences when I returned. The following year found me a victim to economic circumstances. While I was able to find work, the dependability of said work was questionable, and the periods between employment was less then pleasant. Seeking stability, I chose to take a position teaching English in Japan.
At that time I utilized this blog to occasionally record my thoughts and experiences at what was an interesting time in Japanese history. I must admit much of what I recorded after initial events was rather self-focused and pedantic. The goal of this blog at that time was to serve as a diary of sorts so I offer no apologies.
Now that I have returned to the United States this blog is taking a slight change in direction. The current iteration of this blog is a mix of several elements. First is the diary component, as I re-acclimate myself to American society and work through the visa process to bring my fiancee to the United States. Second is the gallery component, as I display photographs and stories from my time in Japan. The third is faux academic as a work to explain everyday, often overlooked facets of Japanese culture and lifestyle.
I welcome all questions, comments, suggestions and criticisms so long as they are mature and constructive.