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Autumn Leaves

People say the most beautiful season in Japan is spring, with all the cherry blossoms in full bloom.  I agree it’s quite a sight, but I also think there’s awe-inspiring beauty in…

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving–a time to reflect on the countless blessings we have, gather around a dinner table with family and friends, drink too much and pig out.  Strangely, we’ve acclimated to the holidays in…

Sports Festival-undoukai

In October there is a national holiday called “taiiku no hi”体育の日: sports and health day.  It commemorates the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.  In recognition of this holiday, schools hold an 運動会…

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

September 13, 2018.  That was the day we landed at Nagoya Chubu Airport and began our new life in Osaka.  As we left Honolulu Airport on September 12th, Hurricane Olivia was on…

First Summer in Osaka

Can it really be the end of August?  From what the locals tell me, we have passed the peak of summer in Osaka…maybe.  The reason for the hesitation is that last year’s…

Kindergarten

There is so much to admire about daycare/preschool facilities and caregivers in every country.  They provide a safe, educational and social setting for infants and toddlers to explore at their own pace. …

Job Hunting

Can it be really be late February and nary a post from either of us in weeks…months?  Rest assured, we are alive and well and over our bouts of homesickness 🙂 It’s…

Chocolate Run

No, I’m not disclosing my digestive issues here.  I saw an ad back in November about a 10 km run scheduled for mid-January.  I wondered if it was anything like the Hot…

Cheers to 2019!

It’s hard to believe that it’s 2019.  We’ve been living in Osaka for 4 months now, which is also hard to believe!  As you may have noticed, we haven’t blogged for a…