July 29, 2018

I was wondering what I was going to do this afternoon. I had spent the morning sorting through my "stuff" and packing up some boxes to mail home. Otherwise I would need a couple extra suitcases. That isn't an option. I'm sure that even with the upgrade, the airline wou...

July 26, 2018

I've been getting questions from friends back in the states, who hear something about Japan, and wonder if it's affecting me. Like the recent flooding for example. So I thought I'd put together a map to put things in perspective.

 Tokyo is toward the eastern side of Hon...

July 24, 2018

Yesterday I ranted on Facebook about the fact that pretzels in Japan weren't really pretzels. Just pretzel shaped cookies. And a friend commented: "Exactly why everyone should travel. We need to know that things aren't always what they appear to be!"

I've been thinking...

July 21, 2018

I am starting the process of winding down … preparing for the long journey home. I know I will be here for two more weeks but classes ended Thursday and last night there was a Faculty farewell party … one of those places where they keep bringing you little plates of fo...

July 21, 2018

As you may have guessed, I, as a marketing professor, have been captivated by Coca Cola's marketing efforts in Japan. Here is just the latest in a wide variety of new products I've seen them introduce this summer.

No, don't adjust the color on your screen.  Those are C...

July 11, 2018

I had plans for today ... I was going to get up early, go to the swimming pool around 9:30 AM, do a couple of errands and then head to campus in the afternoon to grade, do some class prep, and administrative work. Well ... I've always said the best way to make the gods...

July 8, 2018

So where have I been since I got lost in reflections ...busy ... classes, grading, social events ... but still pondering. A few days after I wrote my last entry, Shoko introduced me to the local library. I found a book by an author we had talked about, Last Run, and pu...

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Where am I now?

A selfie in my apartment

in Minato-ku, Tokyo



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