Like no other country in the world, Japan is a nation of trains and train riders. You can get pretty much anywhere you need to go here by rail … read more
Does Japan Love Stress?
Sorry for the recent paucity of blog posts. (Paucity! Nice, huh?) I’ve been on vacation in the United States … read more
As a foreigner working for an old-school Japanese real estate company, it seems like there is always some fascinating new experience at work to enjoy. I’m thinking, of course, about public shaming. … read more
Workplace Culture Shock
In early April 2012, the last stage of a long relocation effort was nearing completion. For a variety of personal and professional reasons, I had decided some time previously to relocate from my hometown in California to Tokyo, Japan. … read more