My Japanese Diet

With two notable and disappointing exceptions, I have eaten only Japanese food since I arrived in Tokyo.  I have tried the Chinese restaurant one more time – it may taste good, but the food has not agreed with me so I will not be trying it again.  Other than that, really I have stuck to … Continue reading My Japanese Diet

Pictures from Day 2…

I have been in Japan since Wednesday evening, and it is now Saturday morning.  For my readers in North America the time shift is simple… this morning in Japan is yesterday evening for you, and this evening in Japan will be this morning for you.  I think… I have been promising that I would start … Continue reading Pictures from Day 2…

A Stranger in a Strange Land…

Have you ever walked through a grocery store and not known what anything was?  I had that experience this evening.  Although there are pictures on a lot of things, the only items (aside from fresh fruits and vegetables) that I could clearly identify were Frosted Flakes, Coke Zero, and Cote de Rhone.  It might have … Continue reading A Stranger in a Strange Land…

Japan: Day 1

I arrived at the hotel thoroughly exhausted yesterday, which I suppose is to be expected.  Fortunately the check-in process was smooth and simple, and I got into my room within five minutes. If I had to pick a single word to describe Japan so far it would be Efficient.  Certainly it is clean and everyone … Continue reading Japan: Day 1