Here’re my two cents on the situation here in Japan. New video about the touchy subject here in Japan. I should point out that the family is doing well and we’re doing our best to remain vigilant during these challenging times.Read More Living in Japan Amidst the Coronavirus Threat
Spring is around the corner. Cherry blossoms are starting to bloom. For some, this might be a touchy subject, but I want to express my opinion on this topic. Are foreigners wearing kimono, and yukata, cultural appropriation or appreciation? Short answer – NO.Read More Foreigners in Kimono: Appropriation or Appreciation?
New year, new ambitions.Read More Obsidian Perspective 2020: Dawn of a New Decade
My big cheese smile made it to one the major newspapers here in Japan.Read More Volunteering at Yokosuka Navy Base and Being Photographed for a Japanese Newspaper
I’m always proud of my daughter’s ability to speak Japanese. A skill attained from taking advantage of our life living overseas.Read More Sending My Kid to Japanese School
Have you ever found yourself stumbling into a job and being pleasantly surprised? By no means is this a career shift, but definitely an experience for the history books.Read More My First Modeling Job in Japan
My reflection on a trip to Nara, Japan. An amazing part of Japan where wild deer walk about freely.Read More Nara: The Open Air Deer Park
Earlier this month, my daughter and I attended another festival in Yokosuka. I’ve previously wrote about Yokosuka and it’s ties to Shenmue in an earlier blog where I alluded to the Icha Icha Festival taking place on Dobuita Street. This time it was held at a park across from Yokosuka City Hall. The Icha Icha […]Read More An Okinawan Festival in Yokosuka
While the Tokyo Game Show is everything you’d expect from Japanese gaming culture, all under one roof.Read More Tokyo Game Show: The Mecca of Japanese Digital Entertainment
Tokyo was named the safest city in the world for the 3rd year in a row. But I can’t help my skepticism.Read More Tokyo, The Safest City in the World… Sort of.