Happy Independence Day! I know it’s a bit early but I’m in the spirit because I got to attend a … Continue reading #93 Independence Day Celebration with the Fukuoka Consulate
Over the last few years, I began to believe that I enjoy being in front of audiences. My time as … Continue reading #92 I Won A Japanese Speech Contest!
We did it! Almas and I are officially married! Everything went wonderfully smoothly and we had an amazing couple of … Continue reading #88 Navigating the Bureaucracy to Get Hitched in Japan
How about a pizza with thin sliced pork belly, egg, green onions, cabbage, and topped with powdered seaweed, bonito flakes, … Continue reading #86 Okonomiyaki, or Japanese Pizza
The difficulty of getting a black belt depends on the martial art. I received my Myo Sim Kendo black belt … Continue reading #84 BJJ Black Belt
I inhaled Shusaku Endo’s Silence over my two-day business trip to Tokyo this week. The Scorsese film released in 2016 … Continue reading #83 The Twenty-Six Martyrs Monument
When was the last time you ate in a cafeteria? In America, cafeterias mean hamburgers, sandwiches, mac and cheese, tater … Continue reading #82 Kencho Cafeteria