Staying with the Yamada’s

First off, let me start by saying that I feel so incredibly lucky to have the Yamada family taking care of me. Their entire family – Masahiro, the dad; Yuko, the mom; Arisa, the older sister; and Mao, the younger sister – is incredibly nice and extremely accommodating. From driving all the way to the […]

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First Day

After touching down in Narita Airport (NRT), the first thing I noticed was the sweltering heat. Going from a cold, dry airplane into Tokyo’s hot and humid summer shocked me into the reality that I was at the moment alone in a foreign country. Filled with the softly purring engines of hybrid busses, the chatter […]

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