Yesterday my family and I attended our communities Halloween event. It was a first for the community to hold an event for Halloween so we wasn’t sure what they would do or how it would turn out but we dressed up and tagged along for the children.
Hey readers how’s it been?
Don’t worry this won’t be another update post. In fact this will be a kind of diary of what I did last week for my birthday celebrations.
As I’m a British Expat living in Japan my feeling towards the result of the United Kingdom leaving the EU is far less devastating or wonderful than those who actually live within the UK or the European Union as expats themselves.
On the 27th of January, 1868, an army of Shogunates marched on towards Kyoto. This march would lead to a bloody one year war that would end the Samurai in Japan.
Continue reading The Last Shogun – The Start of the Boshin War
As the title says I’m going to be changing the direction of this blog. As it stands my blog is about my life in Japan and my progress on my writing course but as of late I haven’t been able to do anything in regards to studying and my Japanese topics are getting less by the month.
On Saturday the 26th of September my family and I attended my six year olds first primary schools sports day.
The event was scheduled to start from 9:30am and finish around 16:00pm, with an hour for lunch in the middle. We arrived just as the opening ceremony was starting and to my surprise it wasn’t as busy with parents as I expected. The school had set out a small track and field type of running strip in the middle of the playground and on the outside they had all the students seats lined up into their class groups and years.
Living in a foreign country can be difficult at times but also can be the best experience of your life. Be it on a week’s holiday or a one to three year job placement as an English teacher.
For those that only experience Japan for a year or so do they really become experts in the country they visited as a guest over those that have adopted it as their home?
I have been here now for over seven years and I have made Japan my home. My life is one hundred percent dedicated to this country as I have a wife, children, a mortgage and even a business. These things alone prevent me from up and leaving if I wanted too.
Now back to the question; do I now have the right to be an expert on everything that is Japan?