The Drive to Grandma’s House in Japan Takes Forever


It’s a 96 kilometer (59 miles)┬ádrive from where we live to grandma’s house here in Japan. Back in the States, my grandma’s house was about the same distance at 93 kilometers (58 miles); however, while I could get to my grandma’s house in just a little over an hour, (Thank you 55 mph speed limit!) here in Japan, the same distance takes me over 2 hours! Behold, the 37 mph speed limit–even on the main road! Continue reading

The Two Faces of Japan: Adultery


Ah Japan, the country that puts family above all else. We have heard the stories of long-suffering wives who sacrifice all, children who care for their parents into old age, and ancestors who are always remembered and revered. But is this still true today? Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Just Leave the TV On with Kids Around (Japan)


Did you ever wonder about the effects the TV has on your kids mind? Do all those flashing images actually affect them? Or are all those conspiracy theorists just making stuff up to scare you again? In a world that is slowly deteriorating, I would strongly advise you to reconsider your television-viewing habits, especially when kids are in the room. Continue reading