Have returned to Japan after a 16 year stint away. I lived here for 10 years from 1987 through to 1997. Now it’s 2015 and I've been back for 3 years. With age apparently comes wisdom. I am not sure I know or understand Japan any better than in my younger days. I have come to the conclusion my wisdom is in the realization that the more I know from a linguistic point of view the less I actually understand about the Japanese people and their way of thinking. When I started this blog my aim was to share my confusion and bafflement over things Japanese, have the odd rant and vent some pent up gaijin frustration while having a bit of a laugh, at my own expense more likely than not.

That is still happening but as I have learnt more about blogging, explored other people's blogs and taken up some of the photo challenges I found my blog growing and sprouting branches. It now seems to have morphed into

I hope you will continue to drop by and I look forward to checking out your blog!

Yoroshiku Onegai shimasu