Last Tuesday, just as I was recovering from the lingering symptoms of a head cold, I found myself coughing hoarsely from the chest and feeling pretty unpleasant. Afraid the cold had become another sinus infection, I headed out to the hospital on Wednesday morning.
- This winter has been the coldest I’ve experienced in Japan. Not that I’ve been here long, but even Japanese people I’ve spoken to say it’s been unusually cold.
My mother finally decided to come and visit me after I’d been here more than three years. I was excited to see her and show her around, and she was excited to travel to Asia for the first time. Continue reading
I read years ago that about 11% of spoken Japanese was borrowed English. Since then, I’ve learned that they don’t necessarily use all of those borrowed words correctly; many of them have been given (for lack of a better phrase) incorrect meanings in Japanese. This is called “wasei eigo.”
This post will detail interesting points about Japan (or at least things I find interesting). New additions will “bump” it to the top of my feed.
- According to one of my students, Japanese men are not permitted visitation rights for their children after a divorce unless their exes specifically allow it. They are, however, still expected to pay alimony.
I’ve been lax since coming back, but that changes now. Continue reading