August 18, 2011
Somewhat. I can carry on a decent conversation, but get my grammar confused and have wasureta most of what I learned.
Yes!! My first time in Japan was in Nagoya, then I lived in Tokyo for about a year altogether (went 4 different times, about 3 months each time). In Tokyo, I lived in Kawasaki, Shinjuku, and Akasaka. I also lived for short stints in Sapporo and Shizuoka. I have also visited Nara, Nikko, Kyoto, Okinawa, Yokohama, Kamakura, and probably more.
What's not to like???? One of my favorite things is hotate- expensive but delicious. I also loved the oden available at most convenience stores, and the availability of the coolest things at those stores- like fabulous meals ready in a flash, cool make-up, and color copying machines. I also loved the vending machines and the variety of things available in them. And the stationery, paper, book stores, Hajime Sorayama, cultural events (Kabuki, Noh, flower pageants, art exhibits, ballet and so much more), okonomiyaki, taco yaki, shabu shabu, shopping in the underground, and soooo much more. And wow- some really high-tech toilet seats! I actually brought one home! :)
Hi! My name is Susan and I lived in Japan for about a year. I speak a bit, but would love to practice more, and introduce my son to some of the culture as well. Ii, desune!!