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Fun Foods

One thing that Tokyo is famous for is amazing food. Particularly if you are one of those people who enjoy food. Sadly, Betsy and I are more the “eat for sustenance” type, rather than the “eat for enjoyment” types, and … Continue reading

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Schools in Japan

As we were looking to move to Tokyo, we spoke with a number of folks about where they sent their kids for schooling. It’s a significant concern. Some people opt for the three-to-six months of torture and frustration known as … Continue reading

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Kyoto

Kyoto is a city in central Japan, and the word, “Kyoto,” means “Capital City.” Tokyo means “Eastern Capital,” and for about a thousand years, from 800 AD until 1868, Kyoto was the seat of Japan’s Imperial Court. This has created … Continue reading

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Spring in Tokyo

Japan is famous for some pretty amazing cherry blossoms. Tourists come to Japan year-round, but they really come out in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full force. There are a lot of festivals with street food, activities, … Continue reading

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Settling in

We were able to find a great little house in the middle of Tokyo. We live in Minato ward, and Hiroo district. Our house was a good choice—not as nice as some of the apartments we might have chosen, but, … Continue reading

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Toronto to Tokyo

When we left for Canada, I received some good advice from a coworker about how Nike handles International Assignments. He explained that because it is considered an investment for Nike to send someone on assignment, they have a robust process … Continue reading

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