Just before graduation I enlisted in the Navy and went
off to boot camp
shortly after putting on the cap and gown. Made the submarine
corps and did a pretty good job of "seeing the world" - just like their
advert said. 5 great years as a sonarman and a navy diver. During part
of that time I got to see Japan.
After getting out and graduating from college, I couldn't get Japan out
of my head. So, I lined up a short-term job and headed over ... and
didn't see the USA for 20 years!
Sailors speak about going Asiatic. I don't think that's what happened.
It's more like the country fit me. And then there's the wonderful lady
that I met at a church social here. Whatever, I've now been here for
nearly 40 years and am happy and healthy and married for 33 years.
After 35 years in Tokyo, I retired and we now live in a small village.
We live, somewhat isolated, on a peak overlooking the Pacific ocean.
Kind of a kick for this city boy to have a veggie garden. My wife has 4
flower gardens to keep her busy.
If anyone has a question about Japan or would just like to say hello,
contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here we are having a Great dinner at a Japanese spa (Ryokan).