Hi. I’m an American woman who’s been living in Osaka since 2008. I started this blog for 3 reasons:
1) I’ve pretty much given up on socializing and there’s only so much I can say to my husband before he starts playing Angry Birds, so I needed a place where I could talk into the ether about whatever I wanted to talk about.
2) I speak Japanese at home and EFL English at work, and am honest-to-god forgetting natural English. I hope writing this blog slows the decay a bit.
3) SNS posts vanish into the ether eventually, but blogs are semi-forever. Hopefully the information here will be of use to somebody who lives in Japan/is interested in Japan someday, if not immediately upon posting.