Got to go over for many work related projects. Love Japan. Very interesting culture. Love the food and love their 50's rock street band parties (well, if they still have them. Last time I was there was about 15 years ago).
P.S. Good job on interpreting for that guitar buyer the other day. Are you native and have good english or the other way around?
Turning Japanese? No. 100% Canuck and always will be. For me living here has been complicated...sometimes love it other times hate it. One thing for sure, I will go back home and hopefully, in the not too distant future though I`ve said that a few times already...but I mean it this time....no, really.
I came with a plan to stay for 2 or 3 years and it`s 19 years later. On the other hand, I have met some people who came here on a teaching contract, and didn`t return after going home for the Christmas break, they hated it that much.
One thing that struck me was how safe I felt walking to the train station late at night in Tokyo or walking to my motel at 1:00 in the morning after a little saki. It felt so good to feel that safe. It is one of the reasons I moved up here a little sooner than planned.