Tag Archives: family leave

Ja-Bread and Rice Country


My daughter had only five or fix teeth when we were on vacation in North America this past August. Despite that fact, she developed an incredible appetite for bread that has only gotten stronger since then. We had generally avoided … Continue reading

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Grand Auto Envy


Driving in New York again this past summer after a three-year interval was…interesting. I got my driver’s license at the age of 17, and then took my high school’s Driver’s Ed class. To get the reduced auto insurance premiums, of … Continue reading

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“Men should work, women should stay home”


I sat outside the passport center building with my daughter in her stroller and showed both her passports. “Now you’re officially both American and Japanese,” I told her (of course, she had no idea what I was saying; she just … Continue reading

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