Exciting times in Japan

Today, 1st April marks the start of the countdown to the change of emperor in 30 days. I feel so privileged to be able to live this very special time for Japan history live in the country. To start with, today at 11h30, the government will announce what the next era will be. this will […]


This week, on 2 occasions, I was confronted with a discussion around work life balance and overtime. On both occasions, the person explained that this over work mentality came from the Showa Period where everyone was supposed to work hard to rebuild the country and support economic growth Showa terminated in 1989, 30 years ago, […]