I've decided to make a couple of changes so that I'll continue to write in this blog.

First, as I've suspended my travels for a little while, and as I see daily many of the American subscribers ;) of my blog, I'm going to focus less on where I am and more on literature and culture. I'm doing a lot of reading, both of books and internet websites, and I often feel the urge to write about them. Hopefully you'll find them interesting (if anyone is still reading!)

Second, I'm going to attempt to write the blogs both in English and Japanese. It'll be good practice and, since I have a Japanese audience now as well, I want to include them more fully (most can read English, but they might prefer to read in Japanese). So if the second part of each article looks like a bunch of gibberish, sorry. Your system doesn't support Japanese characters.