Happy 20th Anniversary!
Today is our anniversary! Japan and I.
I arrived from Thailand and only planned to stay 3 weeks. I had a round-the-world ticket back to England. I'd been backpacking round Europe and Asia. Japan was the last country.
At Narita Airport there was a doll display in the Arrival Hall, I really felt I had come to Japan.
I took the SkyLiner to Ueno, and then the Yamanote Line to Ikebukuro and I stayed at a guest house somebody had told me about.
In Thailand someone told me that March was job hunting season for English teachers...and the idea grew: I could get a job here and stay away from England and my real job (newspaper reporter) for another year.
So I looked in The Japan Times newspaper every day and started going for job interviews.....after 10 days I got a job at a small English school in Saitama....and my life in Japan grew from there.
Happy Anniversary Japan :-) I love you. xx