On August 2nd, 2007 at 10:00pm my long trek from Vancouver to Kakamigahara came to an end. It was the first of many steps along the road to becoming a permanent resident in Japan. Time certainly flies, as it doesn't feel like I've been in this country for more than a quarter of my life.
Living in Asia for over a decade has taught me a lot about people and a lot about myself. I look forward to looking back in another couple of years to see how much more has been learned.