She had already given me a wonderful life, but I promised I would do it for her.
- After a year of adjusting to her loss, I decided to go to Japan and study Japanese language. The reasons include:
- The house is too big for me – I needed to downsize and move somewhere.
- Although I had studied Japanese with my wonderful sensei Reiko Asahina Marcos, with only one hour a week and no one to talk with the other 167, I was learning at a pathetically slow rate.
- I had been to Japan four previous times, and loved it.
- Between the Ota-Salem connection and the WISH program, I had many friends in Japan.
So I decided to go. But first I had to complete the duties as chair if the UUCM Tricentennial Committee. So I applied to a language school in Tokyo beginning in October 2016.
I will go to Japan in August, after two weeks of visiting friends in China. I plan to spend one or two years studying Japanfes language and culture.
I will attend Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, the Japanese Language Institute, in Shinjyuku – the heart of Tokyo.