In our travels, we often find particular pleasure in getting off the beaten track and exploring the road less traveled. This is true whether we're walking or driving. On a recent car trip in Kyushu's Oita Prefecture, while driving from Yufuin to Nakatsu, we had the opportunity to take smaller side roads that led us … Continue reading Unexpected respite on the road less traveled
Not long ago I received a postcard from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police notifying me that, as my birthday was approaching, it was time to renew my driver's license. According to the postcard, I could renew my license during the period from one month before my birthday to one month after. Foreigners in Japan as visitors … Continue reading Time to renew my driver’s license!
In the past several days, I've had three encounters with the Japanese police that have put me in mind of an experience I had many years ago when I was living in Kumamoto. The first occurred last week-end. My husband and I decided to drive to Izu to visit friends, but were lazy and didn't … Continue reading Close Encounters of the Constabulary Kind