| Dec 15, 2012

Do young Japanese people dream big?

by Amy Chavez

Do young Japanese people dream big? This was the question posed by Steven Kim recently on LinkedIn’s “InStyle Tokyo Premier Networking” group. When I taught at a Japanese women’s college in the late 1990s and early 2000s, one of the entrance exam questions was, ...

| Nov 17, 2012

Miyakojima — dolphins to the port side!

by Amy Chavez

After four days of sightseeing on Okinawa Island, we set sail for Miyakojima, the next major island to the south in the Okinawan chain. Having just visited Okinawa’s Churaumi Aquarium, I was more aware of the beautiful sea life underneath our sailboat such as ...