Experiences of those who stay

Tokyo

I love Amy Chavez’s recent Japan Lite columns, and her July 14 article, “Why we came to Japan — a different realm,” really tickled me. Chavez beautifully expresses thoughts I have always had (going on 40 years of still feeling the moonstones beneath my feet and often feeling surprised). Chavez’s comments on the type of person who might stay in or leave Japan match my experience precisely. Thanks, Ms. Chavez, for your keen eye and articulate writing.

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nicholas vandermeulen