Kyoto changes so it can stay the same.
The posts below belong to two earlier stages of this blog, first in 2010 and more recently 2012. The above material was written three-and-a-half years later in the spring of 2016.
I don't know how soon I'll get back. I lived in Japan for a total of of ten years in difference stints, first as a student in the 70s then as a foreign correspondent in the 1980s. In the 2000s I swung by Japan frequently to do reportingas roving Asia Correspondent based in San Fransico. I always wonder if I've spent too much time in Japan for my own good. And yet I keep returning.