|Where I've been: 2012 Japan Trips|
In the past year I have had 106,000 views, which I can't get my head around. A lot of these are because I mention Sailor Moon so much that unwitting searchers probably think this is some sort of Sailor Moon fan site. Many views also come from the Japanese news website Searchina, which has a section reporting what foreign blogs are saying about Japan. Three of my posts have been translated and featured here. The views that make me happiest are from people who search 'Osaka blog' or 'things to do in Osaka'. I hope that they came to love Osaka as much as I did.
|Glico Man: A symbol of Osaka|
In December I was lucky enough to have another opportunity to go back to Japan, as part of the Kizuna Project. I spent 10 days in Japan examining the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. Visiting the Fukushima region gave me a whole new perspective of Japan, and an appreciation for the strength and resilience of the country. It was one of the best things I've ever done.
|Kizuna Project: Asakusa on our last night in Tokyo|
|Friends: A trip to Nara Park|
|Ryan and Siobhan: Lost in Tokyo|