Chapter 4: You Are Not Prepared*

May 20, 2018 – Mt. Akagi (#1) In Japan, it isn’t possible for foreigners to rent a long-term apartment without a long-term visa (more on this in a later chapter). Due to “exigent circumstances” (discussed more in the book), we had to make due with short term rentals during our first four months in Japan. Fortunately, I had already booked our initial six-week stay through 1/3 Residence–a company that rents short- and medium-term furnished apartments in Tokyo. I worried a little about how Oobie would react to the move. She was a rescue, but we adopted her directly from the

Read more