Saturday in Tokyo

It’s the “he” part of the blog team, just finishing a typical Saturday morning in Tokyo. Coffee, then a 3-mile run — not much different than we would do in the US.

Then brunch — but rather than an Egg McMuffin or Starbucks latte (both of which you can get in Tokyo, by the way), we opted for our favorite soba noodle shop. Steaming hot bowl of noodles — tasty and less than 1,000 yen ($10) total for the two of us.

Rounding out the morning was the daily trip to the grocery store. Back in the US, we’d take the car and load up on groceries once or twice a week. Multiple shopping bags, lots of refrigerator and freezer space. Here in Japan, with a tiny refrigerator and limited by what we can easily carry, the trips are much more frequent.

IMG_4202That’s a bit different, but we’ve come to adopt it as routine. And, after a couple of years in Japan, we can even read some of the labels on the packages.


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My husband and I were both born and raised in Kansas, but for the past 20+ years we have been living in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, with our children grown and out of the house, we have the opportunity to spend two years living in Tokyo. My husband will be working with the Japanese counterpart to his American company. UPDATE 2023... After 4-1/2 years in Tokyo, we returned to Atlanta. Now we are heading to London for a three year job assignment!

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