Although I have brought an inordinate amount of work to do, I am supposed to be on vacation here in Japan. We are staying with my brother and his wife and baby near Osaka and doing trips to various places from here. For the first one we all went to visit Okinawa for a few days. Okinawa is a wonderful place, though there is much to find tragic and frustrating about its history and current situation. I won’t get into anything political as this is not the blog for that (useful phrase: “Watashi wa America-jin ja arimasen. Kanada-jin desu.”). On a fun note, check out the name of the spa and their skin care product line in the hotel where we stayed in Okinawa City.