I was originally going to just put this into comments, but as the comments are quite long now I fear it would just get lost. So you all get one more boring entry, sorry.
When I read the comments from my latest entry to my wife, she turned to me and said “Wow, they’ve been reading along all this time but they really don’t know you any better than that?” What she’s referring to is – of course I talked about all this with her. I talked about it with her first before anyone else. And as someone in the comments did catch, she actually does want to go to America. The one who is holding us back in Japan is me, if it had been up to her we’d probably already be in America now.
All the things you guys have pointed out about the possible pitfalls of taking a Japanese wife overseas, I have already thought of and discussed it with her. In fact, her possible difficulties in acclimating have been a big reason why I’ve stayed in Japan – to better prepare her. We have talked about this, and I feel that her own words to me really sum up the matter perfectly:
Many of you may have noticed that I make it a point to avoid “blog” when making entries here or on Outpost Nine. There are quite a few people doing me the favor of reading; I’d like to give everyone something more entertaining than what I did today, or what TV show I’m interested in, or what random place I went to. But you’ll have to forgive me if I slip into a blog post every now and then, and today is one of those occasions.
I’ve been in Japan for five years now. And I’m at the point where I’m wondering if my time in Japan is at an end.