- 20 Jul 2002
Thanks to all the creators of this forum. I've been looking it over for the last couple of weeks and it has been very entertaining and informative. Not much to tell about myself. I'm living near Seattle Washington USA. My background with Japan includes living there (Numazu-shi, Shizuoka-ken) as an English teacher in the mid 1980s. I also studied Japanese culture and public policy as a graduate student at the University of Arizona. Specifically my areas of interest were Japanese environmental policy and treatment of minorities in Japan. My desire for joining this forum is to satisfy my continue personal interest in things Japanese and to locate misplaced friends. I look forward to adding my two cents on threads in the months to come.