Hello! Japan has always intrigued me - from movies and other media programs, to a friendship with a Japanese exchange student in high school, to an amazing solo trip filled with unforgettable sights and experiences as many years ago. Many aspects of Japanese culture resonates deeply with me, and since I can’t live there I plan on visiting again soon, once the pandemic is under control. In addition to learning the language before I go this time, I hope to gain further insights into its history, culture, and other aspects of all things Japanese (including living there as a expat/foreigner) from this forum. And perhaps forge a few new internet friendships with like-minded travelers along the way.