Japan Awareness

I’ve lived in Japan for one year. I’ve learned much, especially how much I don’t know.

One thing I want to work on in 2018 is a better awareness of Japanese holidays and customs.

For examples: last year a friend and coworker gave me a Valentine’s Day present. I did not know I should reciprocate about a month later; when I traveled overseas I often brought back treats but I did not communicate about them to my colleagues well; and there are a bunch of things around New Year’s I failed to register.

I won’t be perfect in 2018, but I will be better.