Rainy

Bonus!  I'm taking a quick break from the Japan posts and throwing an extra one out this week.  This is to talk about something near and dear to every Northwesterner's heart: rain. The Pacific Northwest has been pummeled by record rainfall this week, creating rivers in the streets and flooding…

A Taste of Japan: Yokohama

Apologies for posting somewhat erratically here, but I can only do so when time allows (and quite frankly, I'd rather be on vacation than write about it :)). Yokohama is a very ritzy city just south of Tokyo.  It is an area for shopping and quiet dates on the waterfront.  It…