The Japan Stuff

Bullet Train (Shinkansen) Stuff is here. Just the beginnings...

Japanese Language Links will be here, though there's nothing there yet...

Asahikawa Stuff will be here, though there's nothing there yet...

Mission Pictures Stuff will be here, though there's nothing there yet...

Internship Pictures Stuff will be here, though there's nothing there yet...

Interesting Pictures Stuff will be here, though there's nothing there yet...

Japan Humor Stuff will be here, though there's nothing there yet...

The Shibuya History Project Pictures will be here, though there's nothing there yet...

Why the Japan Stuff?

Japan has been a big part of my life, and I think I've got some good stuff to share. As with everything on this site, you can take it or leave it, of course. :-) If you like it, please let me know.

My first trip to Japan was in 1986 as an exchange student. My hometown and Asahikawa are sister cities, and every year, each sends two high school students to the sister city for a full year. I was extremely privileged to be selected for the 1986-87 exchange by the Sister Cities Committee, and the experience has had a profound impact on my life.

"...the experience has had a profound impact on my life."

My next trip was as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, between 1989 and 1991, during college. This was another great experience I wouldn't trade for anything.

In 1992, I did an internship at Gifu Shatai, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. This was my first work-related exposure to Japanese, and served as a starting point for a fun career as a Japanese-speaking Mechanical Engineer.

Since joining UGS in 1997, I've traveled to Japan around twenty more times, including a nine-month stay in Nagoya with my wife and first daughter. It was very fun to take my wife over there and introduce her to so many fun things.

Anyway, enjoy the content above, and again, let me know if you like it or find it useful.


©2017 Taylor Anderson

The Good Stuff

Japan Stuff is here, though the content is still limited.

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Fun Stuff is here. Humor and games -- stuff to make you laugh and/or burn inordinate amounts of time.

The FAQ is here. Organized questions, random questions, more coming later, of course...

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