Sakura are now in full bloom here in Tokyo. The pics (along with pics from our Europe jaunt) will be up soon.
For now, here is an interesting (and slightly complicated) article- originally about a man denyed entry to Japan after many years of being a ‘resident’ and his response- resentment of, well, everything. It has since mutated into a open letter about what it means to be a foreigner in Japan. Make of it what you will.