Thanks for the story, and really interested in (and waiting to know about) what you and your colleagues are doing with Akiya!! When I first started to read about the akiya "problem," my thought was, "Great! I can go to japan and pick up a second house really cheaply," but I understand many of them are not in great shape and typical programs require new owners to be younger (I'm approaching 65 and 'retirement.)... looking forward to reading your stories.

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Sep 12

My Parents — Photo from The Author’s collection

My mom looked a lot like Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The picture above was taken in the early 1960s, as my parents began their life together as missionaries to Japan.

Many people in Japan noticed the resemblance, and my mother was often asked if she was not, really, The…

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bakagaijin

bakagaijin

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Master Inventor and AI Architect. Grew up in Japan, World Traveler. Former Navy Linguist. Interests include Music, Writing, Tech, Travel, and a Better World.