About the blogger:
Thanks for visiting my blog. I am “Yoshida-san”. Yoshida-san is translated as Mrs. Yoshida or Miss Yoshida (or Mr. Yoshida for a man). I was born in Hokkaido, (北海道 ) Japan in 1960s. I grew up there until I was 18, and then went to college at International Christian University (国際基督教大学 ) in Mitaka (western suburb of Tokyo) where I received a wonderful education including English as a second language and my first window into the broader world beyond the island of Japan.
I was a software engineer (computer programmer) by trade for over 30 years before retiring from the corporate world in 2014.
In early 1980s, I immigrated to United States and married my husband whom I refer to as “Mr. Yoshida-san” in my blog. He is from Vietnam but ethnically Chinese and thus has his own unique way of looking at things and people in Japan. We have 2 wonderful adult children; a daughter who is a dentist in Seattle, and a son who is a software engineer in Denver. We spent most of our family years in Colorado, and recently moved to Las Vegas when both of us ended up retiring from our jobs.
I speak, read and write both English and Japanese fluently. I spent many years of my life both in Japan and the U.S. I consider both of them to be my home countries. In other words, I am an insider in Japan and an insider in America. That gives me interesting perspectives on all things Japanese because I have an insider’s view and and outsider’s view all at the same time.
I hope you enjoy my blog. Please leave comments if you have questions or if you want to discuss the topics further, send me the contact information from the Contact page.