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My First Impressions of Japan

I wasn’t expecting an invitation to Japan, but when one came, I eagerly accepted.

I just had to try on a traditional kimono.
Exploring the Nikka Whisky Distillery in Hokkaido.







Please use the below link to view the story about my first impressions from that trip.


Text a Donation to Help Japanese Survivors

Help is Needed.  Please donate.

Below is a list of ways to text a donation to aid survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Tsunami damage north of Sendai, Japan

Text a donation

All donations will be added to your monthly cell phone bill.

Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.

Text “MED” to 80888 to donate $10 to the International Medical Corps.

Text “JAPAN” or “QUAKE” to 80888 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army.

Text “JAPAN” or “TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children’s Emergency Fund.

Text “4JAPAN” or “4TSUNAMI” to 20222 to donate $10 to World Vision.

Text “JAPAN” to 50555 to donate $10 to GlobalGiving.


Please check full article on Matador for several more ways to help.