i’m toying with the idea of moving to Japan after i complete my master’s degree. Eriko mentioned getting married next year but it seems awfully quick. i would have no time to spend with her family, i would just swoop in, marry her, and we’d leave. i don’t really like that idea. she suggested it, so perhaps she’s fine. an alternative would be that i move to Japan for a few years, we get married and have our first child before moving back to the US. it just seems unlikely that my career could be as fruitful in Japan as it could be in the US, but i haven’t done much exploration. i don’t know what Eriko’s ideas are and i’m looking forward to the opportunity to talk about it with her in person.. =)