Inner Musings from Tokyo : JFM 2022

    Welcome to the 1st post of the calendar quarter of 2022. It’s April, and Japan is getting more beautiful with colors everywhere. This year we had decided to focus on a few other areas of life and hence we had decided to give quarterly updates on our blog, primarily taking our own lives as inspiration and sharing notes related to ourselves, which could become useful for someone far away. Here one would find everything that one would look for while deciding for or being in Japan. So let us being our journey of 2022…and take a stock of how each month Jan Feb Mar performed for us and Japan. January…


    A Message from Tokyo

    Happy 2022! After a week-long relaxing time at home, the New Year begins… January again, Companies are back to work and schools are back to classes…The daily grind starts…And yes, like 2021, this year also COVID-19 also continues, but with a new name “OMICRON” We wish you a safe and Happy New Year 2022… In 2021, we also challenged ourselves and published 12 monthly updates from Japan under “Tokyo Musings” – In Japan, we learn to challenge ourselves for things that are hard to do but we want to accomplish it… This year we would try a different format and publish quarterly updates from Japan with a little twist –…

  • Decem-brrrr! is to have contentment, not comfort.


    Inner Musings from Tokyo : December 2021

    For Japanese language learners, December is a month that tests the whole year of efforts and dedication on, not only improving the language skills – written, spoken, and listening, but it is also about a process of understanding oneself, whether you are excited about giving the exam and continuing it the next year as well. My N3 classes got over in November and then it was a week of 復習 or revision. That 1 extra kanji or a grammar pattern if you could know more, might come in the exam! (A feeling before every exam, I guess) So, the first week of December was all about JLPT. This time again…


    Inner Musings from Tokyo : November 2021

    December is here and we pull out our cozy sweaters! The frenzy of fall also has subsided and it is unbelievable how fast the year had rolled amidst the pandemic. As I settle into November—the very best month of autumn, it reminded me that it’s a holiday month. But instead of the hurried rush to a destination, we had earlier already planned a few short trips for November to spend time as a family and to take a moment to celebrate and reflect on all that makes us grateful. And now suddenly November became a hectic month for us. Like I mentioned in the October post, with just 1 month…

  • You don’t waste October sunshine


    Inner Musings from Tokyo : October 2021

    Welcome to the October post in the cold month of December… October is a great month to celebrate the coming of autumn in Japan. With typhoon season largely over by the end of September, October offers some of Japan’s fairest and most comfortable weather and there are amazing spots to enjoy the beautiful nature such as hiking and viewing autumn leaves. October was a little quieter month as there wasn’t any traveling, except going to Shibuya and Harajuku, the 2 most distinct popular areas in Tokyo for seeing or shall I say participating at the most famous Halloween celebration… Halloween in Japan is becoming bigger and bigger every year. From…

  • "September tries its best to have us forget summer."


    Inner Musings from Tokyo : September 2021

    September is known for 2 things in Japan 1st the start of Typhoon season and 2nd the Silver Week holidays, a shorter version of Golden Week. Silver week holidays marks the beginning of Autumn ? The key to seeing silver week is September’s Respect for the Aged Day and Autumnal Equinox Day. The month was lazy and cozy as the temperature started getting cooler and days getting smaller. For most weekends we were at home. We had made some great elaborate plans for Shimoda for 4 nights; however, we canceled it the night before. Mrs. Roy Kapur was busy with her project, we got a bit lazy to do the…