Zero Waste

Zero Waste Life : Finally Start Composting At Home

I'm the type of person who pushes forward impulsively against anything. However, I was very cautious when it came to composting. .. But now, it's finally started!
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Finally! We are Free after Forced Quarantine

After three days of forced quarantine, we were finally back home. The forced quarantine was more painful than I had imagined. At the end of the year, I got a good learning that it is a blessing to be able to go out into a space that is not closed at any time and to be free to breathe the fresh air.
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Day 3 of Forced Quarantine in Japan : Daily Routine

This is the third day of living like I was in the hospital. The time difference between San Francisco and Japan is 17 hours, but this motionless life makes it harder to recover from jet lag. I have to take my temperature every day and report it to the facility and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. We're almost there!
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Day 2 of Forced Quarantine in Japan : Living on the Bed

The small room is filled with beds. During forced quarantine, you cannot leave the room even one step, including meals. Therefore, I spend all day on the bed. It's a life with less movement than I imagined, so it's really important to prepare in advance.
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“3 Days Forced Quarantine” has Begun, Skipping Christmas

We took a midnight flight on Christmas Eve from San Francisco back to Tokyo. Arrival at Haneda was in the early morning of December 26. So, December 25 was offset by a 17-hour time difference, making this year the year Christmas never came. And we immediately entered the quarantine facility.
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What You Must Prepare for Japan Trip from California

Our one-month stay in the United States is about to pass in no time. Immigration information is updated every day, so we would like to get the correct information and prepare for returning to Japan without any mistakes. This morning, we went to a PCR test within 72 hours before departure.
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Haneda Airport in Tokyo as of November, 2021

It's been about two years since I've been overseas, with my last trip to Chicago in December 2019. I hadn't been to Haneda Airport Terminal 3 in a while, and in addition to the name change, the new facilities made it a futuristic space. It was a quiet airport, and after completing the departure procedures, we headed for San Francisco.
Between Two Cities

Between Two Cities : Calm Weekends in Tokyo

Since we started living in two locations, it has become our routine to spend weekends in Onjuku and weekdays in Tokyo. Last weekend, we had many plans in Onjuku and Minami-Boso, but an emergency occurred early Friday morning. We suddenly decided to spend the weekend in Tokyo, and it was the first quiet weekend in a long time.

College Friends’ Gathering in Tokyo

We are five girls who studied architecture together. It's been over 20 years since we met, and we are still good friends. In our twenties, we all lived in Tokyo, worked in Tokyo, played in Tokyo, and shared various experiences. After that, we were scattered inside and outside of Tokyo when we got married, but we get together finding the time to meet.