Summer is here...  time to take a break!
I just returned from a short trip to Okinawa, where I had a wonderful time visiting some old friends.
 

 
Japan is a great place to live and work, but it's also a great place to take a vacation! I sometimes forget that, and I'm glad for the reminder about how fun a domestic trip can be.
The gracious hospitality of the people was very welcoming and friendly. The food, with lots of fresh seafood and interesting local vegetables, was excellent. And we were very lucky to have great weather between two typhoons.
 
 
I am always surprised at the diverse geography of Japan, with the tropical beaches in the southern islands, to the  tall mountains in the Japan Alps, and on to the wide farming valleys in Hokkaido. After almost 30 years in Japan, I still discover new things every time I venture out to somewhere new. I am grateful for these rich and varied experiences.
Summer is a great to spend time with family and friends. Whether it's relaxing on the beach, hiking in the mountains, having BBQs or just meeting up at a beer garden, there's something about the summer in Japan that is special.
Whenever I get back from a vacation, even if it's for only a few days, I always feel refreshed and relaxed and have a fresh perspective on work, and have a deeper sense of what I'm working for.
 
I hope that you can have the same experience.
 
On behalf of everyone at Cole and Company,
 
Have a great summer!
 
 
Best regards,
Eric M. Cole
President
Cole and Company K.K.
Mobile: 090-8115-5344
Direct: 03-6455-4063