My Nephew Jacob lives in Japan. ( He is my sisters oldest child.) After he graduated from College he took a JET job in Japan. JET is Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program. Jacob speaks fluent Japanese.
He met and married Saki last year. I met her for the first time last week. I was surprized that she speaks very little English but she does understand some of what is said. In a group of people she seems totally lost and just smiles. ( Jacob quickly translates for her.)
They have purchased a piece of land on the outskirts of Osaka. 3,000 square feet of land for about $110,000 in our dollars ( I asked him to convert the price for me!) They will have room for a small house they plan to build and a small garden. They hope to begin building later in the year. Right now they live in an apartment with a tiny balcony.
Saki baked cookies for the first time. They have no ovens in Japan. Jacob said they could get one for their new house but it would be very expensive. He said eventually when they have children he would like to move back here for a few years so his children can experience life in the United States.
Jacob, my Mom and Saki
Mom and Dad had us over for breakfast one morning last week while Jacob and Saki were there visiting.