The House On the Canal

Chapter 6 of The Family Business

Image by Angel Luis Montilla Martos from Pixabay

Itami, 1969

We lived in a big house in Itami, surrounded by Japan. We were the only westerners in our town. Or, at least, the only ones of whom we were aware.

Once I stepped away from school, Gaijin (foreigner or outsider) artifacts became fewer and grew less prominent with each step toward home, and by the time I…



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Master Inventor and AI Architect. Grew up in Japan, World Traveler. Former Navy Linguist. Interests include Music, Writing, Tech, Travel, and a Better World.