I’m safe and sound in Osaka, relaxing, acclimatising, and looking for work. Everyone tells me that it should be easy enough with my qualifications, but I’m just hoping that the potential employers see things the same way! At least I have a roof over my head and food in my belly for now, although I’m anxious not to overstay my welcome here—and I wouldn’t mind a bit more peace and privacy now and then.

Time to sort out some more job applications. I’ve found a few that look interesting and appropriate. I’m not ready to fall back on the last resort yet (some of you know the place I’m talking about...).