Returned from another Japan stint shortly after Sukkot 2010, and called it a day Japan-wise. I had been working full-time in Tokyo, since 2007 this time (I've lived/worked there on multiple stints before). Needless to say, I've always loved the sushi there and various aspects of life and work among the Japanese (including valued friendships). However, to be honest after 20-odd years of Japan, Japan, Japan (with Israel, Canada, and of course US stints also in the mix), I started to reach a limit in terms of professional and personal satisfaction. Especially given that I want to (re-)marry Jewish and Zionist. (And no, I was not previously married to a Japanese -- my 1998-2000 marriage was to a Jewish woman from Toronto.) (And yes, I've been in relationships post-2000!) So, onward toward a new chapter -- preparing for aliyah and IY"H life in Israel starting in Fall 2014. Also, I'm definitely *not* a chnun (nerd), but I don't have an edge -- unless being Litvak but loving Iraqi-style Marak Kubbeh is some kind of an edge. Oh wait, here's my edge: unlike most Jews raised in the US, I think Barack Obama is scum and thought so since 2008.