Rules are not made to be broken

January 27, 2015 0

Rules are not made to be broken I had been cautioned prior to my arrival that the Japanese are very firm rule followers. Tonight was a prime example, though I’ve had multiple other experiences with […]

A lesson in mistake proofing (or lack thereof)

January 10, 2015 0

Mistake-proofing and visual systems Before this move, I had a preconceived notion that mistake-proofing (poka-yoke) and obvious visual controls would be commonplace in Japan. However, my first day in Japan proved that this is not […]

Intentions for life in Japan

January 9, 2015 0

We have arrived in Japan! We arrived to Tokyo from San Francisco in the wee hours of this morning! While my husband and older son are at the apartment to get the keys to our […]