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  • The Petrie Multiplier

    One of my friends on Facebook pointed out a blog entry on the Petrie Multiplier. The basic idea is this. If we assume that men and women are equally sexist, we might assume that men and women will encounter equal amounts of sexism. However, that is not the case if the populations are unequal. There […]

  • Happy New Year!

    I think it’s 2013 for just about everyone who reads this blog now, so happy new year! We’ve had an easy day at home, and visiting the local shrine for the traditional New Year’s Day visit. Mayuki got a new year’s present from them, as well. I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and prosperous […]

  • Merry Christmas

    Once again, it is 8am on Christmas morning, the sky is blue, Mount Fuji is visible in the distance, and Mayuki is still asleep. She was really excited last night, and put her stocking on the top of the bed, but now she is sound asleep. The presents have been building up under the tree […]

  • Annular Eclipse

    We saw the annular eclipse this morning. The centre went right over Tokyo, so all we had to do was go outside the flat. Given that, there were surprisingly few people there. We bought three viewing glasses, so we could all watch together. It’s a bit cloudy, but the clouds were thin, and the clouds […]

  • Happy New Year

    Happy new year, everyone. I hope you all have a really good one. Even though I was the only one to make it to the shrine at midnight, Yuriko and Mayuki are still asleep as I type this. Maybe next year Mayuki will be excited enough to remain awake until midnight.

  • We’re In

    Yesterday, we moved into our new flat, and we slept here last night. Everywhere is full of boxes, but my computer is set up and working, and I am hopeful that I will be able to get the office clear of boxes before my first student arrives in five hours or so. The rest of […]

  • All Change

    The actual physical move is almost upon us. The removals company will come on Sunday to pack all of our things up, and our air conditioners will be moved on the same day. On Monday, our things will be moved to the new flat, and we’ll hand over the keys to this one to the […]

  • Mount Fuji

    I mentioned before that we were supposed to be able to see Mount Fuji from our flat. Well, a few days ago the weather was clear, so I was able to confirm this. As you can see from the photograph, it is possible to see Mount Fuji from our flat. OK, maybe it’s a little […]

  • New Flat

    Yesterday we handed over the money and became the owners of our new flat. Well, new to us; it’s actually twice the age of the current one, and very close to it. So, why are we moving? The new flat has an extra room. We had to go to Yokohama to borrow a room in […]

  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year to everyone reading this blog. It’s a beautiful day here in Japan, but our family are starting the year jet-lagged, having only got back from the US on the 30th. I made it to midnight hatsumode at Shirahata-san, the local shrine, but I was the only one. One of my aims for […]