Richard & Richard's Mother

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It all started when...

Last spring my boss (quite unexpectedly) pulled me aside and asked if I wanted to go work in Japan. I said nothing. ‘Just for a few months’, he quickly added. Surprised, flattered, and fairly certain it wasn’t some backhanded ploy to get me out of the office, I said Yes, absolutely, of course. I had no idea what to expect. I’ve never lived or worked in a foreign country. But three short weeks later there I was, watching The Martian on a nonstop flight from Brooklyn to Tokyo. Read the full story here.