Although I was in Japan to work and blog, I did manage to find some downtime to catch up with my friends and eat sushi...lots of sushi!
I met most of my Japanese friends while studying abroad in Beijing - and one of my best Japanese friends was actually my desk mate for the year. Aside from that, another close friend is a girl I met in Changsha during my first trip to China in 2011. We became very close and stayed in touch, meeting up whenever I went back to China. She left Changsha for Tokyo about 18 months ago and is now studying at university in Japan. She's now become friends with my university friends so whenever I'm in Tokyo, we all go out and spend the evening eating sushi and taking silly pictures...^^