Today, April 1, 2014, is the first day of my retirement from full-time work. It is a beautiful day here in Ritto City, so I took my camera on a short walk along the fields near my house. Cherry blossoms are beginning to emerge along the irrigation canal that runs through Hayashi.
It’s a great pleasure to have enough time to enjoy such scenery on a weekday! I’ll continue to teach communication and media two days a week, but I no longer have other duties as a university professor. So far retirement feels wonderful.