Renewing a Japanese Visa, More Fun Every Year

Ah, May.  What a wonderful month.  The seasonal rains wash away winter, it’s finally warm enough to sleep without a hat, and I get to enjoy renewing my Japanese visa.  That’s how I know spring has come.

Unfortunately, unlike going to the Japanese doctor, or being arrested by the Japanese police, there’s no apparent redeeming quality to visiting the Immigration Bureau.  It’s crowded, you have to line up for hours, and unlike the rest of Japan which is full of nice, clean Japanese people, it’s packed full of foreigners.  Eeewww. Continue reading “Renewing a Japanese Visa, More Fun Every Year”