And now I'm in the Tokyo airport, waiting for my final connecting flight to Osaka. The time with family is fading and I'm preparing to put on my Japan lifestyle again. It's a more solitary one, one that gives me the space to focus on myself, one in which I have control over my personal schedule. In many ways, being alone is more simple, more efficient. But somehow it doesn't seem as sustainable. Regardless, it will be good to get back into the swing of things in Japan, and it will be good, so good to see my family again, when the time comes.