Even though it had been my dream to live in America, I was very excited but nervous at the same time.
Growing up in Japan my parents were really strict and so I didn’t get an opportunity to start going on dates until after I graduated from high school.
(Rice was not suited to the northern island of Hokkaido.
As a result, the people of Hokkaido remained hunter gatherers until the early 20th century.) Once agriculture developed, the social structure of Japan changed.
Whereas agriculture commenced in China around 9,000 years ago, it wasn’t until 400 BC that agriculture developed in Japan.
The delay could be attributed to the difficulties in adapting Chinese rice varieties to Japanese conditions.
A lot of importance is attached to what to some may seem like a casual date.