In 2008, having lived together for a couple years in a small town not too far from New York City, Yasuko and I had finally decided to get married, planning to do so on October 4th, 2008. Thus, in March of that year, we traveled to Japan for a couple of weeks to visit her parents, to give them the opportunity to know me before we took such an important step together. Visiting Japan had always been a dream of mine, but never I would have imagined that my first trip there would have been with my future wife visiting her family!

As you can imagine, during the fourteen days we were in Japan, we spent a lot of time with her family. They were very happy to have Yasuko back home, even for just a few days, and to get to know me. They showed us around town, and they treated us to some of the best Japanese restaurants. Yasuko and I also took a couple of short road trips to visit some of the most beautiful places around Nagoya, her home town.

This is the story of those exciting two weeks.