Today is 2012 October 17th.
I came to Japan on 1990 October 17th…twenty-two years ago today.
I was twenty years old when I came here, so I’ve lived most of my life in Japan now.
1990, the year I came to Japan, was the year of the “first” Persian Gulf War, and it was the year that the Berlin Wall was torn down—reuniting East and West Germany.
I believe that Boris Yeltsin was elected the president of Russia that year, and Ireland elected their first female president then too.
I can remember 1990 very well because it was a big year for me…I began my life in a country completely different from the one I was born and raised in. Twenty-two years ago today.
Can you remember what you were doing in 1990?