Thank you mom61. I really hope the move works out and we can be in Cali soon.
If we are still around and you are in Tokyo, Ild be happy to meet you for a Starbucks, and Im sure we can get a few other moms together.
If you are devoted to a particular brand of shampoo or soap, Ild bring a supply with you, the Japanese brands are different. I dont know about Hiroshima, but if you need a good hairdressers that speak English, Sin Den in Tokyo are great and do really good colour. I would bring stuff like hair removal wax, if you use it as well. Its things like that, which I really miss. You can get Johnsons baby toiletries, but apart from that, only Japanese brands. I would also bring a baby paracetamol with you, just in case. You can buy `bufferin` here, but I jsut dont trust it as much.
I have my fingers crossed for you that you will find nice people in Hiroshima and it isnt too hard on all of you.
It is so difficult, we have to be where the work is for my dh, and that is not always where we are happiest. I have told him that if we get to Cali, I am NOT ever coming back to Japan. I have done my time here and I need a bit of living rather than surviving.
You will be fine here, people do manage. I didnt get much help when I first had to be in Japan with children, and I would hate to think of anyone struggling like I did, so please dont worry about asking questions.