My name is Jurgen. My Japanese wife and I are in the process of moving to Japan, Mito to be exact. We share our time between Montreal and Mito but we will be permanently in Ibaraki as of October.
I first came to Japan in 2004 and I have been visiting many parts of the country ever since. I am a scientist, health care and IT professional. I am interested in arts and music, particularly baroque and romantic period.
I am also interested in motorcycles and hope to connect with other riders.
I have many plans for the future and would love to get in touch with like-minded people particularly in and around Mito. I would love to create a platform for expats in the Mito area and bring foreigners and Japanese together. We do have a small gallery/concert space and tiny cafe that I intend to set up as meeting point.
In Mito we are struggling with mundane problems like finding a source for buying food in bulk, or finding a reasonably priced gym that doesn't charge 25000 Yen upfront to allow you to pay 12000 Yen per month for using a stationary bike or weights. But all's well.
Looking forward to hearing from you.