A middle of the ‘process’ update.

Hello All,

First I’d very much like to say thank you to all of you who’ve passed along well wishes to myself and my family. We are all absolutely fine, aside from a brace of colds that won’t go away.

I’d also like to make it clear that there is no single person responsible for what happened with . . . → Read More: A middle of the ‘process’ update.

Some not very good news.

Hello All,

I’m writing this, here, to hopefully explain it once to anyone who may ask what is going on here.

This will be very difficult to write and I hope I can get through it in one sitting. This is also for my kids so they know who grandma was, aside from someone they loved very much . . . → Read More: Some not very good news.

Hello. Long time no see.

It’s been an excessively long time between posts here, which I hope to rectify soon-ish.

Mainly, I’ve been too busy to get much more than the essentials done, and not much time left over. This blog is at the end of a very long ‘to do’ list.

However, it’s come to my attention that I should perhaps start . . . → Read More: Hello. Long time no see.

Upcoming event; Miki Kaji-Desse.

Hello all,

A very short bit of writing here, unusual but it’s all I can spare.

At the end of June there will be a woodworker’s/carpenter’s event in Miki city, and if you have the means to attend, I highly recommend making the effort.

I don’t think it’s worth jumping on an airplane/boat/swimming to attend, but if it’ll be . . . → Read More: Upcoming event; Miki Kaji-Desse.

When is it?

Hello Stranger,

I don’t know when the last post I made here was, and don’t have the time or gumption to go check, but I know it wasn’t this year, which is nearly 1/3 over.

Here are the simple facts of the matter.

As you may or may not be aware, the value of the yen has dropped by . . . → Read More: When is it?

Where does the time go?

Hello again long suffering, patient and faithful reader,

I have no other excuses for my lack of posting here other than being ridiculously busy these past months, and unable to do anything but keep my head down and get done what needs to be done.

In that time however I was able to do a few ‘extra’ things, . . . → Read More: Where does the time go?

End-o-the-month update.

Hello again Faithful Reader,

As I sit here, 1AM in the morning with the email telling me the currency rate automated doohickey just did it’s thing, I am suffering from some lack of sleep but need to get in a few words here all the same.

Yesterday, we (as in my Co-pilot and myself) drove into Miki city, . . . → Read More: End-o-the-month update.

Import duties?

Hello again Olde Faithful,

Just found this very, very useful site for those of you who have the concern of import duties to wherever you live.

Import Duty Calculator.

I know not all of you will find this useful, but I think I’ll be visiting often, just so I can do all I can to keep the tax bill . . . → Read More: Import duties?

Going 12 rounds?

Hello again faithful reader,

I received an email today from one of my customers (who shall not be named) that one of the boxes I sent arrived in a very sorry state.

I asked for a picture, and this is what I got…

You know how you occasionally read about stuff someone has ordered being damaged during delivery, . . . → Read More: Going 12 rounds?

Update, St. Valentine’s day 2012.

Hi all,

I’m writing this as an ‘open letter’ to all regarding what’s going on here at Tools from Japan.

It’s no secret I was in Australia for a week, which limited how much time was available to me to reply to requests, questions and to send thank yous for orders. The fact that even though I made . . . → Read More: Update, St. Valentine’s day 2012.