Day of domesticity, then dinner with Ken, our Japanese friend who's on a business visit. Nice to catch up on news of the family, including twins, Tatsuya and Chihiro, who went to school with our two in Bangkok. Like most Japanese children, they now supplement their regular school with juku ('cram') school four nights a week. Plus homework. For both.
"Lucky you weren't born in Japan!", we joked to our two on the way home.
"We were!", they replied.