It’s flu season in Japan right now, and Tokyo seems especially hard hit this year. I was sick 2 weeks ago, and here I am, sitting in my futon, sick again. Yuko has been at home with the flu for a few days now, and I just have my fingers crossed hoping I didn’t get what she has.

Update: And I’m not alone: “Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has been forced to cancel his entire schedule for Monday and take the day off sick for the first time since he took office due to a cold.” (Japan Today)