Kamogawa Grand Hotel
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... looked outside. It was drizzling, and the forecast called for rain. We took the ferry across Tokyo Bay to Chiba prefecture. From there the bus drove to Tatayana to Castle Shiroyama. At the top of a large hill set the replica of a castle originally built by a lord of Tatayama in 1580. That was destroyed decades later and several castles were built and demolished over the years. The current castle was reconstructed in 1982 modeled after the ...
Today we visited the Great Buddha (Kotokuin Temple) of Kumakura. It's a huge Buddha statue which was truly a sight to see. We were able to go inside for an extra 20 yen (about 20 cents). Well worth it. After that we went to see the Mikasa, a Japanese battle ship that fought in the Russian-Japanese war. Then it was off to have Navy curry. This curry was created to satisfy the food cravings of the British sailors. Then it stuck and is very popular in Japan. ...
Today we are off to Kurihama to visit Harumi and Isao. We also got to use our Japan Rail passes for the first time. After waiting a bit to show our passes to the train staff (he was busy with someone else) another tourist said, just flash them the tickets and they will let you through. We tried that and it worked like a charm. Gotta like these passes. Speaking of the train travel, we have green car passes which are like first class and ...
Looking after family is ingrained in Japanese culture. Many people are coping at home with an unbelievably heavy burden of care: from hygiene, to wound dressing, to feeding via PEG tube, to ventilator maintenance. Their work is no less noble than the doctors I met in Timor, and unfortunately some of the cases are no less heart wrenching. There are several elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. A variety of ages are bed bound ...
... stay and to encourage hospitals to clear beds. Elderly patients are covered for private care by a government funded insurance plan.
It is difficult to discern the pros and cons of this system with the language barrier. One problem is that even though the government will cover 90% of the cost to fund an elderly patient stay in a care home, many people in rural areas still can't afford the 10%. They have a house, car, and rice ...