The first thing I did when I walked in the door was power up my laptop to send out a message to my family. (My firm Blackberry has failed to connect to the cell network here despite the IT department's efforts to ready it to roam in Asia.) Then, I unpacked both suitcases before turning in for the night.
- Enjoying business class. After sitting in coach on trips to China and India (in the middle seat!), I will never take the luxury that is international business class for granted.
- Receiving my residence card.
- Explaining to customs officer what I am here to do in Japanese once I realized that he didn't know the word "law firm".
All in all, I judge the day a success. Tomorrow, we'll see whether I can get to the office without getting lost.