Here's the afternoon view from my den:
The kids are playing Pokemon, a game that was interesting to them before but which has gained extreme attention owing to gifts of Japanese Pokemon cards and paraphanalia from Grandmoo and a few wonderful Japanese friends.
In case you are not up on current kid culture, according to Ross, Japan is a sacred Pokemon place because Japan is where Pokemon were first discovered and trained to help all people. This, coupled with his actual love of sushi, place Japan quite high on his list of places he'd like to visit. I hope that he won't be too disappointed if he doesn't see any live Pokemon when we go!