Hello and welcome to the team! Wow, that is wonderful that you've been able to experience the Japanese culture and values first hand. A number of us on the team would love to just be able to VISIT Japan.
This team is fairly quiet, but we've added at least a half dozen new members over the last month or two. I suspect it won't take TOO much to get them talking if we come up with some interesting topics.
The practice of "Hara Hachi Bu" sounds like something I could really benefit from. But how can you tell when you are 80% full?
I spent some time in Okinawa with my father and step mother who is Japanese and from Okinawa. I love the culture and family values. I also love origami which I started doing there. I am trying to live by there philosophy of "Hara Hachi Bu" (Stop eating when 80% full).
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