When I got my mail I found this big blue envelope.

The only thing I could read were the words, “Census Call.” I flipped it over and saw a green information sheet in English that informed me that we are legally obligated to respond. I assumed that Rick would have to take it to work and have Ako-san fill it out for us so I gave it to him. It had a “color in the bubble” type form that was entirely in Japanese. It also included detailed instructions in English on how to fill in the Japanese form. They even gave examples of what type of thing should be written. I was pleased that I could complete it on my own and now it’s sealed up in its’ bright orange envelope ready to go to the post office tomorrow.