I worked on the JET Programme at a girl's high school in Ishinomaki, which suffered on 11/3/11. Spring vacation was spent hitchhiking in Malaysia, and visiting family friends in Yangon, and Singapore. After a semester of law school in Tokyo, I worked at a think tank in Akasaka Mitsuke.
In 1996 I sat for the New York Bar in the City, worked as a project attorney, and was invited to work for Squaresoft in Los Angeles. I was not called to the Virginia Bar, but successfully sat for the California Bar on the second raffle. In 2001 I worked at what is now the largest law firm in Japan. In 2005 I worked for a boutique firm in Osaka, where I adopted my legally registered Japanese alias: Masahisa Minamoto. Minamoto is a surname for royal offspring who did not ascend to the royal line. The Japanese ideographic characters for Masahisa approximate my former American nickname.
In 2012 I returned to Tokyo with my Kashihara spouse, Kanako "Kana" Yoshida Allen. Our daughter's American name is Skye Maka Intireina Allen. Intireina is a MacIntyre matronymic. The ideographic characters for Skye's Japanese name, Maka, mean Full Brilliance. We moved to the Tennoz Isle neighbourhood of Tokyo in 2012, and I moved to Switzerland in 2015.
My autobiography is available for free below.