Anyone who knows me to speak to will be aware that a move from Japan has been on the cards for a while. That has now taken place and, as of Monday, I am working with a customer in China.

Living in Japan has been a fantastic experience and I have met some wonderful and special people. They will forever be dear to my heart and I certainly hope to continue my life in Japan at some point in the not-too-distant future.

For now, however, Beijing and China beckon: I have customers to satisfy, Chinese to learn, and -- right now -- an apartment to find.

Thank you to everyone who helped make my time in Japan mean so very much!