See you were in the Bay Area. We stopped by there in January. Interesting. It did feel like something was going to happen soon, and it did.
Am in western Japan, Kansai. Property here 23 years, in the country 35, grandkids here now adult.
Japan is not bad, but has seen its peak, its boom and bust long gone. I would give it a visit, but not a stay. It is like a mud bath, slows you down, unnecessarily confuses you, then quick sand, sucks you in, and the time in your life ticks by, gone.
Taiwan is under the radar, especially the north around Taipei. People are quite nice, intelligent.
It’s not so stimulating, but good. Singapore for business. More and more good news out of Vietnam, and it is cheap. Personally, I like Korea. The men can be rough, though. They all had military training, they are all rough on women, real rough. The healthiest food, though. Malaysia very nice in parts. Watch all the food in Asia. MSG, Aspartame, Acesulfame-K, preservative chemicals hidden in almost everything. They accumulate, are neurotoxic, aren’t always declared on labels. With clients and their food manufacturing problems, have discovered these chemicals laced in almost everywhere. Good luck!