Today I met my Okaasan! Yumi, her mom (“okaasan” in Japanese) and aunt were waiting for me when I arrived at the apartment. After the long flight from Osaka, they were surprisingly full of energy. When I entered, they immediately began bowing. Okassan continued for some time afterward,”Sumimasen, sumimasen…” Yumi explained that she was apologizing. For what I wasn’t sure but when we introduced her…