Terrie's Take -- A weekly roundup of news & information from Terrie Lloyd.

TT-992 (Tourism Edition) -- Iya-Otoyo: One of the 3 Most Famous, Least Visited Places in Japan

... to add some miles to the week of riding, we'd take a left turn at Miyoshi and go down into a valley called Iya, in Tokushima. As it turns out, this was an amazing ride to an amazing part of the country.

TT-991 -- JMEC - Awakening the Genie, and e-Biz News from Japan

Fundamentally JMEC teaches volunteer participants how to take the first step in creating new businesses or fixing old ones - by doing deep-dive research and thereafter building credible business plans.

TT-990 (Tourism Edition) -- Three Ways to Control the Flood of Tourists in Kyoto

The media is thick with reports on problems caused by too many tourists in destinations like Tokyo, Kyoto, and also increasingly by the swarming of regional festivals.

TT-989 -- Psychological Challenges of Being a New Mother in Japan, e-biz News from Japan

Although the government has a Minister in Charge of Support for Women's Empowerment and Child-Rearing, the reality is that having a baby is just as difficult now as it always was for aspiring career-minded mothers.