JR Totsuka Station
Beautiful Obi Belt for a Formal Kimono
Fire Sign for Fire Fighter Practice
Oyomesan Bride at Tsurugaoka Hachiman in Kamakura Japan
Jizo Statues at Hase Temple in Kamakura
Mom and Dad at Nags Head NC
Enoden at Hase Station in Kamakura Japan
Minato Mirai 21 Yokohama German Poem


I'm Rick Cogley, and welcome to my site «Rick Cogley Central», about my experiences with, and perspective on the technology I use, my hobbies & pasttimes, and life in Japan. I hope you'll find something informative in my content. ⚀

About me

I've been helping businesses and visitors in Japan since 1987, and am the co-founder and CEO of eSolia Inc, my IT management firm. I like to create, manage, negotiate, drum, run, cycle and pay attention to the details. Read more on my . ⚃⚄


Here you'll find my blog articles on topics such as Japan, my professional life, systems administration tips & more, as well as resource pages with FAQs or information for learners of Japanese. Enjoy!

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