Rusuban (留守番) means "home alone," "minding the house," "holding down the fort." My wife's week-long absence is slowly resulting in my regression to my former primitive state as portrayed in Keitai Cinema #1: "Feral JET." Hurry home, Yuko! I've been drinking waaay too much . . . mugicha (that's "wheat tea" for all you worried Anglophones out there).