A bit of a pickle December 3rd 2010 These last couple of weeks have been a bit of a fiasco!
It’s not really necessary to go into loads of detail on the blog (since im not entirely sure who the sometimes 100 people are who read it! –many thanks for the support though!) however last Sunday there was quite a drama concerning my host family which resulted in me moving into a dorm mid-term. It’s not fair to them if I go on about ... read more
Asia » Japan » Aichi » Nagoya » Osu In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Off to Japan, see you in a year :)
I'm going because... a year of study abroad is a compulsory part of my course at Leeds Uni . I'm not 100% sure why but I picked Nanzan University's Centre for Japanese Studies in Nagoya City which is the 4th largest city in Japan and is famous for all sorts of things including Toyota. Anyway it has a subway system, pubs and a castle so I can't really ask for anything more...I will be staying with a host family, attending university, and hoping to find a part-time job as it will be a very expensive year. Planning to actually do some traveling once m... full info