I WAS a swedish university student currently studying abroad for a semester at Ryukoku university in Kyoto, although the campus and my accommodations are in Seta, 17 minutes train ride east of the city and technically in the Otsu area. The programme I WAS studying is called JAS (Japanese & Asian studies).
I am NOW studying journalism and have chosen to ignore said studies for little over a week. The purpose is to go gallivanting off to Japan again for the first time in over five years. During this time I'll be visiting Osaka and Tokyo, with one or two excursions. There will be nostalgia. There will be confusion, otherwise known as exploration. There will be subpar photography and maybe, just maybe, a hint of jazz. Oh, and freakishly tall Swedes from the mysterious forests of IKEA-land.