This April I start my new life in a new country with a culture very different from my own. I may have been to Japan in the past, back in 2008, but I have never been to Kyushu. I have always only stayed on the main island of Honshu. There are a lot of interesting things about Kyushu and Kumamoto City that I think I’m going to have a lot of fun with. For example there is the largest active volcano in the world practically within my back yard (exaggeration… it isn’t THAT close), Mt. Aso. Kumamoto also served as the shooting place for the Last Samurai battle scene from the movie The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise. Kyushu also has a lot of hot springs one can visit, as well, and the beach is a site to behold.
This will be the place where I talk about my life experiences, show pictures and videos of daily life in Kyushu, Japan, and do my best to show Japan as real as I can show it. Food, culture (festivals), entertainment, public transportation, the sights and the sounds… If you’re interested in learning about Japanese culture and Japan, feel free to subscribe and stick around. I’m not one to usually write in Japanese, but I may talk about the language gaps I have noticed and words that are awkward to me.
P.S. Up until I leave for Japan my posts will talk about my daily life within my fleeting days of living in America. They may include information I have learned about relocating to Japan, the things I need to prepare for, etc., and they may include my time I spend with friends and fun times.
Japan, I’m coming back.