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17 May 2006 @ 09:42 pm
future home prefecture announced!  
i recieved my contracting organization from Tokyo today!! i will be living in Ichikawa-cho in Hyogo-ken. if you're a normal person, like me before today, i'm sure you have no idea where that is. well, let me illuminate a little.

this is where Hyogo is within Japan:

it's to the west of Kyoto and Osaka, and east of Hiroshima. the capital city is Kobe. here's a close up of the area:

as for the town of Ichikawa, the best idea of where it's located within the prefecture is the cutesy map the town's website had:

i've also learned this particular town has an exchange program with Port Townsend, Washington state. it's a small town it looks like, and that's exactly what i expected to get. being that it's in the Kansai area though, i'll be learning more Kansai-ben (dialect) rather than the Tokyo/Kanto-ben i've been taught in school. should be an adventure.

so yeah! Japan is that much closer now!
TotoroJototorojo on May 18th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
Congratulations on your placement! :D
Looks like its within traveling distance of Nagoya too.
3aminsomniac: shig_tease3aminsomniac on May 18th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
Hot damn, congratulations, and can you smuggle me in with your luggage?
gushurst on May 18th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
I don't know why... But after looking at it for 10 minutes I still don't know where in the hell you're going. But I like the cutesy map with the squiggles though.
melchior_ on May 18th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
So you'll probably fly into Kansai airport since you'll be close to Osaka bay... snap some pics, that airport is one of the coolest in the world from an architectural standpoint
Mellenabsentmammoth on May 18th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
i was reading about how cool it was, but sadly i won't be flying into there. everyone flies into narita for a couple days of orientation in tokyo before going to their assignments.
Papilleau: au revoirpapilleau on July 3rd, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
You know, I almost ended up in Osaka too. I was offered a job there that would have had me travelling to Yokahama this summer and landing up in Osaka-Kobe next year. It was a tough choice, but I took the job in Europe for which I depart on August 3. We're both in count-down mode it seems.