Saturday, September 29, 2007


Sunday was my first excursion into Tokyo. Using the subway and trains is very easy. It doesn't matter if you don't have the right fare, as you can alway pay extra at the other end.

I went see Tokyo Verdy play Nagoya Grampus Eight. The final score was 4-4. It was a very exciting game. There are two teams in Tokyo, which are Tokyo Verdy and FC Tokyo. Tokyo Verdy are managed by Ossie Ardiles (who used to manage and play for Tottenham, in England).

Afterwards, I went out in Shinjuku and I met some Japanese Tokyo Verdy fans. Football really is the international language. I had had a great time and I was treated to lots of Japanese food and beer!

You can all of the photographs here.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I've completed my first week in my new job. It's been a great experience. All of my students are really nice and I'm enjoying it a lot. I'm looking forward to the weekend when I'm finally going to get to explore Tokyo.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Last night, I went out with the other members of staff and the students for a meal. We went to a traditional Japanese restaurant where you have to sit down on the floor and there is a cooker in the middle of the table. It was very nice and we had ekonomi-yaki, which is like a pancake with vegetables and meat in it.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I've arrived in Japan and I feel.......jet lagged. I'm in a place in Tokyo called Kinshicho. I was taken on a tour of the school today and it seems to be vey nice. I start work in the afternoon and finish in the evening (typically 1-9) which should give me plenty of time to recover from socialising the previous night!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Goodbye England....... Konichiwa Japan!