Early Cherry Blossoms

The last weeks were packed with work, so I decided that I need a day off and went last Friday to Shinjuku Gyoen to see some early cherry blossoms. The Sakura forecast for this year predicts the blooming for Tokyo between March 29th and April 6th so I was way too early for the major…

Dokkyô Daigaku

When I came to Japan for one year as exchange student I was enrolled in the Dokkyô Daigaku (Dokkyô University) in Sôka and spend the better part of my days on campus in the first half year for my studies. Though, to be honest, there wasn’t a whole lot of studying going on and it…

Osaka – where eating is everything Part 3

After getting an early start in the morning (and only a quick stop at the breakfast buffet) and a one and a half hour drive to the factory in Shiga the time till lunch passed very quickly and off we went to a nearby golf club. Many japanese people, especially business people, like playing golf…