Wednesday, April 30, 2014

False start!

We'll be in Tokyo next Thursday!

But only temporarily.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Long Trip to Taking A Long Trip

On Applying for a Student Visa

Kai's application procedure must be started almost six months before the term starts.

While I doubt this is unique, it does seem a bit nutty... but then, when you consider that the school has to run your materials through their own internal bureaucracy then jump through the Japanese government's visa hoops, then have you jump through the Japanese consulate's hoops in your home country before you can be admitted, it's a bit more understandable.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


First off: Thanks for reading!

As an American guy working towards studying Japanese language in Tokyo later this year, I'm hoping to make this a record of whatever I manage to get myself into while I'm over there (and perhaps the process leading up to it).