By a stroke of good luck it seems I got accepted into my university’s Study Abroad Program in Japan. I’ll be traveling around Japan for three weeks visiting three different cities: Tokyo, Toyohashi, Kyoto. Needless to say, I’m excited as hell for the perhaps once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit this awesome place.
I’m planning on buying a new camera to take shots and film many of my encounters over in Japan. I’m also going to see if I can somehow get the chance to have a nice chat with some anime-connected folks over there. And as an anime fan, I’m really really looking forward to visit that one place that all otakus dream of going to: Akihabara.
However reality can be harsh, since I have to find a way to earn $4,400 in order to fully pay for the trip. In addition to working part-time as a translator, I’m currently contacting several companies to see if they would be interested in funding a portion of the costs. If you guys would like to help out by donating a little, it would definitely be much appreciated.
If I manage to somehow fully fund this trip, stay tuned for my nearly daily blog posts on it come this summer. For this rare opportunity, I’ll be sure to make the best of it by coming in contact with as many folks as possible.
The trip is from May 20 through June 8.
more information is in these PDF files: