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Keep on travelling

Having submitted my Fellowship report and started to plan follow up activities I will continue to use this blog to record my activities, especially as most of them involve travel of one sort or another. I continue to research the effects … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Osaka to Tokyo – 31st October

I woke up with a start at around 6.30am.  I could hear people moving around and thought that someone had broken in.  Then I realised I wasn’t at home and that people moving around early in the morning was quite … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Miyakonojo to Hiroshima and Osaka – 30th October

I had taken part in a survey conducted by a group for reporting to the Japanese Ministry of Education on the introduction of a computing curriculum in Japanese schools.  I contacted the researchers to let them know that I was … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Miyakonojo – 29th October

Again, President Kuwabara met me at the hotel and drove me to the college where I met Professor Okabe again.  I demonstrated my translation device which, with a wi-fi connection, will allow you to speak English into it and then … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Miyakonojo – 28th October

President Kuwabara arrived at 8.30 to take me to the college around a 4km drive.  On arrival we met with Ayako-san, my interpreter for the day.    She is a researcher and a model and does interpreting as an extra activity.  … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Hiroshima to Miyakonojo – 27th October

My train left at 1.37pm and I was ready to leave the hostel at 10.30 hoping to fit in one more sightseeing stop before I left the city.  I really wanted to visit the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art where … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Hiroshima – 25th October

Today I visited the Peace Park and the museum.  The park has a number of monuments in remembrance of the victims of the atomic bomb on 6th August 1945.  One very poignant monument was to the Korean victims, of which … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Kyoto and Hiroshima – 25th October

Today my plan was to travel to Hiroshima from Nagoya and to spend two days in Hiroshima before moving on to Miyakonojo.  The shinkansen from Nagoya went only as far as Shin-Osaka before I would need to change trains but … Continue reading

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Day 13 – NIT, Suzuka College – 24th October

On Friday, I took the 8.05am train again.  Professor Ito had translated some statistics on student destinations.  We discussed the process of preparing to move into work for 4th and 5th grade students.  The number of students progressing into work almost … Continue reading

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Day 12 – NIT, Suzuka College – 23rd October

On Thursday 23rd I took an earlier train (8.05am) and Professor Ito was there to meet me again at the station.  We went first to the Suzuka City Hall where there was a viewing platform.  This allowed us to see … Continue reading

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