My name is Emile Loveday and I am 16, nearly 17 years old. This is my first ever trip to Japan (and first ever blog), and I hope it won’t be my last. I am taking you, the reader, with me on this journey so you may witness and experience what I will be living with my friend Thomas Wordley (18 years old), for the next month, starting on the 29th of July and ending on the 31st of August.
Firstly, I will start by thanking the person that made this whole trip possible: Akemi Solloway Tanaka. She is my Japanese teacher and has introduced Tom and I to this adventure. She will join us shortly after our departure and help us during the first part of the trip. However, this trip will not entirely consist of sightseeing and relaxing. Our primary goal is to help a charity : Aid For Japan.
Aid For Japan is a charity for orphans, victims of the tsunami that hit the Tohoku East coast on the 11th March 2011 and devastated the country, causing the loss of many lives. Please visit the link for more information : http://www.aidforjapan.co.uk/
Our aim for the first half of our trip is to raise awareness of the terrible consequences that the tsunami brought about in Japan. We will give speeches, spend time with some of the orphans and visit many places during this time.
During the second half of our trip, we will be left alone in the country and stay in the homes of Akemi-sensei’s friends so that we may learn to behave like true Japanese men. As such, we will eat traditional Japanese foods and try to live following the Japanese cultures and rules.
I hope you will follow us on our ventures and I will try to post everyday about what we have done and accomplished!
Until then! (^-^)