NYP Tokyo Graduation Trip
March 8, 2010, 12:06 pm
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Finally, after getting tempted by news of friends visiting the world’s 2nd largest economy that is Japan, I got a chance myself to visit Tokyo. The largest city and the capital of Japan, Tokyo is a backpackers’ hotspot with places like Shibuya, Shinjuku, Harajuku, Akihabara and it is easily connected to places like Disney Land, and the ever-popular tourist attraction, Mount Fuji with their mega-network of trains and subways.

Having recently completed my diploma course, and unofficially graduated, our school, Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of IT offered to us a NYP Study Trip to Tokyo! Accompanied by two lecturers, the trip which has been modified to our likings and whatnots, will be nothing short of fun! Especially since the season in Japan now is winter. I’ve been to South Korea once during winter, and I loved the cold weather ^^;

Our trip will include a short exchange programme with Waseda University, and Yoyogi High School. At Waseda we’ll learn about how overseas undergraduate programmes are like and the life of a Japanese (or foreign) undergraduate student, as well as the Japanese educational system. At Yoyogi High School, we’ll get to experience a typical high schooler’s day in school. Since Yoyogi High School specialises in animation and voice acting (I think), we’ll also have a chance to experience a voice acting session where we’ll do some seiyuu-ing ourselves!

Other places of interests we’ll visit during the entire trip will be:

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office
  • Sony Corporation
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (miraikan!)
  • Oedo Onsen Monogatari
  • DisneySea
  • Hakone, Mt Fuji
  • Japan Earthquake and Disaster Prevention
  • Harajuku (Takeshita Dori, 100yen shop, Meiji Emperor’s Shrine, Yoyogi National Park)
  • Ameyoko street market
  • Asakusa Kannon Temple
  • Akibahara
  • Yokohama

Anyone in Tokyo wanting to meet up? ^^;

p.s. Bloody excited! Can’t wait for tomorrow! :D

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The infamous Abba Eban who once stated the line – His ignorance is encyclopedic.

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