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In Japan

I arrived in Japan about a month ago. My school is Sendai National College of Technology, or Sendai Kousen for short. (The whole name in Japanese is 仙台高等専門学校, Sendai koutousenmougakkou.) It’s kind of part high school, part university, because you start it when you’re 15 years old, and the Associates’ Degree Course is five years, and the Bachelors’ Degree Course is two years, so most students will be about 22 years old when they graduate.

I live in the school dormitory, which is located some 100 meters from actual school buildings, so it’s really convenient to get to the school everyday.

I have my own balcony where I can hang the laundry or just enjoy the beautiful mountain view. It feels good to wear pants warmed up by the morning sun.

I have my own balcony where I can hang the laundry or just enjoy the beautiful mountain view. It feels good to wear pants warmed up by the morning sun.

This is a quick snap I took from the balcony, so I didn't put too much thought into it. You can see quite far from the fourth floor where I live with the other Finnish students.

This is a quick snap I took from the balcony, so I didn’t put too much thought into it. You can see quite far from the fourth floor where I live with the other Finnish students.

My room from the day we had just about arrived. It was pretty dirty so we had to do a lot of cleaning the next day!

My room from the day we had just about arrived. It was pretty dirty so we had to do a lot of cleaning the next day!

We went in search for a 100 yen shop, which is a shop where everything costs more or less 100 yens. This is a shot I took on the way there. I like the red lighting on the shop's facade.

We went in search for a 100 yen shop, which is a shop where everything costs more or less 100 yens. This is a shot I took on the way there. I like the red lighting on the shop’s facade.

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Before arriving to Sendai, we stayed for one night in Tokyo. I ate some of the best (and hottest) ramen I’ve had so far.

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Sendai by night. A little over one million people live in Sendai. The downtown and especially Kokubuncho, the night-life district, give off a proper big city feel.

I have really enjoyed my time here so far. I have gotten used to the rhythm of everyday-life, and I feel pretty relaxed here.

Next post will be about Motocross races. Due to some lucky circumstances, I got some work at a motocross venue near where I live. It was pretty cool!

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