Sunday, 19 June 2011

Japanter on the horizon

« Les habitants de l’Ile de Zipangu (le Japon) possèdent de formidables quantités d’or. Le toit du palais du Roi est couvert d’or pur, et le sol en est pavé d’or sur deux doigts d’épaisseur». Marco Polo. 

From September 2011 to summer 2012, I shall be exploring for myself what Polo called Zipangu. I have been offered a scholarship to spend the year in Fukuoka, on the island of Kyushu at the Japan University of Economics. The year shall be dedicated to the study of the Japanese language: my current knowledge is zero. I hope you'll accompany me in my adventures, comment liberally, contribute freely and - at least - remember who I am so that I'll still have friends in Europe upon my return. 

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