Good news – I have a new job!! Yes, it’s only taken me 4 months. I’ve really enjoyed the business language classes I’ve been doing. And I’ve made some pretty good contacts out of it as well. But in January I’ll be starting work at the same school as Maz. I’ve been out of work since late-July and slipped into a semi-feral state. So I’m very excited to be going back to work early in the new year.
We finally managed to go up Tokyo Skytree yesterday. The views, as expected, were phenomenal:
Skytree is awesome and well worth visiting. Much more so than Tokyo Tower, which is poor in comparison. The panoramic view is unparalleled in Tokyo and the urban sprawl just goes on as far as the eye can see. There are two viewing decks, one at 350m and one at 450m. We went to the very top, although in all honesty it’s as worthwhile just going to the first level. We managed to get there for opening time, so queues were non-existent and we walked straight in.
Last weekend we went to the Japan Cup. It has a purse of ¥476,000,000 (about £2.5m), making it one of the richest races in the world. The course was rammed with just over 100,000 people. As expected, we didn’t win any money. I am the worst gambler in the world when it comes to horses. I backed the horse that had won the race for the previous two years, the clear favourite in the betting. And, true to form, it cantered round the track and finished nowhere in sight of the leaders. I have no doubt that if I’d been laying the horse it would have stormed to victory with a new track record!
We have lots of visitors coming to Japan in 2015. Here’s 5 reasons to come (or maybe not!):