Friday, July 13, 2007

Planning For My Trip To Japan

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In a few days I will be in Japan for several meetings. Today, I am doing some last minute preparations for my trip.

This will not be my first trip to Japan. My first time in Japan was in January 1991 when I did a "Circle Pacific Tour". I stayed for a few days in Tokyo, coming from Hong Kong and proceeding to Canada (after Tokyo).

In November 2001 I gave a research presentation on cellular automata in Yokohama University. In July 2003 I visited Tokyo again as part of the official Philippine delegation to the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Last June 2006, I had a brief stay in Tokyo after my trip to the U.S.A.

This July I will be attending the 2nd meeting of the ONCO-MEDIA project partners. I will also be giving two research paper presentations in JAMIT 2007 (Japan Association for Medical Imaging Technology). The meetings will be held from July 18-21, 2007 in Tsukuba, Japan.

The other day, Dr. Toshi Nakai, our ONCO-MEDIA partner in Japan sent me a URL link to all information that I need during my travel to Tsukuba, the venue of our research meeting and conference. Below is the link:

My trip itinerary via Japan Airlines is found at
After my research meeting and conference in Tsukuba, I plan to meet some of my former classmates:

1. Irene Mendoza-Abe, based in Tsukuba

2. Tess Gagui-Ichinose, based in a suburb of Tokyo

I also plan to visit the following places:

1. Mt. Tsukuba
2. Lake Kawaguchiko
3. Mt. Fuji
4. Nikko National Park

In July 2003 I visited Mt. Fuji but I only reached the 5th station (accessible by bus). This time I plan to reach the peak of Mt. Fuji :)

Below are some links to Tokyo, Lake Kawaguchiko, Mt. Fuji, and Nikko:

Tokyo ( )
Mt. Tsukuba (
Lake Kawaguchiko and Mt. Fuji ( )
Mt. Fuji (
Climbing Mt. Fuji (
Climbing Mt. Fuji (Japan Guide) (
Nikko ( )


(7/14/2007, Manila time)

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