(Photo Source: www.japan-guide.com)
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
http://www.virtuallythere.com/new/emNsRes.html?pnr=VWJB5D81F9JK&name=saldana&host=1B&language=0&email=1&style=0After 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 ( http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2164.html )
Mt. Tsukuba (http://www.answers.com/topic/mount-tsukuba)
Lake Kawaguchiko and Mt. Fuji ( http://www.webshots.com/search?query=Mt.Fuji&start=1080 )
Mt. Fuji (http://climbfujiyama.blogspot.com/)
Climbing Mt. Fuji (http://www17.plala.or.jp/climb_fujiyama/index.html)
Climbing Mt. Fuji (Japan Guide) (http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6901.html)
Nikko ( http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3800.html )
(7/14/2007, Manila time)