Chipango is the name by which Marco Polo called the mysterious country now known as Japan.
In September 2008, my husband Domenico and I (Susanne) have moved to Japan, a country we both have never visited before, to take up three-year postdoc positions at the newly founded Institute of the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, which is located on the Kashiwa Campus (柏の葉) of the University of Tokyo. These three years in Japan have been an exciting adventure for us.
Since for once, we had something to tell, and to keep in touch with friends and family in Europe, we have kept this blog. This blog is primarily about our life in Japan. Now that we have left the country, I will keep updating the blog during future trips to Japan. If you are interested in reading about our trips in Europe, visit I’ll Follow the Sun.
The image header of this blog shows the view from the top floor of our first temporary residence in Kashiwa-no-Ha, close to our workplace, on a clear late autumn morning, with Mt. Fuji on the right and Tokyo on the left-hand side.
Quick guide of the blog:
- If you are interested in sightseeing tips for Japan, head here.
- If you are interested in getting out and about, our walks and hikes (many around Tokyo) are collected here.
- If you are contemplating moving to Japan or are simply interested in life in Japan, check here.
- If you want to know about science in Japan, here is right for you.
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