So I'm not going in April like I thought. I'm officially leaving in the third week of March. Four months and counting!
AFS posted a package with two booklets, one on how to best ensure my personal safety and one on the kinds of things I should expect in Japan and some dos and don'ts. It was very informative. I learned that:
• If you see a guy with a perm, that means he's a gang member. Avoid his eyes to avoid getting killed.
• I have to watch out for Train Perverts.
• Families share bath water.
• I'm not allowed to bring a laptop with me to Japan.
I think I'm a lot more upset about not having a computer in Japan than curly-haired organized crime members!
So right now I need to apply for my visa and write a thank you to my sponsors who gave me this scholarship.
Four months is such a short time! I'm so nervous and excited! It's gonna be here before I know it.