Welcome to Tokyo

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Welcome to Tokyo
2018.10.02

Hi everyone, my name is Alexander and I am a Master of Global Business student at the University of Victoria located in beautiful British Columbia. For the last couple months I studied in Canada, the Netherlands and Peru and have seen a lot of different places during that time. I am happy to call Victoria my home as this is one of the most beautiful places in this world. Currently I am on a new international challenge completing an internship with the Bosch Corporation in Shibuya, Tokyo before I will return to my home in Canada.

 

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In Tokyo, I am living at Miyamaedaira Terrace which is a shared house from the oakhouse organization. I just moved in a week ago. With this blog I want to show you my life at the Miyamaedaira Terrace and tell you a little about the life in a shared house as well as trips to Tokyo and Yokohama or other beautiful places in Japan. When I got the confirmation of my internship I started looking for places to live in Tokyo. There are a lot of options and it is quite confusing – but what do you expect of a city with 38 Million people? From 5 star waterfront penthouse hotels, to Capsule Hotels or even internet cafes you have a lot of options to sleep. With Miyamaedaira Terrace I have found the perfect place to stay in Tokyo. A lot   of my friends asked me where I exactly live. Well, technically I do not live in Tokyo or Yokohama. Miyamaedaira Terrace is located in the City of Kawasaki which is basically in the middle of Tokyo and Yokohama. But this does not mean I live in the middle of nowhere. It is closer to the city centres of Yokohama and Tokyo than you might possibly think. Luckily Tokyo Metropolitan Area has an almost perfect Metro system, so it is only 20 minutes to Shibuya Station or 35 minutes to Yokohama Station by train. Miyamaedaira Terrace is conveniently located only a 5 to 7 minute walk from the next train station called Miyamaedaira station – there is also another one close by, but I will talk about this a little more in my next post of this blog. So here we are. As I mentioned I just moved in, so right now I don’t have that many stories to tell, but I am almost certain that I will have lots of information and news to share with you in this blog. #flytheflag #mapleleafaroundtheworld

 
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2018.10.02
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Master of Global Business Student - University of Victoria, currently in Tokyo