Japan is as far east as you can go and is as far and away the most interesting cultural experience I have probably ever had.
The country has the proudest history of Asian Nations and has melded traditonal and modern to create a culture which is unbelievable at first. Culturally shoocking but ingenously interesting in the most bizarre ways. Dense with peculiar habitants who are intriguing and can pass as the most friendly and easy to get along with people in the world.
Japan is higlighted by a vast work force which is dominated by salary men - hard working, hard drinking workaholics who work sometimes thelmselves to death. Women in Japan are indeed mystically beautiful butterflies who have inner and outer beauty and are quickly stamping themsleves oin thew world as equal or better in terms of work to men.
Japan was one of themost safest places I have visited with students, all politcial parties and the general pouplation being able to express themselves in ways that suited them.
Japan has its fair share of cultural problems associated with the very fast paced lifestlye but it's abundement of cultural curiosities leaves you knowing that even if you travel for a lifetime in Japan, you will still not be able to travel and experience all Japan has to offer.
As a professional full-time English teacher I taught a wide array of people boys, men, children, girls, women the eccentricities of English which they were always enthusiastic to learn.
In a positive learning environment in Nova, students found themselves enveloped in the English medium being taught by UK teachers, American Teachers, Canadian Teachers and Australian and New Zealand teachers.
A trip to Kyoto brouhgt home the eternal splendour of Shogunite Japan with Kabuki theatre, Imperial Palaces,
Geishas and more.
An incedniary experience for the senses. Japan was wonderful.