Well, here we go…the first blog entry for Gaijin Explorer. After a long painful wait to get internet set up at my apartment, I can now access the internet in a place other than my school where my teachers are looking over my shoulder wondering why I am not grading papers, designing life changing lesson plans, or at least looking like I am working. In this blog I hope to share my experience here in Kurobe, Toyama-ken, Japan as an assistant language teacher. With new adventures and realizations, blogs will be posted to be enjoyed and critique. I have been here for six weeks tomorrow, and may be posting experiences from that timespan, so forgive the chronological incongruity. OK, that’s it for the introduction. Stay tuned!