This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 16th February 2010 and has been read 5161 times.
Useful local words: ' 飲み放題, 豚バラ、ラーメン '
What not to pack: Your phone from the UK, and anything you could buy over there; bedding, cutlery etc.
What to pack: An electronic dictionary and your laptop.
Couldn't have done without: My camera.
Word of advice: My advice is to learn about different types of food; how they are read and written - it will help a lot, especially when you first arrive. At least you know you will be ordering beef rather than squid!
Christopher, Japanese and Information systems, Newcastle University