Sunday, February 21, 2016

From One Island to Another

For more than four years I have been living in Hokkaido in the north of Japan.  Today I am moving to Kagawa prefecture on the island of Shikoku, far to the south of Hokkaido, to take a full time English teaching job.
 
The last few weeks have been rather emotional, as I packed and did all the things I needed to do to get ready to go. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted much stitching lately.  That’s because there wasn’t much to post!

The whole visa thing is kind of complicated, but to make it short and simple – to stay in Japan, I need a visa, so I need to work for someone who will sponsor my stay here. Moving to Kagawa for this job allows me to stay in Japan.

I don’t know what my internet situation will be for the next few weeks, so I have some posts scheduled to appear.  After I start working full time, I don’t know if I will be able to continue posting every day (like I have for the past four plus years); I’ll have to wait and see what my free time will be.  And, like most everything else in Japan, I won’t know what is happening until afterwards, and then I still might not know.

My blog will continue to be called “Hokkaido Kudasai” even though I’ll be living in Kagawa, not Hokkaido.  As soon as I can, I’ll start writing about my new adventure and stitching.  Thank you for your patience!

12 comments:

  1. All the very best Pamela for new adventures in a different part of the country you love.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I wish your luck with your new adventures in Japan and am looking frward to read about them

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wishing you the very best in your move and looking forward to your news and next post.
    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very best wishes with your move and new job, I hoep it goes well and you enjoy it. Will look forward to your next post when you can.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, this will be so different! Temperate climate, a whole bunch of new trails and shrines and onsen - I can't wait to read about your new job and area.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good luck on your new adventure! Will you miss being buried in snow? :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sounds exciting and stressful all at once. I hope you love your new home and your new teaching position, and I am wishing you a smooth transition.

    ReplyDelete
  8. A young man from my town recently passed away while living and teaching in Kagawa. At the time I looked on the map to see if it were near you, but since it was a different island I didn't mention it. The paper talked about how much he loved teaching there.
    xx, Carol

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you for the gift of Hokkaido all these years. I am looking forward to life in Kagawa. Hope your move is smooth and you re-settle comfortably. Can't wait to get back to your story. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Good luck on your new adventure :)

    ReplyDelete