My blog whilst I'm in Japan, 17th to 29th July, 2006, and hopefully sometime thereafter.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Professor Shinohara has left the building

Unfortunately, he has to attend a dinner for retired professors this evening.

And now I must leave too. Noodles at the ramen shop tonight, then the shinkansen to Tokyo tomorrow morning and the flight to Heathrow.

Ja mata ...


It's my last day in the lab. I'm flying back to Blighty tomorrow. All the students are packing up after the open campus, which adds to the air of finality.

It has been raining all day. Why am I the only one without an umbrella again?

Flights to Japan are only £388 with Turkish Airlines (see Although this involves long waits at Istanbul, it sure beats the £1200 it cost with BA. Time to start saving again (I just blew my piggy bank on buying that Leica).


It is open campus at Tohoku University yesterday and today. The lab that I am visiting are showing off their team, Jollie Pochie, from RoboCup 2006 in Bremen, Germany. Here is one of the students with a dogbot:

Videos to appear on YouTube when it's back up.