Now in Croatia

 For these two days I have been in Zagreb in Croatia. The weather is very hot although I dont feel so uncomfortable with the dry climate. Zagreb is very tiny cosy place. An hour walking is enough to cover the whole old town area. There are many cafes around the narrow streeets along the main square, where people sit down in deep and drink milk coffee, chatting with friends.
 Unlike my expectation, people are much more like continental europe, not so meditoranian like italian, though people appalently seemed to be more lade-back than the people in Germany and Ausutia.
 Yesterday I met two Croatian students, Maja-san and Kamelija-san who study at the Japanese Department at Zagreb University. Both students are very knowledgeable about Japan. It is always inspiring to exchange a conversation with foreign students who study about Japan.
 Maja-san, who spent one year in Japan through scholarship program, had a good command of Japanese and seemed to like Japanese literature. I was surprised to hear that she liked the novel “Sunano Onna” written by Abe koubou. It found out that we spent talking together over 6hours. I like this kind of conversation, which looked like the so-called salon.
 Kamelija san even offered the guide around city today. It was unexpected to hear that Croatia had been at odds with Slovenia. Slovenian people envy the fact that Croatia occupys almost all coast in Adria sea whears Croatian people envy that Slovenia people got richer shortly and got the position in EU.
 Anyway, I am going to Split and Dubrovnik tomorrow. Meeting the people living in the place is always fascinating!

ぐし Gushi について

Currently working for a Japanese consulting firm providing professional business service. After finishing my graduate course at Uppsala University in Sweden (2013), I worked for the European Parliament in Brussels as a trainee and then continued working at a lobbying firm in Brussels(2015). After that I joined the Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working in a unit dedicating for the negotiations on EU-Japan's Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA/FTA) (-2018). 現在は民間コンサルティング会社で勤務。スウェーデンのウプサラ大学大学院政治行政学修士取得、欧州議会漁業委員会で研修生として勤務(-2013年3月)、ブリュッセルでEU政策や市場動向などを調査の仕事に従事した後(-2015年3月)、外務省で日EUのEPA交渉チームで勤務(-2018年3月)。連絡先
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Now in Croatia への3件のフィードバック

  1. えふたか より:


  2. Rei より:

    Haven’t heart from you for a while, looks like you are enjoying your trip. Your blog is interesting but I was expecting photos……
    BTW I just got visa from the Embassy, I am now packing my luggage! Could you give me some advice, about things like what I should bring there….
    I’ve totally no idea about that:'(

  3. Toshi より:

    Sorry for not replying. I couldnot read Japanese until now. Talking to foreign people who know alot about Japan is very interesting. They see Japan different way. And I think reading Japanese classic books in English is a lot easier than doing in Japanese. I tried Mishimas Golden Temple and it is so!
    >Rei san
    Yeah, I would like to show my photos too but I did not bring card reader so I unfortunately I cant(><). I will do that when I come back to Sweden.
    You had better pack things carefully. I missed a lot of useful Japanese stuffs that I could have used in many ways. I also brought many things that were totally unnesesary and you could buy here. I will inform you about things that ought to be carried。


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