I have recently been accepted into a summer abroad program with CIEE from July 4th to July 31st. On this trip I will have the opportunity to experience Japanese culture firsthand and learn Japanese. Last summer I went to the Philippines, my first time in Asia. With this trip came a new interest in Asia, and specifically Tokyo. I had always wanted to go to Japan, mostly for its anime and manga, but after going to the Philippines I was wondering what more Japan had to offer.