I found out today whereabouts in Japan I am going to spend my year commencing 30/31 July (after three days in Tokyo, as I've mentioned before, I think):
Shimanto-cho (city) in Kochi-ken (prefecture). It's on the smallest island of Japan. I'm glad it probably won't be a very big city. I'm excited about the prospect of being in a place where no one speaks English and I will be more encouraged to learn the language and be involved in the community to whatever extent. It's good to finally know where I will be living, working and making friends!