15.07.2010 // There is no real tour without ...
...a real tour bus and being „on tour".
In that sense, the Japan tour is now in full effect. Today, we have been travelling to Oita on Kyushu Island in the south of Japan. It is an amazing place located right on the ocean, surrounded by green mountains. There are about 2,000 hot springs all over the place, with white steam coming out everywhere, making this an absolutely unique surrounding.
Oita is also home to the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), a private university with the largest number of foreign students in Japan coming from all over the world. About 700 of them came to listen to Prof. Yunus' speech and it felt like even more came afterwards to meet him personally and to take photos with him. It was quite a challenge getting him back in our cute little tour bus, which then took us to Fukuoka. The home of GCL@Kyushu University will be our host for the next two days.