Juan and I both picked up a great week long teaching job in Joetsu city Niigata. This was the first time we had ever gotten to work together and the company was so nice they even let us stay in a twin room. Joetsu city is a nice little shipping port on the Sea of Japan. This was our first time to the other side of the island. At our program we met several other great teachers and after our first day of teaching we headed north to Nagaoka to one of Japan's biggest firework shows.
Our new friend/coworker Phil tries to make friends with some really silly 20-something Japanese girls in yukatas.