Borodich Evgeny ( Russia )
Hello! My name is Evgeny, and I am the Russian CIR at IFIE. I came to Kanazawa in August of 2009. Although my real name is Evgeny, you can also call me Jenya for short. Besides when I was studying in Osaka, my Japanese friends used to call me Jiro. I came from Irkutsk, which is a cold place even by ‘Russian standards’. However, it is a cosy town, located near the deepest lake in the world, Baikal.
From 2003 to 2009 I studied Japanese and English at Irkutsk State Linguistic University. Luckily, I got a chance to go to Osaka for one year as a foreign student. Until then, I only knew Japan through my text books, so to actually live in Japan was an entirely new experience for me. I spent the year studying as well as travelling. I travelled with low-fare tickets (18-kippu) and slept at Internet-cafes. In spite of those long, tiring nights and lack of sleep, I managed to rush through more than a half of the Japanese prefectures, from Tokyo to Okinawa.
I also had lots of other unforgettable experiences like practicing judo, going to see sumo with my friends and many, many others.
I am looking forward to introducing my native country, Russia, to people of Ishikawa and Japan. I consider myself lucky to have been given this chance to introduce Russia’s delicious cuisine and interesting aspects of its culture. On the other hand I would love to see more Russians visiting Ishikawa prefecture known for its rich history, and enjoy its special atmosphere.
I am very much looking forward to making friends with people in Ishikawa, so please feel free to say Zdravstvuite!
Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange
3/F Rifare Bldg., 1-5-3 Hon-machi, Kanazawa 920-0853