International Scholarships & Secondments

Cameron from the Graduate team

What: Secondment
Where: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

"I am halfway through a year long secondment at AMT, one of Japan’s “Big Four”. It is a surprisingly friendly place that runs on hard work and honesty. Given I am not yet qualified, my work has been somewhat constrained. Even so, acting as a bridge between Japanese lawyers and English-speaking clients, has in many instances afforded me more involvement with clients and a closer engagement with matters than I could have hoped for.

Long days are sometimes required, but usually I have plenty of free time to explore Tokyo, one of my favourite cities – excellent cuisine, a civilised people, the best public transport in the world, great if not temperamental weather, and a million other attractions only the Japanese could build."

A view over Shinjuku as a sand storm rolls in from China

My favourite Tonkatsu restaurant in Tokyo, where the old chef is known as the man with no fingerprints - he handles the deep fried pork as soon as it taken out of the oil

At one of my five welcome dinners we were tasked with literally catching our main course

The stunning Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto

A panoramic shot from my 39th floor corner office

My regular morning office view

My girlfriend and I in Kyoto at the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine

The red gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine

The stunning Lake Como-esque, Lake Chuzenji, in the mountains close to Tokyo

Row upon row of beautiful lanterns

An old man looking suitably meditative at a shrine in central Tokyo

Hundreds of sake barrels at the Meiji Shrine in central Tokyo

A welcome gift from a partner on my first weekend in Tokyo: tickets to the Sumo

Sparring with a fellow secondee from Wong Partnership, Singapore, at a restaurant run by retired Sumo wrestlers

More of the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

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