Today, Jonathan and I found out where we will be living for the next year! I was placed in Ooi City, Fukui Prefecture. We don't know that much about it yet, except for the name, but it is on the Sea of Japan coast (western side) in central Japan about 3 hours and 30 minutes from Tokyo by bullet train. I will probably be working in elementary and middle schools as opposed to high schools, but I won't know for sure until my contracting organization contacts me. We'll keep you updated!
Here's a link to Fukui Prefecture's official website. I'll put this link on the right side of this page, but here it is for now:
Here's a link to the Japan National Tourism Organization page on Fukui Prefecture: