My Trip to Kyoto

Pretty much since my first day in Japan, I’ve been saying that I wanted to go to Kyoto. Whenever anyone asked me where I wanted to go while I was here, that was usually my answer. I originally had planned to go with a couple of friends, but they ended up not being able to …

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Fieldwork Class

This semester, I am taking a class called “Fieldwork in Japan.” It is a class based on fieldwork done in assigned groups to collect data, which is then used along with other research to do a paper and presentation on the topic of the students’ choices. Before the semester began, I was unsure of whether …

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A Day of “Opposite” Experiences

This past Saturday was one full of activities. The first half of the day consisted of a class fieldtrip, and the latter half was an early US Independence Day celebration. I use the word “opposite” because I’m not sure how else to describe them in respect to one another. I woke up early and prepared …

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