Category Archives: Travel

A Happy Chinese New Year

It is difficult to pass the Chinese New Year without celebrating it in Seoul — or in Taiwan or China, I presume, which makes me realize that Japan had gone a little too far abandoning this custom in the Meiji … Continue reading

Posted in My Grad School Life, Research, Travel

Studying Okinawa

I moved from Tokyo to Okinawa in early February. I never really studied the history of Okinawa before, nor did I think about integrating it into my dissertation until my advisor suggested it — not because I did not think … Continue reading

Posted in Research, Travel

Starting Research Years

I defended my prospectus last December and passed my oral exams in March. I forgot what I have been doing since then but time flies really fast, and here I am. Back in Japan. I am starting my real, not … Continue reading

Posted in My Grad School Life, Travel