Week 34

  After my fieldwork in Tokyo, I flew to Kagoshima, my mum’s hometown, to conduct my second observation and to stay with my mum throughout the week. I had contacted three nursing homes through my family connections. The staff (managers, nurses and caregivers) showed positive interests in my research and in possibly participating in the […]

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Week 33: His second time in Tokyo

  Week 33 was full of socialising with friends of mine! Luca came to Japan for the first time in nine months for a holiday. Overall, I spent this whole week talking with my friends and going sightseeing around Tokyo and Nagoya with Luca. For my research, I only completed translating all information forms and […]

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Week 32

  It’s been very humid and hot in Tokyo. I have been meeting with a lot of people who are relevant to my research. Week 32 can be described as ‘walked hard’. I started conducting my preliminary fieldwork in Tokyo. I visited two facilities, and I was allowed to make observations in seven medical consultations […]

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Week 31

I have been translating information sheets and consent forms for my field research into Japanese, which is a very tough job. On Thursday I flew from England to Japan to conduct my three-week preliminary field research. I will be making observations in Tokyo for the next two weeks, with further observations in a rural region […]

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