Month: January 2018

Week 56: Lowest temperature in 48 years

We had the heaviest snow in Tokyo since 2014 and experienced serious traffic disruptions. I was visiting a research participant. The meeting went well, and we arranged for three-day observations in February. After the meeting, the snow was getting heavier, and I was stuck at a train station for two hours. On Thursday, Tokyo recorded

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Week 55: Another ethics application

Three weeks have passed since I returned to Tokyo to start my fieldwork. I have spent the weeks (and will spend the next few weeks) contacting and recruiting research participants, having face-to-face meetings with them, explaining the study and arranging dates for my observations and recording, and working on literature reviews as well. This week,

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