Week 64-65: Japan’s cherry blossoms

I am feeling as if I have just finished a sprint! Over the past 14 days, I had non-stop observation work for research in the mornings and seminars in the evenings, and some hanami nights after work. This year, the appearance of the cherry blossoms was earlier than usual, and fortunately, we have been able […]

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Week 63: Getting warmer

21ºC this week in Japan I pulled out a trench coat for the evenings. The cherry blossom season is already beginning. Today I booked a restaurant for a Hanami night with my dad! It is our favourite event in Japan to have drinks at an old restaurant within Ueno Park where thousands of cherry blossom […]

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Week 62: Spring socials

This week, I had some socials with friends for five continuous days. All four people I met up with this week were British; my colleagues from the university and also my students are visiting Tokyo for their holidays. We strolled from town to town, had some food and drinks, and watched a Kabuki performance! I […]

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Week 61: Holiday

  I flew to Kagoshima to spend a week with my mum. It was really nice to see her and have some time to relax together. We did some shopping, visited the popular shrine Kirishima Jingu, found a nice coffee shop Sabo Gen in the city centre and had a lovely dinner at her favourite French […]

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