Week 68 and 69: The last day of my fieldwork and his third time in Tokyo

Last week, I started my observation work with the last physician in my fieldwork, who is a bit different from other doctor participants. He is the chief doctor at a clinic, has about 12 years’ experience of medical practice, and is very modest. What impressed me the most was the excellent staff at the clinic. […]

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Week 67: Slowdown

Because I only had one case for my observation this week, the last few days were a bit more relaxed, with reading, a beauty salon appointment, shopping (the perfume in the photo) and dinners with friends. This week, I also finished the presentation skills course I have been taking since January. The evening class was […]

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Week 66: Notification letter

I have received a notification letter that my proposal has been accepted for an oral presentation at an international conference taking place in September. This will be my very first presentation at an academic conference in my research career. Reading the letter, I immediately realised that I have to do so many things before September, […]

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