Happy New Year! Sky pictures from my flights

Happy New Year! Sky pictures from my flights

Happy New Year 2019! May you be healthy and have joy, peace, love, happiness around the world! I would like to share some beautiful photos from my flights with you, because the winter sky above the clouds was clear and beautiful, and it gave me a lot of positive energy and inspiration for a new [...]

Week 70: Returning to the UK and Luca’s birthday

Week 70: Returning to the UK and Luca’s birthday

On 1st May, I returned to England, having spent four months (17 weeks) in Tokyo doing fieldwork, including observations, audio recordings, one-to-one interviews, focus groups and reviewing local sources. I brought back all sorts of data that I had collected for my research and I also sent a box of books from Japan to my [...]

Week 53: Influenza

Week 53: Influenza

I've had the flu since 2nd January, with a high fever of 39.7˚C, a chill, and body aches that continued for five days. I went to a hospital on the 6th and was tested for influenza and pneumonia. Luckily, the high fever was not a symptom of pneumonia, but influenza only. My doctor prescribed Tamiflu [...]

Week 35: Preliminary fieldwork Part 3

Week 35: Preliminary fieldwork Part 3

I returned to the UK a week ago, having spent four weeks in Japan doing preliminary fieldwork. It was a pilot observation in my home country, but still, it was an amazing experience. Since I had worked on literature reviews on Japanese issues while living in the UK, every interaction, every event and news article, [...]

Week 31

I have been translating information sheets and consent forms for my field research into Japanese, which is a 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 in [...]