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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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