Monthly Archives: August 2014

Relationship with authority

As I hear about the case in Ferguson and compare my own experience, I have to wonder who in the US feel protected by the authorities such as the police, immigration officers, etc. When I was in the US in … Continue reading

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End of FSA

We have safely made it back to the U.S. The last day started later than usual but it involved a lot of traveling. But there were no delays or accidents. It was a fantastic trip. We had a few bike … Continue reading

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Role of Staff

Spending two weeks abroad with three staff members during this Freshman Study Abroad has really showed me how much work university staff did. There are many support staff members that enable classes, research, and meetings to happen during the regular … Continue reading

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FSA #15

We went to Miyajima today. It is known as one of the most beautiful places to visit in Japan. It was definitely so. There is a shrine gate that stands in an inland sea. There was a lot of nature, … Continue reading

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FSA #14

It was a day filled with a lot of site visits in Hiroshima. We started with a tour of the Peace Park. We had a guide who showed us around. We were able to see the atomic bomb dome, many … Continue reading

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FSA #13

We checked out of JCMU and headed to Hiroshima. It is a bit hard to believe it has already been over a week since we got here. Time flew by. The bullet train ride was smooth. We didn’t have to … Continue reading

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FSA #12

It was a field day. Some of my students went to Osaka and the others went to Kyoto. Either way, they had to complete an assignment. I went to Kyoto for a few hours. David, the other faculty member, had … Continue reading

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FSA#11 Free day

August 11 was a free day. It was supposed to be on August 10, but because of the typhoon, it got moved. I took 13 out of 16 students to Tokyo with the other faculty member. The other 3 went … Continue reading

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FSA #10

In our class, we have discussed deconstructing mascots. Japan has a lot of mascots popularly known as yurukyara. Hikone City where we are staying has one called Hikonyan. It is one of those cute characters. Some of our students are … Continue reading

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FSA #9 Rain Day

It was supposed to be a free day today, but because of the typhoon, we decided to have two lectures today and have tomorrow as the free day. So at 8:30am and 2:00pm, we had lectures, We talked about how … Continue reading

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