I began this blog with a focus on Japanese literature (especially contemporary novels) but soon expanded to include travel (especially hiking) accounts. Since March 2011, I've also been posting on anti-nuclear power demonstrations and media coverage of the ongoing crisis in Fukushima.
Interest: Japanese literature, anti-nuclear energy, hiking
About me: I have lived in Japan for more than five years now. I first arrived as a foreign exchange student in the Chiba area. After graduating from college, I returned as an English instructor in Sendai. The third time I arrived in Japan, as a graduate student in Yokohama, I stuck around. For three years I worked as a marketing research project manager in Tokyo. Now, I translate/proofread and teach in and around Chiba, where I live with my husband. I love reading and hiking.
Anpanman philosophy Hi everyone, sorry for the long delay in posting. Very busy with a little one around. It should surprise none that my post after some time is about something kid-related, this time, Anpanman. I recently discovered that the Anpanman march lyrics are amazingly philosophical. Here is a link to the song... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 04:59:00
Hats off to our pediatrician *update on breastfeeding A few weeks ago I posted on Breastfeeding in Japan, so out of respect for our pediatrician, I would like to give an update. At the one-month exam, my daughter posted 30g/daily weight gain, probably on account of a growth spurt, and the doctor was quite pleased. At today's 2-month check, though, she... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:42:00
Review of books not about Japan In restricting this blog to Japan-related content, I missed out on the opportunity to write about some of my favorite recent reads. I thought I'd highlight some of my favorite books not related to Japan (though many can be found in the Chiba library) I read in 2012/2013 to give them a little more at... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:09:00
Early mornings in the park On weekends, I wake up and feed my daughter, quietly lay her down next to her sleeping father, and escape for a jog in the park. Neither one realizes I've left the house. I love this time to myself!Parks are the most awesome places in the morning on weekends. Besides the usual joggers and dog-walker... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:21:00