Reflective Kanjis & Christmas Markets

December 21, 2017

Every year in Japan, on the 12th December, a kanji (Japanese character adapted from Chinese) that received the most votes from the public is chosen, the meaning of which they felt defined the year. 2016’s kanji was 金, gold, a reflection of the pride that people felt when Japan brought home 12 gold medals at the Olympics in Brazil. This year’s Kanji was 北, North. When I …

Continue reading

Waseda Hoshien: The Basics

December 7, 2017

So, in lieu of anything at all interesting happening this week (minus a visit to Meiji Jingu, a famous shrine next to Harajuku), I thought I’d make a post that might turn out useful or informative or something for people who will come to study at Waseda in the future.

Continue reading

The Travel Plans, Part 2

November 23, 2017

I mentioned in my last post that I’d be going to the NHK orchestra on Friday (17th November). That didn’t really work out, because out of nowhere I became swamped with work and I had to give it a miss… and so, the week that just passed became another pretty uneventful one in terms of what I was doing and where I was going. The workload …

Continue reading