Toyonaka, OsakaーAutumn has finally arrived in Japan; the days are getting shorter and the temperatures, lower. In my last university update, I mentioned that the university had planned on in-person classes at the beginning of the year in April. That plan didn’t last long and more than half a year later, all of my classes… Read More University Update: November 2020
Kyoto Prefecture ー Changing things up today with a photo album as opposed to my usual lengthy updates. Here’s a collection of pictures from a rainy day in Kyoto earlier this year. It’s incredible seeing the streets and temples so empty, especially when the cherry blossoms were in full-bloom. Enjoy!
Nara Prefecture ー Yesterday, August 20th, marked seven years since I first came to Japan. At that time, I was only 15 years old and had no idea that a one-year exchange would turn into a five-year university program. A lot has changed over the past seven years, but my desire to learn more about… Read More Horyuji, Nara
Disclaimer: This post is mainly directed toward students from Canada/United States. I recognize that for many people an education in Japan unlocks life-changing opportunities that may otherwise be inaccessible. I was woken up by the jolt of the plane hitting the tarmac. It had been nearly 40 hours since I left my home in Canada… Read More Thinking about studying in Japan?
Toyonaka, Osaka ー After a four-month hiatus, it’s finally time to dust off my blog and give a recap of life during the pandemic. As I write this, the air conditioner is working tirelessly to fight off the 38 degree weather and the humidity that never seems to go away. The poor cicadas haven’t stopped… Read More Summer is Here
Toyonaka, Osaka ー The weather is starting to warm up in Japan, and the cherry blossoms blooming serve as a reminder that yet another year has passed. So much has changed in these past years, and I wanted to take the time to reflect on my university life here in Osaka, Japan. After a year… Read More University Update: March 2020
Ise City, Mie PrefectureーSummer has come and gone, and the temperature is finally starting to drop in Japan. October 1st marked the start of a new semester and, so far, all of my classes are going well. Lately, I’ve been busy with a new research project (more to come in a future post!). There was… Read More Mie Prefecture & Ise Jingu
Mount Koya, Wakayama Prefecture ー As most of us are bunkering down at home to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, I decided now would be the perfect time to catch up on all my missed blog posts. Throughout the next couple of weeks I will try to post some updates on life… Read More Mount Koya