Monthly Archives: February 2014

U.S. Consulate Nagoya’s “The Butler” Movie Screening Event

In honor of African-American history month, the U.S. Consulate in Nagoya hosted a screening of the recent film The Butler on February 12th. Darrin and I were invited to be panelists for a discussion immediately following the movie screening, which … Continue reading

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節分(Setsubun)

Setsubun is an annual holiday celebrated in Japan (it usually falls on February 3rd), to mark the end of winter. Many people gather at their local shrines, to wish away the evils of the previous year and welcome in good fortune … Continue reading

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Shirakawa-go (白川郷)

On the morning of Saturday February 1st, Darrin, one of his interns (Weelic), Michelle, and I boarded a bus at 6:00a.m. and headed to the historic town of Shirakawa-go, which is about a three-hour drive from Nagoya. I was invited … Continue reading

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初詣 (Hatsumode)

In Japan, while Christmas is more akin to the American New Year’s Eve Celebration, a day to be spent with friends or one’s romantic interest, New Year’s in Japan in one of the most important family-focused holidays of the year. … Continue reading

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Two Weeks, Two Reunions

During my Fulbright grant I have felt grateful for my placement at Nagoya University for a number of reasons. One of them is the fact that there is another Fulbright fellow, Darrin, who happens to be affiliated here as well, … Continue reading

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