A Voice from the Deep

I’ve decided to resuscitate this blog because… I’m moving back to Japan! That’s right, after an extended hiatus away from the Land of the Rising Sun, I’m going back. This summer, I will be studying doing a homestay in Kyoto and studying advanced Japanese through the Critical Language Scholarship program based at the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies. Then, I’ll be in the U.S. for a bit, tying up loose ends in Berkeley, visiting family in Seattle, and presenting at a conference and doing some interviews in Washington D.C., before heading back to Tokyo to start 12 months of fieldwork. Exciting stuff!

In any case, I will be updating this blog regularly with tales of productivity and adventure, and as always, a ton of pictures. I look forward to sharing them with you! For now, I’d like to get things started with a slideshow from my time at an English teacher in Niigata-ken from 2005-2006–it’s a “greatest hits,” of sorts. Enjoy!