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I get a lot of questions from friends about my job here in Japan, and lots of requests for “descriptions of everyday life,” so here it goes. I’m currently working at Osaka University in the position of Gaikokujin Kyoshi (which is translated as “Visiting Foreign Lecturer”) in the Graduate School of Language and Culture. The […]


Well, it’s the year of the boar this year, and since I’m in Japan it means that it’s the year of the inoshishi, or “wild boar,” not simply the Year of the Pig, as some people like to call it. The year of the boar just happens to be my year as well (you can […]