Posts Tagged ‘osaka university’

Emperor Akihito paid a visit to the Osaka University campus today, the first time in history that a Japanese Emperor has ever visited Osaka University.  I’m not 100% sure what the reason for the visit was, but apparently it involved a talk given by the Emperor concerning his scholarly interests, which may or may not […]

A poetry reading and discussion will be held by members of the Japan International Poetry Society at the Graduate School of Language and Culture at Osaka University (大阪大学の言語文化研究科) on November 17th between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Readers will include Eric Selland, Goro Takano, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Kiyoko Ogawa, Loren Goodman, Yoko Danno, and myself.  Poetry […]

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 […]

A few days after I got back from the States, I went with Yo-chan and Ega-kun to see the Osaka Daigaku Photography Club exhibit. They hold a few exhibits a year, and I really wanted to go to the last one but didn’t end up being able to make it. This year the exhibit was […]

25 July, 2006 As I wrote last year: Tenjin Matsuri is one of Japan’s three largest festivals and over a million people attend the closing day celebrations, which are accompanied by a display of thousands of fireworks that continues for several hours into the night. This matsuri is a two day event, centered at Tenmangu […]

1. Orange tofu. 2. Paul is on the subway on the way to the Tokyo opening of Cars. At the Tokyo opening we saw hundreds of kids running around wearing paper car-character hats on their heads, out of their minds with excitement. Later in the day Paul gave an interview at the Apple store in […]

night sakura


One of the greatest pleasures of cherry blossom season is wandering around at night and finding the bunches and clusters of blossoms illuminated by artificial light. Although there are many places where this is done on purpose and the trees are spotlit and gorgeous, in other places it’s just the streetlights and fluorescents that do […]