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Heartful Visit

Heartful Visit

Hello! Hello! At this moment, from my hotel window, I am looking out over the airfield of the Yokota US airbase.  There is some kind of helicopter training exercise going on. Yes, I’m back in Japan but just on a whistle-stop data-gathering visit. I’m interviewing foreigners with interesting and/or unusual lives, and I’m also taking … Continue reading

Dojinshi

Dojinshi

MA dissertation submitted – UEA mafiosa code of silence now ended. I’m back! Last semester on the MA, I took a publishing course, and I thought the essay component would be a good opportunity to look into manga and the Japanese publishing industry. I have never been a manga fan. My only real experience of … Continue reading