Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dinner with PhD Candidates

We had a lovely soba meal with the PhD candidates from Dalian, China on Friday. They teach Japanese at their universities and are enrolled in our doctorate program here at JIU. They come to Chiba every summer in order to take some intensive courses. It's amazing how they manage their teaching jobs, their family and also their studies so well. 

Long time no see, Megumi

Tuesday (July 16) was a special day in the sense that some former students visited. Coincidentally Mitsugu, Kensuke and Megumi visited the same day. She is working in Australia and is in Japan for a short time. Kensuke and Mitsugu are teaching Japanese at universities in China. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Chiho got married!

I attended Chiho's wedding ceremony in Akita on Sunday. She looked so beautiful and so happy!

Mostow-sensei and Orbaugh-sensei

Professor Mostow and Professor Orbaugh from UBC were teaching intensive courses at JIU until Friday. We were finally able to go to Ichiriki last Monday. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Back in Japan despite this and that

Our last two days in Hong Kong were very intense with students preparing and giving presentations and with students getting sick. I "got an ambulance ride" for the very first time and it was not thrilling!! We all managed to fly back together last Sunday though. 
Making cranes.

At the farewell party.

Presentations on the domestic workers.

Very close to Chiba.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Last day of classes and lectures

Creative logos. 

More from Hong Kong

With Prof. Wang Xiaolin after his lecture on food culture.

Celebrating Kenji's birthday.

Puppet shows in the English classes. 

Preparing for the puppet shows.

A special lunch with great hard working women.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Lectures and language classes in Hong Kong

Tuesday was the first day of lectures and English activities for us. Dr. Richard Sheung gave a talk on the English education system in Hong Kong. It was a good opportunity for our students to reflect on the identity issues and historical facts about the educational system here.
Q&A with Dr. Sheung.

Slogan presentation in the English class.

Lunch and dinner at Simply Life.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Greetings from Hong Kong

We arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday and we'll be at the City University of Hong Kong until July 8. It's extremely hot and humid here.

Field work on Sunday.

Interviewing domestic workers at Central.

July 1:  Visiting a temple near the campus.

Great discovery at Starbucks: watermelon juice!

Bruce Lee?!?

Lovely egg tarts at the Victoria Peak.