Jadav Payeng builds a forest on a barren island by planting one tree at a time

Forest Man video Although I trust my source, Ian Messer , I am so worried about spreading "fake" news now, I cross check every story before I share it publicly online. Ian shared a story on his Facebook page about "Jadav Payeng: Man plants a tree in the same place every day — 37 years… Continue reading Jadav Payeng builds a forest on a barren island by planting one tree at a time

Work that impact lives in positive ways

I have been attending Penn State University World Campus as a part time undergraduate student for a little over 3 years now. I started as a junior standing student, and if I attended as a full time student, I will have graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2 years. I never thought… Continue reading Work that impact lives in positive ways

Causes of Lifestyle Disease in Japan

I've been given the opportunity to interpret for two different clients in their research for lifestyle disease in Japan.It was like being paid well for attending an intense one month crash course.The topic was on lifestyle disease (called seikatsu shukan byo, life habit disease, in Japan), but it made me think of why Japanese people… Continue reading Causes of Lifestyle Disease in Japan

Choosing Science

As I studied for the Spring Semester that will begin on January 13th, 2014, I read Ivana Nikolic's "House for the Homeless: A place to Hang Your Hat" on the textbook, Field Working: Reading and Writing Research. I was fascinated with Ivana's story seen from insiders and outsider's perspectives. I related to her attitude that… Continue reading Choosing Science

What will happen if more of us work at jobs we are good at?

One of my project allowed me to recently visit Iki Island fishermen. I was interested in what they were saying and doing, but they struck me as someone very similar to my youngest son. Sturdy physical build, good at work that requires intense focus both mentally and physically. I kept on thinking, my son would… Continue reading What will happen if more of us work at jobs we are good at?

Learning a new language

One thing I can say for certain about being bilingual is how it enriched my life. Being able to communicate fluently in both English and Japanese gives me access into Japanese and English speaking people's cultures, knowledge and opportunities. Because I did not consciously become bi-lingual, just a chance gift I received in my life,… Continue reading Learning a new language

Marketing And Marketing/Design Research Perspective on Japan as “Aged Society”

For some time, we heard the warning cries from critics and journalists about Japan's rapidly aging population. Well, it has happened. We are now "Aged" society.  Japan has more old people who are over 65 than young people who are under 14. Now what? Society is always changing, and it will now change following the… Continue reading Marketing And Marketing/Design Research Perspective on Japan as “Aged Society”

Free address (sometimes referred to as hot desking or non-territorial) office within althernative workplace strategy (AWS)

Since 1990’s, major companies in the United States have been implementing alternative workplace strategies (AWS), which is about how and where employees work. With advancement of information communication technologies (ICT), as long as data and information was accessible online and internal and external communication could be done in timely manner either virtually or physically anywhere,… Continue reading Free address (sometimes referred to as hot desking or non-territorial) office within althernative workplace strategy (AWS)