Oscar Boyd offers thought-provoking ideas in his article, Japan Times Commentary Section: Why is Japan still a coronavirus outlier? As a researcher/ethnographer, I would like to propose the following reasons why Japan is still a coronavirus outlier. To offer a perspective, Mayo Clinic offers the following for the cause for coronavirus: Mayo Clinic: Coronavirus disease 2019… Continue reading Ethnographic perspective on slow coronavirus spread in Japan
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
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
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
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?
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)