So long, and thanks for all the fish

I’ve returned, America! After a long journey home, I’m beginning to settle back into my normal routine. I’ll put the emphasis on “beginning to” since jet lag has me feeling a little run down. I’m having to adapt pretty quickly though, since our last semester of graduate school is already in full swing. Before life…

A local symbol shines bright

Hello again! It’s been a little over two weeks since I arrived in the city of Niigata. I’m finally (finally!) over jet lag and have been hammering away at my internship during the work week. Luckily, I’ve been able to do quite a bit of exploring on the weekends. It’s almost overwhelming to choose where…

Konnichiwa, Niigata!

Welcome to the land of rice and sake – Niigata, Japan. To give you some background, Niigata is the capital and most populous city of the larger Niigata prefecture. The city faces the sea of Japan and is known for the production of high-quality rice and sake, in addition to famous seafood cuisine. So why…