Sumo Tournament - Osaka March 15th 2006 This past Sunday, many thanks to Vo-san for purchasing tickets, a group of about 25 Gaidai exchange students embarked from Hirakata for the opportunity to watch Japan’s traditional sport of Sumo. Six tournaments are held every year, each one lasting 15 days. Three of the tournaments are held in Tokyo, and one in Fukuoka, Osaka, and Nagoya. Of course because I am representing the Kinki region I w ... read more
Asia » Japan » Osaka In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Summer of 2005 - Visitation of Beijing, China / Two months of living in Mongolia working on archeology.
Academic Year 2005 - A year abroad in Japan studying language at Kansai Gaidai in Hirakata City near Osaka.... full info