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Sean Grisdale - Blog Post 3: Experiencing Urban Japan (excerpts)

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For my final CAPI blog I thought it would be interesting to share an excerpt from a large assignment I put together for a directed study I did simultaneous to my internship activities. The excerpts below include some context, as well as two of the least academic (most enjoyable to read) sections from a larger essay I wrote to be an "autoethnography" of my experiences living in Japan. Enjoy in no particular order.

What is autoethnography?

Sean Grisdale - Blog Post 2: So what exactly does Sean do again?

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I’ve been in Japan for over three months now and I am still learning from and enjoying every aspect of my experience here. Many of things which at first seemed so novel to me are now background noise to my new daily rhythm. I’ve read almost twenty books, mostly for pleasure, I’ve assumed a better daily workout and diet routine, I’m slowly learning Japanese through a tutor, and every day I’m trying new foods and meeting new people.

Sean Grisdale - Blog Post 1: Wasshoi! My First Japanese Festival

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I woke up at nine am to the sound of megaphones, not an uncommon occurrence here in Japan considering their frequent and enthusiastic usage by paramedics, police, and van-driving protesters, but this time was different. Today was surely festive because answering the chanting beat of the megaphones were the a capella responses of numerous crowds, amidst the ambient backdrop of city traffic and an energetic festival murmur.

Sean Grisdale - Podcast 2: Future Port Minato Mirai

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I am only just getting settled in Yokohama for the summer so this first blog post aims to describe some of my observations and first impressions, of the city, and of Japanese culture, as well as my emerging understanding of my host organization and the activities I'll be engaging in for the summer.

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Sean Grisdale - Podcast 1: Interview with Alanah Nasadyk

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For my first podcast I met with fellow CAPI intern Alanah Nasadyk and she interviewed me about my upcoming summer as Program Assistant with CITYNET.

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