I’m a YFU (Youth for Understanding) exchange student living in the US who is going to Hiroshima during the summer of 2015 through the JAFS (Japan-America Friendship Scholars) Scholarship. Going to Japan has been my dream since I was young, so I’m very grateful to have this opportunity. I’ve studied a bit of Japanese so hopefully, I’ll have enough language skills to communicate meaningfully with the people there. At the very least make some sense of my surroundings. I love history, sociology, philosophy, art, photography and video, hiking/backpacking, and learning about Japanese culture. I know Hiroshima can have a bit of a stigma from its bombing during WWII, so I hope to shed some light on the city, showing how it is today from a student’s perspective.
Update (2016): I went to Japan and it was really amazing. Nowadays I just use this blog to write about philosophy and reflect on my daily life. I’m excited to try to express the many jumbled up thoughts in my head on paper. 🙂