Raimel's Journey to Japan

Current Location

Tokyo, Japan

Konnichiha! Hello! My name is Raimel, but you can call me Ray. I'm living and conducting research in Tokyo, Japan, and am so excited to share my experiences in this incredible city with you! Let's go!


This week was dedicated to New Year's Eve. In Japan, this is a time spent eating and drinking with family and close friends. People also go to temples to pray for good luck, prosperity and health. 


Japanese culture is very different from American culture. How am I managing to adapt to a whole new set of values, norms, customs, communication and traditions? Let's find out.


Field Notes

Japan has one of the largest and most intricate rail systems in the world. Trains are the main mode of transportation, but people also use bikes and cars. 


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