My name is Nancy. I am of Japanese descent, but I was born and raised in America. I am bilingual in Japanese and English. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Japanese Language/Literature at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Fall 2013.
This blog originally started off as a part of my service project for the Gilman and Freeman Study Abroad scholarships that I received in Spring 2013 to study abroad at Kansai University in Suita, Osaka, Japan I completed my semester at Kansai, and returned home to finish college, in late August 2013.
home to Hawaii, I wanted to get back to Japan as soon as I could. So I applied for the JET Program in late 2013 and started the longest journey ever. At the end of the long journey, I was accepted into JET as a Coordinator of International Relations (CIR.) If all goes well, I will be off to Japan again in August 2014!