Brief update

I’ve quit my deadly-dull office job in the Kyoto area and will be heading back to the US on May 27 where I will either just do freelance translation work at home or find some sort of job in Manhattan, while I try and find a graduate school that will take me.

On Wednesday (April 11) I will be heading over to Tokyo for a week and a bit, so if anyone reading this has any absolutely must-see places in Tokyo, or wants to meet up, please let me know.

7 thoughts on “Brief update”

  1. Good luck and Fair Winds. Hope you find a good graduate school. You might try taking the Foreign Service Officers exam every year. Most people take several tries before they pass. Even if you decide the career’s not for you, it’s always nice to have various options when you finish graduate school.

    Enjoyed your blogging!

  2. They are apparently doing away with the exam this year and adopting a different selection process. Which pisses me off because I never had a chance to show how good I was at civics.

  3. Must-Sees are different for each person of course. My current must-see in Tokyo is the Edo-Tokyo Museum, but you have probably already been (I have, but still try to go every so often). The National Science Museum, because it’s not “Japanesey” is often overlooked by gaijin, but it is very good indeed.

  4. Thanks Lirelou. I may give the exam a shot, even though I don’t know if I would even want to do the job. I don’t think I’m necessarily ready to pass the exam right now, but studying for it from the State Dept. recommended syllabi would definitely be a good way to fill in some holes in my knowledge.

    No need to use past tense to refer to blogging though. It’s been a lull lately, which will continue for the next couple of weeks because all three of us are moving around so much, but there will certainly be more in the future.

  5. I’m going to be in Tokyo from the 15th; could meet up any of the next few days.

  6. (I think my first comment was filtered) What about the Jiyugakuen Myonichikan “House of Tomorrow”; it’s the only building left in Tokyo that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

    BTW I’m going to be in Tokyo from the 15th. Maybe we can meet up.

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