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Naomi Wolfe

Austin College
Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University

My name is Naomi Wolfe and I am a Japanese major and Sociology minor studying in Japan for the 2016-2017 academic year in the hopes of understanding Japanese culture, people, and society. I studied in the Tokyo Language & Culture Program for the fall semester and cannot wait to see what else I can learn in the Nagoya Direct Enrollment Program in the spring semester!

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April 11, 2017

After a very long, very cold winter in a country where energy is too expensive to invest in central heating so everyone huddles under kotatsu (heated tables), take steaming hot baths, and rely on gas heaters- Spring has finally arrived in Japan. 

April 4, 2017

Hinamatsuri, also known as Girl’s Day or Doll’s Day, is a special festival in Japan celebrating the health and happiness of girls. Roughly a month before March 3rd, the actual day Hinamatsuri is celebrated, families with young daughters set up an elaborate doll display inside the house.

March 8, 2017

Nagoya's Higashiyama Zoo ranks as the second most visited zoo in Japan, right after the popular Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. It has a variety of attractions including a Botanical Garden, a mini amusement park, and a wide variety of unusual animals, including koalas and kangaroos.

March 4, 2017

Japan is a country that prides itself on its technological advancement and modernity, but one only needs to look at the temples and shrines nestled between tall modern buildings, to tell Japan is still set in its traditional ancient ways.

February 28, 2017

In the United States the coming of spring is celebrated most famously on Groundhog Day, the second day of February. On this day, Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog that lives in Punxutawney, Pennsylvania, is brought out during a festival filled with music and food to predict the end of winter.

January 31, 2017

When I have free time, especially with an anime and comic convention a few days away, I greatly enjoy the art of cosplay.

January 27, 2017

One needs only to step foot in the airport to realize Japan is a very expensive country.

January 23, 2017

My first experience in Nagoya turned out to be Influenza.

January 5, 2017

January marks the 5th month I've been living in Japan.