Becoming a Gaijin Girl


I came into this subject knowing I wanted to focus my studies on Japan.  The country has fascinated me ever since I began studying the language in high school, and that passion has not dwindled over the last 8 years.  I hope to work with and among the Japanese in the future, perhaps even working and living in Japan, and I am starting that journey by hopefully studying there as an exchange student next year.

Therefore, my research project for Digital Asia will centre on my preparations for exchange next year.  As I have no first-hand experience with Japanese universities, nor know anyone who has been to the unis I am considering, my first stage of investigation will involve analysing the various unis and making a selection based on the information I find online.

As a UOW student I only have a handful of Japanese universities to choose from, and I…

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