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Chinese professors arrived

Seven professors from Beihang University visited our institute, one of whom used to work together with us. It has been half a year since she left. She received her Ph. D in China, came to Japan with her husband, and had worked in Japan for five years. Now she is an associate professor in the university in Beijing. The Chinese professors had lunch together with us. Three out of seven professors spoke good Japanese, because they used to study and work in Japan. It is not common now to find Chinese professors speaking Japanese, because Chinese students and researchers tend to go study in the US. The Chinese dean told … Continue reading

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Boys’ Taco Party

I invited four  students and two researchers, who happened to be my ex-students, to dinner. Katya was out working, and I made tacos.  During my sabbatical in Illinois, a good friend of mine was a Mexican researcher.  We ate out Mexican foods often, and I learned the real taste of them. We are fortunate to be able to order almost everything on the internet.  I had found a good Mexican restaurant in Nagoya, from which I was able to order the ingredients. I was the host and cook.  Maya-san was the hostess asking students gently how they were. I was wondering and worried whether the foods were enough for the students. … Continue reading

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