Week 34: Preliminary fieldwork Part 2

After my fieldwork in Tokyo, I flew to Kagoshima, my mum’s hometown, to conduct my second observation. I had contacted three nursing homes through my family connections. The staff (managers, nurses and caregivers) showed positive interests in my research and in possibly participating in the research. They agreed to my presence during activities in the […]

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Week 31

On Thursday I flew from England to Japan to conduct my three-week preliminary field research. I will be making observations in Tokyo for the next two weeks, with further observations in a rural region in the third week. Soon after I arrived in Tokyo on Friday, I went straight to see a doctor. A rash […]

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