Turnover notes from the depths of my desk drawer: Communicating in Japanese, Part 1

In the drawer adjacent to my desk are papers stuffed at random, filling the files to the brim. There are old weekly schedules. There are  copies of articles written by previous Pep Officers, one written by Captain J.M. Ellicott in 1947 about Japanese students at the United States Naval Academy , filled with typical adjective-laden … More Turnover notes from the depths of my desk drawer: Communicating in Japanese, Part 1

Moving Parts on the Anniversary of Hiroshima

In different ways, Japanese gathered to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Just across the bay from Eta Jima, nearly 50,000 people stood for a minute of silence at Hiroshima’s peace park, coinciding with a speech given by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  Meanwhile, the Japanese Midshipmen and I,  conducted a tour of … More Moving Parts on the Anniversary of Hiroshima