Week 31

On Thursday I flew from the UK 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, I went straight to see a doctor. A rash came out on my arms two weeks ago, and I had visited a walk-in clinic and got some medication (ointment), but there was no sign of it getting better. The Japanese doctor said that the rash was caused by fatigue and stress and gave me some tablets and a pack of cream. They worked well, and the rash has gone.


My achievements in Week 31

  • sent my draft of Chapter 3 to my supervisors
  • started translating consent forms for five participant groups and finished one sheet

Goals for Week 32

  • complete the translations of all the consent forms
  • start making my fieldwork notes