Why, hello! Thank you for stumbling upon my blog. My name’s Cassie Guevara, and I’m a 2013 graduate of Oberlin College with an East Asian Studies major. I started studying Japanese when I was in middle school in suburban New York. From 2013-2015 I will teach English in Japan through the wondrous NPO that is Oberlin Shansi. My plan is to blog about the conclusion of my undergraduate career, the start of my professional one, and all of the craziness that life in Japan will entail.
During my last semester of college, I researched Oberlin’s history with Japanese-Americans during World War II. I hoped to make contact with people who are either the descendants of these Nisei or who were in some way connected to them.
My blog is written for anyone, including friends and strangers with little to no knowledge of life as a foreigner in Japan.
*Currently, I am finishing up my month-long vacation all over Japan before I start working at Obirin Daigaku, or J.F. Oberlin University, in Machida, Tokyo. Before I leave Japan, I hope to pass Level 1 (the most difficult level) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).