Stories from the field

Author Liam Marshall

Hello, my name is Liam Marshall, and I'm a undergraduate student studying Philosophy at UVic. My interests are in disaster preparation and sustainable development in developing countries, as well as topics such as the impact of language and culture, and the cross-cultural comparison of philosophical trends. This blog will reflect my experiences working as a program assistant for the CITYNET Yokohama Project Office in Yokohama, Japan.

Liam Marshall – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern, You’re about to embark on what will be, without a doubt, one of the biggest and most intense experiences that you will ever have.  So it’s understandable if you’re feeling a little nervous, or a little scared. … Continue Reading →

Liam Marshall – Blog Post 4: Work and Hard Work

I haven’t yet talked about who I work for, and what it is that I do for them.  So the first bit of this blog post will be an introduction to my host organization, CITYNET. Strictly speaking, my host organization… Continue Reading →

Liam Marshall – Blog Post 2: The Divide

In the first couple weeks of my placement, I was struck by, and honestly disappointed with, my utter lack of what is generally referred to as ‘culture shock.’  Maybe it was because Japan is much more westernized than the rest… Continue Reading →

Liam Marshall – Blog 2: Barriers and Discoveries

Before coming to Japan, my goal for this trip was to explore the cultural differences between Japan and Canada, and to investigate the philosophical undercurrents that are connected to such differences.  Having learnt some Japanese, and found it fascinating, I… Continue Reading →

Liam Marshall – Blog 1: Introduction Podcast

Hello, my name is Liam Marshall and I’m an undergraduate student studying Philosophy at UVic.  I am very excited to be travelling to work with CITYNET in Yokohama, Japan this summer. This pre-departure interview was recorded at CAPI with the… Continue Reading →

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