Howdy! My name is Tim, and I am a member of the class of 2014 at William & Mary. I am an East Asian Studies major, with a focus on modern Japanese culture, society and literature. The Fall 2012 semester, I am particularly interested in Miyazaki Hayao’s films, and researching the social commentary within his films. I also read up on Koreans in Japan, and issues that surround them within the country. In my free time, I read articles on Anime, work lightly on translation, and continually expand my knowledge of the Japanese language. During the winter of 2012-2013, I am traveling to Kanazawa for a short stay language and culture immersion program.
In the future, I wish to attend graduate school for Japanese Studies. My hope is to one day become a professor either at the Community College or University level.