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Joshua Fulkerson
Works at Akasaki Jr. High School
Attended University of California, Irvine
Lives in Akasaki, Tohaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan
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A Brief Overview of the Security Bill
Y esterday, during a Parliament meeting in the lower house of Japan's National Diet - The House of Representatives - politicians threw themselves over a committee chairman in an exasperated effort to prevent the reading of bills which threaten to bring unpr...
Yesterday, during a Parliament meeting in the lower house of Japan's National Diet - The House of Representatives - politicians threw themselves over a committee chairman in an exasperated effort to prevent the reading of bil...
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Tales from the Shokuinshitsu Vol. 4
Volume 4: In which it's not always about her, but it usually is. I saw a wireless router up on a shelf when I first arrived this school about 2 years ago. For the longest time I didn't even ask about connecting to the WiFi because there was really no need. ...
Volume 4: In which it's not always about her, but it usually is. I saw a wireless router up on a shelf when I first arrived this school about 2 years ago. For the longest time I didn't even ask about connecting to the WiFi be...
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Single File: In The Flowers
Things have been tough lately.  I thought I would try writing about that which has always lifted my spirits. Single File is segment that analyzes a lone track off an album I enjoyed. The track being discussed isn't necessarily always a 'single,' but rather ...
Things have been tough lately.  I thought I would try writing about that which has always lifted my spirits. Single File is segment that analyzes a lone track off an album I enjoyed. The track being discussed isn't...
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Tales of the Shokuinshitsu (The Exciting Conclusion)
Tales of the Shokuinshitsu Volume 3: It Melts Like Sugar In The Rain      Today something quite magical happened. The person who has been the bane of my work existence took another knee today to explain something to me. She started with her usual insincere ...
Tales of the Shokuinshitsu Volume 3: It Melts Like Sugar In The Rain      Today something quite magical happened. The person who has been the bane of my work existence took another knee today to explain something to me...
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Do You Remember?
Staring down Nakamise at Kaminarimon      About a month ago I went to Tokyo with Mitsuko. I wasn't bursting with excitement before we went - apart from an amazing concert - because I had been before and it's always seemed like a place you really only need t...
Staring down Nakamise at Kaminarimon      About a month ago I went to Tokyo with Mitsuko. I wasn't bursting with excitement before we went - apart from an amazing concert - because I had been before and it's always seemed lik...
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Tales of the Shokuinshitsu (Volume 2)
Tales of the Shokuinshitsu Vol 2: Edged Out      In this edition we take a look at what will be one of the more infamous examples of y 's relentless enmity towards me. Last Friday, after class, I was signing yearbooks. Many of the 3rd year girls were asking...
Tales of the Shokuinshitsu Vol 2: Edged Out      In this edition we take a look at what will be one of the more infamous examples of y</i>'s relentless enmity towards me. Last Friday, after class, I was signing yearbooks...
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The Han Toshi
I haven't written in a long time, even though I really want to. I reached a point where I needed to divorce myself from the keyboard when I wanted to talk about school/work lest my thoughts devolve into angry musings that none would care to read. I try to s...
I haven't written in a long time, even though I really want to. I reached a point where I needed to divorce myself from the keyboard when I wanted to talk about school/work lest my thoughts devolve into angry musings that non...
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Unloading
I think I'm just going to start writing and see what comes out today. Bottling up depression is dangerous and quite different than when someone bottles up anger. When one bottles up anger, it's apt to explode like a can of soda opening after rigorous agitat...
I think I'm just going to start writing and see what comes out today. Bottling up depression is dangerous and quite different than when someone bottles up anger. When one bottles up anger, it's apt to explode like a can of so...
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Write, Reflect, Repeat
On The Importance of Journaling Abroad      About two weeks ago, a fair-sized group of us were enjoying dinner at a restaurant called Steak Gusto down in Yonago. We dined and caught up on the latest happenings from our respective schools and lives. During t...
On The Importance of Journaling Abroad      About two weeks ago, a fair-sized group of us were enjoying dinner at a restaurant called Steak Gusto down in Yonago. We dined and caught up on the latest happenings from our respec...
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Once A Spring
There is little else better in life than to tell a true story whilst being idle on a stormy day. Spring      Yesterday, Tottori Bokujou was the picture of spring. The gnarled roots of cherry trees gave way to twisting branches which reached across from eith...
There is little else better in life than to tell a true story whilst being idle on a stormy day. Spring      Yesterday, Tottori Bokujou was the picture of spring. The gnarled roots of cherry trees gave way to twisting branch...
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卒業式
Graduation Second years waiting anxiously for the graduates to walk the halls      Graduation has come and gone. This year was quite special in that I knew all my third years very well. They were an exceptional group of kids, and just to warn you: I'll prob...
Graduation Second years waiting anxiously for the graduates to walk the halls      Graduation has come and gone. This year was quite special in that I knew all my third years very well. They were an exceptional group o...
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Tales of the Shokuinshitsu
     Maybe comedy is the secret. Just because I can't enjoy my time here
doesn't mean others can't. That being said, sit back, relax and enjoy
the first edition of a brand new feature. Tales of the Shokuinshitsu Vol 1: We Need Pictures      After first pe...
     Maybe comedy is the secret. Just because I can't enjoy my time here doesn't mean others can't. That being said, sit back, relax and enjoy the first edition of a brand new feature. Tales of the Shokuinshitsu Vol 1: W...
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Thoughts and musings from a boy on the run
Introduction
My name is Joshua and I'm a postgraduate from the University of California, Irvine. I like reading, writing, music, film, and games.
Bragging rights
Capable of speaking bad Japanese and English, occasionally
Education
  • University of California, Irvine
    East Asian Languages and Literature
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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
JET Programme
Skills
The kind that pay the bills
Employment
  • Akasaki Jr. High School
    Assistant Language Teacher, 2013 - present
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Currently
Akasaki, Tohaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan
Previously
Cypress, CA - Kōfu-chō, Tottori Prefecture, Japan
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