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Haruna Miyagawa Interviews Mattie Balagat

Putting Yourself Out There: A conversation on social science research and its realities — Part 1

What could diving deep into ethnographic fieldwork, a key tool of social science research, look like? What to do with the academic pressure of “objectivity”, the baggage of bias and emotions, and the responsibilities social science researchers carry in today’s world? Mattie Balagat, a clueless GDP student interested in pursuing anthropological research, seeks answers to such questions [which may or may not be answered] through conversations with Professor Haruna Miyagawa.

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Interviews Justine Villena Okayama University Sports

An Unexpected Win by an Unexpected Sportsman – A Day In The Life of an Okayama University’s Kyūdō Club Member

Our Polyphony member Justine Villena sits down with Hanif Shidqi Amani Wicaksono, 3rd year Matching Track GDP student who is a member of the 弓道部 (kyūdō club). Last December, Hanif’s team triumphed in a match against Shikata campus. Let’s hear what he has to say!

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Academic Papers Eirin Kiyota

Eden’s Story: A Narrative About Food Appreciation

Eirin introduces Eden and uncovers her moving story on her struggle with anorexia, an eating disorder, in this Food Journal for Anthropology of Food.

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Interviews Justine Villena Okayama University Sports

Interview with one of Japan’s Strongest – Okada Kana

One of the things GDP does not find itself in a shortage of is sports talent. Our students are found in various sports clubs such as cheerleading, kyūdō, and weightlifting. This time, we’re pointing our microphone for an interview with a champion powerlifter, Okada Kana!