I have enjoyed blogging and getting to know (and sometimes meeting) many readers of this blog. It has been exciting to swap stories, memories, and/or share interesting thoughts on social and structural change in Okinawa. Even the debates I had with some readers were deeply meaningful and helped me to shape stronger narratives or consider alternative ones that were more insightful.
As I finished writing my dissertation, posting on this site was difficult. Now that I finally have that beautiful doctorate in hand, I must dedicate more time to my next big projects.
In the meantime, I have protected most of this blog and made it accessible to only family members for now. There are multiple reasons for doing so and it may return as a fully public site in the future but for now, it will remain mostly semi-private.
Feel free to contact me through email as usual in the meantime.
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