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Sushi breakfast at Tsukiji

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Photo courtesy of Kim

The one thing I appreciate about living in Japan is the availability and ease of eating fresh sushi. Back when I was in the US, sushi for me was usually considered a dinner affair, and commonly came with good ‘ole americanizations like the addition of cream cheese and mangoes, accompanied with names like “Dragon Roll” and “Caterpillar Roll”. While neither a fanatic nor a strict purist, I must admit I prefer the traditional style of sushi and since beginning my studies here in Japan, I have yet to pass up a chance to consume it.

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Photo courtesy of Kim

During our recent field trip to the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ), it was suggested that we have a little GPES bonding session by eating a sushi breakfast at the Tsukiji Market. Good company and good food first thing in the morning? How could I refuse!

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Photo courtesy of Yue Chin

Off we went to the market at 6am (it takes about 1 hour from Komaba 1 campus). Initially, we had a difficult time deciding between the various restaurants, but in the end, settled for Itadori, a cozy sushi bar located somewhere in the inner folds of Tsukiji. There, we were served by a senior sushi chef and his apprentice. Everything was prepared fresh before us, and boy, was the food better than the ones at the canteen good! There were periods of comfortable silence when everyone was just enjoying their food, and I couldn’t help but feel despite the numerous hiccups in the program, how lucky I was to be in this wonderful city, learning with and from this group of wonderful people.

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After our meal, we wondered around a little (Fun fact: Tsukiji is in fact, not only a fish market but also a vegetable market! So when you visit, please make sure to explore around. You will be sure to find some delightful shops!) before leaving the market with satisfied tummies, ready to learn at our meeting with IEEJ. You can read more about this visit from Kim’s blogpost: IEEJ INSTITUTE OF ENERGY ECONOMICS VISIT JUNE 13, 2014.

Till next time,

Amelia

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GPES Seminar June 13, 2014 at 2.30pm in Komaba (Bldg. 16, room 126,127)

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Hello everyone,

Announcement:

GPES Seminar with focus on Biology presented by Prof. Tobias I. Baskin of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The title of this seminar will be: “Plant growth: Scaling up from cell to stem” and will be mainly about plant cytoskeleton ( they use it to stabilize their cells and transport substances inside and outside of the cells).

 However the seminar will also be of interest to those without a biology background since he said he will start his talk from a sustainability perspective and will try to make it as easy to understand as possible for non-bio students.

So don’t miss out on this opportunity.

For detailed information, please consult semi TB1

Best regards,

Kim

 

(Picture source: http://www.ecs.umass.edu)

 

 

 

 

Welcome everyone!

 

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The students of the Graduate Program on Environmental Sciences at the University of Tokyo are pleased to announce that their new student website containing general information, program updates and most importantly individual student blogs of each GPES student that allows followers and occasional visitors to learn more about the research activities of each student enrolled in the GPES program.