Engulfed in a relentless succession of high-stakes administrative procedures, I navigate through challenges. During the intervals of procedural anticipation, I seek respite on the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo. I find myself in a veritable Urashima-like state, reaching out to media and diligently exploring immediate job prospects.
Curiously, the utilization of the University’s facilities triggers recollections of a former colleague with a background in research and development at a leading optical manufacturing firm. We once collaborated on joint coverage in this vicinity.