Thank you for visiting my blog! I am a 24-year-old Belgian student at the Catholic University of Leuven. I launched Nippaku when I was a Japanese Studies freshman, already five years ago. Now, I am in the process of graduating from an advanced master program in cultural anthropology and development studies, while working in sustainability at my university. With Nippaku (日 ni for Japan, 白 haku for Belgium), I want to share my thoughts about Japanese culture, literature, food. About its people, its politics, its traditions. About the things that make me wonder. And mix that very uniqueness with the world I know. In short, my view on Japan, a country I am eager to discover in all its facets. I studied in Japan for one year at Kobe University and recently went back for a two-month internship on Kyushu. You will notice that, besides the more academic research posts, I also like to share my personal experiences in Japan with you from time to time. Please enjoy my writing and do not hesitate to comment!