Greetings From the New Intern!

Hello IMS, I`m Edie Ellison and I started work as an intern on July 2nd. I look forward to getting to know everyone in addition to helping everyone around the office!

Currently I`m on summer break from college. I`m a political science major at Brigham Young University in Utah, and I will be starting my third year in the fall. I`m minoring in Japanese and Music. I previously lived in Japan from July 2015-December 2016, moving around to different areas in the Tohoku region as a volunteer for my church. Tohoku is very different from Tokyo, but I like the atmosphere of Tokyo very much. It’s interesting to see different parts of Japan and the various lifestyles people have.

From my experience as an intern I`m hoping to understand a working lifestyle in Japan. I`m considering law school, so an experience working with immigration laws will give me insight into that part of the legal field. Obviously I`m also looking forward to improving my Japanese and using it in a business setting for the first time.

My hobbies include playing the violin and viola, running, skiing, going to the beach, reading, and listening to music. If anyone has recommendations on good places to run in Tokyo, let me know! よろしくお願いいたします!