Last Day at IMS

I can’t believe it is my last day at IMS! As we say in America, “time flies when you’re having fun.” I have really enjoyed my experience working at IMS and also living in Tokyo.

Thank you to everyone for making me feel welcome and being great coworkers!

After this experience I am more convinced that I want to pursue a career in law. Over the past six weeks I’ve had the opportunity to read actual American laws, particularly the Immigration and Naturalization Act. I found it interesting to see the ways that the laws are written out. They’re pretty confusing and difficult to understand, so I can see why a helpful attorney is important. It would be nice to be able to help people who are in tough circumstances.

Additionally, visiting the Japanese High Court with Kuwahara San was a wonderful experience! It was amazing to watch the proceedings of a real courthouse for the first time, even if I didn’t understand much of what was going on. Although arguing cases in court is just a small fraction of what most attorneys do, it is something that intrigues me and motivates me to pursue law school.

After I return to the US I will have a few weeks before school starts. Before that some friends are coming to visit my house, and I also hope to hike Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. The wildfires in California have been very bad recently–prompting the close of the park–so I might not be able to go.

I will miss you all! Thanks again for everything!