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Miki, where did you to university?
I went to university in California, at a school the University of California at Berkeley.
And is that in California?
It's in the Bay Area, which is in the half of California, right across the bay from
San Francisco.
OK, and what did you ?
I studied many things, but I in Japanese (Oh, really!) I did.
Oh, wow. Now you are of ancestry.
My mother is. My father is from Kansas. (Oh, really!) His is from the South, Kansas,
Arkansas, Texas. My mother is from Japan. She up in Nagasaki and moved to Yokohama when
she was young so of my family is there, Yokohama and the South.
Oh, wow! What a .
Yeah, I so.
Now were you already in Japanese before you started university?
I was but it wasn't a Japanese. It was very familial. It was Japanese that was spoken
within the family, between parent and child, and so it was very , and conversational.
OK. Is it difficult for you to comprehend people in Japan or is it just like home?
Oh, it's absolutely because there, well first of all, they're dialects and then
of course there are different levels of politeness and conversationalist, I guess, and especially
once I get into a with other professors, and other students, colleagues my age, it's
quite difficult to follow the language, but if it's street talk it's much easier.
Oh, really! OK, so at university, did you study just to learn Japanese as a or did you study literature?
I'll be honest. I studied to get an easy , and frankly it was quite easy, but then I had a very
good professor in classical Japanese and that's when my interest in literature and history actually
was born and I up becoming a researcher in medieval history, medieval literature.
Wow, that must be really difficult though cause that's old, old of language, it's an
old text. (Yes) Like Shakespeare is difficult for me.
That's actual, well, that's actually an interesting cause Shakespeare is actually
just a little bit easier for us modern Americans to comprehend than classical Japanese is for
a modern Japanese person to because the language, actually, Shakespearean English
is actually much closer to modern English than classical Japanese is to modern Japanese, but
it's not spoken, so if one has a , then one can do research.
Alright! Well, thanks a lot Miki.
You're .