Hello! こんにちは！ My name is Edward Dame and I’m a junior who’s majoring in Japanese Studies as well as Psychology. I fell in love with studying Japanese while at Gettysburg, and I studied abroad in Japan during the Fall 2016 semester. I can speak Japanese at an intermediate level, so feel free to come talk with me if you want to work on your speaking ability! I think that one of the greatest things I’ve gained from my studies and time abroad is a much deeper appreciation of cultural differences because going to Japan was my first time ever being out of the country. I hope to continue working on language skills while at the LRC (I’d like to start learning some Chinese as well). My hobbies include reading in English and Japanese as well as studying kanji.