Today, I received very happy news from my friend. She is a part-time university teacher and has been trying to get a tenured position at a university or an
academic institution. She has applied for more than 30 job openings but failed
in all of them despite her rich experience in both education and academic
research. Actually, she has already received a Ph.D. in history and published her
doctoral thesis from a high-ranked academic publisher. Like many other
countries, it is very tough to get a tenured academic position in Japan. But she never abandoned her dream and eventually succeeded. I'm very happy and so
proud of her!!