Late last summer, I decided to uproot and move to Japan for a while for various reasons. This blog represents an attempt to capture and share the experience. The title “Shinsekai Yori (新世界より)” refers to the eponymous novel by Kishi Yūsuke . The novel was, in turn, inspired by Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World. While I hope that my journey won’t be as dark as Watanabe Saki’s, I’ve found the melancholy, longing, and uncertain outlook of both Shinsekai Yori and Dvořák’s work evocative as I found this blog.