Like many of my Harvard Law School classmates, after graduation I began work at a large New York law firm. Happily, I soon moved to the United States Department of the Treasury, where I would eventually serve as Deputy Assistant General Counsel.
I left in 2018 and moved to Tokyo. Here, I found a city in a perpetual cycle of scrap and build, the interests of developers abetted by government policy. But constant, drastic change is detrimental to the bonds of community. Many of those who live here say they feel disconnected and alone.