Here are some abbreviations and locations that are used in this journal that may or may not be explained in the text:
JFMF = Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund (based in Japan)
FMF = (Japan) Fulbright Memorial Fund (based in Japan)
IIE = Institute of International Education (based in Washington, DC, USA)
JUSEC = Japan United States Education Commission (based in US and Japan)
Indy = Indianapolis
SF = San Francisco
USD = United States Dollars (currency of the United States of America)
Y = Yen (currency of Japan) (note that the actual symbol of Yen is a Y with two lines across the upward support bar of the Y ).
ku = ward (ku is a Japanese word to indicate a subdivision, sector, area or ward of a larger city. In this case “Ota-ku” means the name of the “ku”is Ota, a ward of Tokyo)
Toyko = largest city in Japan, population 130,000,000
Tokyu Inn = is a hotel chain located in throughout Tokyo and Japan
Prince Hotel = is a limited chain of top-notch five-star hotels throughout Japan (To stay at the Tokyo Prince Hotel certainly gets the oh’s and ahh’s!) Celebrities and dignitaries stay here.