My name is Alex Bates. I teach Japanese language, literature, and film at Dickinson College. I am really looking forward to the summer program this year. To introduce myself a bi, I live in Carlisle with my wife Amy, our three kids, and our dog. I like exploring Japan through travel, food, reading, and watching movies (among other things). I also like spending time outdoors with my family by hiking, camping, backpacking, biking, and rock climbing.