July 30, 2010

Welcome to Japan Experience! 2010 Day 1

Yokoso Japan


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We warmly welcome all the participants and we hope to have another great Japan Experience!


The participants of this year’s Japan Experience have finally arrived! This year we have students from The United States of America, Canada, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. Even though most have spent the better part of a day in transit, the energy level is very high and everyone is excited to finally experience the country they have dreamed of visiting for so long!


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Our first dinner together at the Inn.


We will begin our Japan experience with a two night stay at a local Ryokan (Japanese Inn) in the city of Narita. Here we can take in historical sites and participate in traditional Japanese craft making at the local museum. For now however, everyone just has their mind on a good nights sleep!


See you again tomorrow.

July 12, 2010

Summer plans

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Myself and Richie, on our last day of final exams.


Another month has passed and the summer holidays will finally begin this month. In all honesty I don't have any concrete plans for the summer but I have lots of ideas I am considering! Japan celebrates the coming of summer with fireworks. Lots and lots of fireworks. I'm thinking about going to watch some firework festivals with my host family.


Also, now that I have much more free time I'd like to take my martial arts training more seriously. Clearly, I'm a little indecisive but overall I expect this summer will be an interesting period of time here in Japan.

-Matti

July 12, 2010

Fuji-Kyuu and Mt. Fuji

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Me with the Yellow Ranger! A character at Fuji Kyuu amusement park.


This month has been very busy since exams got started. But there is also good news, my sister has finally arrived in Japan! I went to many places with my sister, the first week of this month we went to Fujikyuu Highland amusement park together.


We had a lot of fun there. It is said that from the park you can see Mt. Fuji. This was our main reason for going to Fujikyuu; so we could play and view Mt.fuji at the same time. Unfortunately, since it is the rainy season it is constantly cloudy so we were not able to see the mountain. Also since my sister won't be in Japan for long, this was our only chance to go. But it was still a great time!


It was also my first time traveling so far away without planning out the route ahead of time! What I did was ask people at each station for directions until we reached our destination. The way back home was a tough one though, but we managed to get though.

-Richie

about Seiritsu

Seiritsu Gakuen is a private co-educational high school created in 1925 and it is located in Tokyo, Japan.

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