October 2, 2019

Scarlett's fun September

September was a great month for me because it was my birthday.

I went to Nagano prefecture and visited Karauizawa. I visited Shiraito falls, stayed at an onsen and ate soba at a restaurant that is on Terrace House.

Birthdays feel a lot different when you get older so I think it is important to make the most out of your birthday and try something new. You could visit a new prefecture, start a new hobby or even just try out different food.

What new things will you experience on your birthday?

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September 29, 2019

Welcome Mona!

Hello! I'm Mona. I am 16 years old and an exchange student from America. I've been in the country for around a month. So far, everything has been great; from the food to people to atmosphere! I'll be at Seiritsu for 9 months and am very excited for every second! My host family are some of the nicest people I've ever met and there are so many clubs to choose from!

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September 28, 2019

School festival - Day One

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Today was the first day of the school festival.

Students and visitors alike are having a great time.

There is still one more day to go.

If you can come on by, please do!

September 28, 2019

Ethan from Chicago!

Hello! My name is Ethan Siegel and I'm from Chicago, Illinois. I am attending the 2019 fall semester at Seiritsu Gakuen. At my initial arrival at Seiritisu I was delighted to know that there were some plenty of clubs and sports to choose from which in the long run helped me a lot in finding and making Japanese friends. Alongside that, being able to take classes taught by the international department in English with my regular classes taught in Japanese have really helped with alleviating the language barrier. I am really excited for the rest of my stay in Japan and at Seiritsu Gakuen!!

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September 25, 2019

Say hello to Kyle!

My name is Kyle Tang. I'm 17 years old. I'm in my first year at SEIRITSU GAKUEN. I joined the basketball team in my school because I like basketball very much.I think that playing basketball is such a cool thing to do. I hope to improve my playings skills while here.
I from China.I have lived in Japan for two years.Japanese people are very kind. My classmates are too.I want to make more Japanese friends.
If we go out to eat together, I want to say, I like beef best. But I don't like spicy food.^_~
Let's make friends!

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September 24, 2019

Skylar comes to school!

Hello, my name is Skylar! I am an international student here at Seiritsu for this semester!

I have been here for about 3 weeks in Japan so far and I am enjoying everything a lot! After school I pass through many stations such as Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, and Shimo-Kitazawa and with my train card, I can get off at any of them for free! I've been able to shop after school and it allows me to discover new places all the time. One of my favorite things I've been doing so far is hunting down cool ガシャポン (gashapon) which are capsule toys that you can find in many big cities, malls, and even inside some popular restaurants! They also have a lot more than toys! Sometimes they have small pouches for pencils, small lights, or even in a recent one I got a mini fan!

This past Wednesday was the 稲刈り (rice harvesting) at school! It was so fun to be with my classmates outside of the classroom environment and I had tons of fun cutting the rice which we are going to be selling in the school festival! After the 稲刈り I went to a cafe with my friend and we got bubble tea! Right now bubble tea (タピオカ) is super popular in Japan! You can find it anywhere and it seems if it isn't a cafe devoted to selling bubble tea, that many other restaurants have picked up on the trend and sell some bubble tea! You can even find タピオカ candies in convenience stores or find bubble tea inside vending machines.

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September 21, 2019

Student charity work

Our junior high school students have been doing some charity work to help the areas affected by the typhoon which passed by on September 8th.

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Our school uses that area for several different events including the ocean fieldwork that's linked to our National Geographic project.

You can see some of the videos of the area on our Seiritsu TV page.


Because of that connection, we wanted to do something to help the people in that area.

We have several posts in Japanese about their activities.

Here are the links:

1) https://www.seiritsu.ac.jp/topics/education/education-jh/2019/91718559.html

2) https://www.seiritsu.ac.jp/topics/schoollife/principal-blog/2019/91813144.html

3) https://www.seiritsu.ac.jp/topics/education/education-jh/2019/919171959.html

It's so nice to see the kids getting involved with the local/national community.

September 20, 2019

Teresa and friends harvest rice.

Rice Cutting

Every year, first years in Seiritsu get to have an amazing opportunity to get back to nature and understand a small part of the difficulty farmers experience. We went to Saitama to cut some of the rice we planted, a process we call inekari or 稲刈り.

Like always, it was a marvelous experience. You have a chance to bond with friends outside the classroom, scream in delight as your shoes get stuck in mud, and harvest rice for the school festival; we use the rice to make mochi!

The pictures below tells the story better than I can.

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September 11, 2019

Hernan from Nevada joins us!

My name is Hernan, and I came to Japan about a week and a half ago and have been attending Seiritsu for three days. I am greatly enjoying my time here, as I am constantly learning, even if it is only bit by bit. My classmates are very friendly and eager to try and answer any questions that I might have. Hopefully my Japanese will improve to N2 level while I am here but I will have to study as much as I can.
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September 10, 2019

Scarlett tackles Mt. Fuji!

Over summer I decided to do something which has been at the top of my Japan bucket list. I decided to climb Mount Fuji.

Back in the UK, I love to climb mountains and go on walks but I never climbed anything as high and beautiful as Fuji-San. Many people told me I should be worried and that the climb was very difficult, so I was very nervous.

Luckily the climb wasn't as bad as I expected, coming back down was the main struggle. But after seeing the stunning sunrise and experiencing a snow blizzard at the top my spirits remained high and I felt a real sense of accomplishment.

This will forever be one of my favourite memories.
Do you have any favorite memories?

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