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Dream Factory

(July 02 2008) Written by: Joe Conley in Study Abroad

Yesterday we had our language class like usual, but part of the class was devoted to writing our thank you letters to...
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Japanese Craft Shop

(July 01 2008) Written by: Joe Conley in Study Abroad

Today we had a field trip to both a Shinto shrine and a small traditional crafts shop in Kanazawa. First, the Shinto shrine. Shiroyama...
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Current Update

(June 30 2008) Written by: Stacy Kowsz in Study Abroad

Who?: Me.  This is a blog about me. Where?: George Bush Airport in Houston, Texas is my current location.  I am in transit. ...
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Religion In Japan

(June 30 2008) Written by: Joe Conley in Study Abroad

Yesterday in culture class we learned a little bit about the two main Japanese religions. Shintoism was the first major religion in Japan...
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Homestay Day 2

(June 29 2008) Written by: Joe Conley in Study Abroad

This morning, we woke up pretty early, but the Nakamuras were already awake and Gretchen had already come over as well. ...
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Homestay Day 1

(June 28 2008) Written by: Joe Conley in Study Abroad

Today we got up early to meet with our host family. We were only staying with them for one night, but...
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Japanese schools

(June 27 2008) Written by: Joe Conley in Study Abroad

Today in culture class we talked a bit about the schools in Japan. Like in America, there's the concept of elementary...
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The Japanese are too nice

(June 26 2008) Written by: Joe Conley in Study Abroad

In class today, we learned about Japanese mimetics. In addition to the many onomatopoeia they have called giongo, they also have...
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Birthdays

(June 25 2008) Written by: Joe Conley in Study Abroad

Today we had an interesting culture class in which we started to discuss how Japanese families operate. Some of the operating...