Monthly Archives: June 2016

Japan Day #14 Tokyo tour and then long flight home…

The morning had us bidding farewell to host families and Kita City educators. It was a bittersweet farewell. Then we were off to see a few more sites: The Meiji Shrine (a Shinto Shrine) The Edo Tokyo Museum and one … Continue reading

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Japan Day #13 school day and farewell assembly

Students went to school today with their hosts and then we all met at the Kita city offices today for our Farewell Assembly with the host families. During the day the chaperones had the chance to visit the Tokyo Sky … Continue reading

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Day 12 Part #2 Chaperone escapades…

So on Sunday, some of the chaperones saw some of Tokyo’s sites: Disneyland and a visit to one of Tokyo’s many animal cafés. In this case, an owl café. Japanese manicures… and the owl café…   to be continued…

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Day #12 Free Day!

Students spent the day with their host families. The chaperones explored the sights and sounds of Tokyo. Navigating the railway system, people watching and understanding just how vertical Tokyo is was all part of today;s education. I found myself feeling … Continue reading

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Japan Day #11: morning in Iwai and then…

Back to Kita City and host families for the next two days… Sleeping in a traditional Japanese hotel on tatami mats and futons, we were awakened to the sounds of pounding rains, thunder and lightening. A very stormy morning outside. … Continue reading

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Japan Day #10: half day school visit, then IWAI

The morning was spent at our various schools having one more visit. Some groups had assemblies and did performances; others took classes and learned more about language and culture. Volleyball, group dances, origami, tea ceremonies and delicious school lunches. Jon … Continue reading

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Japan Day #9: Small Group school visits, again!

Homemade sushi, a restaurant and an aquarium made entirely by kindergarteners, a lunch of ramen and an afternoon of dodge ball? My group was super happy today… Lots of cuteness here…

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