The last weeks of school in Japan

The mood among the exchange students was not yet brought down due to most of us leaving soon, quite the opposite actually. Everyone started to really get to know and be comfortable around each other and in between all the crunching for last minute essays and studying for the finals there were many parties, restaurant…

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The end of my exchange approaches

The end of November started to get so cold that everyone started to spend more time inside and there were less things to do. Our studies really started to pick up speed since all the assignments for our classes were soon due. On one day at the weather returned to a temperature that was close…

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Road trip to Nagasaki

Me and my two Japanese friends decided to make a two day road trip to the prefecture and city of Nagasaki. Our first stop was to visit the volcano Unzen which was famous for its hot springs. On the way we passed through Saga city and a bridge crossing the border of ocean and reclaimed…

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Hiking, Nature & Cats

As the first red leaves started to appear at the start of November my friend and I borrowed a car to go hiking to a nearby mountain which had tons of waterfalls and much wildlife. The weather had started to get occasionally chilly at night in the city but going up on a mountain amplified…

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October in Japan

My October started with exploring more of Fukuoka’s more further regions, shopping and partying with friends on the beach. Also since I was on a class called Natural World of Japan, which included several field trips, of which we had our first one. On this field trip we traveled to Itoshima, a region to the…

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Studies started

My, studies at Seinan Gakuin University have started and my Japanese skill is increasing rapidly. I’m learning so many new things I can’t even keep count of all of them. Every week flies by so quickly and I’m having a ton of fun. I’ve explored more of the city now and it’s starting to feel…

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First weeks in Japan

Hello! I came to Japan almost two weeks ago and now my orientation at Seinan Gakuin University has started. I first flew in to Osaka Kansai International Airport and started my adventure as a confused but excited traveler. Immediately after exiting the customs I was interviewed for a Japanese TV show, which really caught me…

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